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Approximate Running Time of each episode: 30 minutes


  • Volume 1, episode 52 - March 31, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Preparing garden soil, with Joe Holdridge
    • Weekly Feature#2: Fruit Trees, with Benny Knudsen
      • Mariposa plum
      • Stella sweet cherry
      • Elberta peach
      • Tilton apricot
      • Almond
    • Northern N.M.: Mailbag, with Rick Daniell
      • Pruning peach tree
      • Trimming raspberry bush
    • Southern N.M.: Fruit tree problems
      • Chlorosis
      • Pruning wound with decay
      • Bud union 4-8" above ground
      • Too many branches at one point
      • Not enough spacing between branches
      • Too narrow branch angle
  • Volume 1, episode 51 - March 24, 2001
    • Weekly Feature#1: Perennials: adding color to the landscape and saving water, with Valois Pearce (Ice plant, gopher plant, Parry penstemon, paper flower, desert marigold, new gold lantana)
    • Weekly Feature #2: Growing a garden beneficial to a diabetic diet, with Karen Halderson
    • Northern N.M. with Ron Jobe, Albuquerque Master Gardener
      • Tomato cages
      • Peach tree borer
      • Soote mold
    • Southern N.M.: Flowers and shrubs, with Valois Pearce
      • Bowle's mauve
      • Rock rose
      • Blue salvia
      • Bank's rose
      • Wooly butterfly bush
      • Chaparral sage
  • Volume 1, episode 50 - March 17, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Butterfly Gardens at the Alamogordo Zoo, with Charlie Galusha
    • Weekly Feature #2: Caring for Mexican elder, with John White
    • Northern N.M.: Alamogordo zoo
      • Epiphyllum, with Ann Bagby Villareal
      • Kalanchöe, with Ann Bagby Villareal
      • Unknown plant, with Mabel James
      • Rubber plant, with Donna Turney
    • Southern N.M.: Featurette
      • Time to check home irrigation systems, with Todd Arnold
  • Volume 1, episode 49 - March 10, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Time to plant warm season annuals
    • Weekly Feature #2: Water gardening in Lea County with Shelly Marsh Rice, Master Gardener
    • Northern N.M.: April checklist
      • Thinning plants
      • Cool season planting
      • Greenhouse
  • Southern N.M.: Mailbag
    • Is it time to plant bermuda grass seed?
    • Are pecan shells harmful to my plants as mulch?
    • My rosemary plant has died back, but the stems are still green—what should I do?
    • What is the small purple flowering plant in my lawn?
  • Volume 1, episode 48 - March 3, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Fruit tree problems in Eastern N.M., with Ginny Stevens, Lea County master gardener
    • Weekly Feature #2: Southern March checklist
    • Northern N.M. (with John Charles, Albuquerque Master Gardener)
      • Rose pruning
      • Bowle's mauve (wallflower)
    • Southern N.M.: Featurette (with Dr. Bernd Leinauer, Extension Turfgrass Specialist)
      • Roses: check for aphids, apply insecticides, fertilize
      • First cover spray for pine tip moth
      • Pines: set traps for pint tip moth
      • Frost protection for transplants
  • Volume 1, episode 47 - February 24, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Cool weather weeds, with Dr. Richard Lee
    • Weekly Feature #2: Miniature rose pruning, with Ginny Stevens
    • Northern N.M. (with Marsha Groves, Lea County Master Gardener)
      • Snails
      • Aphids
    • Southern N.M.: Featurette (with Bob Cain, Extension Forest Entomologist)
      • Piñon needle scale
  • Volume 1, episode 46 - February 17, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Gardening 101: House Plants (part 2)
    • Weekly Feature #2: Starting tomatoes from seed indoors
    • Northern N.M. (with Judy Nickell)
      • Spring flowering bulb: Galanthus nivalis
      • Weeds:
        • Erodium
        • London rocket (mustard)
        • Tansy mustard
    • Southern N.M.: Planting cool weather veggies and flowers
      • Spinach
      • Lettuce
      • Broccoli
      • Brussels sprouts
      • Swiss chard
      • Stock
      • Snapdragon
      • Viola
      • Pansy
  • Volume 1, episode 45 - February 10, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Pruning Roses, with Rosemary Maddox
    • Weekly Feature#2: Gardening 101: House Plants (part 1)
      • Time to plant container grown plants
      • Finish pruning non-spring flowering shrubs and trees
      • Time to prune shrub roses
      • Apply pre-emergent herbicide to control weeds
      • Apply dormant oil to shrubs and trees containing scale insects
    • Northern NM (with Shelley Marsh Lee, Lea County Master Gardener)
      • Broken branch
      • Grape vines
    • Southern NM: Mailbag
      • Keep poinsettia blooming
      • White spots on Ligustrum leaves
      • What causes hollow pecans
  • Volume 1, episode 44 - February 3, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Curtis' Dream Garden
    • Weekly Feature #2: February Checklist
      • Time to plant container grown plants
      • Finish pruning non-spring flowering shrubs and trees
      • Time to prune shrub roses
      • Apply pre-emergent herbicide to control weeds
      • Apply dormant oil to shrubs and trees containing scale insects
    • Northern NM
      • Tree pruning, with Kevin Robinson
    • Southern NM
      • Problems with container plant root system
  • Volume 1, episode 43 - January 27, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Planting Asparagus, with Valois Pearce
    • Weekly Feature #2: Proper Handwashing, with Patricia Aaron
    • Northern NM: Mailbag
      • Iceplant
      • African violet
    • Southern NM: Mulches
      • Decorative rocks
      • Bark/compost
      • Alfalfa/pecan shells
  • Volume 1, episode 42 - January 20, 2001
    • Weekly Features #1: Making Gifts from Gourds, with Jim Sais
    • Weekly Feature#2: Vermicomposting, with David Clairemont (repeat)
    • Northern NM (John Charles, New Mexico Master Gardener):
      • Lilac
      • Privet (Ligustrum)
      • Elaeagnus Pungens "Fruitland"
    • Southern NM (Larry Dickson, Doña Ana County Master Gardener):
      • Mistletoe on screw-bean mesquite
      • Screw-bean mesquite seed pod
      • Mistletoe branch
      • Praying mantid egg case
      • Super carrot!
  • Volume 1, episode 41 - January 13, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Tool Sharpening and Cleaning, with Teddi Peters
    • Weekly Feature #2: Professionals Cut Down Damaged Tree, with Willie West
    • Northern NM/Featurette: Winter Composting, with Laurie Cady
    • Southern NM/Featurette: Reference Books, with John White
  • Volume 1, episode 40 - January 6, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Tree Rings, with George Duda
    • Weekly Feature #2: Pruning Tools, with Valois Pearce
    • Northern NM (House Plants, with Ruth Bronson):
      • Variegated jade
      • Crassula
      • White grub
      • Sweet potato (Ipomeae)
    • Southern NM (Dried Flower Arrangements, with Virginia Podmenik):
      • Mexican sage
      • Lanaria
      • Lavender
      • Pomegranate
      • Globe artichoke
      • Red twig dogwood
      • Gypsophilia
  • Volume 1, episode 39 - December 30, 2000

