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This radio show is owned and produced by MKEGreenworks LLC, a premiere design/build garden construction firm located just North of Metro Milwaukee along the shores of Lake Michigan. I been involved in the green industry since the age of 13 when I began working for a friend of the family who had a small nursery and design/build garden construction company. Fast forward 45+ years, after a degree in Landscape Architecture and operating our own design/build garden construction company for the past 25 years and I think I have more questions than answers. As the old saying goes, the more you know, the more you realize you have to learn. Gardening encompasses such a wide variety of specialties that one person cannot be an expert in all of the fields. My father's sarcastic definition of an expert is, for someone that comes from more than 25 miles away. He also said if someone ever says there is only one way to do things, pack your bags and run in the opposite direction. And my curiosity is probably a gift from my father who would take us to different factories when we would take vacations so we could see how things were made. That was back when liability issues were not such a big deal I guess. My gift of gab is from my mother who could talk to anyone. She would go skiing with us, but preferred to sit in the lodge and read a book and during lunch she could tell us about everyone that was sitting around us. I miss her......... On overthehedgerow we will be talking about all things green which includes visits to and interviews with a wide variety of interesting people from all walks of the green industry and beyond. We may also occasionally talk about our other passions such as sailing, biking and great dining. So stop and listen or better yet stop by and call and share your thoughts on all things green.....

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Gardeners in Europe have always thought that a garden is not complete without the sound and/or appearance of moving water. Water adds dynamic movement to any garden along and can range from a roaring waterfall to a bubbling pot.... more

We had a technical challenge while we originally broadcast this two weeks ago, so we will once again go live and continue our conversation with Thad Orr, Editor in Chief of Garden Design Magazine.

Water is essential to every living organism with the focus on this show obviously about delivering water to plants. As professional gardeners we are involved in watering plants almost every day and look for watering tools that can meet the... more

If you live in the Midwest, you have one of two types of Ash trees, those that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) or will be infested with Emerald Ash Borer. Our guest, Curt Andrews with John Deere Landscapes and an expert with the... more

On this week's show we will be talking about LED garden lighting systems with Darin Ayres of fx luminaire a division of Hunter Industries. Darin has a wealth of experience with LED and garden lighting, so get your questions ready so you... more

In this show we talked about technology and how to incorporate it into your daily gardening. We talked about ipads and apps as well as key gardening websites.

There are a lot of radio and television gardening shows which tell you how to plant a tree or install a water garden......we aren't going to do that. I have been in the green industry for 43 years and there are a lot more interesting stories in... more

This show follows up on our last episode which discussed the top ten must have gardening books for the serious gardener. There are thousands of gardening websites including ours at http:..www.gardenjournalist.com which are full of... more

There are not a lot of new reference books in regard to gardening. In part because the new preferred reference media is the internet and it's endless gardening sites, newsletters and forums. And I have to say I too prefer... more

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