A compilation of four episodes from The Wisconsin Gardener Series, each with segments on container gardening. Programs include “Shade and Container Gardening” (#17866), “Garden Style” (#18602), “Gardening & Cooking with Herbs” (#18773) and “Pot It” (#18809). Each program runs about 28:00 and is also available individually – note item # indicated after each title. (2007) - DVD (112 minutes – total).
Jan. 18, 1994 satellite videoconference focusing on the complexity of garden insects and how they interact with their environment, with the idea that understanding insects is part of knowing how to manage them. Concentrates on 7 common orders of insects. Includes cassette of follow-up ETN question and answer session. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), AUDIOCASSETTE (55:00), PROGRAM GUIDE. (Master Gardener Series)
UW-Extension Horticulturalist Melinda Myers demonstrates how to divide and transplant rooted perennials such as primroses, mums and asters. (1984) – VHS VIDEO (13:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Helen Harrison demonstrates how to dig and store perennial bulbs that don’t overwinter well in Wisconsin, such as the gladiola, dahlia, canna, caladium, and tuberous begonia. (1984) – VHS VIDEO (15:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
UW-Extension Horticulturalist Melinda Myers demonstrates how to plant spring flowering bulbs and how to protect them over the winter months. (1984) – VHS VIDEO (10:00), PROGRAM GUIDE.
CD-Rom with multimedia voice-narrated slide shows in both English and Hmong languages focused on selling produce in farmers’ markets. Corresponds to web-based slide shows at UWEX Hmong Task Force website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hmong/resources/business.cfm. Topics covered include options for selling vegetables, suggestions on setting up the booth and ways to improve the display. Includes both Hmong and English language versions. Slides can be printed from the CD using PowerPoint software. (2001) – CD-ROM, NOTEBOOK WITH PRINTOUTS OF ALL FILES. (Hmong Web-Based Training in Business and Horticulture)
Focuses on how gardening is a great way to maintain physical activity and helps improve nutrition – two viable strategies for addressing arthritis. A Wisconsin Arthritis Program representative provides facts about arthritis and a USDA representative provides nutrition information. In addition, demonstrates a variety of tools and techniques that help reduce stress on joints while gardening. Describes how to make gardening easier, simple ways to modify the tools you already own, a few helpful tools and aids such as kneelers and seats, and gardening in raised beds and containers. Includes a “tour” of a garden planted by a master gardener. Completely revised and expanded from 2007 production. (2008) - DVD (34:00)
CD-Roms with multimedia voice narrated slide shows in both English and Hmong languages, focused on gardening topics. Corresponds to web-based slide shows at UWEX Hmong Task Force website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hmong/resources/business.cfm. Consists of 3 CD’s and notebooks each focused on a different topic related to vegetable gardening – 1. “Extending the Growing Season” (using cold frames and hot beds), 2. “Growing Beans & Peas”, 3. “Pesticides” (what are they, which to use, storage and disposal). Includes both Hmong and English language versions. Slides can be printed from the CD using PowerPoint software. (2001) – 3 CD-ROMS, 3 NOTEBOOKS WITH PRINTOUTS OF ALL FILES. (Hmong Web-based Training in Business and Horticulture Series)
Introduces children ages 8-14 to the basics of plant growth and gardening. Covers basic botanical parts of plants including roots, flowers, fruit and stems in an interesting, simple way. Also discusses basic gardening techniques from planting to harvest. (1986) – VHS VIDEO (15:00), 2 BOOKLETS.
CD-Rom with multimedia voice narrated slide shows in both English and Hmong languages, intended to give the Hmong population an overview of how community gardens are organized in Green Bay. Corresponds to web-based slide shows at UWEX Hmong Task Force website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hmong/resources/business.cfm. Covers registration procedures, rules for participation, information on acceptable pesticide use, and other general information. Includes both Hmong and English language versions. Slides can be printed from the CD using PowerPoint software. (2001) – CD-ROM, NOTEBOOK WITH PRINTOUTS OF ALL FILES. ( Hmong Web-Based Trainng in Business and Horticulture Series.)
