The D&B Garden Show

February 20, 2016 - 

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, shared some information on upcoming Chicken Classes given by Nutrena and taking place at your favorite D&B Supply location.

Have you previous planted Pampa grass and are wanting to now get rid of it? Debbie talks to one caller about some steps needed to completely kill the root system. Right now is the perfect time to apply Dormant oil to your trees. Look for Dormant oil that also has fungicide to help tackle those sucking insects before they get out of control. Debbie receives some specific questions about treating fruit trees, be sure to listen in if you have apple or peach trees.

Are you wondering if now is the right time to move your flowers and plants around your yard? When is the right time to apply pre-emergent? Listen in to the D&B Garden show - Debbie just may answer a question you have.

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February 6, 2016 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by Melinda Jean Stafford on this week’s D&B Garden Show. Melinda is the BSU Campus Programs Director and Advisor for the Boise State Bee Team. Melinda joined Debbie to talk about bees and what to start doing right now with your hives.

If you are noticing dead bees outside of your hive, your hive could be infected with mites. Bees like to keep a very clean and healthy hive, therefore the healthy bees will kick out the unhealthy ones. Melinda shares how and when to treat your hives for mites.

Warmer temperatures will begin to wake up your bees. You should see your bees flying around the hive during the warmer temperatures as this will also be an indication of a healthy hive. Melinda talks about feeding instructions through the winter and what you should do if you suspect your bees may be running out of food.

Debbie and Melinda discuss why bees swarm and what you should do if this happens. Do you know what equipment you need to begin beekeeping? Are you curious about the healing benefits of natural honey? Learn about the different packages you will need to begin backyard beekeeping.

Listen in to hear Debbie and Melinda discuss these topics and much more.

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January 30, 2016 - Debbie Cook, a certified arborist, is joined by D&B blogger, Laura Blodgett, to talk about seed saving. Learn about why you should save your seeds, how you store seeds and when and why you can use hybrid seeds.

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