Summary: Mid-American Gardener is the podcast companion to Illinois Public Media’s television program of the same name. The podcast, hosted by Tinisha Shade-Spain and featuring experts from Illinois Extension and elsewhere, dives deeper into viewer/listener questions about flower gardening, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, shrubs and landscaping, pest control, tools and structures, coping with climate change, and much more. While the primary garden zones served are 5-6, this podcast offers useful and entertaining conversation that can be enjoyed by gardeners or the garden-curious in all zones.
Host Victoria Shepherd talks about the best ways to plan for next year’s vegetable garden with Chuck Voigt, one of our beloved Mid-American Gardener expert panelists.
Get into the holiday spirit with University of Illinois Horticulture Educator Kelly Allsup.
Looking for a low maintenance and very hardy option for your garden? This is the episode for you!
Avoid some of the more common landscaping mistakes this fall and winter with the help of Rusty Maulding.
Spring isn’t the only season that comes with a bit of tidying up!
Dianne Noland comes out of retirement to talk about spring bulb planting with Victoria.
This week, Dr. Andrew Miller joins Victoria to talk about the most common spore-producing organisms in gardens.
Learn more about the Danville Garden Share project in this podcast short.
Is your hosta knowledge lacking? Never fear, the new episode of the Mid-American Gardener Podcast is an “Abba Dabba Doo-zie” one!
This week, Victoria and entomologist Jim Appleby give us a lesson in Pine Wilt Disease.
This week Victoria is bugging out with retired entomologist Phil Nixon.
For this week's episode, Victoria met up with University of Illinois Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, to talk everything butterflies.
This week, host Victoria Shepherd sat down with State Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel for a lesson on the weather.
This week, the brand-spanking new permanent host of the Mid-American Gardener TV show, Tinisha Shade-Spain, joins your host Victoria Shepherd.
Victoria and Kent cover a wide range of topics of the flowering kind, but in particular, they discuss hydrangeas, knockout roses, cutting flowers, Icelandic poppies, sunflowers, and willows.