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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!

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