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    Klein’s Floral & Greenhouses On-Line Newsletter

    NOTE: If you of know of any community or neighborhood events or garden tours you would like posted on our web site in our September or October newsletters, please contact Rick at (608) 244-5661. Please include all details, i.e. dates, locations, prices, brief description, etc. Our readership has been growing constantly so this is a great opportunity for free advertising. Events must be garden related and must take place in the immediate Madison vicinity. Your event will be posted in the ‘Around Town’ section of the newsletter on the first of the month.


    Monday thru Friday : 8:00-6:00

    Saturday: 8:00-5:00

    Sunday: 10:00-4:00

Labor Day (Sept. 3) Hours: 10:00-4:00


    Throughout August visit Klein‟s and check out our specials on annuals, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, containers and perennials. Specials and selection changes weekly so give us a call for the most up-to-date information at (608) 244-5661 or toll free at 888-244-5661. We pride ourselves in having the best cared for plants in even the hottest weather and throughout the month we‟ll continue to offer a full selection of annuals and perennials.

August 29--Full Moon

    September 1--First University of Wisconsin football game against Washington State at Camp Randall. Game time is 2:30.

September 3--Labor Day


    During August, regional cut flower production continues to peak. Each week, local vendors supply Klein‟s with a huge

    assortment of seasonal flowers fresh from the fields. Rudbeckia, dahlias, zinnias, asters, solidago, grasses, bells of Ireland, Queen Anne‟s name it! Selection can change weekly as the summer progresses and new flowers go

    into bloom. And because they‟re grown locally, prices are very reasonable. $35.00 to $40.00 is the perfect amount for

    a stunning “wildflower” bouquet. Vased wildflower bouquets are always full and lush and can be suited to any

    occasion. Simply contact our design manager, Kathy Lehman, or any of our helpful staff at 608/244-5661 or toll-free at 888/244-5661 for current selection and prices. Delivery is extra, except to local hospitals and Madison funeral homes, which are always free. Check out our „Permanent Features‟ section of the newsletter for more delivery details.


    . . . that Klein‟s continues to be family owned and operated? Yes, since 1913 the Klein family has owned and

    operated Klein‟s Floral and Greenhouses at the same East Washington Ave. location, making us probably the oldest

    garden center in the greater Madison area and actually one of the oldest continuously operating businesses of any kind in the city of Madison. With so much experience under our belt, it‟s no wonder we continue to grow and thrive. And

    in all that time, there have been only three Klein owners.

    The first was Frederick Klein who arrived to the United States from Germany in 1909. He married Susan and in 1913 they bought the farm and property on Sun Prairie Road (East Washington Ave.), where Klein‟s now operates. Back

    then, we were out in the country a few miles northeast of the city. The old house attached to the greenhouses is the original farmhouse. Today that house is used primarily for storage and office space and the basement is our design shop.

    In 1955, Oscar Klein and his wife, Joyce, purchased the business from his father. Together, they greatly expanded the already successful operation. Oscar focused his attention primarily on greenhouse production, while Joyce ran the flower shop and managed the retail area. Many of our customer‟s continue to talk about missing Joyce‟s bright eyes

    and welcoming smile as they entered the greenhouses. We also continue to hear how Oscar and Joyce‟s commitment

    and strong work ethic has made Klein‟s what it is today. Oscar and Joyce passed away just a few years ago.

That brings us to their daughter, Sue, who has owned Klein‟s Floral and Greenhouses since 1990. Amazing changes

    have occurred under Sue‟s ownership and our loyal customers are the first to attest to all the wonderful

    improvements. Under Sue, Klein‟s exposure in the community continues to increase. We‟re no longer one of

Madison‟s “best kept secrets”. Klein‟s is becoming increasingly visible in the Madison community through

    involvement and sponsorship. We continue to modernize the facility and offer the customer high quality and cutting edge product. But most importantly, Klein‟s has invested itself in a top notch staff that is both knowledgeable and

    personable. Many Klein‟s employees have been there many years and through all the changes and continue to strive to make Klein‟s Madison‟s premier garden center.

The future? Continued success ensures Klein‟s place as Madison‟s one stop shop for annuals, vegetables, perennials,

    herbs, seasonal plants, houseplants and cut flowers. The fact that Sue has four young children might also help. Jimmy,

    Jonathan and Michael already help out as much as possible between school and sports. And daughter, Megan, has spent much of her toddler time running through the greenhouses or “helping out” in the flower shop. The next Klein

    generation is at the doorstep so stay tuned!

