Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hancock Agricultural Research Station

The Master Gardeners are having an open house (August 7, 4 to 7 P.M.) at the Hancock, WI Research Station just off I-39/51. Anyone interested in growing grapes in Wisconsin should attend. Other points of interest might be the prairie planting, soybeans, or just the multi-year test of all those fancy coneflowers that are too pricey for a typical owner to try all at one time.

They have also been demonstrating different types of gardening styles; a raised bed herb garden, square foot gardening, and different caging and netting methods.

And although this is a small garden from botanical garden comparisons, they do have a nice water feature, and an interesting display of Depression era hand farm tools and machinery, although the machinery is used in the garden bed displays as sculptural elements.

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