KFBK Garden Show

KFBK Garden Show

Backyard gardeners throughout Northern California appreciate the advice of "Farmer Fred" Hoffman. Fred is a University of California certified lifetime Master Gardener and garden columnist. He is also a member of the Garden Writers Association of America.... Show More

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Retired state entomologist and current Master Rosarian Baldo Villegas has the answers for your rose and bug questions. We take a radio tour of the UC Davis Arboretum with Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts. Debbie Flower on the difference between thorns, spines, and prickles. Upcoming garden events.
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Heat, rain, wind... a lot has been thrown at our backyard fruit trees this month. What issues will we be dealing with this summer? Fruit tree expert Ed Laivo offers up some answers. The importance of deciduous fruit tree thinning, with Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery. The "Limelight" hydrangea.
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College horticulture teacher Debbie Flower may be retires, but she is still battling bugs in the garden. She has tips for us! How can you tell when your garlic is ready to be harvested? Master Gardener Dan Vierria knows all, tells all. And, growing vegetables in straw bales, with Master Gardener Gail Pothour.
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Don Shor of Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis talks about the vegetables that should be planted in May: Squash, peppers, and eggplant. Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms discusses his "cheapskate salad bowl." Scott Paris of High Hand Nursery tells us about his "Hydrangeas for Heroes" campaign for medical workers.
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Perhaps you're thinking of expanding jyour backyard food production with chickens or bees. Today's guest, Cherie Sintes-Glover is an Urban Chicken Consultant and beekeeper. She has tips! Warren Roberts takes us on a spring tour of the UC Davis Arboretum. Debbie Flower tells us about pests that we don't want in California.
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Master Gardener Pam Bone talks about the garden pests currently bugging local gardeners. And, details about a free, virtual native plant tour of private landscapes in the area.
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College horticulture professor Debbie Flower has tips to control your latest ant invasion. And, a basic understanding of how plants work. Hot plants at the Nursery right now. Raising new chicks.
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We highlight a new, compact butterfly bush from Proven Winners, the "Pugster Blue." Tips for sgtarting the Victory Garden 2.0 The ladies from the "Sacramento Digs Gardening" blog chat about roses and tomatoes.
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Greg Gayton and Julie Barbour of Green Acres Nursery and supply have tips for getting your garden ready for planting in mid-April through early June. Warren Roberts on the blooming plants of spring. Codling moth control tips. "Jazz Hands" lorapetalum.
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Debbie Flower has gardening ideas for the stay at home family. "Brown Thumb Mama" Pam Farley talks about garden games for kids. A preview of Proven winner's new "At Last Rose." Warren Roberts talks about the spring blooms at the UC Davis Arboretum.
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If the coronavirus threat has you cooped up at home, it's OK to garden! Pedologist (really, there is such a term) Steve Zien of Living Resources Company has soil tips for a happy healthy garden. A preview of Proven Winner's new reblooming Hydrangea, the "Let's Dance Blue Jingles."
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Don Shor is getting lots of interesting new plants into his nursery this month. What are some of the more interesting ones? Plus, caring for young tomato plants. We highlight the Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose from Proven winners. Upcoming garden events.
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Master Gardener Pam Bone points out: don't let the nice weather in February weather fool you; there are several more weeks ahead in March of cooler, unpredictable weather. She offers tips for what to do, and not do, in the garden right now. Greenhouse basics with Mark Seibert of Sturdi Built greenhouses. A tour of the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. Upcoming garden events.
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Master Gardener Gail Pothour like to munch on plants in her garden. Some of those munchies you might find a bit unusual. We talk about parts of plants that usually aren't considered for the dinner table....but they are. Horticulture classes at Cosumnes River College. And, a radio tour of the UC Davis Arboretum in February with Warren Roberts. Upcoming Garden Events.
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What's new in the world of unusual plants for 2020? Quentyn Young, Master Gardener and manager of Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery in Carmichael, talks about his favorites. Thwarting illegal pesticides in California. Choosing fuel for your outdoor power equipment. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Our favorite college horticulture teacher, Debbie Flower, drops by with advice on starting many flowering parts from seeds during February. The good news: many cool season and warm season flowers can still be started from seed now. Building a structure to hold blackberries. Upcoming garden events.
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Our favorite college horticulture teacher, Debbie Flower, drops by with advice on what to do -and not do - in the February garden. Debbie Arrington on the upcoming rose auctions. Master Gardner Andi McDowell on this coming Saturday's workshop at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Upcoming garden events.
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Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms gives us tips on choosing and planting tomato seeds, along with other tomato advice. Master Gardener Tamara Engle on constructing blackberry supports. Warren Roberts takes us for a January tour of the UC Davis Arboretum. Upcoming garden events.
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Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery talks about choosing and planting bare root fruit trees. Ray Sheehy of the Sacramento chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers discusses their Scion Exchange event. Master Gardener Gail Pothour on growing broccoli in straw bales. Upcoming garden events.
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Arborist Jeff Gravish on caring and planting trees in winter. Garden pruning tool primer. Succulents. Are walnut tress harmful to other garden plants? Upcoming garden events.
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