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Growing on the High Plains



The program that started it all. Growing on the High Plains with Skip Mancini teaches about all things that grow on the high plains. Listen as Skip discusses gardening or talks with the pros around the region. One things for sure, Skip will prepare liste



Published: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:25:38 GMT

 



Pole Beans

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Many of the old timers in the gardening world swear that pole beans have a better taste than their bush grown cousins. This season I decided to test the claim by growing both kinds. The differences between the two bean types are many in terms of space requirements and visual elements. As far as the taste, the jury is still out because at my deadline


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Rain barrels

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

One of the hottest items in lots of gardening catalogues is the rain barrel, proving that 'everything old is new again'. Throughout history we have found ways to save up rainy day water and then used it during dry times. Today's offerings can make a fashion statement in your lawn or garden, but there are also some old-fashioned ways of conserving


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Mowing

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Though summer is the major growing season for most gardeners, it's also the major mowing season for many. Today we'll take a look at lawnmowers and the men who made them, beginning with four-legged 'natural clippers'. These were followed by horse-drawn reels and walk-behinds that were eventually developed into the gas guzzling producers of one of the


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Milkweed Part Two

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The more than 140 species of milkweed have a long and varied history. Named Asclepius for the Greek god of healing, its medicinal uses are many. However, several species are toxic, so if the plant is used as a health remedy, the user should be well-informed in advance. The physical properties of milkweed have resulted in various uses for the stems a


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Milkweed Part Two

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT

The more than 140 species of milkweed have a long and varied history. Named Asclepius for the Greek god of healing, its medicinal uses are many. However, several species are toxic, so if the plant is used as a health remedy, the user should be well-informed in advance. The physical properties of milkweed have resulted in various uses for the stems


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Milk Weed Part One

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Some consider this wildflower a weed, but to Monarch butterflies and those who love them, this perennial is precious and should be a part of every garden.


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Milk Weed Part Two

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 GMT

this is the second part of the milk weed series, and we discover different uses for a plant many think of as a weed.


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Solomon Seal

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A shade loving perennial seems to give the 'seal' of approval to our high plains garden climate.


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Hollyhocks

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Skip discovers a surprise gift that has brightened her summer.


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Early birds

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Most plants in Skip's garden got a jump on spring, producing foliage, buds, flowers, and fruits earlier than usual, and thus allowing an amazing harvest of ripe tomatoes in mid-June.


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Artichokes

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Impulse buying results in a trip down memory lane and a new challenge for Skip's gardening skills.


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Jerusalem Artichokes

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at a vegetable that is an artichoke in name only.


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Larkspur

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A father's gift is regenerated each year, leaving a legacy of 'little blue flowers' to brighten the garden and the heart.


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Spirea

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at a flowering shrub that has maintained its popularity on the high plains from early-day homesteads to modern-day domiciles.


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Water Gardens Part Two with NEW SKip intro

Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A look at some plants that thrive under, in, and around the water.


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Water Gardens Part Three with NEW Skip intro

Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Stocking your garden pond with critters can be lots of fun, but watch out for the uninvited guests!


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Water Gardens Part One with NEW Skip Intro

Mon, 14 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Skip begins a 3 part series on ponds and pools in the yard and garden.


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sun dried tomatoes

Thu, 03 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

In honor of Mother's Day, we'll revisit a past GHP story that feature's a conversation between Skip and her gardening guru mom.


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School days

Thu, 03 May 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Today the school bell rings as Skip recounts her recently gained education experiences through the Master Gardener Program.


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Secondary Root Crops

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Some gardeners choose to expand their vegetable repertoire and go beyond potatoes, onions, carrots and beets. Today we'll look at some other edibles that lie beneath the soil line.


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Honey Locusts

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 04:00:00 GMT

A tree that has become a mainstay of shelterbelts and shade can sometimes present a 'sticky' situation and a crop of unwanted fruits.


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Onions Part Two

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Tips on the care and feeding of a plant that is an essential part of any kitchen garden.


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Going Local

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:00:00 GMT

Skip finds that sometimes a search for the good stuff can be found right in her own backyard.


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Forsythia

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Learn about a favorite flowering shrub that American gardeners have taken to home and heart.


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Onions Part One

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Today we'll turn our attention to the onion, a pungent plant that holds a rich culinary and cultural history.


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Pussy Willows

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

An early harbinger of spring can be the cat's meow in a high plains garden.


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Rhubarb

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Grow your own namesake ingredient for a Hey-Bob-A-Rebob-Rhubarb Pie that would surely be Garrison Keillor's favorite!


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Winthorn Rose

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT

We close out our month of roses with a plant that offers a sticky situation, or should we say a thorny proposition?


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Roses

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

We'll start off a study of roses with a brief history of everybody's favorite Valentine Flower.


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Rocks

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Today we'll look at the makeup and background of a rock formation that looks mighty like a rose.


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Rosehips

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Roses can bring good things to our lives, even after the bloom has faded.