Entomology for Master Gardeners. Consists of three parts: An introduction (39:40); Managing insects via IPM (22:45) and Beneficial insects (15:00). (2001) - VHS VIDEO (76:00). (Master Gardener Series)
1/30/96 satellite videoconference provides basic information on designing, planning, planting and maintaining perennial flower beds in the home lawn. Covers the basics of starting a perennial garden, recommends herbaceous perennials for a variety of sites. Primary objective is to provide tips and ideas for starting, growing and enjoying perennials in your yard. Includes (55:00) tape of follow-up ETN session available only in Wisconsin. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), PRINT MATERIALS, AUDIOCASSETTE. (Master Gardener Series).
Yoga therapist and teacher Julie Vosters demonstrates stretches and body mechanics which help people get in shape for vigorous exercise and physical activity in general though she focuses on gardening. (2011) – DVD (30:32).
Seven part video series produced by University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension several in conjunction with Iowa State University Cooperative Extension Services. Intended to provide Extension Master Gardeners with a variety of information concerning various aspects of gardening. VHS VIDEOS. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Features segments originally broadcast as part of “The Wisconsin Gardener” Series. Topics include “Planning your garden”, “Starting seeds”, and “Wisconsin-tested vegetable varieties”. (1995) - VHS VIDEO (17:00)
Features segments originally broadcast as part of “The Wisconsin Gardener” Series. Topics include “Perennial flowers”, “A cutting garden”, “Rock gardens” and “Hardy roses”. (1995) - VHS VIDEO (28:00)
Features segments originally broadcast as part of “The Wisconsin Gardener” Series. Topics include “Extending the harvest”, “Shielding vegetables from insects and cold”, and “Harvest and storage of root crops”. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (15:00)
Features segments originally broadcast as part of “The Wisconsin Gardener” Series. Topics include “Hosta gardening”, “Non-native shade plants”, and “Native shade plants”. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (15:00)
Designed for use by educators who conduct programs on the value of rain gardens and how to build them. Contains a CD with three PowerPoint presentations and a digital photo library of rain gardens, installation, figures and stormwater issues, along with other program materials. (2004) - CD-ROM
Two part PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM. Covers all aspects of cultivation of raspberries and strawberries in the home garden including recommended varieties, planting, pruning, support methods, pest and disease control. Meant to accompany various UWEX bulletins related to growing raspberries and strawberries in Wisconsin. (2000) – CD-ROM (58 frames each program), PRINT MATERIALS.
3/31/98 UWEX satellite videoconference. Provides basic information on soil origins, varieties and fertility to help gardeners make informed decisions about the need, type and quantity of liming and fertilizer materials to apply for turf, vegetables, ornamentals and other managed areas. Emphasizes the use of soil testing as a tool to help home owners make appropriate nutrient application decisions. (1998) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), PRINT MATERIALS. (Master Gardener Series)
Replaced by “Raspberries & Strawberries for the Home Garden” (see above)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on Japanese gardening. They start off with a visit to Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, one of the premier Japanese gardens of North America. In Waukesha, they learn how to create a portable Japanese moss garden. At Green Bay Botanical Gardens they’re tutored in how to create a simple ikebana flower arrangement. And finally, at Phin Sushi and Japanese Restaurant in Green Bay, Chef Taka turns simple cucumbers into exotic Japanese cuisine. (2013) – DVD (26:44).
Explains the basics of how to recycle your yard and kitchen waste through home composting. Describes how to use yard waste as mulch and explains the importance of leaving grass clippings on the lawn. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (20:00).
Satellite videoconference featuring Linda Naeve, Iowa State University Horticulturalist. Naeve follows the growth of a vegetable garden from start to finish, explaining how to grow most vegetable crops and answering viewer questions. Includes audiocassette of ETN question and answer segment which followed January 25, 1994 rebroadcast. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (2 hours), AUDIOCASSETTE, PROGRAM GUIDE. (Master Gardener Series).
Retired UW Weed Specialist Jerry Doll’s complete Farm Industry Short Course. Includes 28 lecture style presentations and three videos. Addresses weed identification and management in Midwest corn, soybean, small grains, forages, and pasture systems, but the principles are applicable to habitats and regions globally. **NOTE: Will only play on a PC or Mac DVD drive, will not play in a regular DVD player. Requires Flash Player 7 or above software, available free of charge from Adobe.** (2006) – DVD, PROGRAM GUIDE.
