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.


June 19, 2014

Mid-American Gardener: Ginkgo trees, organic seeds, pruning shrubs and trees

Mid-American Gardener horticulture expert Dianne Noland is joined by guest panelists Mark Kemp, Kay Carnes and newcomer Rusty Maulding. Kemp discusses ginkgo trees and evergreen choices. Carnes  helps out new gardeners and also talks about organic seeds. Maulding talks about he best ways to prune shrubs and pin oak trees.


May 15, 2014

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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Air Dates and Times

Channel Day Time
WILL-TV, Urbana Thursday 7 pm (live)
  Saturday 11 am (repeat)
WTVP-TV, Peoria Saturday 11:30 am
WEIU-TV, Charleston Sunday 1:30 pm
WSEC-TV, Springfield Saturday 11 am
WQEC-TV, Quincy Saturday 11 am
WMEC-TV, Macomb Saturday 11 am
Lakeshore PBS, Chicago/Northwest Indiana Friday 1 pm