The D&B Garden Show

October 11, 2014 - The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, talks extensively about how to preserve all the bautiful fall leaves either into a press or the more difficult craft, into a wreath or arrnagement with-out having them mold. Also, did you know that now is the time to get last years poinsettia ready? We are very close to the holiday season, are you ready?

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September 20, 2014 - Debbie Cook, the garden gal, is joined by her good friend and blogger, Mary Ann Newcomer to chat about dirt, flowers and getting ready for the fall. Mary Ann gives out great tulip, daffodil and garlic advice that is timely and useful.

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September 6, 2014 - The garden gal, Debbie Cook, is joined by Ashton Ritchie, a lawn and horticulture expert from Atlanta, Georgia to talk about how to take care of your lawn as we wind down the summer months. With the average first frost date being the beginning of October, learn what you need to do now to prepare for spring 2015.

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August 23, 2014 — The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, tells us that with Labor Day right around the corner it is time to fertilize your lawn, if you do so twice a year. If you only fertilize once a year, be sure to do so between Halloween and Thanksgiving. If your trees are not looking good this year, your first question should be "what is interrupting the flow of nutrients to my tree?" It might be roots, bugs or squirrels. 

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 4:25pm MST

July 26, 2014 — The D&B Garden Show, hosted by master gardener and arborist, Debbie Cook, takes care of listeners mid-summer, hot weather, high desert issues. Her first question is how much are you watering? Too much or too little water on your grass, your trees, your tomatoes or anywhere else is usually the answer. Listen in to see if your issue is covered in this weeks D&B Garden Show.

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June 14, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, gives us some tips on what to and what not to dead head this late spring. She also helps a customer with "sad looking trees" where the first question always asked is "are you giving it too much or too little water?"

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June 7, 2014 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, is celebrating her ten year anniversary with the D&B Garden Show. Congratulations Debbie! This week you will learn that there is a National Pestiside Information Center hotline based out of Oregon. Now is the time that your garden should be planted, your lawn fertilized with a complete, even number fertilizer and thining fruit trees now is a good idea.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 3:55pm MST

May 17, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, tells us that now is the time for all the little bugs to start laying their eggs in the trees and on the leaves of our favorite plants. She gives us advice on how to recoginize what type of bug they are and what to do about it now so that we don't have to deal with the offspring all summer long. Preen weed killer is a good way to stop broadleaf plants from growing and to fertilize your plants as well, but she reminds us how important it is to read the label. There are different kids of Preen for different uses.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 11:54am MST

Petunia and Tulip Issues Need Help

April 26, 2014 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist has been stumped by Chuck. Listen in and see if you know the answer to Chuck's Petunia and Tulip issues. Debbie also gives us lessons in Crabapple trees and how to read a seed packet.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 2:19pm MST

March 29, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, pulls out all kinds of advice for Spring. If you have automatic sprinklers, make sure that you adjust for the season. Your lawn does not need as much water as it was getting last July and August. If you are pruning, and your walnut, birch or table grapes bleed, don't worry, they are fine. But next time wait until after they leaf out to prune. Get more tips about spring gardening on this last week's D&B Garden Show.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 11:18am MST

March 8, 2014 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist has answers to a ton of questions that all wrap around the fact that spring is almost here. Epsom salts, pruning your fruit trees, grafting tomatoes and knowing which way you should face your green house. She also has a tip from a listener who knows how to make trimmed flowers last longer in your vase.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 3:10pm MST

February 1, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, is getting excited for spring, but she knows not to get too worked up because it could still snow. With spring flowers loving the sunshine and rain, they too can come up early and damage their delicate roots. The best solution is to push the crown back into the ground and don't pull the mulch back just yet. The key to early spring fever? Patience. Learn more from Debbie on this week's podcast of the D&B Garden Show.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 3:19pm MST

February 15, 2014 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist has plenty of events and classes to keep you busy during the last part of winter and get you ready for spring. Are you getting antsy and wanting to prune? Debbie will tell you what to prune now and what to wait on.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 12:55pm MST

February 9, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, reminds us that March is the month to use dormant oil on all those nasty sucking insects that have nested over the winter. She also wants us to stay rooted in reality when it comes to hitting your favorite garden store. Your eyes might just be bigger than your garden bed. 

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 1:14pm MST

January 26, 2014 — Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, a master gardener and certified arborist has a huge list of classes that will help you prepare for the upcoming spring and summer growing season. She also advises us that if you want to plant tulips, now is an ideal time since they need at least six weeks of cold weather to bloom in the Spring. Do you have your gardening plan together yet? Now is the time!

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 1:29pm MST

January 14, 2014 — Master gardener and certified arborist, Debbie Cook, is excited to see perennial flowers popping up but urges us to push them back down or cover them in mulch. Although many would love to have this as a sign that spring is right around the corner, it is actually just the result of the ground pushing the bulbs up due to it freezing and thawing multiple times. Learn about fungus gnats and how to make sure they don't lay their eggs in your houseplants this winter.

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Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 10:18am MST

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