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 […]

There is something alluring about planting in containers. Besides allowing for gardening in unlikely places, it invites a different level of creativity. However, there are some things to keep in mind to get optimal satisfaction. 1. Choose plants with similar light and water needs. 2. Make sure your containers drain. Ideally, buy containers that already […]