Check out this website for a virtual tour of 5 beautiful gardens.
Forest Therapy is a practice. It is open-ended; there is no expectation for what a person "should" experience, or what benefits they "should" receive.
Instead, it is a practice of developing a deeper relationship between the forest and the practitioner. Always a nature lover, sunset chaser, star gazer and calm seeker, Kate Bast formally found forest bathing two years ago after reading an article on Shinrin-yoku. Kate is a certified guide with Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (April 2019), which has trained over 700 guides in 44 countries, worldwide. You can learn more about Forest Therapy and Kate Bast through her website https://www.shinrin-yokumadison.com/
The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club was established in 1921
by Dudley Crafts Watson, Director of the Art Institute.
Explore our website to learn about exciting events, projects, speakers, workshops, trips and other garden outings.
Today, MAMGC endeavors to support the Milwaukee Art Museum with specific projects and acquisitions.
Recent donations to the Milwaukee Art Museum include sponsorship for "The Quilts of Pauline Parker" exhibit.
Previously sponsored "Jaime Hayon" exhibit and sponsored restoring 3 original oil paintings.
Consider joining the MAMGC today. We are currently 190 members strong.
Meetings: Will be held via ZOOM
As a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club you are part of a long, rich history of conservation, education and community service.
Friday, 9/18 Tim McCollow Zoom Presentation “HOME GR/OWN”
Thursday 9/24 Venice Williams virtual tour of Alice’s Garden & Urban Farm
Tuesday 10/6 Nancy Cody Rose & Twig Floral Designs Workshop. “Market Flower Challenge”
Friday 10/16 Amanda Thomsen. “150 Ways to Make a Terrific Yard Totally Tailored to You”
Thursday 10/29 Ichihiyo Master, Laurie Wareham Zoom Demonstration of Ikebana
Tuesday 11/10 Sabrina Bryant “Shutterfly” workshop
Friday 11/20 Mark Dwyer Zoom presentation “Stretching Space and Imagination with Vertical Gardening”.
Summer Care for your Water Garden.
Your water garden is flourishing – maybe a bit too much. Now is a good time to tame those aggressive plants and eliminate any unwanted or invasive plants that are crowding out their neighbors. Managing these now will allow your desirable plants to flourish.
Remove a portion of aggressive plants that are taking up more than their fair share of space in your water garden. And if this is an annual problem, consider removing it and replacing it with something more suitable.
While you are weeding out unwanted plants, check for any invasive plants that may have found their way into your ponds and water gardens. Invasive plants may look beautiful, but they can escape your garden and wreak havoc on native plants in our lakes and waterways. Watch our Summer Care for Water Gardens video with more information.
If you discover an invasive species, especially one prohibited by the WI Invasive Species Rule NR40, in your pond or nearby waterway, let the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources know so they can advise on how to contain and manage the problem. And if you are interested in volunteering to help control these unwanted plants email DNRAISinfo@wisconsin.gov for help finding a local organization to assist.
Don’t share or set aggressive or invasive plants free in wetlands, lakes and streams. These nonnative plants crowd out our native plants and disrupt the balance in our waterways. This impacts the health and well-being of aquatic habitats and the fish, birds and insects that depend upon them.
Instead, remove the plants, seal in a plastic bag, label as Invasive, approved by WDNR for landfill and place in the trash. Do not compost these plants as most of our compost piles do not heat up enough to kill the plants and their seeds.
A bit of summer cleanup will help keep your water gardens healthy and looking their best. And properly managing aggressive and invasive plants helps protect our lakes and waterways. Together we can make a difference.
Melinda Myers is the author of numerous books, including Small Space Gardening. She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series” DVD series and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers web site is www.MelindaMyers.com. See photos below.
Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com
A beautiful, healthy pond is free of invasive and overly aggressive plants.
Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com.
Remove invasive plants, seal in a plastic bag, and label the bag "Invasive, approved for landfill by WDNR."
The Garden Club sponsorship. 3/20/20 - 7/19/2020
Recent Sponsorship for the "Jaime Hayon" exhibit at the
Milwaukee Art Museum
To support our members' enjoyment and knowledge of gardening, landscape design, floral arranging, environmental concerns, promote education and community service and to support the Milwaukee Art Museum with specific projects.
The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is a charter member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region, Wisconsin Garden Federation, Inc., and Milwaukee District Garden Clubs.