Almanac Gardener begins 31st season

Date posted: April 14, 2014

Mike Gray

Mike Gray

Almanac Gardener, a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV, began its 31st season on April 5. The weekly show features long-time host Mike Gray and N.C. Cooperative Extension horticulture agents sharing information and tips for home gardeners.

This season is the 31st for Almanac Gardener, as well as the 40th season for Gray, who started his run on UNC-TV with Backyard Gardener.

Almanac Gardener airs, Saturday at noon, with repeat shows on Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Horticultural Extension agents who will appear this season area: Anne Edwards, Carteret County; Jeana Myers, Wake County; and Michelle Wallace, Durham County.

Show topics and dates are listed below:
April 5 Panel: Bill Lord, Environmental Agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, Horticultural Agent, Guilford County; Director Stephen Greer, Extension, Moore County.
Feature: Anne Edwards/Gwendy Womble, “Master Gardener Rain Garden, Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores”
April 12 Same Panel as April 5.
Feature: Bill Lord, “Growing Spring Carrots”
April 19 Same Panel.  Feature: Chris Moorman, NCSU, Forestry/Environmental Resources,  “Attracting Birds to Your Landscape”

April 26 Panel: Bill Lord, Environmental Agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, Horticultural Agent, Guilford County; Lucy Bradley, Extension Urban Horticultural Specialist
Feature: Karen Neill, “Controlling Rose Rosette Disease”
Terra Preta (Amazonian Dark Earth) used by Master Gardeners
Donna Lynk in her vegetable garden, Carteret County

May 3 Panel: Bill Lord, Environmental Agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, Horticultural Agent, Guilford County; Lucy Bradley, Extension Urban Horticultural Specialist
Feature: Charlotte Glen, Horticultural Agent, Pender County & Bobbi Crawford, Master Gardener, “Deer Resistant Plants”

May 10 Same Panel as May 3.
Feature: Karen Neill, “Food Safety for Backyard Gardeners”

May 17 Panel: Bill Lord, Environmental Agent, Franklin County; Charlotte Glenn, Horticultural Agent, Pender County; Amy Lynn Albertson, Horticultural Agent, Davidson County
Feature: Michelle Wallace, Horticultural Agent, Durham County, “Sarah & Michael’s Oriental Lilly Farm, Durham”

May 24 Same Panel as May 17.
Feature: Karen Neill, “Controlling Fire Blight”
May 31 Same Panel as May 17.
Feature: Peter Herti, Research Assistant, Entomology, N,C. State University, “Controlling Voles in Your Landscape”
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