Great Gardening – Practical Plots


PAM: GARDENERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HELPFUL TO NATURE, MORE THOUGHT IS BEING GIVEN TO CREATING ENVIROMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO DO THAT, AND WE’LL LOOK AT SOME IDEAS ON THIS EDITION OF “GREAT GARDENING.” >>EVERY TREE HAS A MOMENT WHEN IT SHINES.>>IT IS FOR SITTING JENNIES.>>THEY’RE PART OF OUR NATIVE POPULATION. PAM: HELLO, AND WELCOME TO “GREAT GARDENING,” I’M PAMELA FISH. OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK IS HOW TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A PRACTICAL, SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE. AND WE HAVE OUR RESIDENT EXPERTS HERE WHO HAVE GIVEN A LOT OF THOUGHT TO THAT OVER THE YEARS. THEY ARE TOM KASPER, A LOCAL GARDEN PROFESSIONAL, AND BOB OLEN, A HORTICULTURIST AND EDUCATOR. SUSTAINABILITY IN GARDENING REALLY CAN MEAN A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.>>IT DOES. IT MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. I THINK MOST PEOPLE WANT TO DO THINGS IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANNER. HARDENING IS ONE OF THOSE HOBBIES THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVING THE — GARDENING IS ONE OF THOSE HOBBIES THAT CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT IF YOU DO SO IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER.>>FIRST, WE NEED TO COVER THE BLUE SHIRTS. [LAUGHTER]>>EVERY WEEK, YOU GUYS ARE WEARING THE SAME COLOR.>>WE CAN HAVE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION, THAT BEING THE LAST SHOW, WE WANTED TO BE IN PERFECT HARMONY.>>WE WILL DO GOOD THINGS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORLD, TOO. SO, WE ALSO WANT TO WELCOME OUR PHONE VOLUNTEERS. WE HAVE SOME OF THE MASTER GARDENERS FROM CARLTON COUNTY HERE TO ANSWER YOUR CALLED IN GARDEN QUESTIONS. SOME NEW VOLUNTEERS TONIGHT. SO GIVE THEM A CALL, THE NUMBER IS ON YOUR SCREEN. THEY’LL GET THOSE QUESTIONS TO US LIVE ON THE SET. WE WILL GET SOME ANSWERS FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN THE GARDEN. LET’S TAKE A LOOK NOW AT THIS WEEK’S SIGNS OF THE SEASON FROM VIDEO SHOT IN THE TWIN PORTS YESTERDAY. A BEAUTIFUL SHOT OF THE LAKE SHORE. WE CAN ALL MOST SMELL THOSE LILACS, CAN’T WAIT? WE HAVE SOME ON THE SET, WITH SO WE ARE SMELLING THEM. THE LILACS ARE IN BLOOM ALL OVER THE WISTERIA RIGHT NOW. BEAUTIFUL. AND OUR HONEYSUCKLE, TOO. WE ALSO HAD SOME ORCHIDS THAT WE SHOT THIS AFTERNOON AT A GARDEN OVER THE HILLS. KATHY CLARK IS THE GARDENER WE VISITED BEFORE. WE WERE HAPPY TO SEE THE WILD ORCHIDS.>>FANTASTIC. MAYBE IT IS THE LONG WINTERS WE HAD, BUT THE LANDSCAPES ARE GORGEOUS RIGHT NOW. WE APPRECIATE EVERY BIT OF IT.>>A COUPLE OF YOUR QUESTIONS THAT WE RECEIVED EARLIER CAME IN WITH PICTURES. HERE IS THE FIRST ONE. IT IS FROM AMY IN DULUTH, WHO SAW THIS AT HER MOTHER’S HOUSE IN HOLYOKE. IT PRODUCES YELLOW FLOWERS IN THE SPRING, BUT DID KNOW WHAT IT IS.