On the February 4, 2017, D&B Garden Show, Debbie Cook welcomes Melinda Jean Stafford to discuss winter beehive care. There is a discussion about mites, how much food you left for your bees in the fall, what to expect after an unexpected winter, and how to get started this spring. She also discusses what the BSU […]

January 28, 2017 – Are you ready to talk about planting, gardening, seeding, and digging? This is the show to help get your garden ready to go for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall growing season. Debbie talks about what cole crops you can start now like Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Also, now is […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 22, 2016 – Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, welcomed Jim Duthie to help answer questions and to also talk about gardening myths. Now is the time to rake up your leaves, but don’t throw them away. Mulching is your friend. Grind them up with your lawnmower and either put them in your composter or spread […]

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 […]

Master gardener, Debbie Cook, and guest, Rich Guggenheim, the Canyon County Extension Office Educator, talk about the Pest Alert Network and answer a variety of customer questions. The Pest Alert Network focuses on helping homeowners with current pest problems and solutions based on weather, research, and science. The Canyon County Extension Office will be holding […]