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Our latest FREE WEBINAR: Basic Indoor Gardening

Learn why plants and gardens started in fall out-perform spring plantings. Save time and money with these tips on soil preparation, plant selection and planting. Recommendations for plants, pots, soils, lights, arrangements and care of species to engage the indoor gardener.

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Basic Indoor Gardening

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zoTYnqj4tQ&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFF3C7IbyvXQ8qvitfzD1xRI

 To view Pre-webinar Q and A: https://youtu.be/6zoTYnqj4tQ

 To view In our Garden: Birds and glass: https://youtu.be/_dxGxXzkMFA

 To view Indoor Gardening Chapter 1, Light and water: https://youtu.be/9mSesEQtI7A

 To view Indoor Gardening Chapter 2, Air and pests: https://youtu.be/sD2eE_ibkok

Fall Planting to Save Time and Money

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rebdu6Ojwc&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFEjFLmGYy66MEWzLM-muvnr

 To view Pre-webinar Q and A: https://youtu.be/4Rebdu6Ojwc

 To view Chapter 1, Why plant in Fall: https://youtu.be/t4hcxK1UEL0

 To view Chapter 2, Cut Clean: https://youtu.be/OeEMI_gf2Zs

 To view Chapter 3, Muddy In: https://youtu.be/hPjcaCqt19E

Simplify to Keep on Growing!

To view the recording of Simplify to Keep on Growing.

The whole webinar:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmt_mDRVxdo&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFGXpU5uA5vTAeIEMonUjDqW

To view Chapter 1: You, first: https://youtu.be/nmt_mDRVxdo

To view Chapter 2: Tools, plants, design: https://youtu.be/8NHCLOEPC4c

To view Chapter 3: Tips: https://youtu.be/LM8Qp68vCPY

 Click to download the notetaking outline and/or Chat transcript for Simplify to Keep on Growing.

More Mileage from Your Garden is a romp for gardener and non-gardener, too!

View the recordings:

For the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhk0MRCJ67s&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFG5rnT00PlHrA4XVNi3l-_y

Chapter 1: https://youtu.be/uhk0MRCJ67s

Chapter 2: https://youtu.be/WjBQhA84Nio

Chapter 3: https://youtu.be/nMN1iKrzCT0

Plant Names was great fun.

We took a romp through the why, how and practicality of plants' scientific names at this latest free webinar. Viewers told us "Loved it!" and "Great stuff!" You can view the recording from these links:

For the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrkG_O0ZERw&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFE1SNLZYhwYsFKSKqjq9ZEH

To view Chapter 1 Flowers and Plant Names: https://youtu.be/NrkG_O0ZERw

To view Chapter 2 Demystifiying Names: https://youtu.be/SAfZbLsPAIk

Plant Names includes two bonus videos:

Janet pronouncing the chat transcript name requests: https://youtu.be/L9w4TVFAikk

This week's work “in our gardens,” aired during the webinar warm-up: https://youtu.be/gnHs-nqscEQ

For the full experience, be sure to download the notetaking outline for Plant Names.

 

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Recordings of Weekend Walkabout webinars #7-56 are available exclusively to our webinar subscribers.

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Constructing Rustic Wood Arbors

A short how-to for those who would rather make a pretty arbor than cut and bundle long limbs cut down in tree pruning

#1 Early Spring Cuts, Weeds and Lawn:

Click to view #1.
How to know it's time to garden and what to do first. Which shrubs to cut hard, with help for doing right by the various hydrangeas. Pruning evergreens including lavender and other herbs, and cutting back perennials. Critical first steps in weed control and lawn care. With a plea to leave space for people as you design and plant.

#2 Too Big, Too Much:

Click to view #2.
The spring round of cutting back and cutting up has begun! Those shrubs are too big, those perennials are downright unruly and it seems there is too much to do all at once. We take you with us on the job right now to tame the rowdiest parts of the landscape. Together we can tackle that big old juniper, limit the lilac, clean up the clematis and sort the run-together roses and daisies

#3 Tools: Choices, use and care

Click to view #3. Even the best gardener can save time, energy, muscle strain and cause less stress to their plants by using the right tool. Professional gardeners Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila open their own toolbox for your inspection and share tips for selecting, using and caring for garden tools.

#4 Improving the Older Landscape: Re-design and renovation

Click to view #4. Established gardens and landscapes share certain challenges: shade, worn soil, overgrown plants and barren but high-visibility spots. Here are tips on where to start, overcoming the worst obstacles, restoring fertility, visualizing change and choosing plants to bring back that new garden glow.

#5 Weeds: To Know Them is to Beat Them

 Click to view #5. An in-depth look at how to get weeds out and keep them out of a garden. Many how-to examples featuring some of the most common and worst weeds a gardener faces.

#6 Plant it Well, Even When the Roots Aren't Right

Click to view #6 (This webinar is posted in 5 parts. Link takes you to part 1.) An eye-opening expose'. A must-see for anyone who plants trees and shrubs or has planted in the last ten years. Today's dilemma is that we all have an unprecedented wide choice in plant species and variety. However, we're also in the midst of a perfect storm of production practices and economic realities that have made it all too likely that the plant we buy will not have a good root system. Here is an eye-opening, helpful look at how this situation came about, the research attention it's getting, what you can expect to see, the fixes that professional gardeners-writers Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila have learned and results they are seeing.

