gardening

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A formerly vacant lot in the Hilltop, once filled with used needles and broken glass, will transform into a campsite for children who don't often get to see the simpler side of life.

Drinks and Dirt

Apr 17, 2018
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With spring finally here, it's time to spruce up the garden. Today, we talk about the best practices and tips on how to create the perfect spring garden.

We take a look at how the Farmers' Almanac makes predictions years in advance as well as the benefits to adding mulch to your garden.

Fig and pomegranate trees, grapes, carrots, and narcissus flowers are some of the plants that Aveen Ismail likes to grow in the Domiz refugee camp in Northern Iraq where she lives. That's because these plants remind her of Syria and home.

At first, Ismail did not find the dry land welcoming. But she values greenery and gardening, so she cultivated a small patch of land next to the house her family built in the camp.

Invasive Plants in Ohio

Jan 26, 2018
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The state of Ohio has outlawed the selling and distribution of 38 invasive plant species in a bid to protect fragile native plant and animal populations.

Today, we discuss the environmental threat these plants pose and how the Ohio Invasive Plants Council plans to halt their spread.

Invasive Plants in Ohio

Jan 11, 2018
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The state of Ohio has outlawed the selling and distribution of 38 invasive plant species in a bid to protect fragile native plant and animal populations.

Today, we discuss the environmental threat these plants pose and how the Ohio Invasive Plants Council plans to halt their spread.

Fall Gardening

Nov 9, 2017
A snow covered almond tree
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The temperature maybe dropping but don't put up the fertilizer, shovel and gloves just yet. Join us today for a look at gardening during the Fall season.

Get tips on how to preserve your garden for the warmer months and find out which plants can actually stick it out in freezing temperatures.

Late Summer Gardening Tips

Aug 28, 2017
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As the summer winds down get tips and hints on how to keep your summer garden and plants fresh and healthy. Also find out why plant conservation efforts earn less fundraising support than animal conservation programs. 

I spent two years dreaming of sun-warmed tomatoes, towering sunflowers and home-grown salad greens before a spot opened in my community garden in Washington, D.C.

When I first met plot 56 in September of 2015, it was a mound of grasses, vines and cilantro gone to seed.

I had no experience with a vegetable garden of my own, but I knew I was just the person to tame this 4- by 8-foot raised bed. I grew up watching my dad grow veggies. I worked on a flower farm in high school. And I trained as a plant biologist. So I know something about encouraging a seed to grow.

Flowers: Gardening, Design and Floriculture

Jul 27, 2017
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Flowers make any space look beautiful, but they require a lot of care throughout the gardening season. A gardener has to fend off weeds, control diseases, mulch and apply fertilizer. And those are just a few of the tasks.

Broadcasting from the 2017 Ohio State Fair, we are talking all things flowers, from gardening to design to floriculture.  

Gardening Tips and Trends

May 12, 2017
Garden watering can
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Mother's Day is upon us and that means it is time for the annual Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale. Debra Knapke is known for being Ohio's Garden Sage, and she is joining us at Chadwick Arboretum to fill us in on her latest tips and trends in gardening. Join us as we sit down with gardening experts Debra Knapke and Jared Hughes to learn about the latest in gardening news. 

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