Garden Basics

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Unusual Annuals

Looking for something different to put in your garden?  Landscape manager Mark Dwyer introduces some uncommon annuals at Rotary Gardens in Janesville.

Breeding Daylilies

Follow the process Roy Klehm, from Klehm's Song Sparrow Perennial Farm near Avalon, uses to develop longer blooming and more colorful daylilies.

Let's Go Shopping!

Examine plants before you buy!  Milwaukee County Commercial Horticulture Agent Lisa Johnson explains what to look for and what to avoid.

Using Hostas In The Garden

Shelley Ryan explores the versatility of hosta with John Elsley who gained his experience as a botanist for the Royal Horticultural Society in Great Britain.

Amazing Amaranths

Identify some of the more than sixty species of Amaranth with the help of Mark Dwyer of Rotary Gardens in Janesville.

Great Shade Trees

Discover the many shade tree choices with Dr. Laura Jull, the Woody Ornamental Extension Specialist for UW Madison.

Early Spring Bloomers

Landscape manager Mark Dwyer takes viewers on a tour of Rotary Gardens in Janesville as it blooms in early spring. He suggests some reliable spring bloomers that can brighten the season, including blubs, and some underused trees and shrubs.

Rain Barrels

Rainbarrels are a great way to conserve resources and water your plants.

Ornamental Vegetable Containers

At the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, learn how  vegetables and herbs lend themselves to containers and the ratio of water, soil and fertilizer they'll need to flourish in those containers.

Heirloom Squashes and Pumpkins

We travel to Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa to sample some heirloom squashes and pumpkins. Diane Whealey teaches viewers all about heirloom plants and why it's so important to keep them.


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