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.

11:00 Want a strong eco-portfolio? You've got to bio-diversify. The emerald ash borer beetle has wreaked havoc in central Ohio over the past few years, destroying large swaths of forest. But the pests harm only ash trees. This hour we'll talk about keeping your backyard healthy by planting a wide variety of local species, and how to combat infestations. Guest

Gardening with Debra Knapke

Sep 6, 2011

With summer on it's way out and fall just around the corner, what is the best solution to keeping your garden perfect? Guest:

  • Debra Knapke, Garden designer, lecturer, teacher, and advisor

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  • Buckeye Yard and Garden On-Line (BYGL)

Learn how to make your garden look spectacular this summer with help from Ohio's 'Garden Sage' Debra Knapke.  Summer is great for planting all sorts of plants, flowers and vegetables.  Figure out what you should be pruning and how to handle the high humidity this hour on All Sides. Debra is on the faculty at Columbus State Community College where she teaches about Herbaceous Plants, Specialty Gardens and Sustainable Landscape Practices and Design.