The D&B Garden Show (general)

Today, Debbie is joined by Rich Guggenheim, the horticulture instructor at the College of Western Idaho. They'll discuss his career path and the CWI horticulture program, how mulch is important to the base of your tree, why you shouldn't plant underneath your tree, and how to fight sun scald. Learn about these things and much more on this week's D&B Garden Show.

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On today's episode of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie is joined by Mike Andrews, the assistant city forester for the city of Boise to talk about how to best care for your trees and what trees might be best for your property. They'll also discuss his job and how he ended up in Boise, what can cause an apple tree not to bloom and what type of tree is best to replace an ash tree that's been removed. All this and more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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In this edition of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie will give us a quick warning about the upcoming hard freeze coming soon, why you should deep water your trees and what the best way to attract Hummingbirds is! All this and more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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On this D&B Garden Show, Debbie will take listener calls to help them with their problems in the garden. She'll talk about what to do about Blossom End Rot, why rose beads are perfect for arts and crafts and when to prune fruit trees. All that and more on this episode of the D&B Garden Show!

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On this D&B Garden Show, Debbie will help to answer caller problems and offer her best advice on how to keep their gardens beautiful and healthy. Among the topics discussed today are treatment advice for the Lilac Ash Boar, how to deal with Tomato Horn Worms and what to do about corn cooking mushy. Catch all this and more on this episode of the D&B Garden Show.

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In this episode of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie will give another warning about the upcoming first frost of the fall, how to tell if your watermelons are ripe, what to do about raspberries growing out of control and more along with taking some listener calls. Check all of this out and more on this edition of the D&B Garden Show! 

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In this edition of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie will talk you through what you need to do to keep your garden healthy through the fall and she'll learn an easier way to peel pears from a caller. Tune in for this and so much more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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On this edition of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie talks about spiders and everything you need to know about them including which ones are and aren't poisonous. She'll also talk about what to do with your slow ripening tomatoes as the cooler weather creeps in. She'll also give a suggestion on what to do with extra lawn clippings and more. All of this on another great episode of the D&B Garden Show!

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Debbie is joined by Gretchen Anderson and they'll talk about harvest season, food preservation and take some listener calls as well as talk about how to keep those pesky flies away. All that and more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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In this edition of the D&B Garden Show, Debbie talks about the Parma Fruit Field Day, Hummingbirds and their upcoming migration, Balloons over Boise and she'll also take listener calls on many topics including tomatoes and why yours might not be ripening yet. All this and more on another episode of the D&B Garden Show.

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On this D&B Garden Show, Debbie reminds us to walk through our gardens during the cool mornings to check for any problems in your garden and also to admire your hard work. She'll also talk about trumpet vines, the Idaho Botanical Garden Great Garden Escape and why you should watch out for spider mites. All that and more on this week's D&B Garden Show.

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On this D&B Garden Show, Debbie calls up her friend Maria Held, who is a master gardener with the Canyon County Master Gardener Program to talk about the Pacific Northwest Pest Alert Network. Debbie will also remind us about the upcoming Canyon County Fair and urges listeners to enter plants/produce into fair. She'll also give another warning about peachtree boars and why over frequent watering can harm your plants? All that and more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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On this episode, Debbie will walk you through entering your plants and produce at your local fair and why you should do it as well as mentioning a few upcoming fairs. She'll also help explain how early is too early for fall crops, pruning and what amount is appropriate for your garden and inform you about Blossom End Rot and earwigs and what you can do to combat them. All this and more on another great episode of the D&B Garden Show. 

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On this week's D&B Garden Show, Debbie takes listener calls and helps to guide them through their gardening troubles through the first week of July. She'll provide some tips on when, how and what to know as you harvest garlic. She'll also give a quick little update about squash bugs and what to do about them and take a few listener calls to try and help them solve the problems arising in their garden. All of this and more in this episode of the D&B Garden Show.

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Debbie is joined by Melinda Jean Stafford to talk about honeybees and to also answer listeners' questions as well. Learn why July is the "Christmas time for beekeepers", why July is prime honey harvesting time and so much more on this week's D&B Garden Show!

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Debbie sits down to talk about the June fruit drop and takes listener calls about why your cherry tree isn't producing cherries this year, pruning your spring shrubs, how early you can plant fall crops, why drainage is important for your plants, how to deal with ants attacking your garden, how to get your petunias to cascade and how to trap earwigs. All this and more on this week's D&B Garden Show.

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Debbie sits down and takes listener calls about how to make your strawberries larger, how much to leave when trimming, what trees to avoid planting that are allergy pollen producers and what to do about fireblight on your rose bushes. Debbie will also tell you about the North End Gardening Tour and why you should go. All this and more on this week's D&B Garden Show.

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August 20, 2016 - Master gardener, Debbie Cook, and guest, Rich Guggenheim, the Canyon County Extension Office Educator, talk about the Pest Alert Network and answer a variety of customer questions.

The Pest Alert Network focuses on helping homeowners with current pest problems and solutions based on weather, research, and science.

The Canyon County Extension Office will be holding two new classes if interested in the Master Gardener Program. Please contact their office for more information.

The biggest issue Rich has come across this year? Curly Top Virus. And since we can't cure a virus yet, Rich has some solutions.

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August 6, 2016 - The D&B Garden Show host, Debbie Cook, helps solve customer's lawn issues with potential X grass where the first step is to find out from the local Extension office if the grass is an annual or perennial.

What do you do when your raspberries are 12 feet high? If they have finished fruiting, yes, you can prune. Debbie gives her listener some raspberry pruning tips for the active and lazy gardener.

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June 11, 2016 - Beekeeper, Melinda Jean Stafford, joins Debbie Cook this week on the D&B Garden Show going through the entire process of how to extract honey from your bee hives in the spring.

Melinda walks Debbie through the entire harvesting process starting with the timing of harvesting for the unique taste and color of honey. She covers why bees collect nectar and pollen and what the bee process is that creates honey. Melinda talks about what tools to use, buy, rent or borrow, the entire harvesting process and how involved you should be as a beekeeper.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, discusses pruning roses on last week’s podcast. Are you seeing signs of sickly roses? Don’t start pulling those bushes out just yet. The tools you use for pruning are extremely important and Debbie details what you should be using and the proper techniques for the care of, and when to disinfect your tools. Listen in to learn about the types and directions of the cuts that should be made. Wonder why or how you would use Elmer’s Glue on your rose bush? Debbie shares the why and how.

In addition, Debbie shares some information on taking care of your bulbs after blooming; warming up the ground in preparation for planting tender plants; things you find around your house to use as natural dye for Easter eggs; and labeling of GMO foods.

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Debbie Cook, the Garden Gal, takes calls about pruning, mail order plants, and Spring  planting.

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The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, takes questions from callers and discusses bare root tree planting in Julia Davis Park.

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The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, takes questions from callers and talks about planting spinach in raise flower beds.

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The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, takes questions from callers planning their gardens and saving their house plants. One particular call, deals with transplanting berries while they are still dormant.

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The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook takes calls about problems in raised beds…could it be fungus? Debbie also answers other questions.

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Callers visit with The Garden Gal, Debbie Cook, as she shares about gardening, answers questions about gardening, and offers information about local events.

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Debbie Cook takes audience questions and chats about planning for your annual garden.

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