    • Weekly Feature #1: Irrigation Systems, with Willie West
    • Weekly Feature #2: Drip Irrigation Systems, with Willie West
    • Weekly Feature #3: Drip Irrigation Systems, with Todd Arnold
  • Volume 1, episode 38 - December 23, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Soil Sampling, with Dr. Robert Flynn
    • Weekly Feature #2: S.W.A.T. Lab Tour, with Andy Bristol
    • Weekly Feature #3: Interpreting Soil Sample Results, with Dr. Robert Flynn
  • Volume 1, episode 37 - December 16, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Pecan Harvest, with John White
    • Weekly Feature #2: Gardening Gifts, with Rick Hobson
    • Northern NM (Rick Daniell, Bernalillo County Horticulture Agent):
      • Bark on poplar tree
      • Fall web worms
      • Tree forms
    • Southern NM (Teddi Peters, Doña Ana County Master Gardener):
      • Christmas tree ideas
  • Volume 1, episode 36 - December 9, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Holiday Apple Pie, with Patricia Aaron
    • Weekly Feature #2: Selecting and Caring for Christmas Trees, with Robin
    • Fifer
    • Northern NM:
      • Mailbag Question: Why does grass die?
      • Fungus on branch (Rick Daniell)
      • Leaves on trees (Rick Daniell)
    • Southern NM:
      • Gardening gifts (Valois Pearce)
  • Volume 1, episode 35 - December 2, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Cool Weather Veggies, with Olin Calk
    • Weekly Feature #2: Holiday Cooking Tips, with Patricia Aaron
    • Northern NM:
      • Seed catalogs (Rick Daniel)
      • Root know nematodes (Elliott Sachse)
      • 4-H seeds program (Elliott Sachse)
    • Southern NM:
      • Forcing bulbs demo (Annette Peterson)
  • Volume 1, episode 34 - November 25, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Blue Corn, with George Dickerson
    • Weekly Feature #2: Picking Out and Caring for Poinsettias, with Geno Picchioni
    • Northern NM (Patricia Aaron):
      • Leftovers
      • Washing fruit and fruit salad ideas
      • Fridge not working properly
    • Southern NM (Sharyn Campbell):
      • Red oak
      • Chinese pistache
      • Golden Rain tree
      • Fruiting pistachio
      • Variegated Eleagnus (Silverleaf)
  • Volume 1, episode 33 - November 18, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1:How to Identify a Plant, with Dr. Kelly Allred
    • Weekly Feature #2:Changing Fall Colors, with George Duda
    • Northern NM (Jim Sais - Rowlands):
      • Venus flytrap