For a more detailed history of Klein‟s Floral & Greenhouses, click on “History” on the left side of our home page.

    KLEIN’S RECIPES OF THE MONTH--These are a selection of relatively simple recipes chosen by our staff. New recipes appear monthly. Enjoy!!

    You asked for more summer salad recipes. The following are recipes not featured in the July newsletter. The July recipes, as with all recipes, are preserved in our archive.

    Summer salads are always a hit at picnics and family get-togethers and the following, using many of your garden-fresh vegetables, are some of our very favorites and are sure to be pass along recipes for years to come.

    CUCUMBER SALAD--From the Pleasant Hill newsletter from August 2000. Could this be easier? This is a very flavorful salad.

    1 x 4 oz. pkg. crumbled feta

    1 cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained

    pepper to taste

    5 sprigs fresh basil, chopped

    2 1/2 cups chopped cucumbers

Toss all of the above and chill a few hours. The salt in the feta brings the juice out of the cucumbers.

    SIMPLY SWEET SUMMER SALAD--Another simple and flavorful recipe. This one comes from a May 2000 Capital Times article.

    3 large tomatoes, cut into wedges

    3 cucumbers, sliced

    1 onion, sliced

    1/4 cup packed, slivered fresh basil


    1/2 cup honey

    1/2 cup vegetable oil

    1/2 cup red wine or herb vinegar

    1 tsp. salt

    1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix marinade ingredients and toss with the salad ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Will

    keep several days. Drain if desired after 24 hrs.

SPINACH AND BEET SALAD--Rave reviews on this recipe even from people who say they don‟t like beets. A very

    easy recipe from a July 2000 Capital Times article.

    3 large beets, trimmed

    salt & pepper to taste

    2 TBS. balsamic vinegar

    1 tsp. Dijon mustard

    4 TBS. extra-virgin olive oil

    1/2 cup chopped green onions

    1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

    4 cups spinach

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine beets, salt and pepper in a roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour or more till tender. Let cool, peel off skins and cut into 1/4” wide strips. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar and

    mustard. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil. In a large bowl combine the beets, half of the vinaigrette, some salt, pepper, the onions and half of the mint. Toss to coat and let stand 30 minutes. Add the spinach and the rest of the vinaigrette and mint. Toss and serve.

    ROASTED POTATO SALAD--Roasting the potatoes, rather than boiling adds tons of flavor. This is reprinted from Better Homes & Gardens, August 1999.

    2 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes

    2 TBS. olive oil and...

    1/4 cup olive

    1/2 cup lightly packed basil

    4 cloves garlic, halved

    1 tsp. fresh lemon zest

    3 TBS. fresh lemon juice

    1 TBS. Dijon mustard

    1 tsp. salt

    1/4 tsp. pepper

    1/2 cup chopped onion

    1/2 cup roasted red pepper, cut into thin strips

    1/4 cup slivered basil leaves

    1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 10” x 15” jelly roll or roasting dish with cooking spray. Cut the potatoes into

    1” cubes or wedges. Toss the potatoes with the 2 TBS. oil. Place the potatoes in the roasting pan and bake, uncovered, 35-40 min. till just tender and lightly browned, stirring after 20 min. In a blender, combine the 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup basil, garlic, zest, juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and blend till smooth. In a large bowl, toss together the hot potatoes and the dressing. Stir in the onion and the red pepper strips. Let stand at room temperature for 30 min. Sprinkle with the slivered basil and the cheese and serve. Serves 8.

NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT--Each month we will spotlight some new product

    that we already carry or one that we‟ve taken note of and plan to carry in the near future. Likewise, if you would like

    to see Klein‟s to carry a product that we don‟t currently, please let us know. Our goal is to be responsive to the

    marketplace and to our loyal clientele. If a product fits into our profile, we will make every effort to get it into our store. In addition, we may be able to special order an item for you, whether plant or hard good, given enough time. This month‟s new product is:


    Though we‟ve carried the winter hardy or icicle pansies a number of years now, most customers are unaware of their existence or how to care for them. Unlike spring purchased pansies, the winter hardy varieties are guaranteed to weather our harsh winters and bloom again for you next spring, or your money back!

    Traditionally, spring planted pansies do not do well here in Wisconsin. Pansies and violas thrive on cooler temperatures. Our springs tend to be too short and the plants wither in summer‟s heat and humidity. Pansies tend to do

    best in New England, the Pacific Northwest and in Europe. They are also planted extensively for winter blooming in the South and Southwest where temperatures rarely drop below the mid twenties. Here in the Midwest, they grow best during very short windows in both the spring and fall.

