The Garden Show Podcast

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A Great Tree in the Wrong Spot!

Birds, beans, Bambinella pears and lucky bamboo! Whew - we're busy with lots going on this week o...
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All About Boxwood

Boxwood Tree Moth, Boxwood Blight and best replacements for this important plant this week on the...
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Watering, Pruning, Transplanting and More!

Robber flies, piss-off plants and solving a family dispute about deadheading petunias - all on th...
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It's Planting Weekend!

Potting mix changes, rhubarb transplanting, compost, trillium seeds and more!
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Attracting Birds to your Garden

Supporting migrating birds, growing ostrich ferns, apple trees and vegetables outside yet?
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Poison Ivy & 100 Year Old Jade Plant!

Do I support No Mow May? Absolutely not!
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Hammerhead Worms!

Hammerhead worms, Forsythia, Dahlias, Holy/Thai Basil, and geraniums are all part of the Garden S...
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All Over the Garden this Week, All By Myself!

What to do if your peony doesn't flower, plus lots more!
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Supporting Horticulture for Residents in Long Term Care

When, and exactly how, do we clean up our gardens for spring?
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Spring - So Many Questions & Concerns!

Lawns, bulbs finished flowering, pruning indoor Azalea, and struggling with cable installers and ...
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Early Easter + Early Spring

Pruning tree peonies, growing hollyhocks from seed and rejuvenating geraniums for summer blooms.
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Welcome Spring!

Seeding peppers, hollyhocks, Impatiens and Datura - plus pruning Hydrangea and dormant spray.
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Early Bird Migration

Birds, squirrels, root pruning, nest building and soybean seeds are all covered today on the Gard...
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Our Thumbs are Getting Itchy for Gardening!

It's hard to wait for real spring when the weather is so mild!
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Still Too Early to Plant!

Perfect time to apply Dormant Spray on fruit trees, roses and berry bushes.
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What a Mild Winter!

Mild temperatures means wakeful bulbs and grubs. But, It's still February!
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More About the Birds!

Changeable weather is impacting birds and plants this winter.
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Nothing Brings Joy like Flowers!

Growing Amaryllis, holly, Hibiscus and black currants - all for flowers!
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All About Orchids!

Everything you've ever wanted to know about growing orchids successfully!
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Let's Talk Edibles!

Steven Biggs joins us to talk about Figs!
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Baby It's Cold Outside!

This week it's African violets, Fig trees, Laurel (bay leaf tree), Gerberas and potted pussy will...
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Fruit Flies vs Fungus Gnats

So many different Hibiscus species are grown in Ontario - tropical, herbaceous and woody.
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Spreading Kindness this Year

Sprouts, microgreens, even kale on a porch help us keep our hands in the soil even in winter!
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Hoya Update + Found Bulbs!

Can bulbs still be planted now? Mild winter temperatures mean yes!
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Figs, Alstroemeria and the Hunt for Hoya!

The challenge of overwintering figs indoors, along with maple trees that change foliage colour fo...
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Mild Weather and Plant-Eating Cats!

Mistletoe magic, along with warm weather means daffodils and fertilizer are all happening now.
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Learn About Charlie's Favourite Tomato!

Fungus gnats, palms defoliating, hot pepper in birdseed and lots more on the Garden Show this week!
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Festive Plants are on the Agenda Today!

Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, orchids, Fuchsia and begonias are all in need of some proper TLC.
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Support the Wild Birds in your Yard Over Winter

Keep your birds safe and secure this winter with our expert Paul Oliver.
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A Mild Fall Plus Memories of Fantastic Tomatoes!

Dead cedars, fantastic tomatoes, seed bombs and more!
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Winter is Coming - but We're Excited for Spring!

Pruning indoors and out, transplanting grapes and bulbs, and the war on Japanese beetles continues.
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A Series of Events

Raspberries, overwintering tenders like geranium, lavender and potted strawberries - never a dull...
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Gardeners are Moving Indoors This Week

Questions about tropical indoor plants abound, meanwhile outdoors Hydrangea, Rose of Sharon and b...
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Bulbs, Bark and Flower Boxes

Floppy Hydrangea flowers, GMO vegetable seeds, soil, maple bark and more!
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Hungry Skunks and Birds!

Birds, turf, bulbs and pruning are top of mind this week on the Garden Show.
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Winter Turf Care is Top of Mind This Week!

Winterizing turf, pruning Magnolia and Tree Peonies, plus growing ground cover beneath a pine tree.
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The Summer of Powdery Mildew

A warm and humid summer means fungus in our gardens.
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Why Do So Many People Want to Eradicate Clover?

