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May 19, 2008

'Almanac Gardener' to wrap up season

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"Almanac Gardener," the UNC-TV gardening show featuring host Mike Gray and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents, is completing its 25th season and featuring Great Moments in Almanac Gardener History. The show airs Saturday at noon and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., with several additional runs during the week on digital UNC-TV channels. Retired panelist Larry Bass makes a cameo appearance on the May 31 and June 7 programs. The panelists and topics for upcoming show are below:


May 24-25
Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, horticulture agent, Guilford County; Linda Blue, horticulture agent, Buncombe County
Features:
Mike Gray/ Tony Avent, Plant Delights Nursery, "Jack in the Pulpit"
Bill Lord, "Growing Grass in the Shade"

May 31-June 1
Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, horticulture agent, Guilford County; Linda Blue, horticulture agent, Buncombe County; Larry Bass, Extension horticultural specialist, retired
Features:
Bill Lord, "Taming a Bee Swarm"
Mike Gray/Jeana Myers, "Kids in the Garden" (Jeana Myers is the wife of N.C. State horticulture professor Will Hooker, and "Almanac" shot this feature at their home.)

June 7-8
Panel: Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, horticulture agent, Guilford County; Linda Blue, horticulture agent, Buncombe County; Larry Bass, Extension horticultural specialist, retired
Features:
Linda Blue, "Growing Rhododendrons"
Brenda Morris, "Controlling Backyard Wildlife"

June 14-15
Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Karen Neill, horticulture agent, Guilford County; Linda Blue, horticulture agent, Buncombe County
Features:
Linda Blue, "Controlling the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid"
Karen Neill, "Home-Grown Mushrooms"

June 21-22
Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Lucy Bradley, urban horticultural specialist, N.C. State University; Amy-Lynn Albertson, horticulture agent, Davidson County
Questions
Features:
Linda Blue, "Growing Sprouts"
Brenda Morris, "Saving Water at Home"

June 28-29
Panel: Bill Lord, environmental agent, Franklin County; Lucy Bradley, urban horticultural specialist, N.C. State University; Amy-Lynn Albertson, horticulture agent, Davidson County
Feature:
Karen Neill, "Capturing Water for Your Landscape Using Cisterns/Rain Barrels"
Bill Lord, "Growing Beets & Swiss Chard"


Posted by Natalie at May 19, 2008 10:27 AM