>>THAT IS A DWARF BURNING BUSH. VERY DISTINCT STEMS. YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE ALMOST SQUARE, THEY HAVE A STRONG RIDGE ON FOUR SIDES, AND THEY HAVE A SMALL, YELLOW FLOWER. ALMOST A LITTLE MARGINAL IN SOME AREAS OF OUR REGION. FOLKS EVEN THIS YEAR SAW SOME.>>DOWN IN HOLYOKE.>>THEY ARE PROTECTED.>>IN THE FALL, IT IS BEAUTIFUL.>>I HAVE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE, WHERE THEY ARE NOT OUTRIGHT DESTROYED BY THE WINTER CONDITIONS. THEY CAN LIMP ALONG. YOU WANT TO PROTECT IT FROM THE WINTER WIND.>>IT IS ONE OF THOSE THAT FOLKS ARE EXPERIENCING WITH IT, AND SOME — NOT CLASSIFIED AS INVASIVE, BUT SOME INVASIVE PROPERTIES, THE SEEDS THAT GO OUT CAN START NEW PLANTS. THERE IS SOME CONCERN WITH THAT POTENTIAL.>>GOOD INFORMATION. THEN, WE HAVE A PICTURE FROM DIANE IN HERMANTOWN. THIS CAME IN, IN A POT OF DAISIES. IS IT A WEED OR A FLOWER?>>IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO TELL AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE THESE ARE THE BASIS. THAT LOOKS LIKE YOUR DOCK — IS IT A WEED OR A FLOWER, IT DEPENDS ON YOUR CAP — ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE. I WILL PUT IT IN THE WEED CATEGORY.>>SHE HAS SOME WEED ISSUES TO DEAL WITH. CERTAINLY HANDPICKING THOSE WILL HELP.>>AND AS WE MENTIONED LAST WEEK, WE CONTINUE TO GET QUESTIONS AND CONCERN ABOUT THAT BUG THAT IS GETTING INTO THE RASPBERRY AND GETTING INTO THE BERRY CROPS. LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS, WHAT IS THE BEST ORGANIC WAY TO CONTROL ITS. TELL US ABOUT THE BUG.>>THEY ARE A CHALLENGE. WE HAVE GOTTEN THEM SINCE 2010 OR SO, IN THE COUNTRY SINCE 2003. ALL OF THE FREE PRODUCING REGIONS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THIS. THE MALES WITH THE SPOTTED WINGS, BUT THE FEMALES WITH THE BIGS, — WITH THE EGGS, THEIR SKIN IS THEN AND IT ATTACHES TO RASPBERRIES. BLACKBERRIES AS WELL. THE CHALLENGE IS TO DO THINGS ORGANICALLY. WE DO HAVE A COUPLE OF ORGANIC SPRAYS, BUT THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO GET TO. THOSE THAT ARE NOT REAL EXPENSIVE ARE NOT REFLECTIVE OF CONVENTIONAL PESTICIDES. EVEN SOME OF THE ORGANIC MATERIALS HAVE WAITING PERIODS, AND IF YOU MAKE THE APPLICATION TO ATTACK THE ADULTS, IT IS UNDER RIGHT. — UNDERRIPE. PICK THEM EARLY AND PICK THEM OFTEN. OR, PUT THEM IN PRESERVES. I FOUND LAST SUMMER, MY SITUATION, BECAUSE I MADE THE MISTAKE OF LEAVING THEM ON THE CORNER OVERNIGHT. [LAUGHTER]>>WE MADE A LOT OF RASPBERRY SYRUP FOR CHRISTMAS.>>WE GOT RASPBERRY SYRUP FROM BOB’S HOUSE. IT HAD A LOT OF PROTEIN IN IT.>>THEY BROUGHT IN SOME NATURAL PREDATORS, AND THERE ARE BETTER ORGANIC CONTROLS COMING. SO PICK EARLY AND OFTEN. THERE IS NO HEALTH RISK OR HAZARD ASSOCIATED WITH CONSUMING THE FREE.>>THEY WILL BE AROUND FOR A WHILE?>>UNFORTUNATELY, THEY PROBABLY WILL BE.>>GOOD INFORMATION, AND GOOD LUCK FOR YOUR CHALLENGE WITH THE BERRIES. ONE OF THE FOLLOW-UPS — IS THERE GOING TO BE A SHORTAGE OF BERRIES BECAUSE OF THIS?