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 16, 2013
The Garden Report

Perennials: When to Cut Back for the Winter

A perennial bed that didn't do so well after winter.
Credit Eli Sagor / Flickr - Creative Commons

Most perennials can be cut back in the fall, but some are better left uncut, depending on how active they are during the winter months.

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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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