      • Gloxinia
      • Bromeliad

    • Southern NM (Virginia Podmenik, Doña Ana County Master Gardener):
      • Pyracantha
      • Cherry sage (Salvia Greggii)

      • Vinca

      • Texas live oak
      • Japanese persimmon
  • Volume 1, episode 32 - November 11, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Flowering Plants, with Rick Hobson (Rowlands)
    • Weekly Feature #2: Preparing Lawn Mower for Storage, with Carlos Rosencrans
    • Northern NM (Jim Sais - Rowlands):
      • Snails and slugs
      • Spent blooms
      • Thirsty plant
    • Southern NM (Jerry Humble, Doña Ana County Master Gardener):
      • Piñon pine
      • Cypress
      • Juniper
      • Afghan pine
  • Volume 1, episode 31 - November 4, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Pecan Weevil, with Carol Sutherland
    • Weekly Feature #2: Orchid Varieties, with Rick Hobson
    • Northern NM (George Duda, New Mexico State Forester):
      • Coffee compost
      • Tree rings
      • Needle cast—Ponderosa Pine
    • Southern NM (Rosemary Maddox, Master Gardener):
      • Twice Stabbed Ladybug
      • Pink, fuzzy coat on pecan
      • Processing Burkett pecans
      • Pruning grapevines
      • Littleleaf Cordia/Chihuahuan sage
  • Volume 1, episode 30 - October 28, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Historic Eddy County Courthouse, with Woods
    • Houghton
    • Weekly Feature #2: Bio-intensive Gardening, with Kitty Schaefer
    • Northern NM (Rick Daniell, Bernalillo County Extension Agent):
      • "Why Did My Tree Die?"
      Southern NM (Valois Pearce, Doña Ana County Master Gardener):
      • Webworms on Pecan Branch
      • Black and Yellow Pecan Aphids
      • Pecan Nut Caseborer
      • Pecan "Pops"
  • Volume 1, episode 29 - October 21, 2000
  • Volume 1, episode 28 - October 14, 2000
  • Volume 1, episode 27 - October 7, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Cactus Farm, Deming, with László Nyerges
    • Weekly Feature #2: Potting Soils and Containers, with Curtis Smith
    • Northern NM (Cherry Tomatoes, with Joe Holdridge):
      • Sungold hybrid
      • Sweet Chelsea
      • Sunsugar
      • Extra Sweet Sun Cherry
      • Juliet
      • Early Goliath
      • Early Girl
    • Southern NM (Growing Orchids, with Lloyd Davis)
  • Volume 1, episode 26 - September 30, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Millenium Gardens at Los Lunas, with Dr. George Dickerson
    • Weekly Feature #2: Beneficial Insects, with Dr. Joe Ellington
    • Northern NM (Judy Nickell):
      • Clearwing borer
      • Fall webworms

      • Black widow

    • Southern NM (Valois Pearce): Sages
      • Texas Ranger
      • Green Cloud
      • Scarlet sage

      • Mexican sage

  • Volume 1, episode 25 - September 23, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Fall Lawn Care, with Dr. Bernd Leinauer
    • Weekly Feature #2: Canning Fruits and Vegetables, with Patricia Aaron
    • Northern NM (Richard Lee)
      • Prostrate knotweed
      • Kochia

      • Prostrate spurge
    • Southern NM (Terry Peterson)
      • Tomato horn worm
      • Black pecan aphid