Clover, lawns in general, roses, pussy willows and first-time condo gardeners all call in this we...
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All For The Birds

Lots of great tips on feeding and supporting wild birds this week on the Garden Show.
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Charlie gets some love from a fan!

Transplanting evergreens, diseased roses, hedge rejuvenation, and too many peaches are just a few...
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End of Summer Blight and Invasives!

Bringing in the tropicals, controlling moles and bindweed, and it's transplanting time!
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Breaking News! Season 2 of Healing Gardens Launches!

Soil recipe for cactus, 90 year old peonies, and controlling lily of the valley. Another epic Gar...
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Rabbits, Rose of Sharon, Turf and Catalpa Trees

This week is all about Rose of Sharon, garlic, boxwood tree moth and lawn care.
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Are coffee grounds good for the garden?

Boxwood tree moths are annihilating boxwood. It's an invasive insect, new in southern Ontario sin...
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Plants Not Blooming, and More About Japanese Beetles

Pesky dog strangling vine plus Japanese beetles, non-blooming plants and much more on the Garden ...
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Can flowers actually change colour from year to year?

Powdery mildew, squirrels, orchid care and lilies that change colour - all on the Garden Show!
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Lilacs, Wisteria, Fruit trees and Hibiscus. All need attention now

Transplanting shrubs, planting Hydrangea, spraying fruit trees and pruning Lilacs - does it ever ...
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Japanese Beetles are in the Garden!

We talk pests, early defoliation of Redbud and more this week on the Garden Show!
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Pruning Wisteria & Binocular Bonanza!

Dahlias, Wisteria, red mites and Japanese beetles - all in an hour on the Garden Show!
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Happy Canada Day!

Pruning clematis for maximum blooms and wondering when and how to prune Wisteria for the same rea...
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The Story of the Grape

Insect pests on Beech and Roses, ground cover out of control and why so many seeds on the Honey L...
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Dog Strangling Vine!

Pests, pruning, dividing perennials and grape vines with no fruit.
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May 24 Weekend Means: Let's Get Planting!

What to do with kale that survived over winter in the garden...
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Is it time to plant outside yet?

More pruning, hardening off tender seedlings, and non-flowering peonies feature this week on the ...
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Who knew squirrels eat young leaves of Japanese Maple!

Pruning, rejuvenating, transplanting and fertilizing - but when? All this and more covered on the...
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Spring has truly sprung! The questions come in hot and heavy this week on the Garden Show

Pine needles as mulch, potted roses, grubs and more!
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Rejuvenating Old Privet and Red Currants is on Callers Mind's this Week

Rejuvenating old shrubbery, controlling insects and invasive weeds, and choosing the best cherry ...
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Unseasonable warmth = In the Garden!

Bulbs are blooming, perennials trees and shrubs need pruning and the lawns are desperate for raking!
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Dormant Oil Spray Now to protect roses, fruit trees, crab apples and more

Early spring and gardeners want to get gardening! Be careful to not get out too early when soil i...
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Redbud seedlings, soil and Chayote homework!

Roses (both mini and large), soil quality in raised beds and lots more on this week's Garden Show.
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Invigorate Your Plants!

How to Grow Healthy Dahlias, Roses, Clematis and Daffodils.
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Time to Get Growing!

Tuberous begonias, Canna lilies, roses and seeds. This week is all about growing!
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So Many Successes!

Lots of success means more plants! Tune in for propagation details...o
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A Search for Clematis

Potted bulbs, starting seeds and caring for Hibiscus and African Violets are all covered this wee...
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Sexy Soil

Learn more about soil on March 8th when I speak at the [email protected] society!
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What's with this Weather?

Challenging weather, counting birds and getting ready to plant seeds indoors.
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If it's not Amaryllis, it's Clematis on everyone's minds this week!

Pruning, digging, shearing and watering - when done right can provide years of enjoyment!
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Enjoy Flowers Indoors!

This week is all about supporting colorful blooms indoors!
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Orchids and Everything Else on Your Minds

Orchid expert, Terry Kennedy shares her expertise, plus we talk seeds, geraniums and more!
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Amaryllis, Hibiscus, Mandevilla, succulents and next week Orchids!

Pruning spring blooming shrubs for indoor blooms now - perfect during a snowstorm!
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Fruit trees, Cyclamen and what grows in dappled shade?

We're indoors and out with questions about pruning and shearing evergreens, fruit trees, overgrow...
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Voles and bunny rabbits eating the Garden!

Tips on varmint control, plus pruning instructions for both indoor and outdoor plants.
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Is it too late to plant tulips???

20 year old Wisteria and tulips still to plant - let's get gardening!
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Oh, the weather outside is frightful!