    With the winter hardy pansies, you get the best of both worlds. They bloom the entire fall, freeze off and resprout again in late winter and early spring--often times before the spring pansies are even available at garden centers! A light winter mulch will ensure success, but is not necessary under most circumstances. The winter hardy pansies are a short lived perennial and will fade after a few years so it‟s best to plant some new ones each fall for a continuous supply. All

    regular pansy colors are available, from the blues and purples to yellows and oranges. The pansies will not survive the winter if planted in above ground containers so planting in garden beds is recommended.

Winter hardy pansies will be available at Klein‟s in late August or early September. Supply is limited, so shop

    early. Ask for details regarding the guarantee. Refunds are not available through the store, rather from the producers and with a valid receipt.

For an interesting and fun web site, check out:

NATURAL NEWS--This column devotes itself to organic techniques, products, pest

control, etc.--anything that educates us on the means to protect our environment.

    Powdery mildew is an unsightly fungus that affects many garden plants during the summer months. The spores are airborne and widespread. The fungus becomes visible as a white, flour-like “fuzz” on the leaf‟s upper side. Leaves can

    become contorted and eventually drop. The fungus also weakens plants, often times causing them to die from other causes. Preventative control seems to be most effective.

The most common garden plants affected by powdery mildew include:

    Garden Phlox

    Bee Balm


    Roses and related plants

    Begonias, especially tuberous and rex

    Verbena and related plants


    Melons, Cucumbers, Squash, etc.


    The mildew affects many more plants, but these are some of the most evident and common in many gardens.

    Powdery mildew tends to run rampant when the weather is hot and dry, though the spores are spread during the opposite conditions. During hot and dry weather the mildew is simply devouring plants already stressed and weakened due to drought. The spores had been spread earlier in the season during moist and rainy periods with cool nights. Therefore, it‟s best to have susceptible plants well-spaced and with good air flow. Water plants early in the day

    so the leaves don‟t stay wet all night long and when watering, try to keep water off the foliage as much as

    possible. Even with the most rigid preventative measures, powdery mildew can still invade any garden. Perennials and shrubs are not generally impacted in the long term. But annuals and vegetables are easily decimated.

Safe remedial control includes:

    Neem Oil--Mix 2 TBS Neem Oil and 1 1/2 tsp. dish soap with one gallon of water. Apply with a spray bottle once a week fro a few weeks. This mixture provides very effective control.

    Baking Soda--Mix 1 TBS baking soda and a little dish soap with 1 quart of water. Apply daily with a spray bottle for one week.



    It seems a wee bit early in the season, but by mid-August, we‟re already thinking fall here at Klein‟s. With football

    season just a few weeks away, it‟s time to think about fall pansies, flowering kales and cabbages and, of course, mums. By mid-month the early bloomers will be making their appearance in our retail showrooms.

    The debut of the garden mums signals fall is approaching. We receive our fall mums already in May, arriving as rooted 2” plugs. Upon arrival, we pop them into small pots to buy some time. Because that is also the busiest time of the year for us, we don‟t have room yet out back for the thousands of larger pots. During late May and most of June, they‟re

    allowed to root out. We give them one soft tip pinch during June for well-branched bush plants down the road.

Around July 4 the mums are then stepped up into their larger pots. At Klein‟s we sell them in 6x6” fiber pots, 8”

    plastic pots, hanging baskets and in larger decorative containers. Later we‟ll also plant up some gorgeous fall mixes

    using grasses, kales, pansies and other cool weather annuals. For the rest of the summer the mums enjoy plenty of sun and pampering sitting out in the open on the ground in the back part of our property. Our mums get plenty of moisture and fertilizer during this growing period. They require no more pinching and will begin blooming in succession by variety beginning about August 15. This is when the first ones become available to the consumer. Color choices run the full spectrum of fall colors: yellow, gold, orange, bronze, red, purple, pink, etc.

    If planning a special event this fall, give us a call. Because we grow our thousands of mums on site, we always have more out back and at varying stages of bloom. We generally have mums well into November.

Please note that mums planted into the garden in the fall will usually not winter over. As the ground cools there‟s

    generally not enough time for the plants to root out before the ground freezes. For mums to perennialize, it‟s best to

    plant them in the spring when they are available in small pots in our perennial area.