Host Shelley Ryan travels around the world without leaving Wisconsin. In LaCrosse, we tour the gardens of China, Germany, Russia and more at the Riverside International Friendship Gardens. In Alma, at the Hotel de Ville, she visits a secret garden inspired by the gardens of Southern France and Italy. She learns about a unique group of plants called “Fat Plants”, many of which hail from Madagascar, Mexico and Africa. Finally she visits plants from Egypt in Sturgeon Bay. (2011) - DVD (29 min.)
Host Shelley Ryan and her guests look at a variety of things green. They learn how to keep lawns green and healthy with a minimum of care and chemicals. Then they learn how to plant and grow asparagus by following a few simple guidelines, ending with a lesson in how to make asparagus soup and a roasted asparagus salad. Finally Ryan travels to Lodi and discovers how the community banded together to create a living memorial with daffodils. (2010) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss improving soil structure, insect problems in new beds, vegetable planting basics, essential herbs for the garden, and renovating a perennial bed. (1998) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Host Shelley Ryan visits the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Door County. In addition, she demonstrates preserving the harvest in an unusual manner for adults only. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson shows what happens to plants when there is too much water. Finally the program ends with a special visit to a wheelchair accessible garden that is functional, attractive and affordable. (2008) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan learns about the many sizes, shapes and colors of culinary basil with guest Diane Bober of Green Woman Herbs in Mineral Point. Then chef Wave Kasprzak, co-owner of The Dining Room in Monticello shares some great basil recipes including Thai basil shrimp and a basil bread salad. The program concludes with a look at landscape lighting which can be used to highlight a garden path or the outline of a tree against the sky. Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping, shows how landscape lighting is used at Olbrich Gardens in Madison. (2010) - DVD (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan takes a trip to Greenworks Plantscapes in Union Grove to see therapeutic horticulture action; visits Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison to learn about an ancient form of gardening art called espalier which is a great way to grow apples, pears and other trees in a small space; learns to make a stained-glass mosaic garden stake and talks with UW-Extension Entomologist Phil Pellittri about the decline of bees. (2011) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests celebrate fall. She looks at ornamental grasses in the La Crosse area, shares fall recipes using onions, leeks and garlic with Chef Wave Kasprzak, learns about viruses and how they can affect garden plants and visits some colorful autumn garden displays in Baileys Harbor in Door County, WI. (2007) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan discusses container gardening, shade gardening, planting “B & B” (balled and burlapped) shrubs, and getting rid of Eastern tent caterpillars. **Also available as a segment of “The Best of The Wisconsin Gardener: Container Gardening” – #18905**. (1994) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Host Shelley Ryan and her guests offer practical advice for people who think they have brown thumbs and for gardeners who just want to have more success in the back yard. Starting with a visit to the Flying Pig in Algoma they learn how to buy plants that will live. Next they focus on planting the right plant in the right spot by demonstrating how to read a plant label and how to reach your own back yard. Finally, soil scientist Doug Soldat takes the mystery out of soil pH. (2012) – DVD (25:10).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests take on projects to protect plants over winter and get ready for next spring including: testing and preparing the soil, protecting roses, how to make a fall compost pile and caring for native plants and grasses that are appropriate for Wisconsin home gardens. (1995) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests look at great peonies for fall planting, when and how to pick apples, forcing bulbs and gypsy moths. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on foliage. Among the topics they discuss are growing coleus, common fungal diseases among foliage and what to do about them, growing cover crops and unusual evergreens. (2007) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelly Ryan and her guests continue to focus on the gardening contributions of Wisconsin’s immigrants first begun in Wisconsin Gardener: Melting Pot. Shelley highlights the gardening gifts of Native Americans with a visit to the Tsyunhehkwa Project in Oneida. Then she discovers how to create a hardy tropical garden at the Thai garden in Olbrich Gardens and how to grow Hmong vegetables at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Finally, Liza Litefoot shows how to create a simple water feature and shares her love for South African