About The Garden
A New Television Series on Rogers TV Channel 9 and Eastlink TV
This ten part series highlights the many amazing facets of MUN Botanical Garden. A great variety of different types of gardens are profiled which show off the many native and exotic plants, trees and shrubs that flourish here in Newfoundland and Labrador. The series also gives an abundance of gardening information to help the amateur and professional alike.
About the Garden will go on the air starting Thursday, February 14. Each episode will air 14 times a week, for ten weeks on Rogers TV Channel 9 and Eastlink TV. The series is a co-production of Bill Coultas of Springwater Productions and Cle Newhook, Axis Consuilting and the series is hosted by Liz Klose Garden Director. The series is sponsored by Atlantic Trailer and Equipment.
About the Garden Media Release
Episode #1: Overview of MUN Botanical Garden
The gardening staff, including research horticulturist Todd Boland, nursery manager Tim Walsh and head gardener Carl White, will introduce viewers to the various gardens a visitor will enjoy learning from at the Botanical Garden.
Episode #2: Plant Propagation – Cuttings
In this episode, nursery manager Tim Walsh will demonstrate his tried and true methods of reproducing plants from cuttings, including the best plant selections, tools and after-care to ensure successful production.
Episode # 3: Trees and Shrubs
Research horticulturist Todd Boland will describe the do's and don'ts when selecting a new tree for your garden, including what trees are best for small spaces. Todd will also talk about the basics of tree and shrub pruning as he prunes a sample shrub.
Episode # 4: Perennials & Annuals
Join the Botanical Garden's head gardener, Carl White, as he talks about amazing annuals and popular perennials for the garden. This show also includes tips on growing and harvesting a bounty of produce in the vegetable garden.
Episode # 5: The Rock Gardens of MUN Botanical Garden
Head gardener Carl White will take you on a personal tour of the Botanical Garden's main attraction – the rock garden. Nursery manager Tim Walsh features the tiny gems in the alpine house, while research horticulturist Todd Boland describes a special type of rock garden called a crevice garden. This garden puts a new slant on alpine gardening and is a great way to pack a lot of small plants into a small area.
Episode #6: Seeding
Join nursery manager Tim Walsh in the greenhouse as he demonstrates the best way to grow new plants from seed. Whether you are growing annuals, perennials or even want to try your hand at growing a tree from seed, Tim will get you started.
Episode # 7: Bulbs
Research horticulturist Todd Boland will describe how to plant fall bulbs, both in the garden as well as forcing them for winter bloom.
Episode # 8: Education at MUN Botanical Garden
Education coordinator Anne Madden will explain why the Botanical Garden has been engaging the community, especially children since its inception in 1971 – and having lots of fun doing it!
Episode #9: Container Gardening
The hottest trend in the gardening world these days is landscaping with containers. Nursery manager Tim Walsh has planted up many pots and will show you all his tips to make your pot the best it can possibly be. He will also show off the great pot displays in the botanical garden display collection.
Episode # 10: Putting the Garden to Bed for the Winter
Near the end of the fall season there are still a few tasks you need to complete in the garden. Head gardener, Carl White shows how he has been preparing the gardens for winter at the Botanical Garden for over 25 years.
The weekly broadcast schedule: per episode
Thursday - 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Friday - 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - 1:00 p.m. (cross-island)
Sunday - 9:30 p.m.
Monday - 6 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 5:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m.
The series will air from February 14 - April 3, 2013
For more information, including the broadcast times and dates, please visit: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=12&rid=24&sid=5479