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 […]

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 […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, was joined by Gretchen Anderson on the show today. Gretchen is the author of The Backyard Chicken Fight and our resident “chicken expert.” This week, the ladies discussed gardening. Do you love garlic? Debbie and Gretchen talk about the different varieties of garlic in respects to planting, watering, […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by Linda Whittig on last week’s garden show. Linda is a freelance writer, a graphic designer, and also a contributor to the D&B Blog. Linda spearheaded the SNOW Block Alley Project in her neighborhood. Linda’s love of gardening sent her in search of a sun-filled place […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by her good friend, Mary Ann Newcomber on last week’s garden show. Mary Ann is known as the “Dirt Diva” and has her own blog titled “Gardens of the Wild Wild West.” Are you being attacked by gnats in your very own yard? Debbie and Mary […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, reminds listeners that this is the time of year that bees tend to swarm when their hives get too full. Please note that these bees are not harmful, they are just searching for a new home. Having a swarm relocated is easily done by contacting a professional. Go […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined on the phone today by Janet Peterson. Janet is the state president for the Idaho Garden Clubs. Have you ever thought about joining or starting a garden club? Garden Clubs of Idaho is a member of the National Garden Club and the Pacific Region. There are […]

This is the month I start to get really excited about the gardening season. We are able to get outside to finish our garden, clean up, and plant some of our favorite cool season crops. Cool-season crops include plants like lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, broccoli and many others that prefer cool weather. The last average […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by Matt Perkins to talk about fruit trees. Matt is a Certified Arborist, tree inspector and Certified Nursery Professional. Matt shares some of the things you may want to look for when buying a bare root fruit tree. Fruit trees should be thoroughly inspected and strategically […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, shared some information on upcoming Chicken Classes given by Nutrena and taking place at your favorite D&B Supply location. You can get more specific information on dates and times by clicking here. Have you previous planted Pampa grass and are wanting to now get rid of it? Debbie […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by Melinda Jean Stafford on this week’s D&B Garden Show. Melinda is the BSU Campus Programs Director and Advisor for the Boise State Bee Team. Melinda joined Debbie to talk about bees and what to start doing right now with your hives. If you are noticing […]

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, shared her experience attending the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Conference last week. Some of the classes offered for continuing education credits included: Foodscape, Tree Worker Safety, Outdoor Voles and Rodent Control, Turf Diseases, Water Features, Irrigation Systems, Bees Trees and Colony Collapse Disorder, etc. This is a short […]