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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6:00am

Sat January 25, 2014
The Garden Report

How To Plan Ahead For A Bountiful Vegetable Garden

Creating A Grid Helps To Maximize Space For More Vegetables
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It may still be cold outside, but it’s never too early to make plans for a vegetable garden. Creating a blueprint, choosing what kinds of vegetables to plant and deciding on the size of the garden can all be done before the spring thaw to ensure the best produce.

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6:00am

Sat January 18, 2014
The Garden Report

Tired Of The Bland Winter Garden? Ornamental Grasses Can Fix That

Feather Reed Grasses Grow In Early Spring And Last All Year
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It’s that time of year when the garden lays dormant and we fondly recall last summer’s lush and active plants. It may be the middle of winter in Colorado, but ornamental grasses provide color and texture to an otherwise bland landscape. 

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6:00am

Sat January 11, 2014
The Garden Report

A Guide To Plants Ideal For Colorado's Climate

Participants annually vote on plants with sustainable qualities
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6:00am

Sat January 4, 2014
The Garden Report

Why Your Trees Will Thank You For Winter Pruning

Elm Trees Are More Resistant To Disease During Winter
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Most certified arborists agree the dormant season is the time to prune trees. Leafless trees allow arborists easier, faster access to see what they are doing. Winter pruning also helps prevent the spread of disease.

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6:00am

Sat December 28, 2013
The Garden Report

A New Year's Resolution Guide To Eating Healthy

Cold frames capture the sun for a longer growing season
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Along with the New Year come resolutions to change our habits. My resolution is to eat more fresh local foods through our garden and to support local farmers.

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