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

An English country garden

An English country garden

Have you dreamed of creating a classic English country garden? It's not as easy as it may look. We talk with a horticulturist about how to plan and care for one. We also look at spring blooming bulbs and how to over winter cold sensitive plants.

Growing under cover

Growing under cover

Do you wish the growing season was longer? We talk with a horticulturist and award winning author about how to extend your growing season by using protective covers to create controlled spaces for vegetables to survive and thrive.

End of the growing season tasks

End of the growing season tasks

Plants are still growing but it's time to start preparing for colder weather. We talk with an extension educator about getting your garden ready for cold weather and upcoming gardening classes.

Fall lawn care tips

Fall lawn care tips

As the season turns, it is time to start thinking about how to care for your lawn. Our turf expert is back to talk about what you can do to have a healthy lawn next spring.

Late summer in the native garden

Late summer in the native garden

Native gardens offer great interest at all times of the year. We talk with a native garden specialist from the UW Arboretum about what plants shine in late summer.

Boosting your harvest

Boosting your harvest

Knowing when to harvest is key to getting the most out of your garden. We look at ways to boost flavor, nutritional value, and productivity.

Preparing ornamental gardens for fall and winter

Preparing ornamental gardens for fall and winter

It's time to start thinking about transitioning our gardens into the fall and winter seasons. We talk with an ornamental plant expert about fall gardening tasks and how to prepare for colder temperatures.

Preparing ornamental gardens for fall and winter

Preventing disease

Preventing disease

The best way to treat plant disease is to stop it from starting. We talk with an expert about keeping disease out of your garden.

Late season planting

Late season planting

There is still time to plant, but the clock is ticking. We look at how to successfully get those woody plants in the ground, what you can compost from your vegetable garden, and how to prepare your garden for winter.

Tomato Troubles

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.