Tom Throgmorton

Tom Throgmorton KUNC Garden Reports

Tom has been offering garden advice on KUNC for almost two decades. During that time he has been the wholesale sales manager at Ft. Collins Nursery, Inc. Since January of 2005 he has been the owner and operator of Throgmorton Plant Management, LLC., a landscape installation and maintenance company as well as a horticultural consulting firm.  He lives in northern Ft. Collins with his wife and two kids.

 

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6:00am

Sat August 23, 2014
Garden Report

How To Diagnose An Ailing Plant

Irregular patterns are an indication of disease rather than environmental factors.
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When things go wrong with plants there are steps to get to the root of the problem. Systematic sleuthing considers all of the possibilities when identifying the source of the cause behind a sick plant.

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6:00am

Sat August 16, 2014
Garden Report

Got Peaches? 3 Easy Steps To Keep ‘Em Longer

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Mmm… Colorado Peaches. Early and mid-season varieties are best eaten fresh. Mid-season varieties ripen in August. They include Sullivan, Blake and Globe. Late ripening varieties include Elberta, Redskin and Hale. They’ll ripen in early September.

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6:00am

Sat August 9, 2014
Garden Report

The Extra Challenges Of Mountain Gardening

Root vegetables can withstand cooler mountain temperatures.
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It may come as no surprise that higher elevations place higher demands on plants. The key is figuring out what plants are appropriate for the cooler mountain climate. Cold hardiness is only one variable gardeners have to consider.

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6:00am

Sat August 2, 2014
Garden Report

Grass Clippings: An Environmental And Time-Saving Fertilizer

A mulching mower breaks down the grass so it can be used as fertilizer.
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Instead of breaking your back bagging those grass clippings after mowing, consider the benefits for leaving the cut grass on the lawn as fertilizer. 

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6:54am

Sat July 26, 2014
The Garden Report

The Buzz Of Late Summer Is Here

There are 28 species of Cicada native to Northern Colorado.
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From birds chirping to the wind blowing through the trees, summer is a great time to kick back and listen to nature. The hot days of late summer also reveal a unique electric buzzing sound.

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