>>IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD SOME OF THE COMMERCIAL PICKING OPERATIONS THAT HAVE DECIDED IT IS TOO DIFFICULT TO CONTROL, AND HAVE LEFT THE BUSINESS. RASPBERRIES, OF COURSE, ARE A DELICACY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HARVEST OR SHIP WELL. I THINK WE WILL HAVE 20 IN THE BACKYARD GARDENS, BUT COMMERCIALLY, — I THINK WE WILL HAVE PLENTY IN THE BACKGROUND GARDENS, BUT COMMERCIALLY, I THINK THEY WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, BUT I DON’T THINK THEY WILL BE — THERE WILL BE A LOT OF THEM AVAILABLE LOCALLY.>>WE WILL TAKE JUST A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS BEFORE MOVING ON. SUE, WONDERING IF A BIRD FEEDER WILL KILL THE PLANTS FROM MY GARDEN? I AM HAVING TROUBLE IN THAT LOCATION.>>MORE THAN LIKELY, IT IS THE BIRDS. THEY ARE PICKING THE SEEDS AND FRAGMENTS AND DISRUPTING THE PLANTS, ESPECIALLY NEWLY EMERGING. IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE AN ACTIVE BIRD FEEDER WITH PLANTS UNDERNEATH IT WITHOUT HAVING SOME IMPACT FROM THOSE BIRDS. SHE ALMOST WANTS TO DO ONE OR THE OTHER.>>THEY ARE PRETTY NEUTRAL. THEY ARE GOING TO GO IN — THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DAMAGE IT. THERE IS NO CHEMICAL COMPONENT THAT WILL DAMAGE ANYTHING.>>JOEY HAS SECTORAL — SEVERAL TIGER LEAVE — TIGER LILIES WHERE THE LEAVES ARE TURNING BROWN.>>WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS GO IN AND CUT THOSE OFF, SO TAKE THAT ENTIRELY FOR OFF, IF SHE CAN, WITHOUT MUCH IMPACT TO THE PLANT. DISPOSE OF IT OFF-SITE.>>JERRY FROM HAYWARD AND MARION FROM DULUTH, TWO PEOPLE CALLED IN WITH THE SAME QUESTION. MY IRISES ARE HEALTHY, BUT THEY DO NOT BLOOM. WHY IS THAT?>>A COUPLE DIFFERENT REASONS. THE CLUB HAS GOTTEN TOO LARGE. THEY NEED TO BE DIVIDED, CERTAINLY EVERY SEVEN TO 10 YEARS AT THE MAXIMUM, EVEN MORE RECENT. BURIED TOO DEEP, OR NOT ENOUGH SUNLIGHT. GENERALLY, THOSE ARE THE THREE PRIMARY CAUSES.>>MARYBETH FROM KNIFE FURTHER — KNIFE RIVER WANTS TO KNOW WITH THE BEST WAY IS TO COMPOST WITHOUT DAMAGING THE PLANTS.>>THE CRITICAL THING IS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MATURE COMPOST. COMPOST TAKES ABOUT A FULL YEAR TO PROPERLY DEVELOP IF YOU ARE DOING IT. YOU DON’T NOT WANT HALF MATURE COMPOST, THAT CAN CAUSE TROUBLE. IT GOES DOWN IN THE SOIL, YOU MAKE SITTING, AND YOU CAN ALSO USE IT ON THE SOLAR — ON THE SURFACE AS A MULCH. THERE WILL BE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS AS LONG AS THE COMPOST IS MATURE. WHEN YOU PICK IT UP AND IT SMELLS EARTHY, THAT IS MATURE COMPOST. THE GODLESS OF SOME OF THE SYSTEMS YOU READ ABOUT, YOU CAN MAKE GOOD QUALITY COMPOST IN SIX WEEKS. IT — YOU CANNOT MAKE GOOD QUALITY COMPOST IN SIX WEEKS. IT WILL TAKE YOU A SEASON.>>IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S CONCERNED WITH DAMAGE TO THE PLANTS. WHAT YOU WILL WANT TO DO IS DO THAT IN THE FALL OR SPRING. EITHER THE PLANTS ARE DYING OR BEFORE THEY EMERGE, THERE WILL BE LESS CHANCE FOR DAMAGE.>>COLLEEN FROM DULUTH HAS A JAPANESE LILAC TREE FOR 18 YEARS THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN BEAUTIFUL, BUT THIS YEAR, IT HAS NO BLOOMS. SHE IS SAD. THERE IS EVEN A SAD FACE ON THIS PART. YOU THINK THEY ARE NOT OUT YET? OK, DON’T BE SAD BECAUSE THEY SHOULD BE COMING.