The Garden Show Podcast

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Mildew on peony, whitefly on Hibiscus. And now, on to Christmas Cactus!

Sometimes plants just grow too much!
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Orchids & Harvest

All about the bountiful harvest and orchids
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Potato Beetles, Aphids and Bugs on Garlic

Sheep vs cattle manure - which is best?
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Lavender Scones you say?!!

Questions include tomato ID, how much water is enough, and oh those invasive violets!
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Sustainable Horticulture and a Few Pest Solutions

Support you local insects with great tips on biodiversity!
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The Theme is Varmints!

Pests in the garden, and is milkweed really a weed?
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Bugs & More Bugs + Transplanting

Lots of questions about insects eating plants, pruning Lilacs and transplanting peonies comes up ...
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It's Almost the Rhubarb Show!

Rose eating rabbits, Butterfly Bush care, Trillium transplanting and lawn fertilizing are just a ...
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Tulips, Tomatoes and Treats for Birds

We're all over the garden this week - it's edibles, ornamentals and weed elimination on the Garde...
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Sheep vs Cattle Manure

Boxwood replacement ideas, vinegar as a herbicide, orchids and Wisteria all make it onto the Gard...
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Long Weekend = Time to Plant!

The theme becomes lawn care, Allium (or ornamental onion), and time to get planting!
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All Over The Garden

Charlie answers diverse questions including: weeds, Dahlias, affecting colour of Hydrangea, and w...
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Charlie Reports LIVE from Mexico!

Callers are keen to get going with pruning, deadheading, planting and more!
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Catching Up On Emails!

Email questions are addressed from across the gamut - lawns, soil, bird seed messes and aphid pre...
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Earth Day 2022

The garden "bug" has infected callers from all over Canada to phone in with all kinds of differen...
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Turns into the Pruning Show!

Pruning hedges and roses, dormant spray for fruit trees and 'blind' tulips are all covered on the...
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Lots About Pruning

Spring is a great time to get out and clean up our gardens and prune some shrubs.
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Lots to Learn About Shrubbery

What about grubs and shrubs is top of mind this weekend on the Garden Show.
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First Show of the Spring!

The First Show of Spring is all about Forsythia cuttings, moles vs voles, and early spring bulbs.
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They're Not Called Gypsy Moths Any Longer

Roses, catmint, grass seed blends are covered this week. My suggested best tree replacement for a...
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Plant Sunflowers for Ukraine

Callers are full of ideas; like planting sunflowers, propagating and pruning lilacs, jade plants ...
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It Turns into the Hibiscus Show!

Hibiscus, cacti and succulents are on the minds of our listeners this week.
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Weeds and more weeds!

Everyone is getting excited for spring gardening - weeds, pruning hedges and rejuvenating gardens...
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What to do with lost and now found bulbs?

Bulbs, Bromeliads, Gypsy moth eggs and more are covered this week on the Garden Show.
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All About Orchids

Everything you've ever wanted to know about orchids, with a special guest!
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On Birds and Foxes

Today's show is (almost) all about the birds!
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(Almost) All About Fertilizing

Longer days means growth, and that means time to feed your houseplants.
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Wilted Christmas Cactus and What Now with the Amaryllis?

What's the difference between hen manure and the synthetic 'blue stuff'? Listen and learn to this...
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It's Another Amaryllis Show!

Indoor plants like Bromeliads and Amaryllis dominate the show this week.
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What to do with Big Old Houseplants?

More houseplant care, ant annihilation and pruning tips on the Garden Show.
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A New Year and a New Garden Show!

It's all about houseplant care this week on The Garden Show.
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Just Found More Bulbs!

Saving birds, the pros and cons of lawn fertilizer, and searching for pests on indoor plants plus...
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It's Christmas Cactus Time!

Christmas cactus' and poinsettia dropping buds and leaves seem to be top of mind this week on the...
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What Do Sow Bugs Eat?