      • Powdery mildew on lilac

      • Caterpillar on Texas mountain laurel
  • Volume 1, episode 24 - September 16, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Trimming Trees Around Power Lines, with Bob Bell, Public Service Co. of New Mexico
    • Weekly Feature #2: Soil Sampling, with Dr. Robert Flynn
    • Northern NM
      • Robbie - New Mexico olive
      • George Duda - Proper branch trimming
      • Park Shaw - Ornamental pear
      • Richard Lee - Sandbur

    • Southern NM
      • Shrubby senna
      • Spittle bug on salvia
      • Aphid or whitefly on ash
      • Codling moth on apple and pear
      • Cochineal scale on prickly pear
  • Volume 1, episode 23 - September 9, 2001
    • Weekly Feature #1: Pumpkin Varieties, with Dr. Bob Bevacqua
    • Weekly Feature #2: Return to the Talbot Estate, with Barbara Talbot
    • Northern NM
      • Los Lunas Field Day #1
      • Visiting the Talbot Estate in Albuquerque
      • Joan
      • Kid's questions: Tessa, Jenna, Danielle
      • Administrators: Billy Dictson, Jerry Schickendanz, Ron Byford
    • Southern NM
      • Bougainvillea not blooming
      • Wisteria not blooming
      • Dianthus browning in center
      • Artemesia browning in center
      • Strawberry—time to replant
  • Volume 1, episode 22 - September 2, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Visiting the Talbot Estate in Albuquerque
    • Weekly Feature #2: Cactus and Native Plant Garden, with Terry Peterson
    • Northern NM (Al Troyer)
      • Rose Powdery Mildew
      • Rose Sun Scorch
      • Rose Freezing
    • Southern NM (Lisa Mandelkern)
      • Fireblight on Pear Branch
      • Ash Bark Beetle
      • Crepe Myrtle
  • Volume 1, episode 21 - August 26, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Vericomposting, with David Clairemont
    • Weekly Feature #2: Drying/freezing Fruits and Herbs, with Patricia Aaron
    • Northern NM (Al Troyer)
      • Rose Fertilizing
      • Rose Deadheading
      • Rose Cane Pruning
    • Southern NM (Virginia Padmenik)
      • Russsian olive: gumosis
      • Tomato infected by virus
      • New growth: iron deficiency
      • Cactus garden: don't overwater
  • Volume 1, episode 20 - August 19, 2000
    • Weekly Feature #1: Safely preserving food from your garden
    • Weekly Feature #2: Patch budding pecans
    • Northern NM (Judy Nickel)
      • Virginia creeper
      • Vinca major
      • St. John's wort
      • Ailanthus (tree of heaven)
      • Elm
      • Hackberry
      • Nutsedge
      • Bindweed
      • Spurge
      • Silverleaf nightshade
    • Southern NM (Rosemary Maddox)
      • Tomato (heat-related cracks)
      • Roses (heat scorch)
      • Three-leaf sumac (nipple gall)
      • Grapevine (grape leaf hopper)
  • Volume 1, episode 19 - August 12, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Unique Southwestern Garden
    • Guest Feature: Integrated Pest Management
    • Norhtern NM (Rick Daniell)
      • Squash leaf discoloration
      • Blossom end rot
      • Sun scald
      • Cracking tomato
      • Saving squash seed to replant
    • Southern NM (Teddi Peters)
      • Chitalpa—insect-induced rapid growth
      • Butternut squash picked too soon
      • Onions—heavy feeders
      • Tomato plant nutrient imbalance
  • Volume 1, episode 18 - August 5, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Shaded Vegetable Garden
    • Guest Feature: Bees with Attitude
    • Northern NM (Ron Jobe)
      • Tomato hornworm
      • Mosaic virus
      • Chile wilt
      • Root rot
      • Squash/melon male and female flowers
    • Southern NM (Lloyd Davis)
      • Pittisporum— cushiony cotton scale
      • Melon plant—root knot nematodes
      • Gladiolas—soil insects and soil diseases
      • Snap beans done for the year
  • Volume 1, episode 17 - July 29, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Common Tree Problems
    • Guest Feature: Beautiful Homemade Garden
    • Northern NM
      • Dead Heading
      • Sunburned Iris and Day Lily Leaves
      • Holes on crabapple tree caused by sapsucker
      • Crabapple tree bark peeling
    • Southern NM (Valois Pearce)
      • Silverlace nightshade -- flower or weed?
      • Spanish Broom - cottony cushion scale
      • Loriope drying out -- can it be replanted?
      • Chitalpa losing leaves due to lack of water
