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Get growing with WPT!

The snow is melting after a snowy Wisconsin winter, and we know you’ve been itching to dig!

For years, Wisconsin Public Television has captured lectures from our Garden & Landscape Expo to enjoy throughout the year on University Place. Just in time for spring, we’re sharing some of our favorites that we hope will take your garden – big or small – to new heights.

Best of all, you can stream these episodes on your digital or mobile devices wherever and whenever you like: in the living room, at the kitchen table, from your porch or even in the garden itself!

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Plants for Clay and A Garden That Rocks

Watch an all-new episode of The Wisconsin Gardener, “Plants for Clay and A Garden That Rocks,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 on Wisconsin Public Television.

It’s that time of year when the temperatures begin to rise along with the bright sun and the grass, trees and shrubbery begin to turn green. It always makes me want to dig my hands in the soil and plant some vegetables. Others spend time landscaping or planting flowers and other beautiful plants. Regardless of the talents of your green thumb, there is always something fun to learn from The Wisconsin Gardener. And, this month, you can find the program at 7 p.m. each Thursday!

On this new program, Producer, Host and Master Gardener Shelley Ryan and her guests explore prairie plants that thrive in clay soil. Other program segments examine the potential dangers of free municipal mulch, organic techniques for home gardeners and a rock quarry garden.

On the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus, Ryan visits with Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery to learn about a group of prairie plants that thrive in that region’s clay soil. In Delafield, Erin Silva of NuGenesis Farm introduces the latest organic gardening techniques, including the prevention of fungal disease. Ryan also visits with Karen and Carl Vanden Heuvel in Seymour to see the enormous garden they have created in their own homemade rock quarry.

Don’t forget to visit the all-new website from The Wisconsin Gardener to find tips, tricks, program video and a rich recipe archive!