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Good ideas

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Today we'll review some new offerings from some old plants that will bring about some improvements that most gardeners should welcome.


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Peace Lily

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

One of the most popular houseplants does double duty as it asks you to take a good look at its beauty, and then take a deep breath of freshly scrubbed air.


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New Gardens For A New Year

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

A look at the past weather and future forecasts gives a warning that old gardening methods may need a bit of a change to succeed on the high plains.


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Beautiful Blizzard

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT

Skip looks on the bright side of a recent snow storm and finds lots to be glad about.


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Bristlecone

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Skip discovers a rare and special holiday tree whose relatives are actually older than Methuselah.


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Rosemary

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT

what better holiday tree than one made form rosemary, an herb just made for keeping memories.


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Fir Trees

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A look at the classic holiday tree that's hard to find on the High Plains.


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Kochia Christmas Trees

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

An invasive weed has sometimes offered holiday cheer in past times.


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live christmas trees

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Care and feeding of a holiday tree that will be around long past the holidays.


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Skip Mancini's Annual Look Back

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Skip Mancini's annual look at the gardening year is filled with drought and soaring temperatures, but there are some bright spots in the midst of the hard times.


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Garden Clubs

Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Originating in an earlier day when gardening was often a social activity, and facing near extinction at one point, today's garden clubs are finding a resurgent popularity via the internet.


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Time Pieces

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMT

colorful fall folieage on the treeless high plains is a rare and welcome sight. today, we'll take a closer look at what causes leaves to turn and eventually fall.


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Choppers and Loppers

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Skip takes a look at gardener's favorite tools.


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Bromeliads

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

These popular houseplants can pay you back with babies galore!


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Rose of Sharon

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A flowering shrub that was most at home in a grandmother's prairie garden of yesteryear, this is a tough cookie that can take the heat and bring you blooms when many others have fallen by the wayside.


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Harvest time

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Skip looks at the rewards that can result from hard work and how to store them for the year ahead.


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Smokebush

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A look at a shrub that work well on many levels for High Plains gardeners providing mass, texture, colorful foliage, and wispy blooms (if you're willing to wait a few years.)


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Creepy Crawlers

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A look at perennial and annual weeds that fine, twin, and torment garderes through the HPPR region.


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Flower Power

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

We'll finish out our special series on weeds with a look at plants that could sometimes be mistaken for regular residents of a flower bed or border.


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Grasses as Grinches

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Broadleaf weeds are sometimes a walk in the part compared to controlling unwanted grasses.


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Prickles and Stickles

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Though a far cry from cactus, today's weed entries definiely bring up some thorny issues.


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Evil Edibles

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:00:00 GMT

let's set the table and see what's on the menu, weewise. Today, we'll discuss weeds that can function as spring toinics, greena dn leafy vitamin pills, or the makings of a soup or salad course.


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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

When you're short on rainfall, these flowers, shrubs, and grasses will make your life easier and your water bills smaller- plus they all seem to succeed in our growing zones.


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Okra

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Our subject for today concerns a vegetable that seems to be either loved or hated....


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Hornworms

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

If a move were made about this insect, it would have to be called, "Beauty and the Beast," for it could easily play both the title roles. Today, let's stand up on our hind legs and observe the life cycle of the tomato hornworm.


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pears

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Here's a look at a pear tree type that has been around a long time, but is still an 'oldie but a goodie' for growing pears on the High Plains.


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Bad boys

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll embark on a series about weeds- those pesky, prankish guests who come to the garden party without an invitation and can wind up taking over the entire homestead.


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Gardening on the Dry Side

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Tips for surviving a bone dry season in the garden.


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Ice Plant

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll take a look at a succulent perennial that stores water, blooms throughout hte summer, and is being recommended as a fire retardant ground cover in wildfire areas.


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Weather Woes

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A record breaking drought....


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Jerusalem Artichokes

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

An easy to grow vegtable that's related to the globe artichoke in name only, it looks like a sunflwoer in the garden, and cooks up like a potato in the kitchen.


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Yucca

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

This spiky plant works really well on the high plains, especially in a garden that's sporting a southwestern flair.


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Planting the Skips

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A look at how growin up with a garden can teach lessons in life planting.


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Out of the Mouths of Dads

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

To commemorate Father's day, Skip looks back at some wit and wisdom handed down from some daddies she has known.


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Miller Moths

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Today, skip sizes up an enemy that makes an annual invasion this time of year. In case youre wondering what time of year it is.. it's miller time!


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Iris Part One USE

Tue, 24 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Growing iris is fairly simple on the high plains. Today, we'll cover the basics of bringing this old fashioned favorite to your garden.


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Iris Part One USE

Tue, 24 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

From mythological beginnings in ancient Greece through the Dark Ages and into the Age of Enlightenment, a flower and its rhisome have deep roots in the history of mankind.