>>THEY COME INTO BLOOM IN OUR AREA SOMEWHERE AROUND THE FIRST OF JULY.>>WE HAVE THE LILACS HERE THAT WE CAN — WE ARE GETTING THE HEAVY SENT FROM, BECAUSE THEY WERE PICKED TODAY. AS MENTIONED, THERE ARE NUMEROUS PRACTICES THAT COULD HELP MAKE YOUR GARDEN, YARD, AND ENVIRONMENT MORE SUSTAINABLE. HERE ARE JUST THREE EXAMPLES FROM PAST PROGRAMS, BEGINNING WITH PLANT CHOICES TO BRING IN MORE POLLINATORS. >>THERE ARE SOME COMMON ONES THAT ARE EASY TO PUT IN, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, BUTTERFLY WEED, SWAMP MILKWEED, THE GRASSES ARE GOOD FOR FILTERING.>>MY NAME IS TOM. WE ARE HERE AT A MONARCH WAYSTATION. A MONARCH WAYSTATION IS A PLACE FOR MONARCHS TO COME, AND IT IS TRENDY TO THEM. IT HAS THINGS THEY NEED FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT. WHEN MONARCHS, LIKE ALL BUTTERFLIES, GET TO BE ADULTS, THEY NEED NECTAR SOURCES. WE TRY TO PLANT THE NECTAR SOURCES, AND THAT MEANS NATIVE PLANTS. SO, THIS IS A GOOD SOURCE FOR THEM TO HAVE ONCE THEY BECOME ADULTS, AND THEY NEED BOTH THE MAP READ — THE MILKWEED AND THE NECTARINE PLANTS. HAVING THESE PLANTS IN YOUR FLOWER GARDEN OR NEXT YEAR GARAGE, ANYPLACE AT ALL, ANY PLACE AT ALL, YOU’RE HELPING THE MONARCHS OUT.>>HERE, WE HAVE LOGS. ON TOP OF THAT, WE ADDED COMPOST AND FORMS — WORMS THAT WILL HELP BREAK IT DOWN, AND WE COVERED IT WITH HEY THAT MAKES A LAYER TO KEEP MOISTURE IN THERE. THESE BEDS COME AT A PRIME IN THEIR THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR. AT THAT POINT, THE LOGS HAVE BROKEN DOWN. I HAVE SEEN SMALL COULTERS IN TOWN. YOU CAN GROW IN TOWN AS EASILY AS OUTSIDE OF TOWN. >>THOSE ARE A FEW THINGS PEOPLE ARE DOING OUT THERE, BUT OF COURSE, THERE ARE MANY PRACTICES. I GUESS ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IS IF YOU WANT TO MINIMIZE THE INPUTS INTO THE GARDEN.>>YOU WANT A SYSTEM THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT. YOU COULD HAVE A BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT CONSCIOUS AND CAREFUL, USING A LOT OF SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES FOR A PERFECT LANDSCAPE, THAT CAN BE DETRIMENTAL. THERE ARE GREEN PLANTS PRODUCING OXYGEN, SO THIS IS A HOT UNDERTAKING THAT IS NATURAL AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE OVERALL HEALTH OF THE ENVIRONMENT. I THINK PEOPLE CAN TAKE A LOOK — POLLINATORS ARE A BIG TREND, AND SOME OF THE NATIVE PLANTS DO NOT REQUIRE A LOT OF FERTILITY WHICH IS NICE. YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL HOW YOU USE YOUR FERTILIZERS AND WHEN YOU USE THEM. THINK OF EVERYTHING GOING INTO THE LANDSCAPE AND MINIMIZE IT. THERE ARE TIMES IN MID JULY WHEN WATERING IS CRITICAL, OTHER TIMES WHEN YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE WANDERING. THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN DO IN TERMS — YOU WILL YOU SYNTHETIC SO THE COMPOST. YOU USE ALL THAT YOU POSSIBLY CAN. BE CAREFUL ABOUT STRETCHING YOUR ZONES, BECAUSE IF YOU’RE PLANTING MATERIAL THAT IS NOT PART OF HERE AND YOU HAVE TO THROW IT OUT, THAT IS NOT A SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE. AND HOW YOU WILL TIME THINGS. TIMING IS A BIG PART OF MANAGING THE LANDSCAPE, TO REALLY MINIMIZE THE INPUTS YOU HAVE. IF YOU UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PLANTS, WHEN IT GROWS, WHEN IT MEAN NITROGEN — WHEN IT NEEDS NITROGEN AND WHEN IT DOESN’T. THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE, LOW INPUT THING.