Mid-American Gardener

Mid-American Gardener: squirrels, pot ash, basil, termites, the decline of the honey bee and more

Horticulture specialist Dianne Noland and her special gardening guest panelists, Phil Nixon, Shane Cultra and Mary Ann Metz discuss squirrels, pot ash, termites, basil, Karl Forester grass, Red Twig Dogwood, the sudden decline of the honey bee, nesting plants for the Monarch Butterfly and much more. Shane Cultra showed us some beautiful ideas for the garden; Pericallis Senetti, Celosia Intent and a gorgeous Portulaca Yubi. Mary Ann Metz shared the alluring Tree Peonies and also the available colors and textures you may not have known about concerning the Japanese Maple! Mid-American Gardener and you, a perfect combination!


Mid-American Gardener: acid soil, lichen, planting processes, garlic mustard and more

Horticulture specialist Dianne Noland and her guest garden panelists Jennifer Fishburn, Don White and Chuck Voigt take on the challenge of answering viewer questions, and our viewers test them thoroughly! The discussion touches upon acid soil, lichen, planting processes, garlic mustard, blue bells, a special 75 year old maple tree and much more. Chuck Voigt shows a mission olive and explains the advantages of dried fruit.




Mid-American Gardener: Winter Burn, Rubber Plants, and Spring Cleanup

Mid-American Gardener Horticulture expert Dianne Noland is joined by her extraordinary guest panelists Ella Maxwell, Karen Ruckle and Dave Ploussard. The discussion touched upon winter burn, rubber plants, fruit trees, landscape replacements, spring clean up, strawberries and so much more. Ella shows a different kind of Easter basket (from her mom) to present some new fabulous gardening ideas.


Mid-American Gardener: spring pruning, incoming California strawberries, and more

Mid-American Gardener Horticulture expert Dianne Noland is joined by her extraordinary guest panelists Bill Erickson, Bob Skirvin and James Appleby. The discussion revolves around spring time pruning, incoming California strawberries, dwarf apple trees, greenhouse infestation, Yew scorching, horned oak gall and much more. Jim Appleby shows the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and warns of their rise and presence in the Illinois region.


Mid-American Gardener: passion flowers, smoke bushes, persimmons, and more

Special guest host Shane Cultra, guest panelists Mary Ann Metz, Jim Schuster and Chuck Voigt discuss passion flowers, smoke bushes, persimmons, tree fungus and cankers, cypress, climbing roses, maple trees and much more. Chuck Voigt shows a mint and a chocolate mint plant and explains the subtle differences between scents and growth patterns.



Mid-American Gardener: evergreen trees, walnut tree production, hostas, hard maple and more

Horticulture expert Dianne Noland, special guest panelists Kaizad Irani, Jennifer Nelson and Bill Vander Weit discuss over-watering issues with evergreen trees, male and female walnut tree production, how and when to divide hosta plants, the resilience of the knockout rose, hard maple transplanting and much more. Jennifer Nelson shows how to get a jump on spring planting by growing lettuce in a pot or by using paper rolls as a starter kit before transplanting them into your garden.


Mid-American Gardener: radishes, pruning roses, black walnut trees, true yams pinewood nematodes

Horticulture expert Dianne Noland, special guest panelists Chuck Voigt, Nancy Pataky and David Robson discuss maximizing our radish crops, the best time to prune roses this year, starting an organic garden, how to check foliage for diseases and how black walnut tree roots produce a chemical that keep vegetable gardens from growing. Chuck Voigt shows a beautiful true yam and explaines that the yam is not only the #3 root crop but its also poisonous. It seems that the cyanide within the yam needs to be cooked out of it to be safe. Nancy Pataky demonstrated how to root out the pesky pinewood nematode and what your pine may look like when infected plus much much more.


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