|Grasses for the Landscape
Episode 1; Season 25
Ornamental grasses provide a flowing, vertical experience to the landscape. Mary Meyer, professor of horticulture with the University of Minn. shares with host Larry Zilliox a variety of plants that create a unique style to the landscape.
|The Farmstead Garden
Episode 2; Season 25
Rural Minn. provides a spacious canvas to implement a bountiful garden and landscape design. Larry Zilliox visits a farm where century-old wooden silo staves are repurposed into wonderful raised beds for growing vegetables and flowers.
Episode 3; Season 25
Roses are one of nature’s most colorful flowers. With colors ranging from white, pink and red, growing roses can be a challenge in Minnesota. Larry Zilliox shares hardy and labor-free varieties homeowners can incorporate into their own landscape.
|Valley View Gardens
Episode 4; Season 25
Larry Zilliox visits a garden with a wide variety of flowers and garden beds in central Minnesota.
Episode 5; Season 25
The peony is a great early-season plant, and other varieties of this versatile plant are often overlooked.
Episode 6; Season 25
An All-American Selection Garden is one of the final proving grounds for new plants. At the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Steve Poppe has been demonstrating AAS Selections for years and now is an official AAS judge.
|Art in the Garden
Episode 7; Season 25
Artistic expression in a garden is usually reserved for the colorful plants. However, artisans also create unique works of art that are placed inside these landscapes to complement the horticultural canvas.
Episode 8; Season 25
The upper Midwest is often overlooked as an area for growing high-quality fruits. However, there are many suitable Minnesota varieties to try. Pete Moe, director of operations with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center in Victoria, Minn., shares varieties that perform well in colder climates. Larry Zilliox hosts.
Episode 9; Season 25
Growing quality grapes for the wine industry is an arduous process. Selecting varieties that perform well, while surviving the cold winter climate, is challenging but much more attainable with several cold hardy introductions. Florian Ledermann, owner of Cedar Rose Wild Vinyard, discusses his methods for growing quality grapes for commercial wine making.
The Pedestrian Garden
Episode 10; Season 25
A garden is often confined to the solitude of a home’s backyard, often shared among only the closest neighbors and friends. When a property is adjacent to a popular walking and bike path, the garden landscape becomes a showpiece for all pedestrians to enjoy. Bruce Wenner of Alexandria, Minn. shares his entire yard with everyone who walks and rides along this scenic passage.
|UMore Display Gardens
Episode 11; Season 25
UMore Park is a University of Minnesota Display and Trial garden located in Rosemount, Minn., 35 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. The park is fast becoming a destination for gardening enthusiasts and researchers. Barbara Stendahl, Minnesota Extension Service Master Gardener emeritus, gives a tour of the different aspects of the park and its current programs.
Episode 12; Season 25
Growing durable and weed-free turf grass is a challenge. But growing turf grass from scratch for an entire golf course is a large undertaking. Gary Thompson, owner of Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria, Minn. discusses the process used to create a new golf course in west central Minnesota and how his staff maintains its turf grass for an entire golf season. Larry Zilliox hosts.
|A Lake Cabin Garden
Episode 13; Season 25
Mark Lewis of Pelican Lake near Ashby, Minn. had a problem with his lakeshore deteriorating into the lake. He decided to integrate a natural area between his lake cabin and lakeshore that features native plantings and a rigid support structure to deter further soil erosion, while creating a colorful and maintenance-free landscape design. Larry Zilliox hosts.