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big Apple gardens

Fri, 06 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

a visit to the big city brings about some surprises


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Iris part two

Thu, 05 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Growing iris is fairly simple on the high plains. Today, we'll cover the basics of bringing this old fashioned favorite to your garden.


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The High Line

Thu, 05 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

how you gonna keep them on the farm after they've seen the high line?


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Iris Part One

Thu, 05 May 2011 04:00:00 GMT

From mythological beginnings in ancient Greece through the Dark Ages and into the Age of Enlightenment, a flower and its rhisome have deep roots in the history of mankind.


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Arbor Day

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

This national day of tree planting started with a great idea that was hatched on... where else? The treeless High Plains! Today, we'll trace the history of Arbor Day, and watch its development from a dream on the NEbraska prairie to a world wide annual event that makes trees available to anyone who wants to plant them.


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Celosia

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

A look at this colorful annual shows why it's no popular in private and public planting spaces....


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Its in the Bag

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

If you find yourself wanting a vegtable garden, but with no place to put it, then consider taking on some extra baggage...


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Hostas

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Some plants are made to bring green to the landscape....


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Pine Wilt Part Two

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 04:00:00 GMT

Join us for a field trip to look for Pine Wilt, and to learn from an expert how to combat the disease.


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Pine Wilt Part One

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A deadly disease is sweeping across our land...


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Lettuce Part Two

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Skip investigates and highly praises a new fangled idea for producing and marketing lettuce.


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Potatoes

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

The "eyes" have it this week as Skip discusses the history and planting of potatoes.


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Pine Wilt One

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A deadly disease is sweeping across our land...


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Springtime Events

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Skip covers the regional springtime events.


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Butterfly Gardens Part Two

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Get your pencil ready, because today we'll make a list of plants that will attract butterflies and their equally showy caterpillars to your gardens.


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Butterfly Gardens Part One

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Today we'll examine butterly behavior and elements needed for a successful haven for these "garden jewels."


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Lettuce Part One

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A look at the many types of spring lettuce, plus some tips on growing this salad mainstay in your garden.


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Stevia

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A search for a sugar substitute takes us to the garden and a look at the stevia plant. Used for centuries, its sweet tasting leaves are legal to grow ad consume in the U.S., but there are some strings attached.


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Windchimes

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Our high plains weather systems make outdoor survival a challenge, not only for garden plants, but also for garden "pretties." Finding a wind chime that withstands a 60 mile an hour breeze sometimes means you have to make your own.


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Stevia

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

A search for a sugar substitute takes us to the garden, and a look at the stevia plant. Used for centuries, its sweet tasting leaves are legal to grow and consume in the United States, but there are some strings attached.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/.jukebox/media/hppr/948364/mp3/hppr/podcast/319/948364.mp3




Chimineas

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Patio fireplaces are especially nice for taking the chill off mild winter months and allowing housebound gardeners some time in the great outdoors.


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Hyacinths

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

These early spring blooms are always a welcome sight in the flower bed, but while the snow flies, they can provide color and fragrance indoors. .. if you give them a sunny window and a watery home for putting down roots.


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Remembrance Plants

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

As gardens get established, they sometimes become home to "remembrance plants" that offer a walk down memory lane. Today, Skip views her garden as a photo album of the past.


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Hyacinths

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

these early spring blooms are always a welcome sight in the flower bed, but while the snow flies, they can provide color and fragrance indoors if you give them a sunny window and a watery home for putting down roots.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/.jukebox/media/hppr/943473/mp3/RegionalProgramming/podcast/319/943473.mp3




Chimineas

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT

Fireplaces are espeically nice for taking the chill off mild winter months, and allowing housebound gardeners some time in the great outdoors.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/.jukebox/media/hppr/943472/mp3/RegionalProgramming/podcast/319/943472.mp3




Christmas Tree Redux

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Why not end the holiday season with the three"R's?" Today, we'll look at ways to renew, recycle, or reuse that Christmas tree you thought was trash, but just might turn out to be a treasure.


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Christmas Cactus

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

This holiday favorite takes some special care to bloom one cue, but the rewards are worth the effort.


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Gifts of the Magi

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Today, we'll catch the scent and track two biblical spices that have been used for centuries in exalted temples, though they are best known for their appearance in a lowly stable in Bethlehem.


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Mistletoe

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Skip looks at the history of this romantic plant and then revisits her own history for a childhood Christmas memory.


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Poinsettias

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT

A look at the plant that says, "Christmas," no matter what time of the year.


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Thanksgiving 2010

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Skip Mancini takes her annual look at the past garden year. She find some glorious successes, a few failures, and as usual there's also much to be thankful for whie bridging the gap from one growing season to the next.


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Thanksgiving 2010

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMT

Skip Mancini takes her annual look at the past gardening year. She finds some glorious successes and a few failures, and, as usual, there's also much to be thankful for, while bridging the gap from one growing season to the next.


Media Files:
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/.jukebox/media/hppr/936535/mp3/RegionalProgramming/podcast/319/936535.mp3