Spring Garden Tips
Cut Flowers from the Garden
cut_flowers_from_gardenA friend's recent wedding inspired me to share with you some ideas on using cut flowers from the garden. I'll then answer a gardener's question on starting trees and shrubs from cuttings. I'll follow that with an update on Emerald Ash Borer. I'll finish with some information on Bayer Tree and Shrub Insecticide.
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From Boerner to Your Backyard June Walk

bbg_walk_2_podcast I once again offer you a guided tour of Boerner Botanical Gardens. This podcasts focuses on my June 23rd walk highlighting ground covers and vines. This season's warm temperatures have also allowed many perennials to put on their display a little early than the norm. We have a number covered here that are sure to give you ideas on how to fill your landscape with color.

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National Get Outdoors Day
national_get_outdoorsIn this podcast I'll offer ways to help celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on June 12, 2010. It's a great excuse to get the whole family outside and involved in a number of fun activities. Garden with the kids, go on a bug hunt, volunteer at a local park or community garden or measure the biggest tree in your neighborhood. Visit the American Forest website for tips on measuring trees. I'll answer listeners' questions on yellow leaves on roses, a hydrangea with brown leaf margins and when to apply corn gluten. My pest tip covers strategies for dealing with ants. I finish with a mention of a new product for roses and other ornamentals, JAZ sprays.
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From Boerner to Your Backyard May Walk
from_boerner_backyard_podcastIn this podcast I'll be doing something a little different. I'll offer you a guided tour of my May 19th walking tour of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Follow along with me by clicking on the virtural tour. I'll discuss spring flowering trees, shrubs and perennials and I'll talk groundcovers, attractive plant combinations and overlooked gems in the garden.
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Gifts for Mom
gifts_for_momThis podacast is for moms - and those who love them!

I'll give you great gift ideas for Mother's Day to accompany a bouquet of flowers. I'll answer gardeners' questions on controlling pests on apples, calendar of garden chores and new plants for spring. I encourage all of you to take advantage of National Public Gardens Day. Scheduled for Friday May 7, 2010, National Public Gardens Day will showcase the contributions of public gardens with special events and activities for schools, families, and thousands of visitors at many of the APGA's 500 member institutions. It's a great excuse to stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of a public garden near you.

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Passport to the World

phil_flower_showIn this podcast I'd like to share my experience at the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show. The theme of which was Passport to the World.

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New Plant Introductions

new_plant_introIn this podcast I'll talk about my visit to the 2010 Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show in Chicago. I found many exciting plant introductions on display and I'd like to share them with you. Then I'll answer gardeners' questions on getting amaryllis to rebloom and splitting arborvitaes caused by snow load. I'll wrap it up by discussing wildlife damage and the different control measures to prevent their feeding.

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Summer Flowering Bulbs

june_17_2009Season long color using summer flowering bulbs leads off this podcast. Then I answer gardeners' questions on persimmon trees, maple with spotted and curled leaves and rabbits eating marigolds. I'll finish with information on bacterial blight.

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All-America Selections for 2009

January16_2009.jpgI'm talking All-Americas Selections (AAS) for 2009 in this podcast. The mission of All-America Selections is "to promote new garden seed varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America". I then answer gardeners' questions on re-blooming amaryllis, poinsettia care, and Christmas cactus. Visit the Perennial Plant Association website for Perennial Plant of the Year award winners. I'll finish with heat stress of plants.  Click here to view the American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map.

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Mid Season Container Care

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Are your plants feeling the heat? Stay cool, try these helpful hints and keep your plants looking beautiful. I'll answer gardeners' questions on tomatoes, seeds and river birch with yellow leaves. Chlorosis is the subject of my pest tip. I'll finish by recommending a brushed stainless steel compost keeper for your kitchen scraps.

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