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Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening

  • 2nd Thursday 7-8pm
  • and following Saturday at 6am
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Northern Gardening covers a variety of gardening topics relevant to our northern climate. The program airs on the second Thursday of each month from 7-8 p.m. and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. The program is a partnership between the Northwoods Food Project, the Cook County U of MN Extension Office, and WTIP.

The Northwood's Food Project is a non-profit organization who's purpose is to increase Cook County's long term food sustainability and self-reliance by eating and growing locally produced food.
 

Learn more about the partnership between WTIP, the Northwoods Food Project, and the Cook County U of MN Extension Office that makes Northern Gardening possible.

Jeanne Wright and daughter Olya, Diane Booth, and Melinda Spinler in the WTIP studio for Northern Gardening.


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Northern Gardening: Herbs

October's edition of Northern Gardening featured a discussion on herbs in the garden, and in the kitchen.  Join hosts Paula Sundet-Wolf and Joan Farnam along with guests for this hour-long gardening show.

Northern Gardening airs live the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. - and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. 

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Seeds

Northern Gardening: Saving Seeds

September's edition of Northern Gardening featured a discussion on saving seeds.  Join hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam along with guests for this hour-long gardening show.

Northern Gardening airs live the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. - and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. 

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Northern Gardening: Adding Pizzazz to the Fall Garden

This is the time of year when the annuals start to get a bit bedraggled and the excitement of gardening starts to wane a bit and becomes more of a chore for the gardener. Hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam discussed adding some trees, shrubs or perennials or other things to the fall garden on August's edition of Northern Gardening. 
 
Joining Diane and Joan on the phone was David Zlesak, Assoc. Professor of Horticulture from River Falls Wisconsin, who spoke about some of his newly introduced shrubs and other plants to add for fall. Also joining the program in the studio was Sally Berg, U of M Master Gardener.

Northern Gardening airs live the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. - and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. 

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Northern Gardening: Insects in the garden

‘Insects in the garden and bugs in the trees’ was the topic for July's edition of Nothern Gardening. Joining the program was Jeff Hahn, U of M Extension Entomologist and author of the book “Insects of the North Woods,” and Myra Theimer, Silviculturist on the Superior National Forest.

Northern Gardening airs live the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. - and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. 

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Northern Gardening: Alpine Plants

June's edition of Northern Gardening is  ‘Alpine Plants and Other Plants for Along Lake Superior,' Hosts Joan and Diane speak with Betty Ann Addison, a well-known alpine and rock garden expert, who owned Rice Creek Gardens in the Twin Cities and currently owns Gardens of Rice Creek. Betty Ann is probably best known for the rock gardens she designed for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the rock garden at Harriet Lake.
 
Northern Gardening airs live the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. - and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 a.m. 

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Northern Gardening: Native plants

This month's edition of Northern Gardening featured "Native Plants for Use in Cook County Landscapes"  Guests included Jen Stenerson from Boreal Natives of Cloquet and Alisa Berns from Taproot Landscaping here in Grand Marais.  Northern Gardening is hosted by Diane Booth and Joan Farnam and is brought to you by Cook County Extension and the Northwoods Food Project.
 
Northern Gardening airs the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm and is rebroadcast the following Saturday, at 6 am.
 

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Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening - All about Perennials

WTIP’s 90.7 F.M. Northern Gardening radio program this week will feature ‘All About Perennials.’   Barbara Balgoyen, 17 year veteran with Walters Gardens, a huge wholesale nursery from Zeeland Michigan, will be sharing with us information about the best perennials for zones 3 and 4.  Joining us in the studio this Thursday, April 12 from 7 – 8 p.m. will also be local gardeners Mona Abdel Rahman and Alisa Berns.   So call in at 218-387-1070 with your questions and comments about the perennials you have growing in your gardens.  We would love to hear about your perennial growing experience!

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Greenhouses and Hoop Houses on WTIP's Northern Gardening

Are you thinking about having a  greenhouse / hoop  house for flowers or vegetables? 
Or, do you have questions about problems with the  greenhouse / hoop  house that you currently have?  
 
Join Joan Farnam and Diane Booth on WTIP’s Northern Gardening to talk about these types of season extenders and how to grow in them.  

We will have some local  greenhouse / hoop  house growers in the studio to talk about their experiences. 
Additionally, Doug and Lois Hoffbauer, long time vegetable and flower growers from St. Louis County, will join the discussion about growing in these season extenders.
 
 

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Northern Gardening - What seeds to plant this year

Join Northern Gardening for a discussion of what vegetable seed varieties to plant this year and tips on some new varieties that might surprise you. Heron Breen, an 18-year veteran with FedCo seeds, is the guest on the show, with hosts Melinda Spinler, Sally Berg and Joan Farnam. Grand Marais grower Adam Dettman is also a guest.

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Northern Gardening: White Wash and the effects of Roundup

Northern Gardening co-hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam talk with Carey Gillam, investigative journalist and author of the new book, “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science.”  They’ll discuss what Carey has learned over the past 20 years about the pesticide “RoundUp,” what impact it has on the health of the the world and the United States and the company that makes it. 

The hosts will also talk to Julie Weisenhorn, U of M Extension horticulturist, about caring for holiday plants. discuss care of those new holiday plants.

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