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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9:00am

Fri May 13, 2011
Garden Report

Perennials Add Interest to Garden or Landscape All Season

Photo Courtesy of Fort Collins Nursery

A mix of perennials accents the garden throughout the season.  The mix should be for color, texture, size, and time of bloom.  But for all of the beauty of perennials, they are not a `no’ maintenance part of a landscape.

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5:50pm

Thu May 5, 2011
Garden Report

Picking the Right Plants Key to Healthy Garden

Photo Courtesey of Fort Collins Nursery

Starting with healthy, vigorous plants is the key to a successful garden.  Whether you buy plants at the grocery, a big box store or your local garden center be selective.

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12:51pm

Fri April 29, 2011
Garden Report

Honeybees Can Benefit Your Garden

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For a few years, I inherited a 40-year-old garden.  The most natural addition I made to the traditional, old-fashioned garden was introducing a hive of honeybees.  The bees thrived on the profusion of perennials that bloomed from spring until autumn frost.  The bees were also a good excuse not to spray dandelions, one of their favorite flowers.

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9:00am

Fri April 22, 2011
Garden Report

Serviceberry is the Plant of the Month for April

Serviceberry bush in bloom
Photo Courtesy of Colorado State University Extension

Serviceberry is a multi-tasking plant.  It’s interesting in every season.  It grows as a shrub or a small tree.  It’s a habitat plant.  It’s durable and hardy. 

Serviceberry, also called Juneberry or Sarvisberry, blooms most years in April.  Ours are just waiting for a few warm days to burst open.  The pendulous clusters of white flowers open before there are leaves.  The flowers have a light, sweet fragrance. 

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4:47pm

Thu April 14, 2011
Garden Report

April Showers Might Bring May Flowers - But They Also Bring Bugs!

Bark Beetle damage to a tree
Bureau of Land Management

Finally we’re getting some moisture for the Front Range.  As everything starts to grow, the weeds and insects are busting out, too.

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