September 27, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Planting garlic, scale on burr oaks, switchgrass, perennials

Mid-American Gardener guest host Shane Cultra is joined by Steven Still, Kelly Allsup and Rusty Maulding to answer viewer questions. They talk about perennial plants, including a switchgrass that is the 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year, planting garlic, how to kill ghost flowers andoverwintering knock-out roses. Allsup shows off some grasshoppers she uses in educational programs.


September 04, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Sweet gum and mimosa trees, pink daffodils, perennial seeds

Mid-American Gardener host Dianne Noland welcomes special guest panelists Sandy Mason, Bill Vander Weit and Doug Williams. Arborist Bill Vander Weit discusses sweet gum trees and mimosa trees. Horticultural educator Sand Mason talks about flowering plants and whether there are truly pink daffodils. Doug Williams talks about perennials seeds and a magnolia tree that won't bloom.


July 31, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Peaches, peonies and rose bushes

Horticulture specialist Dianne Noland and her special gardening guest panelists Randy Thornton, Mary Ann Metz and David Robson talk about some of our summertime favorites. They talked about peaches peonies, rose bushes and tire planters.


July 10, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Asparagus, tomatoes, dog-house planter

Mid-American Gardener host Dianne Noland and her special gardening experts Gloria Young and Theresa Meers provide some helpful mid-summer gardening tips. Meers talks about asparagus and tomatoes while Young explains how to transform a dog house into a planter.


June 26, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Quickfire hydrangeas, worm composting, raised beds

On this Mid-American Gardener, host Dianne Noland is joined by special gardening experts Don White, Kelly Allsup and Bill Erickson with advice for gardeners. Erickson shows off a new variety of hydrangea, Quickfire, that is sun-tolerant and blooms early. Allsup talks about milkweed plants that can draw Monarch butterflies. The panelists answer questions about worm composting and what type of soil to put in raised planters.


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