art. (2004) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on garden design. Topics covered include: creating a design, designing a mixed border, choosing color and texture for the garden, creating garden rooms and resources: wreaths, seeds, Dia de los Muertos, bulbs. (2007) - DVD (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests show how to create unique gifts with plants we grow and harvest. Demonstrations include creation of gourd bird houses, wreaths and garlands, a garden statue and a willow garden tower. (2003) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan visits a wide variety of public and private gardens in Wisconsin including – An Old Fashioned Country Garden, A Rooftop Garden, A Portable Pond, A Bonsai Garden and A Formal Garden. **Also available as a segment of “The Best of The Wisconsin Gardener: Container Gardening” – #18905**. (2003) - VHS VIDEO (29:00). min.)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan takes a tour of an herb garden designed for cooking and teas. She learns about designing an herb garden and steeping herbs to use in tea and a variety of desserts. In Green Bay, Susan Beno creates herb butters, chutneys and salsas. Finally, Larry Schmitt demonstrates how to create beautiful silk scarves using herbs and plants. **Also available as a segment of “The Best of The Wisconsin Gardener: Container Gardening” - #18905**. (2005) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss a wide variety of gardening topics including: water gardens, fried sage leaves, wheelchair gardens, the banning of a common pesticide and creating with gourds. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan visits the new fern and moss garden at Rotary Gardens in Janesville and learns about creating beautiful leaf sculptures with ideas from David Calhoon of Green Bay’s Swanstone Gardens. Phil Pellitteri demonstrates how to identify and control Asian Lady Beetles. Finally, Shelley pays tribute to Ed Hasselkus, one of Wisconsin’s great horticulturists. (2004) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
In order to eat local, you have to grow local. Shelley Ryan and her guests look at ways to grow local. First they visit one of the oldest and largest community gardens in the country – the Eagle Heights Community Gardens where more than 520 plots are tended by UW-Madison students and their families. In Appleton, Susan Richardson shares how to grow food in a burlap bag in a parking lot. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson demonstrates how to identify vegetable diseases and what to do to prevent them from happening again next year. And finally at La Merenda Restaurant in Milwaukee, owner & chef Peter Sandroni serves up some of his favorite recipes using local foods. (2011) - DVD (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and guests demonstrate how to make wreaths with plants and grasses; discuss heirloom squash, pumpkins and gourds at Seed Savers Exchange; and discuss a fall Hispanic celebration in which marigolds play an important part. In addition Horticulturist Christian Harper explains why fall is the time to think about spring blooming plants and creative costumes made from plants and vegetables are showcased. (2006) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on growing ornamental bamboo, the physical removal of dandelions, eating dandelions and installing rain barrels. (2007) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests explore little known private and public gardens, including Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus, Giant Terra Cotta Sculptures in Sturgeon Bay, The Gardens of Epic in Verona and Sisson’s Peony Garden in Rosendale. (2012) – DVD (26:45).
Host Shelley Ryan visits a Madison garden that has color all season long and is accessible to people of all abilities. From there she travels to Avalon to learn about tree peonies, some of which have blooms the size of dinner plates. Tropical plants are the focus of a visit at Olbrich Gardens in Madison. Finally, at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Ryan learns how to control horsetails, an ancient plant that can be quite invasive. (2009) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan features hot things from the garden. Some “hot” trees are cutting edge – maples with multi-colored leaves, variegated redbuds and elderberrys with leaves that look like black lace. Ryan explores ways to grow and use red, green and yellow hot peppers. At Colleens Vinegars in Neenah, she learns to make and use a variety of vinegars including chili and balsamic vinegar. Finally, Joe Krawczyk demonstrates easy techniques for cultivating mushrooms. (2006) - DVD (28:30).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on creating gardens to be enjoyed by both gardeners and hummingbirds. In Green Bay, Jan Wos designs containers that will bring hummingbirds right to the porch or deck. At Blooming Valley Nursery near Spring Green, the focus is on providing food, shelter and water in a garden that will bring hummingbirds back year after year. Finally, Kathi Rock discusses the importance of not only providing great nectar producing plants but also supplementing with feeders at her urban hummingbird garden in Madison. (2010) - DVD (28:00).
