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Fall And Winter Gardening With Debra Knapke

Oct 16, 2020
Fall vegetables at a market including pumpkin and squash.
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This episode originally aired on Oct. 8, 2020.

If you've been relying on gardening to stay sane in 2020, fall and winter might have you feeling down. But don't worry, there is always something to do in the garden.

Fall And Winter Gardening With Debra Knapke

Oct 8, 2020
Fall vegetables at a market including pumpkin and squash.
Max Pixel

If you've been relying on gardening to stay sane in 2020, fall and winter might have you feeling down. But don't worry, there is always something to do in the garden.

Fall Gardening And Native Perennials

Sep 16, 2020
monarch butterfly polinating a native plant
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Summer is not officially over just yet, but the weather is changing, and with that comes the migration of the Monarch butterflies.

These important pollinators visit many perennial flowers native to Ohio along their journey. The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens hosts a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to help them along their way.

UPDATED Aug. 11.

The Ohio State University Extension is offering free seeds to encourage a new crop of "victory gardens."

Summer Gardening With Debra Knapke

Jul 13, 2020
Garden plant
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This episode originally aired on July 2, 2020.

Sales of seeds and gardening supplies soared worldwide this spring as people turned to the earth for food, flowers  and a measure of calm.

Burpee & Co., the nation’s largest seed company, logged the most sales in its nearly 140-year-history and saw traffic to its advice web page jump by 75% as the pandemic took hold.

Summer Gardening With Debra Knapke

Jul 2, 2020
Garden plant
Planet Fox / Pixabay

Sales of seeds and gardening supplies soared worldwide this spring as people turned to the earth for food, flowers -- and a measure of calm.

Burpee & Co., the nation’s largest seed company, logged the most sales in its nearly 140-year-history and saw traffic to its advice web page jump by 75% as the pandemic took hold.

Planting For Pollinators With Debra Knapke

Feb 27, 2020
Chadwick Atboretum

Pollinators like bees and butterflies are crucial to our food supply and the ecosystem. But they’re in trouble after years of population decline.

Winter Gardening

Jan 23, 2020

It’s wet and cold outside with only occasional rays of sunshine, but that’s the perfect time to start daydreaming about a bountiful garden—one that’s bursting with colorful flowers and ripe with healthy fruits and vegetables.

Fall And Winter Gardening

Oct 28, 2019
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Fall yard chores often include cleaning up the garden, but Ohio’s Garden Sage Debra Knapke gardeners should think twice about what they take away.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, Debra Knapke joins us for fall gardening tips and insights. 

Guests:

  •  Deb Knapke, Ohio's Garden Sage, author, teacher and blogger

Midsummer Gardening With Debra Knapke

Jul 11, 2019
Garden watering can
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By this time of the summer, the typical Central Ohio garden is somewhere between full bloom and full on disaster. 

Rain has played a major role this season.

Today on All Sides, Ohio’s Garden Sage Debra Knapke joins us with her take on the weather and tips for making the most of it.

Take A Visual Vacation Inside Oberlin's Massive Flower Factory

Mar 19, 2019

This week brings the first week of spring, time we hope, to put away those snow shovels and dust off the garden tools. But while we wait for the first blooms outside, let's take you inside one of the largest greenhouses in the United States – for a visual vacation and some spring stimulation.

As ideastream producers Mary Fecteau and Stephanie Jarvis discover, engineering the perfect plant – indoors or out – involves far more than a seed and soil.

Orchid Overload

Winter Gardening in Central Ohio

Jan 3, 2019
A snow covered almond tree
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It's winter, and that means you think there's not much left to do in your garden. Ohio's Garden Sage Debra Knapke, however, disagrees. 

As we settle into the ice, snow and cold temperatures of winter, what can we do to prepare for the next planting season? Today on All Sides, winter gardening and more with planting expert, Debra Knapke.

Succulent Gardening

Sep 26, 2018
Succulent plants
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Succulents are an increasingly popular and low maintenance way to add some greenery to a home or office. While these are warm weather plants, common types, such as Cacti and Aloe, can be kept indoor during winter months.

Ohio’s garden sage Debra Knapke and Jared Hughes from Groovy Plants Ranch joins us to talk about succulents and transitioning your garden through the season change.

Succulent Gardening

Sep 24, 2018
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Succulents are an increasingly popular and low maintenance way to add some greenery to a home or office. While these are warm weather plants, common types, such as Cacti and Aloe, can be kept indoor during winter months.

Ohio’s garden sage Debra Knapke and Jared Hughes from Groovy Plants Ranch joins us to talk about succulents and transitioning your garden through the season change.

Today on All sides, tips on gardening and how you can keep indoor plants thriving through the fall.

Birds and Late Summer Gardening

Sep 7, 2018
Julie Zickefoose

Bird migration is beginning as late summer turns into fall. This is a great opportunity to see purple martins, barn swallows, and warblers as they make their trek south.

Julie Zickefoose, our resident naturalist and bird expert, joins us to talk about what flying beauties she's seen thus far. She’ll also tell us about her rescue of a baby bluebird.

Coming up on All Sides, late summer birding, gardening, and more.

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