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Great Gardening

Get sound garden advice and inspiration to help battle our tough northern climate. Bob Olen and Tom Kasper provide a bushel basket of garden expertise and answer viewer questions live from the WDSE•WRPT studio. Get great garden ideas as host Pamela Fish brings you tips and tours from around the area. Hardy gardening is what we know.


2016 Great Gardening Bus Tours - May 22 and July 17

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Watch Great Gardening

Thursday nights at 7pm on PBS North
Regular Season: March 31 - June 2, 2016


Upcoming Show Schedule

Back to Nature: Native Plant Restoration - May 5, 2016 at 7pm

Next up: May 12 - Butterfly Retreats: Monarch Habitat

View / print full season schedule (PDF)



Grow Great Gardening

Great Gardening is powered by you! Keep Great Gardening growing by joining one of our upcoming garden tours or take home great garden perks when you become a member of WDSE•WRPT.


Grow & Show

Don’t forget to send photos of your favorite plants and flowers from the 2015 garden season. Send them to greatgardening [at] wdse [dot] org or mail your non-returnable garden photographs to this address.


Recent Garden Galleries

Susan Thompson
Nellie Scheffler & Greg Bown
Kelly Ritter-Spohn
Joan & George Carlson
Dennis Lamkin
Candace Whelan

Garden Calendar

Cloquet Community Ed Classes

Basic Seed Saving For the Home Gardener
Perennials Primer

More info and registration

Gardening Community Education classes at Grand Lake Community Center

- All about Succulents
- Fresh Herbs
- Vegetable Gardening from Seed

More info and registration

Planting Seeds of Kindness

Saturday May 7th, 2016
Radisson Hotel, Duluth MN
Hosted by Tischer Creek & Mt Royal Garden Clubs

More info and registration


Ask a Question?

Submit your questions during the show: Call 218.788.2844 or email askgardening [at] wdse [dot] org


Browse Recipes from the Show

Thank you to our sponsors: Garden Green, Swanson Greenhouses, Evergreen Lawn Service, Madeline Island Ferry