Host Shelley Ryan starts with a spring woodland garden that shines in the shade. Then she travels to Avalon, WI to learn about new plants for small scale gardens including miniature hostas and junior evergreens. UW-Extension Entomologist Phil Pellitteri shows how to combat bugs with some new insecticides and in Winter, WI the focus is color in the garden. (2009) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests share tips on indoor gardening, including what grows well indoors and what doesn’t. They discuss fruiting houseplants, getting started with bonsai, growing sprouts and plant folklore. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss landscaping for birds. Topics covered include: The ultimate bird garden, Prairie plants for birds, A butterfly garden and How to make a water garden. See also “The Wisconsin Gardener: More Landscaping for Birds” – #18399. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan shares tips on late summer projects including: culling gardens, extending the vegetable harvest, drying cut flowers, seeding a lawn, lawn care, protecting vegetables from insects and garden diseases. (1993) - VHS VIDEO (42:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan discovers magnolias blooming in Blanchardville and rain gardens in Cross Plains. She also looks at the many types of lettuce that gardeners can grow, including some varieties perfect for summer. After the harvest, chef Rafe Montello shares some tips on cooking with lettuce. Finally, Shelley learns about making violet jelly in Viroqua. (2005) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests celebrate the gardening contributions of some of our immigrants. John Elsley demonstrates the versatility of hostas. Susan Churchill shows how to make an English wattle fence. Jan Wos teaches how to turn anything into a great container and Sabi Atteyih shares great recipes from the Mediterranean. (2004) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Shelley Ryan takes a lighthearted look at gardening mistakes we have all made including – common mistakes made with container plantings such as underwatering, overwatering and poor pruning; planting trees & shrubs too close to roads and buildings; common tree planting mistakes including strangulation; and ends with how to fix a pruning nightmare. (2011) - DVD (29 min.)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests continue exploring landscaping for birds, focusing on fall and winter. Topics covered include trees and shrubs that attract birds, protecting from wildlife, woody and winter landscapes for birds. See also earlier production “The Wisconsin Gardener: Landscaping for Birds” #18317. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan continues her theme of visiting Wisconsin’s gardens. Those visited include – Longenecker Gardens at the UW-Madison Arboretum; The Flying Peg in Algoma; A private garden in Green Bay and The Gardens of Taliesin at Spring Green. (2010) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests look at ways to put rocks to use in your garden. Topics covered include: a garden rock primer, rock garden bed creation, miniature portable rock gardens and making your own garden trough. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on how to garden organically – safely and successfully. They discuss organic vegetable gardening, organic pesticides and biological controls, organic apples and food safety. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests visit some of Wisconsin’s great, outstanding, inspiring gardens – both public and private. (2000) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan visits a variety of Wisconsin Gardens from the far north to the southern part of the state. She begins at the Winter Greenhouse in Winter, WI followed by the Children’ Garden at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. From there she goes to the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc and finishes her tour at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. (2009) - DVD (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests give suggestions for preparing for the arrival of spring. They look at new sunflowers for 1997, good garden websites, fertilizing basics, and choosing a conifer for year round interest. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (24:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan visits Troy Gardens in Madison to learn about corn smut. A disease to some, corn smut or huitlachoche, is considered a culinary delicacy to many. Extension Plant pathologist Brian Hudelson tells of other plant diseases that can turn beneficial such as Rembrandt tulips. The program also alerts gardeners to a potential new insect problem, emerald ash borer. Finally, Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm near Lake Geneva shows how to garden with plant communities to maximize success in the garden. (2005) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Wisconsin’s clay soil is high in fertility, and retains moisture well but not all plants thrive in it. Host Shelley Ryan checks out a group of prairie plants that love clay on the UW-Green Bay Campus. Near Delafield at NuGenesis Farm we get an update on the latest organic gardening techniques for the home gardener. Erin Silva shows us how to prevent fungal diseases and even keep the deer away while eating healthy ourselves. Plant Pathologist Brian Hudelson warns that using free mulch without knowing what’s in it could add diseases to the garden. And finally, we meet a couple who have built an enormous garden while creating a quarry at their home in Seymour, WI. (2011) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan