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The Gardener on Lifestyles 55 Radio

Lifestyles 55 Radio (digital) serves the same audience providing music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, reaching out to other decades on occasion and offering fun and entertaining talk about the issues of the day and more.


The Gardener with Jan Pedersen talks about Shrubs and Garden Tours
We spend an hour with former Shelmerdine owner, Jan Pedersen, who is a wonderful garden designer with shrubs. He tells us how to refresh out favourite shrubs after they have completed their first flush in the spring, whether this means flowering or spring foliage colour.Click here to read more.
66:00 09/21/2022
The Gardener and Kevin Twomey: Fall Garden Conversation
Our old friend Kevin Twomey comes to chat with us about what has been going on in the growing world this summer. On one hand it has been hot and humid most of the summer after a heavy rainfall this spring, and that was good for some plants – many trees for instance. But some plants did quite the opposite.Click here to read   more.
67:33 09/16/2022
The Gardener with David Lutes
Some people are born into their calling and tree man – Tree Dog -- Dave Lutes is one of those. From the first moment he took a job planting trees, he understood this was the life for him. He was captivated and has never looked back despite some serious falls and many broken bones and other parts. “I learned from every experience,” he says proudly, adding that he learns from others but enjoys imparting what he knows.To read more, click here.
60:54 07/15/2022
The Gardener with Harry Shreimer
The Schriemer name has been synonymous with gardening for 50 years and now a third generation of Schriemer’s has dedicated his life to plants. Harry Schriemer’s son, Matt, the 6-foot, 7-inch former wonder on the volleyball court, bought Patterson’s Greenhouse on Roblin Blvd. in Winnipeg about four years ago and he has carried on Marge Patterson’s tradition of excellence.To read more click here.
55:51 07/06/2022
The Gardener with Jan Pedersen
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57:32 05/13/2022
The Gardener with Kevin talking about Raised Veggie Gardens
How deep should a raised garden be? Should your garden have a floor or not? How do you keep a raised garden hydrated and how often should you water? How can you tell if the garden needs water? What can you grow in a raised garden and more importantly, what should you NOT grow in a raised garden? What kind of soil should you use and where should you locate the garden? How much can you grow, how far apart should you plant things, can you grow potatoes, when is the best time to plant
57:57 05/06/2022
The Gardener with Sherrie talks Birds in Springtime
You know spring is most here when Preferred Perch store owner, Sherrie Versluis comes on the air to talk about our feathered friends.  We have been hearing and seeing flocks of geese honking overhead and Sherrie says the puffy little dark-eyed juncos are back. Click here to read more.
57:03 03/23/2022
The Gardener with Kevin talking about Spring
Even though it is the middle of March and the earth in middle Canada is covered with four feet of snow, spring is in the air. It is hard to believe, says Kevin, that last year, at this time, it was plus 12 C and there was no snow!For more info, click here.
73:44 03/17/2022
The Gardener with Master Gardener, Marilyn Dudek
Are you a gardener with a passion for plants but wish you knew more about his whole fascinating world? Maybe you should consider becoming a Master Gardener. Marilyn Dudek, one of Manitoba’s first master gardeners tells us she reached her dream and helped other Manitobans with a like passion, discover how they could do the same.For more info, click here.
68:51 03/02/2022
The Gardener with Tim Chapman
Tim Chapman is the CEO of the International Peace Garden, a beautiful place on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota where you can move seamlessly from one country to another without interference.To read more, click here.
75:39 02/25/2022
The Gardener with John Barrett of Vesey's Seeds
John Barrett, vice president of Veseys Seeds met Dorothy way back in Winnipeg before he moved to Prince Edward Island and became a garden man.For more info, click here.
61:08 02/16/2022
The Gardener talks to Mr Tomato
Dorothy Talks to Mr. Tomato, Brian, about his leadership in the garden product world. He tells how his gardening interests started back when he was only 11 years old, and his mother would have him mow the grass with an old rotary lawn mower. He was captivated by the smell of fresh grass, and he remembers distinctly the feeling it gave him. Click here to read more.
65:23 02/03/2022
The Gardener talks about our Wonderful World
Kevin and Dorothy spend a soothing hour or so talking about the wonderful things in the world that make life worthwhile. Listen while you go for a walk in the forest or spend a quiet afternoon dreaming of spring.Click here to click more.
81:03 01/26/2022
The Gardener talks about Spring
Shea and Dorothy talk about what to be planting right now: garlic chives, everbearing strawberries and Asclepias (the red ones).Click here to read more.
68:49 01/20/2022
The Gardener with Jan Pedersen talking about Shrubs and Trees
Jan Pedersen’s personal garden is kaleidoscope of colour, shape, texture and form all created by his skill in landscaping with trees and shrubs. Jan, who was once the co-owner of Shelmerdine Garden Centre, the largest garden centre in Manitoba, also spent 10 years working for one of the foremost growers of hardy shrubs and trees in Canada, Bylands Nurseries out of Kelowna. Jan is a knowledgeable guy.Click here to read more.
