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 April 28, 2012
Garden Report

Mild Winter Not All That Rosy for Rosebushes

If you look carefully you can see a small bird's nest amid the roses...
photo by Ted Kerwin Creative Commons/Flickr

The mild, dry winter and warm spring may have been good for getting an early start in the garden, but it hasn’t been great for roses. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says your rose bushes may need some extra TLC this year.

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6:00am

Sat April 21, 2012
Garden Report

Control Your Compact Conifers with Annual Pruning

Maybe we can't all achieve this level of art, but we can try...
photo by Gary Cycles Creative Commons/Flickr

Pruning shrubs may not be high on anyone’s list of fun things to do in the garden. But KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says regular pruning will keep plants from taking over your landscape.

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6:00am

Sat April 14, 2012
Garden Report

Go Ahead, Get Your Paws Dirty!

Four-legged gardener?
Gopal Aggarwal Creative Commons/Flickr

Mud season can be a pain for those living in the mountains, but it doesn't have to keep you out of the garden. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says this is a great time to get a few vital things done before the ground dries out.

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6:00am

Sat April 7, 2012
Garden Report

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

Fresh produce
Grant Family Farms CSA

Recent trends have more and more people in Colorado - and the rest of the country - buying local and organic produce. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says you can’t get any more local than a CSA farm...

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6:00am

Sat March 31, 2012
Garden Report

Prepping Ornamental Grasses to Make a Bold Splash in Lawn or Garden

Kate Mereand-Sinha Creative Commons/Flickr

Ornamental grasses are a favorite way to make a statement in the garden or landscaping. And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says now is the time to groom them so they’ll be at their best for spring and summer.

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