    Now that tomato season is in full swing, got any good poems about tomatoes?

    Why, yes!! Glad you asked.

We Dream of Tomatoes

    By Robert Koehler

    Ignoring the threat of frost, the possibility of winter returning, we dream of tomatoes,

    the bounty of a distant harvest. Big Boys, Early Girls,

    mysterious hybrids turning crimson beneath an August sun.

    Placing our faith in miniscule seeds, rudimentary plant life,

    we imagine large, meaty squash, the flavorful crunch of

    beans sampled fresh from the vine, red potatoes uncovered

    with each thrust of the pitchfork. In this pest-free landscape,

    with weeds still held at bay, it is easy to overlook

    future drought, withering diseases, to again believe in

    the invincibility of a green thumb. Now that the thought

    of May has firmly taken root optimistic gardeners

    are again besotted by the promise of another fresh start.

    After all, this spring wind is ripe with the taste of salads.


    Dane County Farmer’s Market Saturdays, April 21 thru November 3, 6:00-2:00

    On the Capitol Square

    Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies July 18-August 12

    Daily from 10:00-4:00

    In the Bolz Conservatory

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    3330 Atwood Ave., Madison 608/246-4550 or for details

Iris Sale

    Saturday, August 4, 9:00-4:00 Sunday, August 5, 9:00-4:00 Sponsored by the Madison Iris Society For info call 608/825-7423

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    3330 Atwood Ave., Madison 608/246-4550 or for details

    Urban Horticultural Field Day Saturday, August 18, 10:00-3:00 West Madison Agricultural Research Station

    8502 Mineral Point Road

Verona, WI 53593


Free admission - Free parking

    Roasted Peppers and Salsa to taste

    Taste-test Roasted garlic, Asian vegetables and peppers, cabbage, beets, chard, and tomatoes

    Extension Specialists available to consult on insects, wildlife, and diseases Taste the new selections of Edamame - Edible Soybeans

     Check out the Extensive Ornamental Grass Collection

    Visit with experts on the Asian Vegetable Trial and sample some of the produce Garden Supply and Plant Information Booths

    Soda, Water and fresh popped Popcorn will be available for purchase Cut flowers will be available for a small donation - make a beautiful bouquet to take home

    Children's Activities - Scavenger Hunt, Stepping Stones, Face Painting and Garden Planter Painting

    Visit their web site @ for details.

Daylily Sale

    Saturday, August 18, 10:00-4:00

    Sunday, August 19, 11:00-3:00

    Sponsored by the Wisconsin Daylily Society

    For info call 608/837-2317

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    3330 Atwood Ave., Madison

    608/246-4550 or for details

Dahlia Show

    Saturday, August 25, 10:00-5:00

    Sunday, August 26, 10:00-4:00

    Sponsored by the Badger Dahlia Society

    For info call 608/233-2394

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    3330 Atwood Ave., Madison

    608/246-4550 or for details

The Wisconsin Gardener

    “From Distant Shores”

    Sunday, August 26, 2:30 p.m.

    on Wisconsin Public Television

    Check local listings for the station nearest you.

This is part of a series celebrating the gardening contributions of Wisconsin immigrants. First, however, host Shelley

    Ryan highlights the gardening gifts of Native Americans with a visit to the Tsyunhehkwa Project in Oneida. Learn how

    to create a hardy tropical garden at the Thai garden in Olbrich Gardens, and how to grow Hmong vegetables at the

    Green Bay Botanical Garden. Also, Liza Lightfoot shows how to create a simple water feature and shares her love for

    South African art.

    AUGUST IN THE GARDEN--A checklist of things to do this month. ______Give the garden at least 1” of moisture per week.

    ______Mow as little as possible and with mower raised to at least 2”. ______Mulch beds to conserve moisture and keep down weeds. ______Deadheading spent blooms as needed.

    ______Collect seeds for next year‟s garden.

    ______Make notes in your garden journal for changes, improvements, etc. ______Take pictures of your garden for record keeping.