Challenges with Wisteria, Gardenia and Mandevilla predominate this week.
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How To Overwinter Plants in Pots Outdoors

As winter approaches we get great questions about timing fertilizer and planting bulbs outdoors.
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More about Hydrangeas, Planting Wildflowers and Slime Mold (yuck!)

We cover roses, slime mold, and 'channeling' Mother Nature when planting wildflower seeds.
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Dean Hollin Joins the Garden Show

A new co-host plus great questions about composting, growing garlic, Mandevilla and ninebark choi...
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We Get Frost!

Final cut for the lawn, fall fertilizer to follow and overwintering tender Dahlias and fig trees ...
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When to Plant Garlic and How to Overwinter Hostas

Winter prep in the garden continues - eliminating weeds, propagating roses and more!
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Winter is Coming!

Whether overwintering tender plants like geraniums and Calla lilies, or turning Poinsettias any c...
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What to do with Potted Plants Over the Winter?

Iris' blooming out of season, bringing tropical plants indoors and winter protection for boxwood ...
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Frank Came Back!

Frank is sitting in to help Charlie solve callers questions: orchid bugs, poisonous plants, fall ...
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Seed Saving, Toadstools, and What's Ripping Up My Lawn?

Today we are inside with orchids and outside with lawns and tender perennials
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Why Do Trees Suddenly Die?

Apple trees, Japanese maples, even issues with sweet peas and morning glory are addressed this week.
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Last Weekend of Summer

Pruning cedar, privet, silverlace vine and maples are topical along with chocolate vine and powde...
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Charlie Goes it Alone

Pruning apple trees and Hydrangea, killing mealy bug and identifying Coneflower mites vs aster ye...
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Bumper Crops of Vegetables - Except for the Odd Pest and Disease!

Crops and pruning are top of mind this week. And Charlie could use some rain in her gardens!
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Why Do We Grow Milkweed?

Overgrown gardens, including a milkweed takeover plus bringing in herbs and dividing iris are top...
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With Guests The Biggs Gardening Duo

With our guests we talk about all things edible - particularly tomatoes and figs!
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Eco-landscaping with Guest Sean James

Biodiversity, beauty and sustainability are included in today's show.
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It's Harvest Time!

Edibles from the garden, pests of boxwood, hollyhock and clematis are all addressed this week
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Roses & Rose of Sharon

More about deadheading perennials, powdery mildew and Rose of Sharon seedlings!
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We Go International!

Japanese beetles are eating just about everything this time of year. Meanwhile the weather is enc...
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More Tips & Tricks for Keeping Garden Plants Healthy!

Plant ID works via email - a listener sends a pic of the highly toxic Giant Hogweed growing on th...
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Gardening in Tofino, B.C.

A certified arborist on-call is a good thing!
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Invasive Plants!

What to do about vigorous, aggressive, unwanted plants
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What's Wrong With Clover?

To ID a plant with a picture is far different than naming a plant from a description!
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Gypsy Moth Update

More about bugs, both beneficial and not. Transplanting, composting and how to fertilize during a...
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Pests, Weeds and Sterilizing Soil

Transplanting, pest and weed control, and even hummingbirds
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Plant ID and All Manner of Plant Pests!

Lawns, evergreens, vegetables, flowers and tropical plants are discussed this week
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Charlie Apologizes For Errant Weather Forecast!

Insects and plant rejuvenation is the order of the day.
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May Two-Four Weekend!

It's planting weekend in southern Ontario and everyone is keen to get going!
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Spring Is Here, Next Week We Plant!

Today's episode is all about tools, secret recipes, and some interesting questions about spring b...
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It's the Pest Episode!

Pests can be bugs, slugs, plants, rodents and disease.
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Moses Znaimer Loves A Tree!

