Mid-American Gardener

Mid American Gardener: Winter Burn, Rubber Plants, and Spring Cleanup

Mid-American Gardener Horticulture expert Dianne Noland is joined by her extraordinary guest panelists Ella Maxwell, Karen Ruckle and Dave Ploussard. The discussion touched upon winter burn, rubber plants, fruit trees, landscape replacements, spring clean up, strawberries and so much more. Ella shows a different kind of Easter basket (from her mom) to present some new fabulous gardening ideas.


Mid-American Gardener: spring pruning, incoming California strawberries, and more

Mid-American Gardener Horticulture expert Dianne Noland is joined by her extraordinary guest panelists Bill Erickson, Bob Skirvin and James Appleby. The discussion revolves around spring time pruning, incoming California strawberries, dwarf apple trees, greenhouse infestation, Yew scorching, horned oak gall and much more. Jim Appleby shows the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and warns of their rise and presence in the Illinois region.


Mid-American Gardener: passion flowers, smoke bushes, persimmons, and more

Special guest host Shane Cultra, guest panelists Mary Ann Metz, Jim Schuster and Chuck Voigt discuss passion flowers, smoke bushes, persimmons, tree fungus and cankers, cypress, climbing roses, maple trees and much more. Chuck Voigt shows a mint and a chocolate mint plant and explains the subtle differences between scents and growth patterns.






Mid-American Gardener on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Host: Dianne Noland

Panelists: Gloria Young (Master Gardener, Vermilion County), Kaizad Irani (Parkland College Professor of Landscape Design) and Bill Erickson (Architect, Prairieview Land)


Mid-American Gardener on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Host: Dianne Noland

Panelists: Don White (Professor in Plant Pathology and Disease, University of Illinois), Mary Ann Metz (Horticulturalist, Prairie Gardens) and Phil Nixon (Entomologist, University of Illinois Extension)