The D&B Garden Show

April 25, 2015 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, goes into a lot of detail on this show about what is happening with all of the trees in our area. Listen in to see what you should be doing right now. 

Debbie particularly wants to remind us that bees are very busy right now. If you happen to see a swarm, please let it be. The bees are only looking for a new home. However, if you or someone around you has an allergy and you are nervous about the swarm, please contact an experienced beekeeper to have the bees relocated. 

Listen in to find out how and when to fertilize your perennials while Debbie explains the three numbers on the packaging. Debbie talks about soil temperature for your tender plants and gives some great advice. Wondering what should be done to bulbs right now? Debbie has the answer.

Direct download: 20150425.mp3
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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, discusses pruning roses on last week’s podcast. Are you seeing signs of sickly roses? Don’t start pulling those bushes out just yet. The tools you use for pruning are extremely important and Debbie details what you should be using and the proper techniques for the care of, and when to disinfect your tools. Listen in to learn about the types and directions of the cuts that should be made. Wonder why or how you would use Elmer’s Glue on your rose bush? Debbie shares the why and how.

In addition, Debbie shares some information on taking care of your bulbs after blooming; warming up the ground in preparation for planting tender plants; things you find around your house to use as natural dye for Easter eggs; and labeling of GMO foods.

Direct download: 20150404.mp3
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