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 July 7, 2012
Garden Report

Vampires Beware: It's Time to Harvest Garlic Along Front Range

braided garlic
David Goehring Creative Commons/Flickr

Growing garlic requires a little patience… it’s planted in the fall, but isn’t ready for harvest until early summer. But as KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton points out, the flavor makes it worth the wait.

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6:00am

Sat June 30, 2012
Garden Report

Shopping for Shrubs? Go For a Native Plant

Russian sage
Andrew Petro Creative Commons/Flickr

Anyone looking to add a colorful, drought-tolerant shrub to their landscaping may want to bypass the popular Russian Sage in favor of a Rocky Mountain native plant. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton explains why...

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6:00am

Sat June 23, 2012
Garden Report

Cruel Summer: Gardening in a Hot Season

Roger H. Goun Creative Commons/Flickr

It’s fairly clear we’re going to have a hot summer along the Front Range. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says the key to maintaining a beautiful garden is knowing which plants thrive in the heat, and which ones will wither and die.

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6:00am

Sat June 16, 2012
Garden Report

A Simple Tool to Help You Be More Water-Wise

Rain gauge in Norway garden
Bernt Rostad Creative Commons/Flickr

Water is a precious resource – and will likely be very scarce along the Front Range this summer. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton says being educated is the first step in saving water – and that education starts with one simple tool...

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6:00am

Sat June 9, 2012
Garden Report

Need Ideas for Your Garden? Steal Them! (Ideas, Not Plants...)

A stop on the Greeley garden tour
Ruth Quade greeleygardentour.org
  • Tom Throgmorton speaking on plant plagiarism...

Is the design for your garden or landscaping stuck in a rut? Garden tours are a great way to spark some fresh ideas – and as KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton assures us, plant plagiarism is perfectly okay…

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