Join host Larry Meiller as he discusses gardening topics with his guests. This program is heard every Friday at 11 a.m. and rebroadcast on Saturday at 6 a.m. on WPR's Ideas Network stations.
Preparing for winter
Cold temperatures aren’t here yet, but they’re coming. We talk about what you should be doing in your garden to get ready for winter.
Successfully bringing plants indoors for the winter
Jack Frost will soon be nipping at your plants. We talk about what you can do to help your houseplants, shade loving perennials, and annuals stay healthy inside through the winter.
Caring For Trees And Shrubs In Fall And Winter
Your shrubs and trees — especially those that are newly planted — need different care in the colder months. We talk about what to do before the ground freezes, how to protect them from fluctuating temperatures, and when it’s safe to prune.
Selecting And Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs
As the growing season winds down, gardeners start dreaming of spring bulbs. We talk about how to find, select, and plant tulips, daffodils, and other spring blooming bulbs.
There are so many beautiful hydrangea varieties to choose from it's hard to know what to pick. We talk about how to find the one that works for you and how to keep it healthy. Correction: our guest misspoke when identifying the insect eating the silks on a caller's corn root. The corn root worm does feed on the silks and caused the damage we discussed. But our guest incorrectly said that it also feeds on corn and bean seeds. It is the seed corn maggot that feeds on the seeds not the corn root worm.
Plants With Fall Interest
There are lots of options besides mums for fall color and interest. We talk with our expert about plants that make a splash at this time of the year. We also talk about easy and useful roses for the average homeowner.
A Great Garden Podcast
An informative show on a variety of gardening topics, with affable, interesting hosts and guests. A great listen for people who have an interest in gardening, wherever they might live (I, for example, am a Utahn).