2nd & 4th Tues at Noon. Seasonal garden information and tips on all aspects of home gardening. Special Guests and hands-on experts share their secrets. Diana is a long time horticulturalist, boogie woogie piano player, nationally known in gardening circles from her Collector’s Nursery online catalog, national speaking tour, and Down In The Dirt with Diana blog on blogspot.com
I visit the Marion Garden, the demonstration garden for the Marion County Master Gardeners, and talk to Hank Burroughs. Hank is the Master Gardener in charge of planning, planting and tending the vegetable beds there. His focus is on sustainability, resilience, and feeding yourself from your garden all year around.
I talk to Gail Langelotto, Associate Professor of Urban and Community Horticulture at Oregon State University, and the Statewide Master Gardener Program Coordinator about beneficial insects and particularly about spiders and why we should appreciate them and encourage them in our gardens.
We tackle the topic of weed control with Weston Miller, OSU extension agent for Clackamas, Washington and Multonomah counties, organic gardening specialist, and host of the XRAY Radio gardening show in Portland, ‘Grow PDX’.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to create and build a display garden at a big garden show. I talk to Judith Jones and Vanca Lumsden who have been building gardens at the big Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle for over 20 years. Then, for the cat lovers out there, we learn about creating a ‘catio’ in your back yard – a patio for cats !