Tom Throgmorton http://www.kunc.org en Caring For Heat Stressed Plants In Colorado's Climate http://www.kunc.org/post/caring-heat-stressed-plants-colorados-climate <p>The middle of the summer in Northern Colorado is characterized by sweltering heat, with daytime highs in the 90’s. That means many plants will suffer from the hot Colorado sun. While trees come equipped to respond to sweltering temperatures, smaller garden plants are more vulnerable.</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58593 at http://www.kunc.org Caring For Heat Stressed Plants In Colorado's Climate Hummingbird Moths: From Pest To Pollinator http://www.kunc.org/post/hummingbird-moths-pest-pollinator <p>It may be early in the summer, but Hummingbird Moths are making their appearance in Colorado gardens. According to CSU entomologist Whitney Cranshaw, northern Colorado could see an abundance of Hummingbird Moths this year.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58317 at http://www.kunc.org Hummingbird Moths: From Pest To Pollinator For Summer Solstice, Balance Garden Work With Relaxation http://www.kunc.org/post/summer-solstice-balance-garden-work-relaxation <p>There's always something to do in the garden. You can spend the longest day of the year weeding, digging, mowing and pruning. Or you can take time to relax and enjoy the flowers and fruits of your labor on the Summer Solstice.</p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 58012 at http://www.kunc.org For Summer Solstice, Balance Garden Work With Relaxation To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants http://www.kunc.org/post/repel-insect-pests-consider-these-plants <p>Anywhere there is standing water, mosquitoes will thrive. While chemical repellents are big business, there is a natural alternative. The scent of several plant species help to keep mosquitoes away.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 57728 at http://www.kunc.org To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants For Growing Canadian Roses, Colorado Is A Perfect Fit http://www.kunc.org/post/growing-canadian-roses-colorado-perfect-fit <p>Here in Colorado’s extreme climate, we want a shrub that’s hardy, blooms most of the season, tolerates pretty much any soil type, and doesn’t get many pests or diseases. The Canadian hybrid shrub rose has all these qualities. With two series to choose from – the Parklands and the Explorers – there’s a shrub rose for every garden.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 57459 at http://www.kunc.org For Growing Canadian Roses, Colorado Is A Perfect Fit