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Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minnesota, hosts the popular Prairie Yard and Garden.

"Prairie Yard and Garden" will showcase artistic expression in the garden

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Morris, Minn. -- The 25th season of Prairie Yard and Garden (PY&G) airs Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on Pioneer Public Television.

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Larry Zilliox, former University of Minnesota Extension educator from Alexandria, Minnesota, hosts the popular program--one of Minnesota's top resources for gardening information.

On March 1, PY&G will showcase artistic expression in the garden usually reserved for the colorful plants or the landscape design which they are grown. Area artisans also create unique works of art that are placed inside these landscapes to complement the horticultural canvas. Minnesota artists Jenny Nellis, Morris professor emeritus, and Dan Allenspach, share their work and discuss the inspiration that goes into creating an artistic piece that will be shared in a garden space.

Each season, PY&G travels the state to confer with researchers, gardening and nursery professionals, educators, and ordinary backyard gardeners about their expertise in horticulture, landscaping, and a variety of gardening topics in a sometimes difficult and frustrating growing region. The series is produced on campus by Roger Boleman, director of Instructional and Media Technologies with Michael Cihak, assistant director of marketing communication and design, who is the production coordinator, editor, and videographer.

The longevity and success of the program characterizes a unique alliance between the University of Minnesota, Morris and Pioneer Public Television, KWCM Appleton. Pioneer Public Television, a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliate, serves more than 375,000 households across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

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