>>AND ALSO SUPPORTING SHOWS LIKE THIS. WHERE DO YOU GET INFORMATION LIKE THIS THAT WE ARE PROVIDING FOR FOLKS? CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GREAT GARDENING — “GREAT GARDENING” AND PBS.>>WE CAN JUST TELL HOW IT IS AND TELL WHAT IS BEST FOR THE GARDENER, THE VIEWER, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.>>IT COMES NATURALLY, DOESN’T IT? [LAUGHTER]>>WE HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS THAT ARE COMING IN, SO WE WILL GET TO THOSE. MY FLOWERING CRAB ONLY BLOOMS FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS. DOES IT NEED FERTILIZER?>>A GOOD BLOOM NEEDS TO BE FOLLOWED UP BY LEAF TISSUE. I DON’T THINK SO. GET THIS BURST OF WARM WEATHER, THE BLOOM WAS MAGNIFICENT THIS YEAR, BUT IT WAS VERY SHORT. THAT IS PROBABLY JUST A FUNCTION OF THE KIND OF WEATHER WE HAVE HAD IN THE WEATHER PATTERNS WE HAVE HAD.>>THE WARM DAYS WE HAVE HAD ACCELERATE THE BLOOMS. YOU GET SOME WARM, WINDY DAYS.>>EVERYTHING IS HELD BACK WITH THE DAMP. WE HAD, BUT THEY WERE STILL PROGRESSING. WHEN THEY POPPED, THEY WILL NOT BE AROUND LONG. I THINK IT IS A NATURAL PROCESS.>>SPEAKING OF BLOOM’S ECHO FAST, IF I GROW LILACS IN A GREENHOUSE, CAN I EXPECT A LONGER BLOOM TIME?>>NO, PROBABLY A SHORTER BLOOM TIME. IT GOES BACK TO WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. THE WARMER CONDITIONS IN A GREENHOUSE ACCELERATE THE BLOOMS. YOU PROBABLY GET THEM EARLIER, BUT THEY PROBABLY DO NOT LAST LONGER. MAYBE LESS TIME BECAUSE OF THOSE CONDITIONS. THEY ARE NATIVE, HEARTY MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT CONDUCIVE TO THOSE ENVIRONMENTS. THEY LIKE TO BE OUTSIDE.>>THEY LIKE TO BE OUT THERE. ROGER FROM SUPERIOR SAYS MY APPLE TREES HAVE ANTS AT THE ROOTS. HOW DO I DEAL WITH THAT?>>I WOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT IT. THE ONLY TIME TO WORRY ABOUT IT IS IF YOU HAVE AN AUNT PHIL THERE — ANT HILL THERE. THAT CAN BE DAMAGING. THE ANTS THEMSELVES SHOULD NOT BE DAMAGING.>>JULIE FROM DULUTH HAS AN OVERGROWN CLIMBING ROSE WITH TONS OF SUCKERS. HOW DO I GET THE ROSE UNDER CONTROL, AND CAN I USE THE SUCKERS TO START MORE ROSES?>>GREAT QUESTION BY JULIE. THAT IS AN OUTSTANDING QUESTION. PRETTY EASY TO CONTROL. GO AHEAD WITH THE PRUNER AND CUT IT OUT. IT CAN BE A PAINFUL PROCESS BECAUSE THOSE ARE SHARP THORNS ON THOSE ROSES. BUT SHE CAN GO IN AND RANDOMLY REMOVE IT. SHE CAN TAKE OUT 30% OF IT. WITHOUT NEGATIVE IMPACT. MORE LIKELY, THOSE SUCKERS SHE COULD USE IF SHE WANTED TO RIP THEM, BUT SHE WANTED — SHE WILL WANT TO USE THOSE IN THE SPRING. SHE WILL WANT TO WAIT TO CUT THE CANE INTO PIECES. MAY HAVE SOME SUCCESS WITH IT. THE OTHER THING WOULD BE TO TRY AND LAYER IT WHERE SHE IS BENDING IT DOWN INTO THE SOIL AND GETTING IT TO ROOT.