What is triple mix anyway?
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My Potatoes are Sprouting in Storage!

Lots of tips on indoor tropical plant care plus how to slow down sprouting potatoes!
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It's time for "seasonal" plants!

Today the show is all about indoor plants - some are chosen just for decorating!
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Charlie's Homework from last week: Kiwi vines and roses!

So many callers have hardy plants in pots but no chance to plant this season. What to do?
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Mums, Gerberas, African Violets & Kiwi Plants

Indoor African Violets, Wisteria seedlings and Gerbera; outdoor mums, roses and Snowball Viburnum...
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Late Season Plant Purchases

Caring for a bonsai gift, trimming lavender and apple trees, and figuring out what to do with new...
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Charlie is back again - doing the Garden Show live!

Lavender, garlic, lawns and Clematis - all covered this week on the Garden Show.
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All About Autumn

From planting to transplanting, overwintering lilacs in pots, to saving succulents from frost, to...
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How Much Fall Clean Up is Really Required?

Fall means prepping the garden for winter - but how much do we have to do?
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It seemed like this might be another orchid show - then the phone rang...

Not just orchids - we cover pruning, overwintering rhododendrons and peonies, plus what to do abo...
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Squirrels in the bulbs!

Time to prep tender plants to come indoors for winter!
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It's the Time of Year For Lawns and Tropical Plants

Lawns, flowering shrubs and tropical plant care all covered today on the Garden Show.
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It's September and the Hort Societies/Garden Clubs are back in action!

We're all over the garden in this episode today!
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September means: lawns, pruning and leaf damage. What and when to do it?

Lawns, Gardenia, pruning perennials and more!
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Will corn gluten control crabgrass now?

Corn gluten will prevent crabgrass seeds from germinating - right?
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Pruning: Raspberries, Shrubs, Climbing Roses and Suckers on Trees

Clover, raspberries, Bokashi composting and rain dancing this week on the Garden Show
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Mildew on peony, whitefly on Hibiscus. And now, on to Christmas Cactus!

Sometimes plants just grow too much!
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Orchids & Harvest

All about the bountiful harvest and orchids
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Potato Beetles, Aphids and Bugs on Garlic

Sheep vs cattle manure - which is best?
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Lavender Scones you say?!!

Questions include tomato ID, how much water is enough, and oh those invasive violets!
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Sustainable Horticulture and a Few Pest Solutions

Support you local insects with great tips on biodiversity!
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The Theme is Varmints!

Pests in the garden, and is milkweed really a weed?
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Bugs & More Bugs + Transplanting

Lots of questions about insects eating plants, pruning Lilacs and transplanting peonies comes up ...
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It's Almost the Rhubarb Show!

Rose eating rabbits, Butterfly Bush care, Trillium transplanting and lawn fertilizing are just a ...
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Tulips, Tomatoes and Treats for Birds

We're all over the garden this week - it's edibles, ornamentals and weed elimination on the Garde...
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Sheep vs Cattle Manure

Boxwood replacement ideas, vinegar as a herbicide, orchids and Wisteria all make it onto the Gard...
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Long Weekend = Time to Plant!

The theme becomes lawn care, Allium (or ornamental onion), and time to get planting!
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All Over The Garden

Charlie answers diverse questions including: weeds, Dahlias, affecting colour of Hydrangea, and w...
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Charlie Reports LIVE from Mexico!

Callers are keen to get going with pruning, deadheading, planting and more!
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Catching Up On Emails!

Email questions are addressed from across the gamut - lawns, soil, bird seed messes and aphid pre...
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Earth Day 2022

The garden "bug" has infected callers from all over Canada to phone in with all kinds of differen...
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Turns into the Pruning Show!

Pruning hedges and roses, dormant spray for fruit trees and 'blind' tulips are all covered on the...
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Lots About Pruning

Spring is a great time to get out and clean up our gardens and prune some shrubs.
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Lots to Learn About Shrubbery

What about grubs and shrubs is top of mind this weekend on the Garden Show.
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First Show of the Spring!

The First Show of Spring is all about Forsythia cuttings, moles vs voles, and early spring bulbs.
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They're Not Called Gypsy Moths Any Longer

Roses, catmint, grass seed blends are covered this week. My suggested best tree replacement for a...
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Plant Sunflowers for Ukraine

Callers are full of ideas; like planting sunflowers, propagating and pruning lilacs, jade plants ...
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It Turns into the Hibiscus Show!

Hibiscus, cacti and succulents are on the minds of our listeners this week.
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Weeds and more weeds!