A tree of 40 fruits, pruning, fertilizing, and journaling our gardens
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Call Before You Dig

In honour of Earth Week we interview the Director of Education & Marketing at the Ontario One Cal...
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Pests on Plants

Spring weather has everyone excited to get going in their gardens!
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All About The Birds

All about the birds with Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store
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Evergreens, Easter and Anemones

Pruning blue spruce, lawn care, fertilizing climbing Hydrangea and fungal disease on maple trees ...
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Special Guest Mark Cullen

A special guest and more great topical garden questions
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First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring has everyone excited to get planting, growing and eating!
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Bulbs, Lilacs and Fruit Trees

Transplanting, seed starting and TLC for Birch trees
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Soil Testing & Plants for Shade

Callers are interested in plants for shade
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Fraser Hetherington and Arde Eghbali of Stokes Seeds

Guests from Stokes Seeds share trends, small space choices, hot new varieties and the state of th...
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Coffee Grinds

Are coffee grinds good for potted plants?
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The Great Backyard Bird Count!

Valentine's means it's time to join the Great Backyard Bird Count!
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Compost, Red Worms, and Gypsy Moths

Questions on red worms, compost, moths, and creeping grass are answered
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Post-Bloom Plants

What are the best techniques for post-bloom plants?
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More About Insect Pests

Where do spider mites & whitefly come from?
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Roses, Bonsai and More!

How to keep houseplants healthy and happy during the dark days of winter
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Fungus Gnats and Flowers!

Having trouble with pesky fungus gnats in your potted plants?
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Sharing Your Christmas Tree With Wildlife!

Charlie explains 'best practices' when it comes to Christmas tree disposal.
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Boxing Day Boxwoods

Boxwood replacements for Boxing Day
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Everything is Blooming!

Callers share stories about blooming orchids and amaryllis.
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The Chrismukkah Show!

Call it a Hanukkah bush or a Christmas tree - it's all about celebration!
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Peach Trees, Banana Trees, and Christmas Trees!

Callers to the Garden Show are still wanting to prune, transplant and eliminate invasive plants l...
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Frank Takes Your Calls

Frank is joined by Dennis Flanagan of Landscape Ontario to take your calls on the last weekend be...
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Time to Feed the Birds

Transplanting elderberry, hydrangeas not blooming, and it's time to feed the birds!
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Autumn Pruning & Fertilizing

pruning & fertilizing is on many listener's minds
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It's Build Time!

How to overwinter Dahlias, force bulbs indoors, and make Amaryllis bloom again.
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Dahlias, Hydrangea, and Poppies

Can red worms survive winter above ground?
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Overwintering Tender Plants

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Fall Fertilizer

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Of Mice, Turf and Torching Insects!

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Lavender topiary, tomato wilt and more about Hydrangeas!

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Everyone Loves A Garden

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Disease on Zinnia, How to Transplant, Crazy Chipmunks and More!

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From Pumpkins to Leaf Gall

Unwanted seeds in the mail? We tell you what to do with them!
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It's almost the "Edibles" Show!

Charlie answers questions from listeners on black currants, tomatoes, lawn care and of course Hyd...
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Tomato Hornworms - Yuck!

Charlie gives a blow by blow description about picking large pests off her tomatoes
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Vegetable Gardens with Pests!

Listeners ask about cucumber beetles, blossom end rot of tomatoes
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Seed Sowing, Soil Amendments, Pruning, and More!

Listeners weigh in with vegetable garden questions
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Pesky Beetles, Deadheading, and Plants That Change Their Appearance!

Clematis flowers change colour, elderberry shrub and unknown perennials just 'show up'
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Moonflowers and Healing Gardens

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Pruning Flowering Shrubs, Rhubarb, and Basil

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Tomatoes and How to Stress Apple Trees and Get Flowers!

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Bulbs, when to prune and lots of flowers!

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Trees and More Trees!

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Bulbs and Tubers

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Swan Songs

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The Emails Keep Coming

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Shout-Outs to Our Listeners!

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Community Gardens are Now Open!

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More Emails!

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Lots of Emails!

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Keep on Gardening

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Email Show!

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REPEAT: When to Trim Evergreens & Preparing the Lawn for Spring

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Radio from Afar!

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Tara Nolen

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More About Hydrangea

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Gardening Gets Done

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Frank's Back!

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