>>OUTSTANDING QUESTION, OUTSTANDING ANSWER. [LAUGHTER]>>IN HARMONY ONCE AGAIN. IN THIS WEEK’S TOUR, A GARDENER WITH AN EYE FOR HISTORIC RUINS GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE TERM “ROCK GARDEN.” >>WELCOME TO MY GARDEN. THIS IS MY RECYCLING CITY, A LOT OF FLOWERS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS. I HAVE BEEN LIVING HERE 28 YEARS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NEAT — I WANTED TO DO A ROCK GARDEN. IT WAS ALL FLATLANDS WHEN I GOT HERE. THERE WAS NOTHING HERE BEFORE, BUT I KNEW THERE WAS A LOT OF OLD STONE AND FOUNDATION LAYING AROUND, SO I GATHERED THAT UP AND STARTED THE FIRST PARTS OF THE GARDEN. THERE IS A LITTLE TEMPLE OFF TO THE RIGHT. THE COLUMNS CAME FROM SINK LAMENTS CHURCH. — SAINT CLEMENT’S CHURCH. MOST BROWNSTONE OUT HERE CAME FROM THE IROQUOIS. THE STRUCTURE BEHIND ME AM OF THIS PAVILION BEHIND ME, IS FROM SAINT CLEMENTS. THE REST IS CONCRETE I CAST UP FROM THE GROUND AND PUT IT ON TOP OF THE STRUCTURE. MY GOODNESS, IT MUST’VE BEEN IN THE EARLY 90’S. — EARLY 1990’S. I PRETTY MUCH REMEMBER WHERE MOST OF THE STUFF IS FROM. THIS ARCH OVER HERE CAME FROM SAINT JAMES CHURCH, AND I DISASSEMBLED IT, PUT IT BACK TOGETHER. IT WAS DOWN ON THE WINNER FRONT — I WAS DOWN ON THE WATERFRONT, AND THERE WAS A BIG SLAB. WE HAD IT ALMOST INTO THE TRUCK, AND IT FLIPPED OVER. HERE’S THE MARQUEE FROM THE THEATER. WE DON’T SO MUCH INTO THE LAKE. WE GO TO EUROPE, AND THEY DON’T DO THIS. WE JUST KNOCK IT DOWN. IT IS KIND OF SAD. THE ONLY TREE THAT WAS HERE 30 YEARS AGO WAS THE BIRCH TREE RIGHT OVER THERE. I PLANTED ALL OF THE TREES AND CREATED A FRAMEWORK FOR LOOKING OUT ONTO THE BAY. THEY LIKE IT HERE. I HAVE A BIG PUMP THAT I TAKE WATER AND RECYCLE IT. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW IT IS GOING. THIS WAS INITIALLY AN ANNUAL GARDEN, BUT WE ARE TRYING TO TRANSITION IT TO MORE PERENNIALS. A LOT OF ANNUALS YEAR-ROUND. I PULLED IT — I DROVE IT DOWN TO OR THREE TIMES A SEASON, AND IT LIKES IT THERE. THE COLUMBINE RECEDES ITSELF. I LET IT DO ITS THING. AND THE MOSS ON THIS SIDE, THE MOSS DOES WELL. WE HAVE MARIGOLDS, AND GOOD COLOR. VIRGINIA. AND I HAVE GOT PINNIE HERE — PEONY HERE. START FOLLOWING THIS TRAIL AND THE SEED HERE. AND A FEW MORE TREES I DUG UP IN THE WOODS. I AM ALL FOR PRESERVING THINGS. AS YOU CAN SEE. IT IS JUST A HOBBY, BUT IT IS FUN. GARDENING IS GREAT. IF YOU HAVE PASSION, IT IS A GOOD THING. >>THANKS TO BOB SWANSON.>>HE HAS DONE A MARVELOUS JOB REALLY CREATING A LANDSCAPE THAT IS GORGEOUS.>>VERY UNIQUE AS WELL. WE HAVE SOME MORE QUESTIONS, SO LET’S GET TO THOSE. HEATHER HAS A LILAC TREE THAT HAS SMALL BLOOMS, ONLY A FEW LEAVES ON THE BOTTOM. WHAT MIGHT BE WRONG?>>SMALL BLOOMS AND LEAVES ISN’T A GROWTH ISSUE. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE BASICS. GOOD SON, GOOD WATER, GOOD DRAINAGE. IT COULD BE ANY OF THOSE THINGS.>>MARQUESS TO HONEY BERRY BUSHES. THE SMALL ONE STARTS AND THEN DRIES UP, AND HE DOES NOT GET ANY FRUIT.