Tag Archives: Charles Murphy

Pruning Trees in Winter

In the Garden with the Enthusiastic Gardener The right tools and careful planning is all that stands between plant mutilation and effective pruning.  Charles Murphy explains pruning and shaping techniques and the best time to do so.  Below you will find links to helpful … Continue reading

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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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Creating Backyard Habitats with Byron Schermerhorn

Charles Murphy interviews National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Steward, Byron Schermerhorn, about attracting wildlife to your backyard. Simple changes, even in small yards, can make a big difference for attracting wildlife to your garden.  Learn what steps you can take this … Continue reading

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Adding Color to Your Winter Garden

Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy shows us how, with a little planning, our gardens can be colorful throughout the winter months.

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Avoiding Winter Garden Injuries

Are you risking injury in your garden?  Did you know that over the winter months gardeners are most at risk of shoulder injuries?  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, interviews Dr. John Harrelson, retired orthopedic surgeon and Durham county Master Gardener, about how to maintain strength and … Continue reading

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Episode 28- Avoiding Garden Injuries, Winter Color, Live Christmas Trees

Gardens can dangerous places.  Dr. John Harrelson talks to Charles Murphy about what you can do to avoid injuries and how to keep yourself in garden-ready condition over the winter months.  Charles also tells us how to keep color in … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business, Going Native, Avoiding Tomato Diseases

In this episode our host, Harold Johnson, reminds us about caring for our vegetables when we are away on summer holidays.The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, explains how to avoid some common tomato plant diseases, and Harold Johnson visits the Sarah P. Duke … Continue reading

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