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 9, 2013
The Garden Report

Rethinking The 'Boring Potato'

singamelodie Creative Commons/Flickr

With the holidays almost here, potatoes are likely to find their way into your dinner recipes. It might surprise you that there are dozens of varieties that aren’t commonly found in the supermarket.

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6:00am

Sat November 2, 2013
The Garden Report

The Emerald Ash Borer: An Urban Problem for Colorado

The Emerald Ash Borer perched on tree bark
Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

6:00am

Sat October 26, 2013
Garden Report

What's So Great About Locally Grown Food?

Ooh, fresh veggies! The bounty of a local farm.
Credit Lord Mariser / Flickr - Creative Commons

The best thing we can do to eat healthier and to bolster our local economy is to buy locally grown food. At our house, groceries are a big part of our bills. So, for us, groceries are an important place to spend locally.

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6:00am

Sat October 19, 2013
Garden Report

Backyard Composting In 5 Simple Steps

Credit Kessner Photography / Wikimedia Commons

The basics of composting are simple. The pile has to be large enough to sustain itself. The mixture of organic matter needs to be right.  It’s science and art blended together.  

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6:00am

Sat October 12, 2013
Garden Report

Bigtooth Maple: An Underutilized Colorado Native

Bigtooth Maple in the Wasatch mountains in September 2009.
Credit Bryant Olsen / Flickr

This native maple will withstand drought conditions and water restrictions. It tolerates our soils from the plains to the mountains. It can be used in groves or by itself. And  it has spectacular fall color. It should be used more in our western landscapes.

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