When you listen to All Things Considered host Melissa Block's story about Thomas Jefferson's garden, you'll hear how he cared about putting peas on the table and sharing seeds with his friends. He also set loftier goals for his vegetable garden: Monticello's south-facing expanse was a living laboratory for a lifelong tinkerer and almost obsessive record keeper. Jefferson was, in many ways, a crop scientist.
Many Colorado municipalities are limiting water use this spring and summer. But with smart water use and proper plant selection, KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says gardening is still a worthwhile endeavor.
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.
Spring means cherry, pear and apple blossoms. But in many metropolitan areas, urban foresters ensure those flowering fruit trees don't bear fruit to keep fallen fruit from being trampled into slippery sidewalk jelly.
But a group of fruit fans in the San Francisco Bay Area is secretly grafting fruit-bearing tree limbs onto those fruitless trees.