    ______Stake and support tall plants as needed.

    ______Divide daylilies as they finish blooming.

    ______Transplant and divide iris and peonies.

    ______Plant late crops of lettuce, spinach, radishes, etc.

______Order spring bulbs for fall planting: daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, etc.

    ______Plant fall blooming crocus bulbs.

    ______Fertilize potted plants at least every 2 weeks. Follow directions.

    ______Stop fertilizing all trees and shrubs.

    ______Keep and eye on the weather. Water as needed.

    ______Watch for pests and control as needed or desired.

    ______Shop for early mum selection and fall pansies.

    ______Begin checking out the garden centers for spring bulb selection.

    ______Stop watering held over amaryllis for 8 weeks for holiday blooms.

    ______Begin taking cuttings of geraniums, coleus and other plants to winter over.

    ______Visit Klein‟s---Watch for end of season savings on annuals and perennials.

BEHIND THE SCENES AT KLEIN’S--This is a sneak peek of what is going on each

    month behind the scenes in our greenhouses. Many people are unaware that our facility operates year round or that we have 10 more greenhouses on the property in addition to the 6 open for retail. At any given moment we already have a jump on the upcoming season--be it poinsettias in July, geraniums in December or fall mums in May.


    ---The poinsettias continue grow and thrive in our back greenhouses. They‟re so big already, we‟ve had to give them

    adequate spacing.

    ---Summer maintenance projects are under way. This year‟s plans include a bit of painting and minor repair work to

    the main showrooms and replacing some old roofs on a couple of the greenhouses out back.

    ---We continue to space and pamper the fall mums that are now just beginning to bloom.

    ---We‟re prepping our main showrooms for the semi-load of houseplants arriving from Florida later in the month. We time this shipment with the arrival of the college students. Select from all shapes and sizes; from tropicals to succulents. The showrooms become a veritable jungle.

    ---We begin ordering plants for the 2008 season.


    Have you ever known an employee at your job that has been deemed practically irreplaceable by both supervisors and coworkers alike? Sonya is that employee at Klein‟s. In her on and off eight year tenure she has left an indelible thumb

    print, from the way we merchandise our product to educating coworkers and customers alike in the areas of plant culture and disease and pest control. Sonya‟s incredible dedication and work ethic have been instrumental in bringing

    Klein‟s Floral & Greenhouses to where it is today. Sonya joined Klein‟s staff in 1999, not long after the passing of

    Oscar and Joyce Klein. This was a pivotal moment in Klein‟s history as we began the process of modernizing,

    updating and reshaping ourselves and Sonya has been an important part of that change.

For her age, Sonya‟s experience and knowledge is vast. Sonya grew up on a farm in rural Fort Atkinson. She says that

    over the years her father, Dennis, has raised a little of everything; from dairy cows, to pigs, to cattle, to cash crops. But all along the way she says the family garden has been a constant and that her mother, Sally, has always been an avid vegetable and flower gardener. Sonya says she‟s been planting things as long as she can remember and continues

    planting in their family garden to this day. In fact, Sonya sells her own organic, garden fresh vegetables, herbs and cut flowers at the Fort Atkinson Farmers‟ Market each Saturday (across from the post office). She says she loves talking to people about things she‟s grown herself and without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. She says that a

    holistic approach (nature acting as a whole, rather than a sum of its parts) to horticulture and agriculture is essential and she enjoys sharing her philosophy with others. Sonya says people should become more educated about the things they eat.

Sonya came to Klein‟s with strong recommendations from Grinde‟s Garden Center in Eau Claire, where she was a

    student at UW-Stout in Menomonie. She moved to Madison with the intent of getting a degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin didn‟t offer the program that interested her most. In addition to working at

    Klein‟s, Sonya worked for Harmony Valley Farm, selling produce at the Dane County Farmer‟s Market. After a few

    years in Madison, she moved to the Twin Cities, where in 2005 she received her B.S. from the University of Minnesota in Environmental Horticulture. During her stay in Minneapolis, Sonya interned for credit at Wagners Greenhouses, a major supplier of many of the plants we sell at here at Klein‟s.

    After her graduation, Sonya took a paid internship with the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She says she needed to explore another facet of horticulture--one that didn‟t deal in production. During

    her stay she was in charge of the rose and flower gardens and designed their hardy fern garden.

    Once her internship concluded, Sonya moved back to Wisconsin---in search of another adventure. And we‟re very

    lucky to say that she‟s back at Klein‟s during this period of decision making. She says that ultimately one of her goals

    is to introduce people to underutilized heirloom and ethnic vegetable crops. But in the meantime, visit Sonya at Klein‟s with all your toughest plant questions and problems. She thrives on solving the toughest of puzzles.

THE CRITIC’S CORNER BY RICK HALBACH--Recommended readings and other media for the garden novice

    or enthusiast.


