PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo

Garden & Landscape Expo Begins Today!
We’re honored to bring you a safe, virtual event that will unite and engage the gardening community, sharing inspiration and educational opportunities. If you haven’t already, complete our simple registration form at wigardenexpo.com and start exploring. Then, join us tomorrow and Sunday for two full days of education, inspiration and camaraderie!To review answers to frequently asked questions from participants, visit our FAQ page. We’ll also have a live video help desk available during the event from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. CST, Feb. 20-21. Click here to register!

Photography Competition gallery

Beginning today, you’ll be able to view the gallery, including the award-winning photographs, at https://wigardenexpo.com/garden-galleries/. The photography competition gallery will also be available to view on demand at wigardenexpo.com after this weekend’s event.

You do need to register for Garden & Landscape Expo to view the gallery of photos. Registration is free and only takes a moment. You can register at wigardenexpo.com.

Feel free to encourage your friends and family [that’s you] to register for the event and vote for their favorite photo for the Viewers’ Choice Award. [And I certainly hope you vote for one of these two photos.]

Once registered and logged in, participants can vote for their favorite photo at https://wigardenexpo.com/viewers-choice-award/. Voting begins today and will close at 3 p.m. CST on Sunday. The Viewers’ Choice award will be announced at wigardenexpo.com and on PBS Wisconsin’s Facebook page at 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 21.

This year’s Garden & Landscape Expo features two full days of live and interactive educational sessions with experts and gardening professionals, a live online exhibitor mall, virtual garden tours captured at the peak of the summer and autumn seasons, opportunities to pose questions to UW-Madison Horticulture Division of Extension experts in open Q&A forums, special activities for kids and families, and more!

Exhibitor Mall Live Streams Available Starting Today
Exhibitors from across the country are participating in this year’s virtual Garden & Landscape Expo. They include landscapers, nurseries, arborists, environmental and horticultural organizations, artists and more! Allen Centennial Garden, pictured above, is the artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Garden serves as an outdoor classroom for University of Wisconsin-Madison students and the surrounding communities, providing meaningful learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Representatives from Allen Centennial Garden will be streaming live video content for Garden & Landscape Expo, and will be available to answer questions about their work and programming. While you can browse exhibitor profiles and shop anytime, exhibitors will live stream video content – such as product demos, tutorials, store tours and more – from 11 a.m. – noon and 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST, Saturday-Sunday, Feb 20-21. Participants will be able to chat with exhibitors and move from one exhibitor’s stream to the next, much like booth-hopping at a physical exhibitor mall! Gear up for the gardening season with plants, seeds, gardening equipment and advice, and connect with landscape professionals.
Click here to view the online profiles for participating exhibitors.

[There was more to this release, but you get the gist. All content not in brackets (plus the photos of the peony with ant and the river) is from PBS Wisconsin. Content was edited slightly to change “tomorrow” to “today”, as this is being posted on Saturday.]

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PBS Wisconsin is putting on a virtual garden and landscape expo February 20-21. Included is a photography exhibit/contest and yours truly has two entries.

In the macro category, I have “Ant”.

In the phone/tablet category, I have “New Year/New Morning”.

You can attend the expo virtually (and vote for my photos) at: https://wigardenexpo.com/?fbclid=IwAR2gsTbS6n0FMWD_LHtBTJhN81VXiwn0NwAaqBqrPAKcsekGRLuT8qERixg

You need to register online at the link above, so I’m sending this out early in the week. I’m guessing that the link “photo competition” at the bottom of the page is where you’ll see photos. As of today it just links you to instructions to enter (for which it is far too late).

While it is below zero (Fahrenheit) today, it is time to order seeds and time to start seedlings indoors is approaching. If you’re not a gardener, you can just have a little vicarious summer in the midst of the cold (unless you live somewhere that talk of below zero temperatures sounds like a foreign language).

For those looking for photo details, the first photo was shot with a Nikon D5300 with 105 mm lens @ F22, 1/125 sec, ISO 5000, in natural light, in my back yard. The second was shot with an iPhone X, on New Year’s Day (from the Jenifer St footbridge over the Yahara River) at the beginning of the ride chronicled at: https://halffastcyclingclub.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/