Category Archives: Soil and Water

February: Winter Pruning, Caring for Houseplants, New Raulston Arboretum Director, Deciduous Holly, and Stormwater Management

February is a good time for planning. The Enthusiastic Gardener Charles Murphy guides you on  pruning your trees and shrubs. Amy Hill offers timely tips for caring for your houseplants during the winter.  Harold Johnson interviews the new JC Raulston Arboretum Director … Continue reading

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Soil Ecology with Nicolette Cagle

Harold Johnson talks to soil ecologist Dr. Nicolette Cagle.  She is a lecturer at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  She also directs the Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke, and is a NC Science Leadership Fellow. … Continue reading

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January: Community Garden, Power Tools, Soil Ecology, Backyard Habitats

In this episode you will find out how the Durham county Master Gardeners are helping to make our community a better place; learn how to take care of your power tools this winter to ensure they will perform for you … Continue reading

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Worms Recycle My Scraps, Selecting Bonsai Trees

Our host, Harold Johnson, brings us up to date.  Lise Jenkins talks to NC State Cooperative Extension Specialist Rhonda Sherman to find out how to use worms to recycle her kitchen scraps and create a valuable soil amendment.  Harold Johnson has a special guest in the studio … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves, Andrea Wulf, Testing Soil

Our host, Harold Johnson, brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, gets to work raking leaves.  Lise Jenkins speaks with best-selling author Andrea Wulf, and Charles Murphy tells us about one of the most important thing you can … Continue reading

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Fertilizing Your Lawn, Protecting Water Quality

Our host, Harold Johnson brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, tells us about fertilzing our lawns.  Lise Jenkins talks to Mitch Woodward, NC Cooperative Extension Specalized Agent for Water Quality about North Carolina’s #1 pollutant. 

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Look ahead to spring, Durham’s Trees in Danger

Our host, Harold Johnson brings us up to date.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, encourages us to start planning for spring color by planting fall bulbs.  Lise Jenkins interviews Durham’s Urban Forest Manager, Alex Johnson, about the city’s plans to stop the … Continue reading

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