Tom Throgmorton

Tom Throgmorton KUNC Garden Reports

Tom has been offering garden advice on KUNC for almost two decades. During that time he has been the wholesale sales manager at Ft. Collins Nursery, Inc. Since January of 2005 he has been the owner and operator of Throgmorton Plant Management, LLC., a landscape installation and maintenance company as well as a horticultural consulting firm.  He lives in northern Ft. Collins with his wife and two kids.

 

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5:30am

Sat August 18, 2012
Garden Report

Preparing Plants for the End of Summer (Yes, Fall is Coming)

Cool-season vegetables like broccoli do well in mountain gardens
Jenny Cu Creative Commons/Flickr

Hard to believe with this summer’s hot weather, but it’s time to start thinking about preparing trees and shrubs for fall. And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says it's especially important for those living in the mountains.

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6:00am

Sat August 11, 2012
Garden Report

Dog Days of Summer Perfectly Suited for Dog Day Cicada

Dog Day Cicada
Michel Ngilen Flickr-CreativeCommons

Creepy as they are, their signature buzzing is the sound track of summer evenings in Colorado. KUNC gardener Tom Throgmorton has more on the Dog Day Cicada.

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6:00am

Sat August 4, 2012
Garden Report

Helping Plants Cope With Summer Heat

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One of the trickiest things for gardeners is to know exactly how much to water – especially when the hot summer weather seems like it will never end. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton has a few tips for keeping plants healthy and hydrated.

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6:00am

Sat July 28, 2012
Garden Report

When Life Gives You Basil and Garlic, Make Pesto!

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Garlic and basil are fairly easy to grow in Colorado, and both are delicious on their own. But when you combine them with a little olive oil… you get something that is more than the sum of its parts. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton explains...

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10:44am

Sat July 21, 2012
Garden Report

Confused About Watering Restrictions? Here's Help for Colorado Gardeners

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It isn’t easy to grow healthy plants when the weather is hot and dry – especially when water restrictions vary so widely.

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