The Rock Garden Tour is a radio show that celebrates the avant-gardeners; those that work the land, those that play the free range rock and roll, and those that live in South Dakota (more or less). Listen to SDPB Radio every Saturday night at 8pm (Central). You can also attend the live tape recording, produced every month at various places across South Dakota.
Flowerman and Oil Can are middle-American folk icons with two things on their minds: gardening and rock and roll. That’s it. If you want to shoot the breeze on the socio-economic implications of People Magazine, then this show may not be your shoe. Sometimes we discuss the Coach’s fall from the top of the barn (twice), or talk about Coach’s experiment of using marigolds around the pumpkins as a pest deterrent, or the origins of the turnip-o-lantern, the trouble with squirrels, taverns, beer traps, rabid mini-ponies, pet wiener dogs named Rusty that died after 15 pretty good years, garden gnome subculture, if you can over-water a lilly pad, mojo, sonic pest-control, mountain goats, Montrose’s Labor Day softball tourney, and per usual, the real zombies of Hayti, SD.
Listen to the Rock Garden Tour, the most interesting public radio show of its kind, and keep it rural.