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  • Get Your $$ Worth at the Garden Expo!

    If you have a bad case of spring fever and really want to stretch every last penny this month… a visit to the WPT Garden Expo may be the cure! Make plans to join Avant Gardening and Landscaping at the 2016 Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo February 10th-12th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. This event is sure […]

  • Winter is Great for Redtwig Dogwood

    The first snow of the year can be a thing of beauty. By the 15th snowfall however, we start to get real sick of white everywhere. Enter the Redtwig Dogwood! As the name implies this shrub boasts some very colorful stems that look great against the snow and add a pop of color to an […]

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  • The Wonders of Wisconsin’s Winter Landscape

    After the last snowstorm of 7+ inches of snow… some of you might be thinking… Whyyyy do I still live in this Wisconsin landscape? What is the point of snow? Is this necessary?! Does snow serve any good purpose for my plants?! Snow is nature’s way of offering a layer of insulation to plants from […]

  • Top 10 Perfect Gifts for Gardeners

    Top 10 Gifts for Gardeners With the holidays approaching it’s time to check your green-thumbed friend off your list! Shopping can be stressful… whether it’s for a fellow gardener or that aunt that doesn’t want anything. These gift ideas are sure to be perfect for the garden enthusiast in your life and maybe even those […]

  • December Garden To-Do List

    December “From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens – the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind’s eye.” – Katherine S. White 1.  Protection & Preparation If you haven’t already, be sure to wrap special trees and shrubs to protect […]

  • Winter Daydream – Craftsman Small-Space Gardening

    Sick of Wisconsin Winters yet? We decided that this week we are feeling the need to dream of summer. Just pretend it’s a beautiful, warm July day… you’re out on your patio, sipping some lemonade, birds are chirping, flowers are nodding in the warm breeze…. How about we take you back to the 2015 Olbrich Botanical […]

  • Rough Wisconsin Landscape – Salt Tolerant Plants

    Our climate can be crazy! From freezing rain to temperatures in the 40’s in January… it’s difficult to predict what it’s going to do next! With the recent freezing rain and the need to spread sand (and salt in most cases) we thought we’d share a list of plants that are salt tolerant. Excess salt […]

  • 5 Questions Worth Asking Your Potential Landscaper

    Local trade shows and expos can be awkward and intimidating! Do you get anxious wandering through a huge exposition hall lined with booth after booth of unfamiliar companies… New expo visitors can be hesitant for numerous reasons. Do any of the following situations below apply to you? Just bought a new house and have no […]

  • Top 3 Wisconsin Landscape Plants Attractive All Year Long

    Many Wisconsin gardeners believe four-season interest means they’re limited to evergreens, but there are many other options! The three plants listed below are top favorites because they have either unique berries, bark or other interesting element in the winter – and they’re not evergreens! 1. Seven-Son Flower (Heptacodium miconioides) has glossy leaves that emerge and remain […]

  • Why is Dormant Pruning Important? Expert Tree & Shrub Trimming

    Do you have a large Dogwood, Viburnum or other suckering plant that is outgrowing its space? Dormant pruning maybe your solution! What is dormant pruning?   Well what does “dormant” mean exactly… with regards to a plant or bud, “dormant” means: alive but not actively growing. Think of it like a hibernation period for plants, their […]

  • Your Wisconsin Landscape & Garden Checklist – January

    “The wise gardener anticipates June in January.”  ~Author Unknown Most of us in Madison, Wisconsin have already gone into hibernation – the below zero landscape outside and frigid wind chills make us cozy up inside and dream of spring (only venturing out if absolutely necessary!) But there are still plenty of things to keep us gardeners […]

  • Ever Wonder What Landscape Designers Do All Winter?

    Nothing. Ha- Just kidding! We design of course! As the temperatures in our Wisconsin landscape get bitterly cold, our skilled team of Landscape Architects and Landscape Designers remain available for design and master planning projects during the winter months. We can help you with that rain garden, retaining wall, outdoor landscape lighting or just some […]

Avant Gardening and Landscaping

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  • Celebrate With Avant Gardening & Landscaping!

    Please join us and the Blair Street Gardens committee for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Gateway Garden on Wednesday, September 28 from 3-4 p.m. We are celebrating this area’s transformation into an urban park and thanking the many donors and volunteers who made it possible! Please see photos below for a snapshot of the construction […]

Avant Gardening and Landscaping

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Late Fall Interest in Your Garden – Plant Highlight from Avant Gardening

    One of our favorite seasons of the year here at Avant Gardening & Landscaping is fall! In this post we highlight a very interesting, uncommon ornamental tree that will bring fragrance and late-season blooms to your backyard! COMMON NAME: Seven-Son Flower SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heptacodium miconioides Hepta means “seven” and –codium refers to the flower head. Heptacodium […]

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  • Extending Your Vegetable Garden Harvest

    All of us here at Avant Gardening & Landscaping hope that you have had a rewarding and successful summer in the garden! As the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler, you may want to extend the use of your garden. Did you know you can plant the same type of vegetables […]

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