Gardening

6:00am

Sat July 14, 2012
Garden Report

Don't Let Summer Heat Wilt Your Enthusiasm in the Garden

Roger H. Goun Creative Commons/Flickr

For many of us, the sweltering summer heat is tough to endure. But KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton reminds us that many tasty vegetables and eye-catching flowers love the heat, and can provide a beautiful splash of color in the garden.

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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

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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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6:58am

Fri June 22, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up And Which Way Is Down?

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 2:32 pm

Robert Krulwich NPR

Think of a seed buried in a pot. Like this one:

It's dark down there in the potting soil. There's no light, no sunshine. So how does it know which way is up and which way is down? It does know. Seeds routinely send shoots up toward the sky, and roots the other way. Darkness doesn't confuse them. Somehow, they get it right...

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