xeriscaping

Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Lawns, Xeriscape style

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Skip talks with Matt Lutz and Don Lonnberg about lawns.

On this final visit about xeriscaping, we'll look at lawns (or the lack of them) in many dry-weather landscape designs.  Believe it or not, there are grasses that can give you a lawn for less water, and that fit in with the look of a xeriscape garden.

Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Xeriscape's Big Three

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Skip talks with expert xeric landscapers, Don Lonnberg and Matt Lutz, about the "Big Three."

 Our xeriscape series continues with a look at three blooming perennials that, once established, can bring a variety of colors, shapes, and textures to your low-water landscaping.

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Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Watering xeriscape style

Skip talks with the xeric experts at Ward's Garden Center. Left to right: Don Lonnberg, Matt Lutz, and Skip Mancini.
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Techniques that make every drop of water count in your xeriscape beds include how much, how often, and how to apply that gardener's liquid gold.  The importance of soil preparation is also discussed this week.  

Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Top five xeriscape shrubs

Skip, (left) talks with xeriscaping experts Don Lonnberg, (center), and Matt Lutz, (right).
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This week it's Matt Lutz's turn to give a 'favorite five' for a xeric garden.  He decided to highlight shrubs that will thrive in a near-desert climate.   

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Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Top five plants to use in xeriscaping

Don Lonnberg, right, talks with Skip Mancini.
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Skip talks with Don Lonnberg at Ward's Garden Center.

Horticulturalist Don Lonnberg gives us five of his favorites that will do well in a low-water, high-heat garden.

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Growing on the High Plains
8:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Great Beginnings in Xeriscape Gardening

Skip Mancini (L) and Mike Ward (R) talk about the addition of xeriscaping experts and plants at Ward's in Garden City, Kansas
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Skip talks with Mike Ward

Today Skip begins a series on xeriscaping by introducing some people who will be our guides as we travel down the road to survival during the dry times.

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Growing on the High Plains Episode
8:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tom Gillan: Gardening on the Side

Tom Gillan, left and Skip Mancini, right
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Conversation with Tom Gillan

 Tom Gillan is the owner of Native Nursery.  He's also in the midst of writing a book titled Gardening on the Side.  It's not about gardening as a hobby, it's about planning and planting specific to the side of the building.

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Growing on the High Plains Episode
8:00 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Xeriscaping: Planting blooms and color that last spring through fall

Skip Mancini (L) and Tom Gillan (R)
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Skip sits down with Tom Gillan, Owner, Native Nursery

  The xeriscaping conversation continues with Tom Gillan, owner of Native Nursery.  Today, the discussion focuses on planning a landscape that gives color and texture from spring until fall.

Growing on the High Plains Episode
8:00 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Xeriscaping with Tom Gillan, Part One

Skip Mancini and Tom Gillan, owner of Native Nursery
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 It's hard to garden in dry, arid, temperamental climates.  Skip Mancini had an opportunity to talk with Tom Gillan, owner of Native Nursery, about the challenges and opportunities the high plains present.   

Tom is a Garden City native, who moved to Golden, Colorado in the 1980s.  There he started Native Nursery with the mission to create beautiful places with plants that will thrive.

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