May 01, 2014

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.


April 24, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: hollyhocks, lavender, growing grass, maple trees and tomatoes

Horticulture Specialist Dianne Noland and special guest gardening panelists Tom Voigt and Sandy Mason discuss hollyhocks, lavender and their amazing smells, growing grass, pre-planting plans for tomatoes, maple trees and so much more. Tom Voigt shows some handy dandy tools that can assist you in your gardening efforts.


April 17, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: rabbit attacks on fruit trees, ornamental grasses and spring frost

Horticulture expert Dianne Noland and special guest panelists Jim Angel, Larry Shobe and John Bodensteiner discuss rabbit attacks on Fuji apple and pear trees, ornamental grasses, spring frost, milkweeds and their effect on Monarch butterfly's, what types of bushes to spruce up walkways, how to test the temperature of your ground soil and much more.


April 10, 2014

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.


April 03, 2014

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.


March 27, 2014

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.


March 13, 2014

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.


February 27, 2014

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.


February 20, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: great myrtle bushes, peonies, grubs, ficus trees and horse radish

Mid-American Gardener host Horticulture specialist Dianne Noland and guest gardening expert panelists Phil Nixon, Theresa Meers and Mark Kemp answer questions about great myrtle bushes, peonies, grubs, ficus tree issues, tree replacements and horse radish. Theresa Meers shows new horticulture flash cards designed to add to your garden knowledge. Phil Nixon presents a huge borer model and explains how you can manage these creatures more efficiently, plus much much more.


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