Gardening

6:00am

Sat May 5, 2012
Garden Report

To Water Or Not to Water? Gardening in Dry Times

photo by DonBanana WikiMedia Commons

Many Colorado municipalities are limiting water use this spring and summer. But with smart water use and proper plant selection, KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says gardening is still a worthwhile endeavor.

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6:00am

Sat April 28, 2012
Garden Report

Mild Winter Not All That Rosy for Rosebushes

If you look carefully you can see a small bird's nest amid the roses...
photo by Ted Kerwin Creative Commons/Flickr

The mild, dry winter and warm spring may have been good for getting an early start in the garden, but it hasn’t been great for roses. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says your rose bushes may need some extra TLC this year.

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6:00am

Sat April 21, 2012
Garden Report

Control Your Compact Conifers with Annual Pruning

Maybe we can't all achieve this level of art, but we can try...
photo by Gary Cycles Creative Commons/Flickr

Pruning shrubs may not be high on anyone’s list of fun things to do in the garden. But KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says regular pruning will keep plants from taking over your landscape.

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12:44pm

Fri April 6, 2012
The Salt

Guerrilla Grafters Bring Forbidden Fruit Back To City Trees

Originally published on Sat April 7, 2012 5:00 am

Guerrilla grafter Tara Hui grafts a fruiting pear branch onto an ornamental fruit tree in the San Francisco Bay Area. She doesn't want the location known because the grafting is illegal.
Lonny Shavelson for NPR

Spring means cherry, pear and apple blossoms. But in many metropolitan areas, urban foresters ensure those flowering fruit trees don't bear fruit to keep fallen fruit from being trampled into slippery sidewalk jelly.

But a group of fruit fans in the San Francisco Bay Area is secretly grafting fruit-bearing tree limbs onto those fruitless trees.

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6:00am

Sat March 24, 2012
Garden Report

Early Spring Means It's Time to Get Working in the Garden

Spring onion and lettuce
James Qualtrough Creative Commons/Flickr

These warm, sunny days are pushing plants into spring a little ahead of schedule. And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says it may be time to start spring gardening work just a little early this year too...

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