#23 Pruning Evergreens, Trees and Shrubs

Click to view the entire Pruning Evergreens, Trees and Shrubs, or Chapter One,   Chapter Two,   Chapter Three
Many landscapes include evergreens, shrubs and trees which must be kept smaller than the plants' potential. It can be a challenge to keep them small, healthy and well shaped. August is a great time to prune to control the size and shape of these plants. Come learn how!

#29 Dividing Perennials

Click to view Chapter One (Why, when, how often), Chapter Two (Make the cuts!), Chapter Three (Most-asked questions), Chapter Four (Dividing 50 perennials)
One of the best features of a perennial garden is the potential to make the plants multiply through division. Indeed, some plants need regular division or they deteriorate. Don’t let anyone tell you that this plant or that “can’t” or “shouldn’t” be divided. They all can and we show you how, which need it, which can go without, when and how.

#7 Growing Top-Notch Edibles in Your Yard

Webinars #7 thru 22, 24-28 and 30-56: Attendance and recording available exclusively to webinar subscribers.

Help for both beginners and "old hands" in the basics of growing great veggies, fruits, nuts and herbs, plus tips for harvesting lots of safe, nutritious, low-cost produce from your own yard.

#40 Thank You, Great Grandfolks

Click to view Chapter One (200 Years to Root), Chapter Two (1920 to Today), Chapter Three (Reflections) or the whole webinar.
A look at the history of gardening in the U.S. Midwest. Engaging insights into why we grow what we do, the way we do and how our ancestors' gardening ways are still affecting our lives.

#44 Plant Names

Click to view Chapter One (Flowers and Names), Chapter Two (Demystifying Names) or the whole webinar.
It's a romp through the why, how and practicality of plants' scientific names. If you shied away from them before, this  session will help you tuck these useful tools into your garden shed, as comfortable as can be

#44 Bonus Videos

The information exchange began early, during our warmup session. And we added a postscript!
Click to see what kind of outdoor gardening you can do in  January.
Click to hear the webinar attendees' selected plant names, pronounced.

(Unnumbered) More Mileage from Your Garden

More Mileage from Your Garden (whole webinar)
Chapter 1: Talking to plants
Chapter 2: History and a future
Chapter 3: Word play & confidence

#51 Simplify to Keep on Growing All the Days of Your Life

Simplify to Keep on Growing  (whole webinar).
Chapter 1: You, first:
Chapter 2: Tools, plants, design
Chapter 3: Tips

#57 Getting the Garden Ready for Spring

To view the whole webinar: https://youtu.be/mI4-G0GaNRQ
To view the warm-up session of Your Q & A: https://youtu.be/4AlZIRAMw04

#66 Vegetable Gardening: Pest Patrol, early summer

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ-LGOUpqk0&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFFkm3L3RTulk7fVl5U6J28G
To view Delaying tactics In Our Garden: https://youtu.be/-KQYJqM-le4
To view only Vegetable Gardening, Pest patrol: https://youtu.be/zWaho9zz2Aw
To view the Managing landscape materials Stumper: https://youtu.be/xWjau8Z_x4Q
To view Pre-webinar Q and A: https://youtu.be/YQ-LGOUpqk0

#73 Color Cures for the August Blahs

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mawAfMVE88&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFGJChk087FwmqZqnqWpLmBk
To view August Blahs Pre-webinar Q&A: https://youtu.be/7mawAfMVE88
To view In Our Garden: Early August: https://youtu.be/loGIcQAqaJE
To view Main feature: Color Cures for the August Blahs - https://youtu.be/gLR0vxgPiwE 
To view Aiming for Answers in Early August: https://youtu.be/pWHTRbIajjE
To view Off the Cuff, More Pre-webinar Q&A: https://youtu.be/211ek6p4izE

#76 Garden Artistry: Sketching from your garden

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg7tbyDRBfFGb0FKTTEjp7oj3WY1wQLxJ
To view Garden Artistry Pre-webinar Q&A: https://youtu.be/PXCXs8ZKNOI
To view In Our Garden: Late August: Boundaries, for beds and problems https://youtu.be/I8aWidEKOLk
To view Main feature: Garden Artistry: Sketching from your garden https://youtu.be/6IOdH5J4aCg

#80 Fall Planting to Save Time and Money

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rebdu6Ojwc&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFEjFLmGYy66MEWzLM-muvnr
To view Pre-webinar Q and A: https://youtu.be/4Rebdu6Ojwc
To view Chapter 1, Why plant in Fall: https://youtu.be/t4hcxK1UEL0
To view Chapter 2, Cut Clean: https://youtu.be/OeEMI_gf2Zs
To view Chapter 3, Muddy In: https://youtu.be/hPjcaCqt19E

#87 Basic Indoor Gardening

To view the whole webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zoTYnqj4tQ&list=PLg7tbyDRBfFF3C7IbyvXQ8qvitfzD1xRI
To view Pre-webinar Q and A: https://youtu.be/6zoTYnqj4tQ
To view In our Garden: Birds and glass: https://youtu.be/_dxGxXzkMFA
To view Indoor Gardening Chapter 1, Light and water: https://youtu.be/9mSesEQtI7A
To view Indoor Gardening Chapter 2, Air and pests: https://youtu.be/sD2eE_ibkok