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 December 21, 2013
The Garden Report

From Past To Present: Winter Solstice Marks A New Beginning

Newgrange Collects Winter Sunlight To Illuminate Its Entire Chamber
Credit Wynnert/Flickr Creative Commons

For centuries people recognized the shorter days of winter by tracking the dwindling presence of the sun. Huge monuments were built to capture the scarce light and these structures are still common in the British Isles.

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6:00am

Sat December 14, 2013
Garden Report

Miss The Colors Of Autumn? Take A Closer Look

Snow And Trees Mingle To Create A Work Of Art
Credit Yngve Bakken Nilsen / Flickr - Creative Commons

Trees accentuate the beauty of snow in Colorado winters; and though many may be void of leaves, the heavy snowfall can sculpt the trees into works of art. Each tree species has a different response to heavy snowfall.

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6:00am

Sat December 7, 2013
The Garden Report

Growing Citrus In Colorado? Here’s How To Do It

Among the citrus that grow well indoors: seedless limes, Meyer lemon and Washington navel oranges.
Charles Hutchins Flickr - Creative Commons

It may come as a surprise that a variety of citrus can grow in Colorado, albeit indoors. They not only provide fruit, but the flowers provide a strong fragrance for the entire house.

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6:00am

Sat November 30, 2013
Garden Report

Say What? Tom's Case For Late Autumn Watering

Keep your hoses out, your garden still needs water.
Credit Andrew pmk / Wikimedia Commons

Watering in the late autumn gives plants the moisture they need to get through the coming winter. It will give them a jump start next spring.

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6:00am

Sat November 23, 2013
The Garden Report

Verdict Is In: CSU Names Best New Perennials Of 2013

The Colorado Columbine is One Perennial That Thrives At High Altitudes
Credit Bryant Olsen/Flickr Creative Commons

Colorado is a challenging environment for perennials. With the extreme temperatures, high altitude and dry climate, hardy varieties are cultivated with special traits to survive in Colorado. Colorado State University has just announced the best new varieties developed to thrive in Colorado.

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