Door County Master Gardeners Association Announces Summer Educational Series

The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces the first in a series of summertime educational events – Tuesday in The Garden Door – celebrating their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on Highway 42 just north of Sturgeon Bay, on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

Join the Master Gardeners in the Garden Door on June 13 at 7 pm for a 90-minute program featuring three speakers with terrific presentations using the garden for demonstration purposes. Each presentation lasts roughly 20 minutes with time for questions. The first speaker is Annie Deutsch of UW Extension in Sturgeon Bay who will discuss the role of beneficial insects in the garden. These critters work hard to pollinate plantings and are often on our side in the struggle with garden pests, so it’s good to know who they are. Next up are Dick and Barb Allman of the Master Gardeners who will introduce visitors to the Miniature Conifer Garden they tend. These miniatures are great additions to the home garden, especially smaller gardens, so this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow them successfully and to see them actually displayed. Then, Master Gardener Chriss Daubner will demonstrate working with papercrete. This lightweight method of producing concrete-like planters for home gardens is easy and fun.

As with almost all of the Door County Master Gardeners events, this is free and open to the public. Note that there is very limited seating in the garden and participants are welcome and encouraged to bring a folding lawn chair to the event and to dress appropriately for the weather. For more information visit


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