Anyone who has tried to grow blueberries in Dane County knows it isn't easy - but it can be done! Learn the tips and tricks to make your blueberry plants a success. The topics covered include soil type, soil and water pH, methods for testing pH, how to transplant shrubs, blueberry varieties that thrive in our climate, pruning, growing new plants from cuttings, and dealing with garden pests and other issues. Southern Wisconsin has a good climate for growing blueberries, but some effort is needed to get truly productive shrubs. We think the results are worth it! 2 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Eric Johnson, a local gardener who grows blueberries, raspberries and prairie plants on Madison's east side. In 2010, he harvested three gallons of fruit from his blueberry shrubs.