>>WE NEED THE POLLINATORS. IF WE ARE GETTING FLOWERS AND NO FRUIT, WE ARE NOT GETTING GOOD FERTILIZATION. ENCOURAGING MORE POLLINATORS, POLLINATE OUR GARDEN IT MIGHT BE A STEP.>>BILL OF FROM DULUTH IS LOOKING FOR DEAR RESISTANT — DEER RESISTANT ANNUALS.>>THERE ARE A COUPLE TO LOOK FOR. MARIGOLD, COOK VIA — CUPFIA IS ANOTHER. THERE IS ONE CALLED A BAT PLANT. THEY ARE VERY THICK FOLIAGE PLANTS, AND THE DEER SUPPOSEDLY DON’T LIKE THEM.>>ALL RIGHT, TRY THOSE. LET’S SEE. WE HAVE A FEW APPLE TREE QUESTIONS. HEATHER HAS AN APPLE TREE THAT WAS BLOWN OVER PARTIALLY, BUT IS BLOOMING. SHOULD I TRY TO STRAIGHT NO DOUBT — STRAIGHTEN IT OUT?>>I DEFINITELY WOULD. SOMETIMES, THERE IS ENOUGH PARTIALLY, BUT IS BLOOMING. SHOULD I TRY TO STRAIGHT NO ENERGY FOR THE BLOOMS, AND THE TREE DOESN’T SURVIVE. IF THE TREE IS INTACT, SHE CAN TAKE IT. MAYBE YOU DO NOT NEED ANYTHING QUITE SO LARGE TO PULL IT BACK UP. TRY TO PULL IT UP RIGHT AND STICK IT IF YOU CAN. — STAKE IT IF YOU CAN. THIS WEEK’S “GROW AND SHOW” TAKES US FROM MAPLE IN WISCONSIN, TO CARLTON IN MINNESOTA.>>THE USE OF ROCK AND STONE DIRECTS PLANTING. SANDRA GROWS A NUMBER OF CLASSES, AND ENJOYS THE INFLUENCE OF GARDEN STRUCTURES TO COMPLEMENT THE GREENS AND THE INTERMITTENT BRIGHT SPLASHES OF COLOR. FROM WILLIAM ANDERSON IN CARLTON, A PEACH FROM ONE OF HIS TREES IS A GREAT ADDITION TO BREAKFAST ON SUMMER MORNINGS. HE PLANTS NEAR THE KITCHEN DOOR. IN THE FALL, IT IS GOOD FOR A THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE. WILLIAM SAYS HIS MILKWEED POTS LOOK TO BE CANARIES TAKING A DRINK IN THIS ARRANGEMENT, AND THE BLOSSOMS OF THIS PINK DAHLIA EMERGED IN LATE JUNE AFTER HE POTTED AND CARED FOR IT BEGINNING IN APRIL. IF YOU HAVE FAVORITE PICTURES OF YOUR BOUNTY, EMAIL THEM TO US. [email protected] OR MAIL TO US, AND LET US SHOW WHAT YOU GROW.>>PEACHES IN CARLTON. LAST WEEK, THEY HAD THE STORY ABOUT THE — IT IS INTERESTING HOW WE HAVE THESE MICROCLIMATES, EVEN AROUND US. WE SEE UNIQUE AND SPECIAL STUFF.>>PLEASE KEEP THOSE PICTURES COMING IN. THIS IS OUR LAST REGULAR SEASON PROGRAM, BUT WE WANT MORE PICTURES AS IT GOES ON. SEND THOSE IN FOR “GROW IN SHOW.” WE HAVE ONE MORE PLANT SALE TO TALK ABOUT. OVER IN DOUGLAS COUNTY AT THE MANSION. THERE IS A LITTLE CONSTRUCTION, BUT YOU CAN GET IN THERE. THE PARKING LOT IS OPEN. MORE ABOUT THAT AND OTHER EVENTS AND INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE. YOU CAN ALSO GET PAST EPISODES OF THIS SHOW, SO GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR THAT. BOB, TOM, YOU HAVE A REPRIEVE NOW. WE WILL NOT BE BACK UNTIL THE END OF THE GROWING SEASON, WHEN WE HAD OUR LIVE SPECIAL — HARVEST MOON SPECIAL ON SEPTEMBER 21. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ALL SUMMER?>>HAVE A BEER. THAT IS TONIGHT.>>THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS AND HELP DROP THE SEASON. THANKS TO ALL OF OUR PHONE VOLUNTEERS, AND THANKS TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE FOR TUNING IN, SENDING IN PHOTOS, CALLING IN QUESTIONS. FROM ALL OF US HERE AT “GREAT

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