60:07 01/14/2022
The Gardener With Matt Vinet talking about Trees
Dorothy Dobbie and Matt Vinet of Green Drop Trees discuss the world of Winnipeg trees. They touch on the special trees of this is city and indeed the province. Why do we see lone trees set against the vast prairie sky in the middle of a field with no other trees for miles around? Were they planted by some former pioneer or by a passing bird?To read. more, click here.
77:34 01/08/2022
The Gardener with Janice Lukes
The Year of the Garden 2022 is a celebration of our national garden culture and also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.To read more, click here.
55:49 01/02/2022
The Gardener talks about the Magic of Earth's Natural Cycle
Kevin Twomey returns home from an eco-conference in the United States. He is filled with wonder and excitement over what he learned, and he shares his excitement with Dorothy.To read more, click here.
70:36 12/16/2021
The Gardener with Shea Doherty talking about Houseplants
Dorothy and Shea discuss how to keep your favourite houseplants alive and healthy. They talk about why poinsettias lose their leaves when you bring them home from the shop and how to prevent this.To read more, click here.
83:56 12/10/2021
The Gardener with Charlie Thomsen of The International Peace Garden
When was the last time you went to the International Peace Garden or even thought about the fact that this one-of-a-kind garden straddles the border between Canada and the United States near Boissevain? Today, current chair of the board, Dorothy Dobbie, and former Chair (and awardee of a Manitoba 150 medal) Charlie Thomsen, take you on a journey of discovery into how the garden came to be and how it looks now.To read more and view photos, click here.
74:45 12/02/2021
The Gardener with Canada's Local Gardener
Our company, Pegasus Publications Inc., is a family affair. Shauna Dobbie, who is not the editor of Canada’s Local Gardener is company founder Dorothy’s daughter. Ian Leatt, now the president of the company, is Dorothy’s “adopted” son and Shauna’s “adopted” brother. Together, the three of them love to garden and in this episode, they look back at what worked, what didn’t, and why in the summer of ’21. To read more, click here
74:08 11/26/2021
The Gardener with the Year of the Garden organizers
Dorothy Dobbie talks about the Year of Garden 2022 with Michel Gauthier and Rebecca Sokol of Communities in BloomTo read more, click here.
59:56 11/18/2021
The Gardener with Shea Doherty on What's New Next Year
Shea Doherty gives us a sneak preview into what to expect on his greenhouse shelves in the coming season. There are several promising new petunias: Crazytunia Firecracker, Merlot Star and Big Deal Chocolate Cheery to name a few. He introduces us to Petchoa, a cross between a petunia and a calibrachoa. He says the blossoms are medium in size but very prolific on a semi-trailing to trailing plant. They keep their colour well and have vigorous and sturdy foliage.For more information and photos, click here
74:08 11/11/2021
The Gardener with Kevin Twomey talking about what to do in Fall
Kevin Twomey, the former owner of T & T Seeds, returns to talk about what to do in fall.Click here to read all about it.
72:18 11/04/2021
The Gardener with Mr. Tomato
Mr. Tomato, the creator of the gardeners’ aids, Sea Magic and Kosy Coats, shares his thoughts on the upcoming Prairie Garden 2022 edition which he guest edited. Your host, Dorothy Dobbie is the 2022 editor. For more info, click here.
63:21 10/28/2021
The Gardener with Milan Lukes
Dorothy learns how to grow giant pumpkins with Milan LukesWhen Milan Lukes was 11, he became fascinated with giant pumpkins and started on his own journey to a Manitoba championship.For more info, click here.
52:48 10/22/2021
The Gardener with Kevin Twomey talking vegetables
Kevin Twomey, the long-time owner of T & T Seeds who has just sold T & T Seeds and is now retired with his brother Brian, is still eager to stay involved in some way. He has an amazing compendium of gardening experience to share. He has grown everything from trees to flowers to his favourite, vegetables. For more info, click here.
65:57 08/20/2021
The Gardener with Shauna Dobbie (West Garden Tour)
As the publishers of Canada’s Local Gardener magazine (previously Manitoba Gardener, Alberta Gardener and Ontario Gardener), my daughter Shauna Dobbie and I head west to explore the gardens of B.C and Alberta.To read more, click here.
47:20 08/03/2021
The Gardener with Shauna Dobbie (Saskatchewan Garden Tour)
In this episode, Shauna and Dorothy head out to Saskatchewan looking for gardens for Canada’s Local Gardener magazine, stopping first at Virden where Manitoba MLA and Deputy Speaker Doyle Piwniuk has a garden that focusses on amazing tree combinations. One of those trees is a ginkgo, the dinosaur tree, that grow happily in his sheltered garden. He has also built an incredible Mediterranean courtyard, surrounded by trees in his backyard.To read more, click here.
45:47 08/03/2021
The Gardener with Matt Vinet
Trees, trees, trees! Our Pet, Matt Vinet, of Green Drop Trees talks trees for the next hour. If you have been wondering how the Million Tree Challenge is coming, Matt has the answer. A long-time member of the Trees Winnipeg board, he is up to date on all the details. Trees Winnipeg will double its Releaf program this fall. Matt says that the spring edition sold out in five days. Releaf Tree Planting program is where Trees Winnipeg offers a variety of trees very well-suited to Winnipeg at amazing prices to the public. And they teach you how to plant the tree you buy! For more info, click here.
47:52 06/14/2021