Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, started off her show this week sharing the best watering times for your lawn and garden during this extreme heat.  Debbie also shared the many benefits of using organic mulch around your plants. One listener calls in to explain all the benefits of planting Marigolds in your garden.

When is the best time of year to trim arborvitae? What are some tips for trimming and maintaining arborvitae? Is there a way to keep cucumbers from getting bitter? When is the best time to separate peonies? Are you seeing powdery mildew on your peonies? Interested in planting fall crops? How do I stop the yellow jackets from eating my blackberries?

The Western Idaho Fair will be in full swing August 21st – 30th. If you are interested in entering any of the competitive exhibits at the Western Idaho Fair, you can find your copy of the Exhibitor’s Handbook here.