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 November 15, 2014
Garden Report

Protecting Perennials After A Cold Front

Abrupt cold fronts can pose a danger to trees and perennials.
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A drop in temperature by 60 degrees in just a few days may be damaging to perennials, shrubs and trees. There isn’t a thing we can do about the cold front that came through the Front Range this past week, but there are some things we can do to minimize the potential plant damage.

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6:00am

Sat November 8, 2014
Garden Report

CSU Announces The Best Annual Flowers Of 2014

Supertunias come in a variety of colors. A 2014 CSU winner has dark red flowers.
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One plus for the residents of Fort Collins is that their community is host to Colorado State University's Flower Trial Gardens. Located along College Avenue, the gardens feature annual flowers, perennials and cool season bloomers.

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6:00am

Sat October 25, 2014
Garden Report

Maintaining Soil Moisture For Healthy Plants

Regular lawn watering can do damage to shrubs if they are close by.
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One of the joys of horticulture and gardening is it’s a continual learning process. Just when you think you know how a plant is going to react, nature throws a curve ball and the plant doesn’t react as expected.

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6:00am

Sat October 18, 2014
Garden Report

Fall Garden Cleaning: A Great Time To Make Compost

A compost tumbler makes it easier to mix the brown and green organic matter.
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With the fall garden clean up come piles of yard waste generated from dead-heading, weeding, mowing and moving plants. Tossing all of that organic matter doesn’t make sense, especially when it can be turned into riches for the garden – compost.

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6:00am

Sat October 4, 2014
The Garden Report

The Countless Ways To Utilize Winter And Summer Squash

Spaghetti squash can be a healthy substitute for regular pasta.
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It’s October and that means we’ll begin seeing more and more squash and pumpkins on display. These annual, trailing vines are native throughout the Western Hemisphere. The family includes soft-sided summer squash like zucchini and hard-shelled winter squash like acorns and pumpkins.

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