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Wisconsin Gardens in the Victorian Age

Why did great-great-grandma grow Oyster Plant in her vegetable garden? What kind of flowers did she consider essential around her front door – and where did she get them? How was her garden different from yours? Or was it?

Master Gardener Lee Somerville answers these questions and more using illustrations of Wisconsin gardens from the mid-to-late 1800s. Her talk, entitled “Wisconsin Gardens in the Victorian Age,” will be presented at Crossroads at 7 pm on Tuesday August 19.

Prior to the program, beginning at 6:15 pm, everyone is welcome to stop at the Heritage Garden at Crossroads Village where gardeners will be available to answer questions about what heirloom plants are growing in the garden.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 920.743.9026 or email [email protected].