      • Amdro fire ant killer
  • Volume 1, episode 16 - July 22, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Dividing and Replanting Irises
    • Guest Feature: Desert Gardens at UTEP
    • Northern NM (Judy Nickell)
      • Female Junipers
      • De-icing Salt on Spruce
      • Aster Pruning
      • Cottonwood with Petiole-gall Aphids
    • Southern NM (Virginia Owens)
      • Rosemary Spittle Bug
      • Spanish Broom - cottony cushion scale
      • English Ivy - turning brown, too much sun
      • Oleander - yellow aphids and lacewing
  • Volume 1, episode 15 - July 15, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: NMSU's Soil, Water & Air Testing Lab
    • Guest Feature: Trees for New Mexico
    • Northern NM (Rick Daniell)
      • Chitalpa Leaf Spot
      • Mulberry Seedling
      • Cottonwood Borer
    • Southern NM
      • Rubber Plant
      • Pomegranate
      • Petunia
      • Peach
  • Volume 1, episode 14 - July 8, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Albuquerque Xeriscape Garden (part 2)
    • Guest Feature: Fabian Chavez Research Center
    • Northern NM (Judy Nickell)
      • Weevil and Leaf-cutter Bee Damage
      • Unusual Vines
      • Powdery Mildew
    • Southern NM
      • Bradford Pear - Misshapen fruit, brown spots
      • Onion Seed Head - Can it be replanted?
      • Tomato - Fruit green and cracked
      • Artichoke - flowered instead of fruited
  • Volume 1, episode 13 - July 1, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Weed Control
    • Guest Feature: Microclimates
    • Northern NM
      • Blue Spruce catepillars
      • Bark Beetle
    • Southern NM
      • Texas Mountain Laurel
      • Lemmon Grass
      • Japanese Walnut
      • Tomato heat stress
  • Volume 1, episode 12 - June 24, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Fire Defensible Landscaping (part 2)
    • Guest Feature: Garden Tour - Hilltop Hacienda
  • Volume 1, episode 11 - June 17, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Lawn Mowing Tips
    • Guest Feature: Fire Defensible Landscaping
  • Volume 1, episode 10 - June 10, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Albuquerque Xeriscape Garden
    • Guest Feature: Pecan Aphids
  • Volume 1, episode 9 - June 3, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Plant Diseases
    • Guest Feature: Lawn Grubs
  • Volume 1, episode 8 - May 27, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Drip Irrigation Systems
    • Guest Feature: Diagnosing Diseased Plants
  • Volume 1, episode 7 - May 20, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Home Lawn Fertilizing
    • Guest Feature: Home Lawn Irrigation Systems
    • Southern NM
      • Transplanting Tomato Plants
      • High Elevation Plants
      • Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Volume 1, episode 6 - May 13, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Narrowleaf Penstemon
    • Guest Feature: Garden Insects
  • Volume 1, episode 5 - May 6, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Zinc Fertilization of Pecan Trees
    • Guest Feature: Ornamental Grasses
  • Volume 1, episode 4 - April 29, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Raspberries & Blackberries
    • Community Garden Program
    • Why Trees Die
    • Brown Leaves on Plants
    • Pear Tree Problems
    • Is it time to plant summer vegetables?
    • Soil Improvement
  • Volume 1, episode 3 - April 22, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Irrigation System tune-up
    • Guest Feature: Composting vs. Manure
    • Northern NM
      • Ornamental Grasses
    • Southern NM (Master Gardeners)
      • Zinc application to Pine Trees
      • Lawns
      • Rose Problems
      • Tree Watering
      • Soil Augmentation
      • Transplanting a Tree
  • Volume 1, episode 2 - April 5, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Early Planting Techniques
    • Guest Feature: Warm Season Gardening
    • Northern NM
      • Pine Tip Moth
      • Bulbs After They Bloom
      • Ash Trees and Ash Bark Beetle
    • Southern NM
      • NMSU Horticulture Program
      • Lawns
  • Volume 1, episode 1 - April 8, 2000
    • Weekly Feature: Nursery Walk-through with John White
    • Guest Feature: Pine Tip Moth
    • Pruning Roses
    • Tomatoes
    • Ornamental Trees
    • Starting Plants
    • Choosing Flowers