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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoya Update + Found Bulbs!

12/30/2023
Pruning climbing roses and Wisteria, Amaryllis and Hoya lacking flowers, bulbs to plant around rhubarb and a jade plant dropping leaves - these are some of the discussion topics this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:42

Figs, Alstroemeria and the Hunt for Hoya!

12/23/2023
Questions & answers from callers about growing fig trees. The search for Hoya plants, growing Lemon Cypress, spider plants and more this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:17

Mild Weather and Plant-Eating Cats!

12/16/2023
Daffodils are growing, tools for branch removal, growing mistletoe (why would you?), fertilizing turf, fungus gnats and cats that eat plants. All this and more on the Garden Show! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:58

Learn About Charlie's Favourite Tomato!

12/9/2023
Definitive information to control fungus gnats on indoor potted plants, an old palm is dropping leaves, and does cayenne pepper keep squirrels out of birdfeed? If so, how do the birds feel about the hot pepper?!? Tomato varieties, amaryllis and more! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:36

Festive Plants are on the Agenda Today!

12/2/2023
Christmas cactus pruning and watering - plus the one that got eaten out in the garden! Poinsettia care, orchids, reiger Begonias, Fuchsia and how to use small evergreens as decor in planters. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:06

Support the Wild Birds in your Yard Over Winter

11/25/2023
Paul Oliver of the Urban Nature Store joins us in-studio to share great tips about keeping birds fed, watered and safe over the winter. On the same over-winter topic we discuss strawberries, Dahlias and how often we should fertilize Christmas cactus. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:34

A Mild Fall Plus Memories of Fantastic Tomatoes!

11/18/2023
Mild weather means garlic is sprouting and roses are blooming now. More about overwintering tropical plants, Emerald Cedar demise, and lemon trees indoors. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:43:35

Winter is Coming - but We're Excited for Spring!

11/11/2023
Winter protection for tender roses, pruning Rose of Sharon and Lilac outdoors, plus trimming Mandevilla and Jasmine indoors. Keep those pruners sharp! Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:44:10

A Series of Events

11/4/2023
Callers are keen to learn about everbearing raspberries, low maintenance plants for a Seniors Centre, pruning purple leaf sandcherry, overwintering: potted geraniums, lavender and strawberries in a moss-lined hanging basket. Figs at the end of the show, plus a new found bag of tender tubers from last spring. And the phones are glitchy. What to do??? Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:40:47

Gardeners are Moving Indoors This Week

10/28/2023
Charlie is still planting bulbs outdoors, but callers want information about lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana), mini-roses, umbrella plant (Schefflera), cactus and transplanting crown of thorns (Euphorbia) indoors. Cutting back Hydrangea, transplanting a volunteer pine tree and caring for Rose of Sharon - all covered this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:30:56

Bulbs, Bark and Flower Boxes

10/21/2023
Get your bulbs in the ground now. Questions include: re-using soil in containers, overwintering geraniums and roses, planting grass seed, and are vegetable seeds labelled GMO? Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:40:50

Hungry Skunks and Birds!

10/14/2023
Paul Oliver joins in again to share tips for keeping birds happy and healthy all winter. Plant evergreens for shelter is one of his mantras. When to plant grass seed, and when to prune flowering shrubs all covered this week on the Garden Show. Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:41:09

Winter Turf Care is Top of Mind This Week!

10/7/2023
Top dressing, over-seeding and fall fertilizing lawns are all covered this week. Plus pruning Magnolia, Rose of Sharon, garlic and tree Peonies. What can possibly grow beneath a pine tree that keeps shedding needles? Listen live every Saturday at 9am on Zoomer Radio

Duration:00:42:20