Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Arborist, was joined by her friend, Mary Ann Newcomer, speaker, author and “Dirt Diva”.

Debbie and Mary Ann answered a few questions pertaining to raspberries. Raspberries are certainly fun to grow and fun to eat. Raspberry cane borer (small beetle-like insect) is not particularly common in our area, but is easily treated by trimming and cutting. No chemical spraying is necessary. Are you concerned about when you can start trimming your raspberries? Now is the time. Look for the dried up berries and dead canes before you start snipping.


Debbie and Mary Ann had a lot of great information regarding the Boise Flower and Garden Show, happening this weekend, March 20-22 at Boise Centre on the Grove. Get landscaping and gardening ideas, attend seminars and shop for the latest items for your outdoor oasis. Plan on visiting the Buy Idaho Pavillion to sample and purchase food and beverages made right here in Idaho. Find all the particulars here.


Arbor Day is quickly approaching. In Idaho, it is always on the last Friday in April. To celebrate Arbor Day this year, the Idaho Forest Products Commission is sponsoring a photo contest for students in grades 5 through 12. The theme is “Look to the Forest.” Get more information here.

Tune in this Saturday and have your questions ready for Debbie.

Click below to listen in to the March 14, 2015 D&B Garden Show.

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