    This is a fun field guide for young and old alike. Published in 2000, this is part of a series of Wisconsin nature guides put out by Adventure Publications, Inc. of Cambridge, Minnesota. The book proclaims itself as a field guide to 200 of Wisconsin‟s beautiful wildflowers and it succeeds on all levels. The goal of any field guide should be to make plant

    identification for the novice an easy task. This guide achieves that in arranging itself by flower color. Pages are tabbed with the appropriate color. Once in that section, clear and colorful photographs make identification simple. Expert be warned, this is not an in depth guide by any means, rather, a guide that plants the seeds for creating the future experts. That said, each page is filled with tons of plant information including detailed plant description, its habitat, range, life cycle, etc., but most interestingly for the beginner--whether the plant is native to Wisconsin or not and a section called “Stan‟s Notes”, filled with fun facts. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable, but even I was pleasantly

    surprised to find tons of facts that I didn‟t know and now share unceasingly with family and friends. Kids especially

    love the tidbits of info. In fact, just a few days ago I was asked by a 6 year old why it‟s called spiderwort and I had the answer because of this book. The bottom of each page is lined with icons representing flower, leaf and/or fruit structure. Like many nature guides, the back of the book has a checklist for keeping track of plants that have been observed.

    Wildflowers of Wisconsin along with the rest of the series is available at most of the larger bookstores for about $17.00.



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    We offer a 10% Off Senior Citizen Discount every Tuesday to those 62 and above. This discount is not in addition to other discounts or sales. Please mention that you are a senior before we ring up your purchases. Does not apply to wire out orders or services, i.e. delivery, potting, etc.


    Klein‟s is again showing our proud support of UW Athletics with advertising and coupons in the 2007 edition of the

    Bucky Book.


    Klein‟s Floral and Greenhouses delivers daily, except Sundays, throughout all of Madison and much of Dane County including: Cottage Grove, DeForest, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Oregon, Shorewood Hills, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee and Windsor. Current delivery rate on 1-4 items is $6.95 for Madison, Maple Bluff, Monona and Shorewood Hills, slightly more to the surrounding communities and for more than 4 items. We not only deliver our fabulous fresh flowers, but also houseplants, bedding plants and sundries. We offer free delivery to all Madison hospitals and funeral homes.

    Morning delivery is guaranteed to the following Madison zip codes, but only if requested: 53703, 53704, 53713, 53714, 53716, 53718 and Cottage Grove, DeForest, Maple Bluff, McFarland, Monona, Sun Prairie, Waunakee and Windsor. We begin our delivery day at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m. Except during holidays, the following west-side zip codes and communities can be delivered only during the afternoon: 53705, 53706, 53711, 53717, 53719, 53726, Middleton, Oregon, Shorewood Hills and Verona. During holidays (Christmas, Valentine‟s Day,

    Mother‟s Day, etc.) we are able to make morning deliveries to all of the above areas. We are not able to take closely timed deliveries on any holiday due to the sheer volume of such requests. It‟s best to give us a range of time and we‟ll

    try our absolute hardest. Orders for same day delivery must be placed by 12:30 p.m. or by 2:30 p.m. for Madison zip codes 53704 and 53714.

    DEPARTMENT HEADS: Please refer all questions, concerns or feedback in the following departments to their appropriate supervisor.

    Phone: 608/244-5661 or 888/244-5661

    Floral Department Manager Kathy Lehman


    Head Grower & Horticulturist Jamie VandenWymelenberg (

    Assistant Grower

    Craig Johnson

    Retail Manager Jennifer Wadyka ( House Accounts & Billing Barbara Foulk

    Delivery Supervisor

    Rick Halbach

    Owner Sue (Klein) Johnson (


    University of Wisconsin Extension 1 Fen Oak Ct. #138

    Madison, WI 53718


    Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic Dept. of Plant Pathology

    1630 Linden Dr.

    Madison, WI 53706


Insect Diagnostic Lab

    240 Russell Labs

    1630 Linden Dr.

    Madison, WI 53706

State Soil Testing Lab

    5711 Mineral Point Rd.

    Madison, WI 53705


    Wisconsin Master Gardeners Program

The Wisconsin Gardener

    Has a list of garden clubs and societies

Allen Centennial Gardens

    620 Babcock Dr.

    Madison, WI 53706


    Olbrich Botanical Gardens 3330 Atwood Ave.

    Madison, WI 53704


    University of WI Arboretum 1207 Seminole Hwy.

    Madison, WI 53711


University of Wisconsin-West Madison

    Agricultural Research Center 8502 Mineral Point Rd. Verona, WI 53593


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