GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — On Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. Mary Holm returns for her seventh season as the host of Prairie Yard & Garden (PY&G) on Pioneer PBS. The program will feature Pat Hein of Morris sharing the design of her “she-shed” where she keeps her yard tools, over-winters her plants, creates lovely planters and relaxes with a good book. “Pat’s Place” will be repeated on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. and will be available for online viewing at www.pioneer.org/pyg immediately after broadcast.
Mike Cihak is the executive producer of PY&G -- the show that inspires well-being through the growing and enjoyment of plants.
PY&G is produced by Pioneer PBS. Production sponsorship is provided by ACIRA, Heartland Motors, Shalom Hill Farm and the Friends of PY&G.
Here is a complete line-up of the episodes and the featured guests for Season 34:
Pat’s Place: She Shed and more!
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Pat Hein of Morris has designed her very own she-shed to keep her yard tools, over-winter her plants, create lovely planters and relax with a good book too!
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Many people are scared to prune their shrubs for fear of damaging their plants. Gary Johnson from the University of Minnesota explains how to prune different varieties of shrubs correctly.
All About Perennials
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Mike Heger has literally written the book on perennials and gives his top picks for sunny and shady locations.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Jerry Ward, a gardener and artist at Hackberry Hollow near Renner, South Dakota, uses what the land around him provides for the many kinds of fruit, mushroom and wood products he creates.
The Gardens of Rice Creek
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Betty Ann Addison of Fridley has dedicated a lifetime to creating a breathtaking yard filled with beautiful plants and hardy rhododendrons.
Critters In the Garden
Thursday, February 25, 2021
John Loegering from the University of Minnesota Extension shares advice about how to identify and deal with furry garden visitors.
The Heritage and Sustainable Garden
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Teresa Peterson of rural Belview talks about the rich Native American gardening heritage and traditions she uses to educate the next generation of Native people.
The Gardens of John Elton
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Former wrestling coach John Elton of St. Cloud has taken his years of sweat and dedication on the grappling mat into the garden as he coaches his beautiful flowers to create a stunning yard.
Growing Plants – It’s A Family Affair
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Roger, Cheryl, Brian and Meredith Wagner of rural Fisher have taught horticulture, own and operate a successful retail garden center, and design all kinds of landscaping.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Matt Solemsaas of the Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District talks about the concept, design and construction of rain gardens, the function of which is important to manage water runoff and provide habitat for pollinators.
Yes, You Can Grow Roses
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Joe Bergeson of Fertile is a rose lover who shares the secrets of success with these beautiful staples of the garden.
Growing Good Garlic
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Jerry Ford of Living Song Farm explains how to grow garlic to spice up your life and how to store and enjoy garlic for year-round flavor.
EAB and Marshall’s Plan
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester explains what emerald ash borer is, how it damages trees and how it spreads. Then, learn about what the community of Marshall is doing to lessen the borer’s effect.
About Pioneer PBS
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