checks out creative container gardening. She explores which vegetables and herbs lend themselves to containers and the ratio of water, soil and fertilizer they’ll need. A rock gardener shares his secrets for fashioning lightweight and durable containers from Styrofoam. The program also visits Olbrich Gardens in Madison to learn about bog container gardens filled with carnivorous pitcher plants. And in Green Bay, Jan Wos shows how to create container gardens for fall and even winter. **Also available as a segment of “The Best of The Wisconsin Gardener: Container Gardening” – #18905**. (2006) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests showcase plants and vegetables that can be used as ornamentals and as great additions to meals. Additional segments discuss the history of root crops and the medicinal properties of garlic as a natural antibiotic. (2003) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests look at how to get your garden ready for a long Wisconsin winter. Topics include: putting the perennial garden to bed, digging and storing tender bulbs, putting the vegetable garden to bed, and cleaning up the fruit garden. (1997) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Host Shelley Ryan visits rooftop gardens at Beloit Memorial Hospital and learns how to make a birdhouse rooftop garden at Winter Greenhouse in Winter, WI. She also learns how to raise Cecropia Moths as well as how to grow Clematis. (2009) - DVD (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan explores a secret garden in a busy Madison neighborhood which has numerous water features, a Japanese moss garden and an English garden. Then she travels to Willow Glen Nursery in Iowa to learn how to grow a living willow fence. She also suggests some less-common clematis choices and demonstrates a new, better way to plant trees. (2006) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests cover a wide variety of topics including – Bill Radler’s prize-winning roses, how plants reproduce and how to get help for sick plants. They also look at creating a willow trellis and “Plant a Row for the Hungry”, a new way to use extra produce. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan shows how to get a jump on spring and satisfy your green thumb. Topics covered include: pruning shrubs, forcing branches indoors, indoor herbs, starting seeds indoors, planning your garden and beneficial insects. (1994) - VHS VIDEO (27 :00).
Host Shelley Ryan takes a close look at plants that are beautiful and edible, and gardens that are sustainable. In Spring Green, Ina Lukas demonstrates how to create a garden that will attract both butterflies and gardeners. At Rotary Gardens in Janesville, Ryan sees a wall composed entirely of ornamental edible plants. The topic at Carandale Farm in Oregon is Aronia, a shrub that has been used to provide color and highly ornamental fruit. The fruit is also highly edible, very sustainable and tastes great too! Finally she visits a student run vegetable garden at Lawrence University in Appleton that provides food to the University cafeteria. (2010) - DVD (28:00).
To many of us gardening is an art form, and Jan Wos consistently showed Wisconsin gardeners how to create living works of art. In this episode, friends and fellow gardeners remember Jan, a frequent guest on The Wisconsin Gardener, who passed away in May of 2011. (2012) – DVD (26:45).
Host Shelley Ryan travels to Rotary Gardens in Janesville to look at perennials and annuals that do not even reach their peak until fall. In Lone Rock, Master Gardener volunteer Roger Reynolds builds the perfect compost pile and shares the secrets to his success. He also teaches the fine art of lasagna gardening. No, it does not involve pasta, but your garden will thank you for it as you create healthy weed-free beds for next spring. Finally, at Middlebury Hills CSA Farm near Barneveld, the topic is planting fall vegetables using germination blankets. (2010) - DVD (29:00).
Travel back in time to look at the fossil record of plants that existed in ancient times in Wisconsin’s first gardens. And, learn how to make a dinosaur terrarium. It’s a great project for kids, or those of us who still like to pretend we’re kids. (2012) – DVD (26:45)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss how to identify poison ivy and what to do if you find it close to home. They focus on how to avoid the Emerald Ash Borer by planting trees other than ash. They also learn more about the Slow Food Movement and finally, about plants that don’t need soil to grow. (2008) - DVD (27:00).
Shelley Ryan and her guests look at examples of why gardening is good for you. Viewers visit a healing garden at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, meet Charlie Anderson, a blind gardener, learn how to control invasive garlic mustard by eating it, see old-time handmade garden pottery made by Wakefield Jackson and finally, look at the new additions to Rotary Garden in Janesville. (2004) - VHS VIDEO (29:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests explore the world of heirloom gardening. Segment 1 (18:07) focuses on what an heirloom garden is and visits Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa and an 1860′s garden at Old World Wisconsin. Segment 2 (23:49) looks at cooking with a variety of heirloom fruits and vegetables. (1999) - VHS VIDEO (42:00 – total).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss look at some very special gardens which capture the fun of gardening. They visit a swimming hole garden, a miniature garden, a picture frame garden, as well as a whimsical garden complete with fairies and a headless queen. (2008) - DVD (29:00).
