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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
Angela Llop / Wikimedia Commons

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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Late Summer Gardening with Debra Knapke

Aug 17, 2018
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We’re in the hot, humid days of late summer, and this weather could be impacting your garden. Rainfall levels were above-average for Central Ohio in June but have been below-average so far this month.

All Sides checks in with Ohio’s garden sage, Debra Knapke, for tips on how to sustain a healthy garden through July and August. 

We will also talk about which vegetables to begin planting as we head into fall. 

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Late Summer Gardening with Debra Knapke

Jul 19, 2018
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We’re in the hot, humid days of late summer, and this weather could be impacting your garden. Rainfall levels were above-average for Central Ohio in June but have been below-average so far this month.

All Sides checks in with Ohio’s garden sage, Debra Knapke, for tips on how to sustain a healthy garden through July and August. 

We will also talk about which vegetables to begin planting as we head into fall. 

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Debbie Holmes / WOSU

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
Markus Spiske / Flickr

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
Liz West / Flickr

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
Angela Llop / Wikimedia Commons

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. 

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