Everyone is getting excited for spring gardening - weeds, pruning hedges and rejuvenating gardens...
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What to do with lost and now found bulbs?

Bulbs, Bromeliads, Gypsy moth eggs and more are covered this week on the Garden Show.
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All About Orchids

Everything you've ever wanted to know about orchids, with a special guest!
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On Birds and Foxes

Today's show is (almost) all about the birds!
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(Almost) All About Fertilizing

Longer days means growth, and that means time to feed your houseplants.
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Wilted Christmas Cactus and What Now with the Amaryllis?

What's the difference between hen manure and the synthetic 'blue stuff'? Listen and learn to this...
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It's Another Amaryllis Show!

Indoor plants like Bromeliads and Amaryllis dominate the show this week.
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What to do with Big Old Houseplants?

More houseplant care, ant annihilation and pruning tips on the Garden Show.
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A New Year and a New Garden Show!

It's all about houseplant care this week on The Garden Show.
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Just Found More Bulbs!

Saving birds, the pros and cons of lawn fertilizer, and searching for pests on indoor plants plus...
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It's Christmas Cactus Time!

Christmas cactus' and poinsettia dropping buds and leaves seem to be top of mind this week on the...
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What Do Sow Bugs Eat?

Challenges with Wisteria, Gardenia and Mandevilla predominate this week.
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How To Overwinter Plants in Pots Outdoors

As winter approaches we get great questions about timing fertilizer and planting bulbs outdoors.
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More about Hydrangeas, Planting Wildflowers and Slime Mold (yuck!)

We cover roses, slime mold, and 'channeling' Mother Nature when planting wildflower seeds.
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Dean Hollin Joins the Garden Show

A new co-host plus great questions about composting, growing garlic, Mandevilla and ninebark choi...
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We Get Frost!

Final cut for the lawn, fall fertilizer to follow and overwintering tender Dahlias and fig trees ...
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When to Plant Garlic and How to Overwinter Hostas

Winter prep in the garden continues - eliminating weeds, propagating roses and more!
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Winter is Coming!

Whether overwintering tender plants like geraniums and Calla lilies, or turning Poinsettias any c...
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What to do with Potted Plants Over the Winter?

Iris' blooming out of season, bringing tropical plants indoors and winter protection for boxwood ...
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Frank Came Back!

Frank is sitting in to help Charlie solve callers questions: orchid bugs, poisonous plants, fall ...
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Seed Saving, Toadstools, and What's Ripping Up My Lawn?

Today we are inside with orchids and outside with lawns and tender perennials
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Why Do Trees Suddenly Die?

Apple trees, Japanese maples, even issues with sweet peas and morning glory are addressed this week.
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Last Weekend of Summer

Pruning cedar, privet, silverlace vine and maples are topical along with chocolate vine and powde...
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Charlie Goes it Alone

Pruning apple trees and Hydrangea, killing mealy bug and identifying Coneflower mites vs aster ye...
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Bumper Crops of Vegetables - Except for the Odd Pest and Disease!

Crops and pruning are top of mind this week. And Charlie could use some rain in her gardens!
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Why Do We Grow Milkweed?

Overgrown gardens, including a milkweed takeover plus bringing in herbs and dividing iris are top...
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With Guests The Biggs Gardening Duo

With our guests we talk about all things edible - particularly tomatoes and figs!
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Eco-landscaping with Guest Sean James

Biodiversity, beauty and sustainability are included in today's show.
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It's Harvest Time!

Edibles from the garden, pests of boxwood, hollyhock and clematis are all addressed this week
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Roses & Rose of Sharon

More about deadheading perennials, powdery mildew and Rose of Sharon seedlings!
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We Go International!

Japanese beetles are eating just about everything this time of year. Meanwhile the weather is enc...
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More Tips & Tricks for Keeping Garden Plants Healthy!

Plant ID works via email - a listener sends a pic of the highly toxic Giant Hogweed growing on th...
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Gardening in Tofino, B.C.

A certified arborist on-call is a good thing!
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Invasive Plants!

What to do about vigorous, aggressive, unwanted plants
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What's Wrong With Clover?

To ID a plant with a picture is far different than naming a plant from a description!
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Gypsy Moth Update

More about bugs, both beneficial and not. Transplanting, composting and how to fertilize during a...
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Pests, Weeds and Sterilizing Soil

Transplanting, pest and weed control, and even hummingbirds
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Plant ID and All Manner of Plant Pests!

Lawns, evergreens, vegetables, flowers and tropical plants are discussed this week
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Charlie Apologizes For Errant Weather Forecast!

Insects and plant rejuvenation is the order of the day.
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May Two-Four Weekend!

