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To celebrate the first sign of spring and get our minds off the winter cold, we are launching a contest: Guess the day the first grape hyacinth will break through the ground with a floral hello at the Robert W. Monk Gardens!

 We've planted grape hyacinth bulbs by the Memory Plaza at the Robert W. Monk Gardens in Wausau. The entrant with the first guess noting the correct day/date will win a $50 gift certificate from Paquette’s Greenhouse. One of our Master Gardeners will officially mark the date of first bloom. If you guess the date the first flower blooms, you win. In case of ties, the first person to submit the right date will be the winner.

 Enter by guessing your date and emailing it with your name and contact details to info@rwmonkgardens.org. One entry per person. Must be age 13 or older to enter. Contest ends March 31, 2015 at 11:59pm. Only submissions emailed to info@rwmonkgardens.org will be considered.

THANK YOU to Paquette’s Greenhouse for sponsoring the contest. Visit them at 3921 N. 25th Street in Wausau when they open for the season.

 • Geocacheing - All year. Free. Four Geocaches hidden in the 20+ acre environment.

    A fun family activity. Bring your GPS device and start searching.
    At R.W. Monk Gardens.

New educational signage
New educational signs were erected at the Gardens this week by Graphic House. These are educational signs made possible by an Urban Forestry grant from the Wisconsin DNR. Thus one is on Tree Canopy Development. Others are on Invasive Species and on Insects. One on Storm Water Control will be installed after construction of the Potager is complete.

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