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 June 14, 2014
The Garden Report

To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants

Studies show that catnip rivals Deet as a mosquito repellent.
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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. 

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6:00am

Sat June 7, 2014
The Garden Report

For Growing Canadian Roses, Colorado Is A Perfect Fit

The Modern Sunrise stands out with its unique color and blooms throughout the season.
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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.

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6:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
Garden Report

Maximize A Minimal Space With Container Gardening

Container gardening can liven up a small patio
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Love gardening, but don't have a lot of space? With a little creativity - and a few containers - it's easy to transform your outdoor living spaces into a functional, beautiful garden area.

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6:00am

Sat May 24, 2014
Garden Report

Picking Up The Pieces From A Hail Damaged Garden

Hail damage to plants may initially appear beyond repair, but many will survive the onslaught if delicately cared for.
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Gardeners battle all sorts of conditions in an effort to get things to grow. Hailstorms pose a unique challenge to healing injured plants. After surveying a garden following a severe storm it may appear all is lost, but the fresh frustrations after the storm can make it seem much worse than it actually is.

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6:00am

Sat May 17, 2014
The Garden Report

Dandelions: Nutritious Food Or Pesky Weed?

New research points to the dandelion's potential as a cash crop.
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It’s a lowly herb with more iron than spinach and more vitamin C than lettuce, yet we spend millions of dollars in energy and chemicals to eradicate it.

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