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The Garden Show with Charlie Dobbin

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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
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It's Planting Weekend!

5/18/2024
Lots going in in our gardens - transplanting rhubarb, black spot on roses (so early!), whether to change potting mix from year to year, cutting back perennials, making and using compost, and 30 year old Wisteria that needs a new support. Whew! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:01

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Attracting Birds to your Garden

5/11/2024
Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store joins us to share tips on migrating birds. Hummingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and Cardinals feature including best placement for birdfeeders. Ostrich ferns, moss in the lawn and apple trees are discussed too. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:41

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Poison Ivy & 100 Year Old Jade Plant!

5/4/2024
Callers want recommendations for vines in shade, small garden shrubs, eliminating poison ivy, and when can we plant our vegetable seeds outside? An ancient jade plant is also ailing. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:55

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Hammerhead Worms!

4/27/2024
A new invasive species called Hammerhead Worms has arrived in Ontario. Be aware of flat-headed worms - do not touch with bare hands, squash them to kill and report via iNaturalist.ca or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Take pictures first to confirm sighting. Meanwhile, pruning Forsythia, planting Dahlias, moving Hydrangea and Holy/Thai basil seed germination are all discussed this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:41:28

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All Over the Garden this Week, All By Myself!

4/20/2024
Lots of questions for both indoor and outdoor plants. What to do when your Aloe vera flowers? Cyclamen care, and yellow leaves on Hibiscus. Outside: changing Hydrangea bloom colour, dormant spray for old apple tree, hosting a wedding in a hayfield, and roots growing under a swimming pool. Whew! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:45

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Supporting Horticulture for Residents in Long Term Care

4/13/2024
Charlie is presenting for Union Villa on Apr 25th, plus don't forget Riverdale Hort is fundraising with bags of worm castings - gold for your garden! Questions include: lawns, climbing roses, Bloomerang Lilac and Ivory Silk Lilac trees. African violets, Gardenias and more! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:41:20

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Spring - So Many Questions & Concerns!

4/6/2024
When to wake up Dahlias? When and how to prune raspberries? When to uncover hardy Kiwi vines? And should anyone ever plant porcelain vine in a shady garden? We're all over the garden this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:34

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Early Easter + Early Spring

3/30/2024
Clover for lawns, coffee grounds and banana peels for gardens, and pH testing for mauve Hydrangea blooms are a few of the issues discussed on the Garden Show today. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:03

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Welcome Spring!

3/23/2024
Snow abounds after weeks of unseasonal warm weather. How will the flora and fauna cope? Listen for tips, tricks and lots of great garden info this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:29

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Early Bird Migration

3/16/2024
Warm weather means birds are on the move earlier than average. Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store says, keep your feeders clean and full. PLUS be aware of exposed windows with trees nearby that would typically have leaves. Protect the birds with decals or dabbers. We also discuss root pruning tropical Hibiscus, seeds, squirrels and whether dryer lint can ever be used by birds when building their nests. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:33

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Our Thumbs are Getting Itchy for Gardening!

3/9/2024
Such a mild winter has everyone ready to get dirty. Planting seeds, tubers, newly purchased plants - even seedlings are part of the show today. Pruning and transplanting container grown evergreens features on the show too. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:29

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Still Too Early to Plant!

3/2/2024
Mild weather means everyone wants to get gardening. But, it's still too early! Perfect time to spray fruit trees and berry bushes with Dormant Oil to prevent insects and diseases this season. Hold off on planting tomato seeds indoors too! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:02

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What a Mild Winter!

2/24/2024
With virtually no frost in the ground, and temperatures warm enough to enable grub movement, skunks, raccoons and starlings are having a field day digging and pecking our turf. Bulbs are starting to pop up too. Pruning a cedar hedge, deterring rabbits, and caring for indoor plants also a consideration of the Garden Show this week. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:10

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More About the Birds!

2/17/2024
Paul Oliver from the Urban Nature Store joins us again to chat about the unsettled weather and it's impact on birds. Robins, squirrels and available water ranks high during the show. Callers also have good and bad fungus gnat experiences. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:34

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Nothing Brings Joy like Flowers!

2/10/2024
Providing the right conditions for blooming Amaryllis, Hibiscus, holly and black currants all covered today on the Garden Show. Air plants (Tillandsia) and spider plants are also discussed. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:08

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All About Orchids!

2/3/2024
Terry Kennedy from the Southern Ontario Orchid Society joins the show to share her tips and tricks to growing healthy, happy orchids. This week we also discuss growing holly from seed, and garlic in the garden. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:47:31

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Let's Talk Edibles!

1/27/2024
Steven Biggs (foodgardenlife.com) joins us to share his knowledge about growing figs in Ontario, and other insights for the home gardener. We also discuss just how sexy soil can be, and a listener calls about jumping worms in her garden. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:45:30

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Baby It's Cold Outside!

1/20/2024
Indoor gardening is on deck this episode. African violets, Fig trees, Laurel (bay leaf tree), Gerberas and potted pussy willows. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:22

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Fruit Flies vs Fungus Gnats

1/13/2024
Which is it? If no potted plants indoors it must be fruit flies! More about garlic - varieties, timing to plant and harvest. Forcing tulips in pots and overwintering Bougainvillea in the basement. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:45

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Spreading Kindness this Year

1/6/2024
Growing edibles indoors, outdoors and even on an unheated porch are completely on trend this year. Pruning geraniums, Hibiscus, Wisteria and more. Watering orchids and convincing Christmas cactus to bloom. All on the Garden Show this week! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:01