It's planting weekend in southern Ontario and everyone is keen to get going!
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Spring Is Here, Next Week We Plant!

Today's episode is all about tools, secret recipes, and some interesting questions about spring b...
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It's the Pest Episode!

Pests can be bugs, slugs, plants, rodents and disease.
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Moses Znaimer Loves A Tree!

A tree of 40 fruits, pruning, fertilizing, and journaling our gardens
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Call Before You Dig

In honour of Earth Week we interview the Director of Education & Marketing at the Ontario One Cal...
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Pests on Plants

Spring weather has everyone excited to get going in their gardens!
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All About The Birds

All about the birds with Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store
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Evergreens, Easter and Anemones

Pruning blue spruce, lawn care, fertilizing climbing Hydrangea and fungal disease on maple trees ...
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Special Guest Mark Cullen

A special guest and more great topical garden questions
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First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring has everyone excited to get planting, growing and eating!
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Bulbs, Lilacs and Fruit Trees

Transplanting, seed starting and TLC for Birch trees
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Soil Testing & Plants for Shade

Callers are interested in plants for shade
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Fraser Hetherington and Arde Eghbali of Stokes Seeds

Guests from Stokes Seeds share trends, small space choices, hot new varieties and the state of th...
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Coffee Grinds

Are coffee grinds good for potted plants?
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The Great Backyard Bird Count!

Valentine's means it's time to join the Great Backyard Bird Count!
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Compost, Red Worms, and Gypsy Moths

Questions on red worms, compost, moths, and creeping grass are answered
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Post-Bloom Plants

What are the best techniques for post-bloom plants?
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More About Insect Pests

Where do spider mites & whitefly come from?
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Roses, Bonsai and More!

How to keep houseplants healthy and happy during the dark days of winter
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Fungus Gnats and Flowers!

Having trouble with pesky fungus gnats in your potted plants?
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Sharing Your Christmas Tree With Wildlife!

Charlie explains 'best practices' when it comes to Christmas tree disposal.
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Boxing Day Boxwoods

Boxwood replacements for Boxing Day
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Everything is Blooming!

Callers share stories about blooming orchids and amaryllis.
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The Chrismukkah Show!

Call it a Hanukkah bush or a Christmas tree - it's all about celebration!
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Peach Trees, Banana Trees, and Christmas Trees!

Callers to the Garden Show are still wanting to prune, transplant and eliminate invasive plants l...
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Frank Takes Your Calls

Frank is joined by Dennis Flanagan of Landscape Ontario to take your calls on the last weekend be...
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Time to Feed the Birds

Transplanting elderberry, hydrangeas not blooming, and it's time to feed the birds!
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Autumn Pruning & Fertilizing

pruning & fertilizing is on many listener's minds
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It's Build Time!

How to overwinter Dahlias, force bulbs indoors, and make Amaryllis bloom again.
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Dahlias, Hydrangea, and Poppies

Can red worms survive winter above ground?
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Overwintering Tender Plants

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Fall Fertilizer

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Of Mice, Turf and Torching Insects!

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Lavender topiary, tomato wilt and more about Hydrangeas!

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Everyone Loves A Garden

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Disease on Zinnia, How to Transplant, Crazy Chipmunks and More!

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From Pumpkins to Leaf Gall

Unwanted seeds in the mail? We tell you what to do with them!
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It's almost the "Edibles" Show!

Charlie answers questions from listeners on black currants, tomatoes, lawn care and of course Hyd...
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Tomato Hornworms - Yuck!

Charlie gives a blow by blow description about picking large pests off her tomatoes
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Vegetable Gardens with Pests!

Listeners ask about cucumber beetles, blossom end rot of tomatoes
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Seed Sowing, Soil Amendments, Pruning, and More!

Listeners weigh in with vegetable garden questions
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Pesky Beetles, Deadheading, and Plants That Change Their Appearance!

Clematis flowers change colour, elderberry shrub and unknown perennials just 'show up'
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Moonflowers and Healing Gardens

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Pruning Flowering Shrubs, Rhubarb, and Basil

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Tomatoes and How to Stress Apple Trees and Get Flowers!

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Bulbs, when to prune and lots of flowers!

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Trees and More Trees!

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Bulbs and Tubers

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Swan Songs

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The Emails Keep Coming

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Shout-Outs to Our Listeners!

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Community Gardens are Now Open!

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More Emails!

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Lots of Emails!

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Keep on Gardening

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Email Show!

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REPEAT: When to Trim Evergreens & Preparing the Lawn for Spring

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Radio from Afar!

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Tara Nolen

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More About Hydrangea

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Gardening Gets Done

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Frank's Back!

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