In late summer and fall, cucumber beetles – and similar corn rootworms – are common visitors to squash and cucumber flowers. They are not pollinators, but actually eat the petals, and sometimes the plant foliage. The cucumber beetles are important pests because they also can transmit diseases. To learn more about all of these beetles, go to the MG website at and select the new article on Cucumber Beetles._____________________________________________________


Double rainbow over The Garden Next Door 7/9/2014

More pics on the Picture Gallery!




Photos of TGD by Kathy Wagner

2 close-ups on the base TGD tab above.


Hypertufa Recipe, Video and Web Links
available under the Education Programs Tab to your left.



Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.
The Garden Door

Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset
Free to the Public

The Garden Door was created in 2004 at the UW Peninsular Research Station which is a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42.  The garden is designed and maintained by members of the Door County Master Gardeners Volunteers.

          The garden is free and open to the public daily from dawn til dusk!

 It has a fairie garden, double kaleidoscope, pond with koi, a children's play area, butterfly garden, wind and sound tunnel, grasses area with bottle trees, wences, annual and perennial beds. To the north you will find a community garden where the DCMGV and research/extension office personnel can plant and harvest crops each summer.
Each spring six plots are used by the third graders in Sturgeon Bay to plant pioneer and Native American crops. In fall, as fourth graders they harvest the crops and learn about grinding corn, pressing apples, herbs, etc.

The Garden Door is located at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.
4312 N. Hwy 42

PARS is on Highway 42 a quarter mile north of the 42/57 split.
If you are headng north and see the brown historical marker signs, you've gone too far!
There are two driveways at PARS. Enter the south driveway, by the house, and head straight back past the garages. Park on the left and enter through the gates. Enjoy!


The Door County Master Gardeners Class of 2014

Some of our 23 NEW Members:Left to Right:
Sitting:  Tricia Hanson, Mike Hanson, Mary Moster,  Kate Leroy,  Mark and
Pamela Lea Honald.
Middle row:  Nancy Anschutz, Shirley Romsos, Donna Michalowski, Vickie Daoust, and
Jeanne Marie White
Last row: Barb Henkelmann, Alan Romsos, Ken Michalowski, Nancy Santoriello, Carole Connelly, Karen Isensee, and Debbie Olsonoski.
Three members were not available for the picture: Jerold & Margaret Needelman,
and Brian Bergee. 

MISSION STATEMENT: The Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc., in partnership with UW-Extension, shall strive to make a positive impact on horticulture in our community through education, community outreach and stewardship of our environment.


  Click the pic to read the new article on using manure in the home garden.

Peninsular Research Station Highway 42, a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay


The 2014 Fall Seminar

Click on the Education Programs tab to the left to check out news about our Fall Seminar with Nancy Nedveck from the Flower Factory of Stoughton, Wisconsin!  

Coming to the Crossroads At Big Creek

Saturday, November 8th.


What's NEW
on the Website?

Pictures have been added
to the Youth Program Tab;
2014 Youth Pics

Click Garden Door Area Info Sheets

and view
Chriss Daubner's The Butterfly Garden

Solaris Farm Pics;

double click the Education Programs Tab.



July 15 Hail Damage

Click the picture above to see the chaos. 
DCMGA Volunteers are clearing the debris........hopefully the plants will survive......
More pics available above; Click the July 15 Hail Storm tab under Open House

Click to view a video: Channel 11 Coverage of the Storm


Holiday Party Pics 2013
Slideshow is on the Picture Gallery page


DCMGA URL LIST    Gary Kemp created a URL reference list of gardening sites.
Click and enjoy your research!!

Pavers have been installed. The Garden Door is now
handicap accessable!

Parking Control > Parking Handicapped > Sign

The Wind and Sound Tunnel has new chimes that are tuned to "Amazing Grace"!

New pic pages available on the Youth, Plant Sale, Open House  and Picture Gallery Tabs!
Check it out!


To contact board or committee members, use