|Wisconsin State Capitol|
Justjeffaz (Jeff Brunton) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Get ready to Fling in Madison, Wisconsin! The Madison area is a meeting place: It’s roughly where the Eastern hardwood forests meet the prairies; where the edge of the glaciers morphed the land and melted, leaving a series of five lakes; and where garden bloggers will meet in 2020 for the Garden Bloggers Fling!
While the soil in the area varies somewhat, Dane County soil is among the most productive in North America. Many gardeners here are blessed with excellent silt loam soil as a base for their plantings. While Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, the state also ranks first in the nation for snap peas for processing, cranberries, ginseng, mink pelts, dry whey for humans, milk goats, and corn for silage, among other crops.
So, it’s an excellent place to grow things! And an excellent place to gather and visit gardens together!
|The horticultural gardens at the UW-Madison Arboretum|
Just to tease you with a preliminary itinerary (times and places may change):
|Sculptures and gravel garden at Epic Systems|
|The Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Botanical Gardens|
|Allen Centennial Garden|
James Steakley [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]
Madison Fling Co-Coordinators
Anneliese Valdes – The CobraHead Blog
Beth Stetenfeld – PlantPostings.com
Any questions? Feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you in Madison next June!