Sometimes, getting through the months of December and January can be tough for a gardener. But, February arrives and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Seed catalogs begin to arrive with their irresistible pictures, seed packets are beginning to show up in stores and the days are beginning to get […]

Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, Debbie Cook talks winter snow removal ideas, ant abatement preparation and of all things, pineapple. Do you use salt, sand or non-clumping kitty litter to help with ice melt and/or traction? Debbie has some ideas on what to do and what to avoid. Now is the time to start thinking […]

It seems weird to be talking about hummingbirds in January, but for some strange reason, Anna’s hummingbirds have decided they like to overwinter in Idaho and I have been lucky enough to have a couple at my house this winter. Because I had procrastinated about taking down my feeders, I discovered them in the late […]

I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. A magical thing And sweet to remember. “We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September,” I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. by Oliver Herford . The birds I’ve heard singing lately, and it’s really more of a chirping, are […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, welcomed Melinda Jean Stafford to her show this week. Melinda is the Campus Programs Coordinator and manages the Rooftop Bee Farm internship program at Boise State University. Melinda joined the Garden Show to talk to Debbie and her listeners about beekeeping. With the cooler weather, bees begin going […]

Thank you to Julie, a D&B Garden Show listener for sending in a question about what to do after spraying her fruit trees. Q: I sprayed my pear trees (1 Oriental pear, 1 Bartlett pear) for the first time this year for coddling moths. It worked great, beautiful pears, bumper crop. But now I’m worried […]

Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, Debbie Cook, shared some great information about the upcoming Master Gardener class in Canyon County. All the information can be viewed on the University of Idaho’s Extension site by clicking here. Download and submit the online application to be considered for the program. Have you signed up to receive pest alerts […]