Mid-American Gardener

Enhancing Your Garden


John and Rusty are in the studio this week, and they came prepared with lots to share! As gardeners, we’re always on the lookout for new and exciting plant varieties to enhance our outdoor spaces. Incorporating new perennials into your landscape not only adds visual interest but also supports biodiversity. Both Rusty and John have a few suggestions, including native plants Which are adapted to local conditions and require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides. They also support native pollinators and wildlife.

Rusty and John also provide guidance on identifying and eradicating the tree of heaven from gardens, suggest some different garden tools and techniques for weeding, and best practices for restoring knockout rose damage.

Whether you're seeking to beautify your surroundings, support local ecosystems, or minimize maintenance, please send us an email at yourgarden@gmail.com com, or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Episode 1233 - May 11, 2022

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

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