The D&B Garden Show

November 21, 2013 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist has at least one call per week where her answer is, "How much water is it getting?" No pun intented, but this seems to be the root cause of why most plants brown, turn a weird color or flat out die. Other questions she asks to help solve problems are "How old is it?" and "Which way are they facing?" Listen in while she tells us how to find out if there is too much water at the roots and what to do. 

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 3:27pm MST

August 27, 2013 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, welcomes her friend, and fellow gardener, Mary Ann Newcomer to the program to answer your end of summer gardening questions. Did you know that squash are either male or female and the males do not produce fruit? If you are in the Treasure Valley, did you know that for $15 a yard, you can purchase mulch created by the City of Boise? Listen in for more fantastic tips to this week's D&B Garden Show.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 3:40pm MST

June 24, 2013 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist educates us today on the primary, secondary and micro nutrients that are in your fertilizer. She also explains what these are and why you need them or don't them in certain areas of your garden. Of course there is talk of mulch and grass but more importantly, she gives out a simple strawberry freezer jam recipe that sounds delicious. 

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 1:40pm MST

June 3, 2013 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, gives us some great pre-summer tips and tricks about your spring bulbs and how to move your iris plants in the fall. Debbie also advises that a deep and infrequent watering is a good rule of thumb to create a strong and healthy root system for all your plants. Humbing birds are in the air and do know that red food coloring is not necessary a good 4 to 1 ratio of sugar to water will work just fine. Listen in for more fantastic tips that will help your garden all summer long.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 12:22pm MST

May 4, 2013 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, reminds us that the average frost date here in the Northwest is May 10, 2013. Your cabbage, peas and other cold crops should be fine, but Debbie really wants you to wait to mid to late May to plant your tender vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and squash. Label reading is very important this time of year. Even if you use the same fertilizers year after year, she highly encourages you to read, read and re-read before you apply. 

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 1:21pm MST

April 2, 2013 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, talks about strawberries and tells us that now is the time to prune the runners so that the mother plant can save her energy to produce beautiful fruit for us to enjoy. When it comes to fertilizing strawberries, remember to use one that is high in phosphorous, which is the second number listed on your fertilizer package. Learn more about your garden, your trees and what to do next on this weeks episode of the D&B Garden Show.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 11:15am MST

The Garden Gal, March 13, 2013 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist talks to us today about the ever present peach tree bore and what to do about it. They will start to emerge in June so July and August is when you need to plan to treat your trees so they don't become infected next year. We also learn that it is a good time to plant bare root roses but do remember that digging a hole wide enough is just as important as deep enough. Learn more with Debbie every week about these and many more gardening topics.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 2:16pm MST

February 22, 2013 — Master gradener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, is the person you want answering the questions of which trees are ripe for pruning now, which ones are not and the most important question, how? Debbie walks a few callers through, step by step, on how to prune their trees, so now is the time to learn from the expert! With less than a month to go to spring, people are getting eager to prep, plant and trim. Are you?

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 10:44am MST

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