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The Garden Show with Charlie Dobbin

Gardening

Zoomer Radio’s Garden Show host is noted author, columnist, radio and HGTV personality Charlie Dobbin. She’ll update you with each week’s gardening tips and professional advice, while taking your calls and having some fun with gardening as well. Every Saturday from 9-10am on Zoomer Radio AM740 and FM96.7

Zoomer Radio’s Garden Show host is noted author, columnist, radio and HGTV personality Charlie Dobbin. She’ll update you with each week’s gardening tips and professional advice, while taking your calls and having some fun with gardening as well. Every Saturday from 9-10am on Zoomer Radio AM740 and FM96.7

Location:

Toronto, ON

Genres:

Gardening

Description:

Zoomer Radio’s Garden Show host is noted author, columnist, radio and HGTV personality Charlie Dobbin. She’ll update you with each week’s gardening tips and professional advice, while taking your calls and having some fun with gardening as well. Every Saturday from 9-10am on Zoomer Radio AM740 and FM96.7

Twitter:

@zoomerradio

Language:

English

Contact:

AM 740 550 Queen Street East, Suite 205 Toronto, Ontario M5A 1V2 1-866-740-4740


Episodes

More Tips & Tricks for Keeping Garden Plants Healthy!

7/17/2021
Whether it's homemade herbicides or details on how to 'pick & squish' Japanese Beetles, listeners are tuning in. Pruning Clematis, cherry trees, and creeping Phlox are covered. As well as identifying Giant Hogweed and detailing what to do next! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:46:50

Gardening in Tofino, B.C.

7/10/2021
Pruning, pruning and more pruning! Having a certified arborist in your back pocket is not a bad thing. We hear about crab apple trees, blue spruce and smoke bush all in need of proper pruning. A search for a rose continues and weather conditions bring on fungal problems on begonia and tomatoes.

Duration:00:48:34

Invasive Plants!

7/3/2021
Both callers and emailers want to know how to eradicate aggressive plants like: violets and trumpet vine. Removing deadwood from indoor and outdoor plants, plus when and what to fertilize is addressed as well.

Duration:00:46:24

What's Wrong With Clover?

6/26/2021
Callers and email questions about more garden pests - like slugs, bindweed, and environmental stress on plants. Charlie is stumped when trying to ID (over the radio) a strange and fragrant plant!

Duration:00:47:16

Gypsy Moth Update

6/19/2021
Between email and calls, listeners want to know about thistles, compost, why ladybug beetles are congregating on a honeysuckle, and what about those long roots growing from an orchid?

Duration:00:47:11

Pests, Weeds and Sterilizing Soil

6/12/2021
Hydrangea leaf-tier, lupin aphids, and bindweed are some of the pests addressed this week. Clematis wilt, goutweed (called Bishop's Weed in the USA), and when and how to transplant African Violets, Tri-colour willow, Hydrangeas and Barberries. A wide-ranging very full show!

Duration:00:45:36

Plant ID and All Manner of Plant Pests!

6/5/2021
Peach leaf curl, gypsy moth larvae, brown patches on cedars, and fungus gnats are some of the topics callers wanted more information about. Late frost caused damage to tomatoes planted out to early. Email provides photos so Charlie can ID unknown plants. Even potting soil is discussed in terms of quality and ingredients.

Duration:00:46:13

Charlie Apologizes For Errant Weather Forecast!

5/29/2021
Despite balmy days recently - it's now cold with snow and hail. And Charlie told everyone to go ahead and get planting, starting last weekend! Insect infestations predominate in emails, while callers want to rejuvenate lilacs, orchids, Clivia, Hydrangea and palm trees.

Duration:00:45:21

May Two-Four Weekend!

5/22/2021
So much happening during this busy spring planting time! A little rain would be great at my place; meanwhile listeners want information about growing lavender, rhubarb, when to plant, florist hydrangeas, dealing with spring bulbs after they flower, mulching, and bugs sewing Hydrangea leaves together. Tomatoes, even poinsettia plants make an appearance today.

Duration:00:46:20

Spring Is Here, Next Week We Plant!

5/15/2021
Tips and questions keep rolling in from fans of the Garden Show. How to keep birdfeeders for the birds, fertilize tomatoes with a secret recipe (see charliedobbin.com for more), or rejuvenate a 60+ year old lilac stand, it's just the way we do the Garden Show. We discuss flat rakes, Rhododendron, Clematis and Hosta health and what's up with the garlic this spring.

Duration:00:46:54

It's the Pest Episode!

5/8/2021
Email and callers are wanting to know how to control violets in the lawn, slugs in the soil, sticky excrement on Schefflera plants, peach leaf curl and squirrels in the tulips. Charlie does her best to solve everyone's problems.

Duration:00:46:40

Moses Znaimer Loves A Tree!

5/1/2021
Special guest and head honcho at Zoomer Media, Moses Znaimer, shares the details about his 'tree daughter' named Plum. She's a tree of 40 fruits planted in High Park in Toronto. The park is currently closed to the public but a grand unveiling is planned for spring 2022. And callers want to know about amending soil with manure, pruning and transplanting plus tips are shared to help "journal" our gardens.

Duration:00:46:21

Call Before You Dig

4/24/2021
Ian Simpson, Director of Education & Marketing joins the Garden Show to remind everyone to always call or email the Ontario One Call (https://www.ontarioonecall.ca/) before you put spade into earth. Even something simple like a fence post or fire pit. Call first! Email and callers want to know more about: journaling garden details, planting wildflowers, and when plus how corn gluten works to control weeds.

Duration:00:47:54

Pests on Plants

4/17/2021
We get calls and email asking about spider mites on Hibiscus, red spots on Rhododendron, killer cauliflower and apricot trees that don't bear fruit. And why does moss grow and kill lawns?

Duration:00:46:18

All About The Birds

4/10/2021
More about lawn care, hiding "monster homes" with plants and when to prune. Problems: lack of drainage in a raised bed and tossed recycling bins damaging a hedge are solved!

Duration:00:47:17

Evergreens, Easter and Anemones

4/3/2021
Pruning blue spruce, lawn care, fertilizing climbing Hydrangea and fungal disease on maple trees and Boston ivy. All in a day when you join the Garden Show.

Duration:00:46:46

Special Guest Mark Cullen

3/27/2021
How much should we clean up debris in our gardens in the spring? What are some great late summer blooming red and orange perennials? Is vegetable garden potting soil the same as flower garden potting soil? And what about moles - they've damaged my lawn! Mark Cullen joins us for these and other great garden questions in this episode. Plus we get a sneak peek into what Mark is up to these days!

Duration:00:47:48

First Day of Spring

3/20/2021
It's the First Day of Spring and we have a special guest: Niki Jabbour sharing her tips on "Gardening Under Cover" from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Callers are wanting information about starting seeds, plus NOT starting seeds - like crabgrass. Transplanting trees and incorporating clover into lawns is also addressed.

Duration:00:46:28

Bulbs, Lilacs and Fruit Trees

3/13/2021
Transplanting, seed starting and TLC for Birch trees dominates the email this week. Meanwhile callers are interested in pruning lilacs, planting violets and getting hyacinths to re-bloom next year. Charlie follows through on her homework - sharing great plants for a shady, moist corner in a caller's yard.

Duration:00:46:07

Soil Testing & Plants for Shade

3/6/2021
Emailed questions include: details on soil testing both in Ontario and Illinois, forcing Forsythia branches and a frustrating Gardenia. Callers are interested in plants for shade - Impatiens and can we still grow them, colour for a dark, moist corner, and a vine for a dark, dry corner?

Duration:00:42:09