Garden Talk Join host Larry Meiller as he discusses gardening topics with his guests.
Garden Talk

Garden Talk

From Wisconsin Public Radio

Join host Larry Meiller as he discusses gardening topics with his guests.

Most Recent Episodes

Selecting And Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

Selecting And Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

As the growing season winds down, gardeners start dreaming of spring bulbs. We talk about how to find, select, and plant tulips, daffodils, and other spring blooming bulbs.

Selecting And Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

Growing Hydrangeas

There are so many beautiful hydrangea varieties to choose from it's hard to know what to pick. We talk about how to find the one that works for you and how to keep it healthy. Correction: our guest misspoke when identifying the insect eating the silks on a caller's corn root. The corn root worm does feed on the silks and caused the damage we discussed. But our guest incorrectly said that it also feeds on corn and bean seeds. It is the seed corn maggot that feeds on the seeds not the corn root worm.

Plants With Fall Interest

There are lots of options besides mums for fall color and interest. We talk with our expert about plants that make a splash at this time of the year. We also talk about easy and useful roses for the average homeowner.

Fall Lawn Care

Fall is a great time to take a closer look at the health of your lawn. Our turf expert is back to talk about what you can do now to have a healthy lawn next spring.

Fall Prairie Plant Care

Timing is important when it comes to a prairie garden. We talk with our native gardening expert about what should be on your fall maintenance checklist, including seeding and transplanting. We also get some advice on no-mow lawns.

Tomato Troubles

It has not been a good year for tomatoes. We talk with an extension horticulturist about why. We also look at getting rid of Canadian thistle and how to get new plants through their first year.

Dishing The Dirt On Organic Gardening

Gardeners are always looking for ways to be kinder to the earth. We talk about natural organic gardening, landscaping, and pest control with one of the leaders in the field.

Woody Perennials

Woody Perennials

Trees, shrubs and vines are all considered woody perennials. We talk with a horticulturist about how to select the right ones for your garden and how to keep them happy and healthy.

Watering The Right Way

Watering The Right Way

Most of Wisconsin is experiencing very dry conditions. We talk about when to water and the best techniques to use. We also look at the benefits of planting vegetables a little later in the season and why some annuals are hard to find this year.