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Garden Talk

Join host Larry Meiller as he discusses gardening topics with his guests.

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The Ideas Network, Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Latest Episodes

  • The layered edible garden

    Growing your own food is one of the benefits of gardening. In this episode we take a fresh look at what a vegetable garden looks like. We also talk about the history of the Wild Ones organization and how they have been promoting native gardening since the late 1970’s.

    The layered edible garden
  • Adding color and texture with foliage plants

    We tend to focus our plant selections on flowers,  but foliage can be just as important to our gardens. Mark Dwyer is back with suggestions for plants that can add the wow factor to your landscape.

    Adding color and texture with foliage plants
  • Straw Bale Gardening, anywhere by anyone

    Planting in bales can be a good way to garden, even if you don’t have space or are new to gardening. We talk with Joel Karsten, the inventor of the process, about how to create a straw bale garden.

    Straw Bale Gardening, anywhere by anyone
  • Effects of heavy snow and fluctuating temps

    Heavy, wet snow, sub zero temperatures, ice and rain – all in a few weeks. This winter is a rough one – especially for our plants. We talk about what you can do to keep your trees, shrubs and perennials from falling victim to our fluxuating weather.

    Effects of heavy snow and fluctuating temps
  • Choosing the best orchid for you

    Not all orchids are created equal. We talk with an expert about how to choose a plant that works for your location and skill level.

    Choosing the best orchid for you