Most gardeners spend winter preparing for spring and some even bring their gardens inside. Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests focus on gardening in the winter. Topics include Ornamental peppers, A choo-choo garden, Community supported agriculture and Pruning grapes. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Host Shelley Ryan looks at green weed control using some very common and safe kitchen products, even boiling water! She also visits Rotary Gardens in Janesville to see the hellebores which are easy to grow, long-lived and low maintenance. And at Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Jeff Epping shows how and why certain trees and shrubs benefit from being cut back all the way to the ground every few years. (2009) - DVD (27:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests explore some of Wisconsin’s more uncommon gardens including “Azaleas at Foxfire”, “A Dinosaur Garden”, “A Horticulturist’s Garden”, “Paine Art Center Photo Essay”, “A Wisconsin Tropical Garden”, “A Memory Garden”, “A Garden in Brillion”, “A Mosaic Garden” and “A Halloween Garden”. (2002) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests learn what horticultural therapy is and how it’s used; buy local at the South Madison Farmer’s Market, learn how to dry home grown fruits and vegetables; and discover some of the unique places where bees thrive. (2012) – DVD (26:45).
Shelley Ryan and her guests discuss getting gardening tools ready for spring, large and small apple trees for the home gardener, and dormant oils – a way to stop insects before they become a problem. They also offer specifics on forced bulbs for early spring blooms and a lighthearted look at labels for the garden. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (33:00).
Shelley Ryan & her guests focus on water management issues in your backyard. They look at a way to create a flower bed in nine inches of gravel that requires no water; learn about Prickly Pear Cactus as well as other cacti; how to conserve water while keeping a lawn healthy and finally, ways to prevent storm water runoff in our own driveways with water permeable concrete. (2011) - DVD (29:00).
Host Shelley Ryan focuses on weeds, wine and chocolate. In Pardeeville, she learns how to control noxious weeds like Buckthorn, Honeysuckle and Garlic Mustard and how to replace them with something more attractive like Wild Ginger. In Green Bay, she plants gorgeous containers with plants that go with wine and chocolate. And finally, she learns recipes for butternut squash. (2009) - DVD (28:00).
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and guests spend an eclectic program looking at a variety of plants and gardens. Topics covered include: Ornamental Willow Trees, Weeping Trees, Insects & Diseases in Birch Trees, A Garden for the Handicapped and Breeding Daylilies. (2002) - VHS VIDEO (28:00).
Shelley Ryan and her guests learn to recognize the Dutch Elm Disease fungus; visit the historic Village of Cooksville where outhouses have become the focal point of elegant gardens; discover a giant wasp that is new to Wisconsin and learn ikebana – the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. (2012) – DVD (26:45)
Master Gardener Shelley Ryan shows how you can create a landscape that blossoms when the snow flies. Topics include seeing winter in a new way, decorative bird treats, critter damage, wreath making, ornamental grasses, winter damage and holiday plants. (1993) - VHS VIDEO (27:00).
Host Shelley Ryan focuses on keeping outdoor gardens colorful and attractive during the winter. She learns how to create whimsical decorations that are fun and easy to make as well as colorful winter containers with berries, flowers and branches. In addition, Ryan learns how to create winter arrangements for a table or mantle and discovers some tips for controlling insects and overwintering rosemary. (2008) - DVD (29:00).
The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) offers educational programs to low-income families, children and senior adults about preparing nutritious meals, managing food dollars and keeping food safe. This video focuses on WNEP’s vegetable garden projects and demonstrates how WNEP teaches clients how to garden and use the produce from their gardens to make nutritious, low-cost meals. (2001) - VHS VIDEO (13:00).
PowerPoint presentation focusing on the most common insect problems seen in Wisconsin vegetables. Highlights non-chemical and alternative control methods such as planting dates, insect traps and foil mulches. See A3422 “Commercial Vegetable Production in Wisconsin” for chemical recommendations. Separate presentations cover – Carrots, celery & salad greens (12 slides); Cole crops (39); Onions (16); Potatoes (25); Snap beans (21); Tomatoes and peppers (21); Vine crops (18). Replaces individual slide sets – #16584-90. (2000) - CD-ROM, SCRIPTS.
Melinda Meyers, Milwaukee County Extension Horticulture Agent discusses a variety of ways of handling yard waste including composting, leaving grass clippings on the lawn, selecting the right plants for the right location to reduce the need to prune and using waste as a mulch. Includes instructions for several composting methods. (1990) - VHS VIDEO (17:00).