Gardening http://wkms.org en Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum http://wkms.org/post/take-stroll-through-murray-states-arboretum <p>The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on Pullen Farm, with an entrance at the end of Hickory Drive, off Main Street. Friends of MSU Arboretum Board Chair Paula Edwards visits Sounds Good to talk about its Watermelon Bust coming up July 17th and the Hutson Harvest Gala on September 4 - as well as what's new at the Arboretum this summer. <em>Hear the conversation:</em></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:56:43 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 41973 at http://wkms.org Take a Stroll Through Murray State's Arboretum Vegetable Garden Workshop and More at the Calloway County Library http://wkms.org/post/vegetable-garden-workshop-and-more-calloway-county-library <p>As the much anticipated spring time makes its way across our region, thoughts may turn to bringing that garden back to life. Sandy Lynn of the Calloway County Public Library stops by to tell us about a program on how to build a raised garden bed, what plants to use, type of construction, and more. on March 20 at the library. She also tells us about the Dr. Seuss event and the Animal Tales Program going on at the library, on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:28:21 +0000 Tracy Ross 39308 at http://wkms.org Vegetable Garden Workshop and More at the Calloway County Library Winter Pruning Tips from MSU Horticulturalist http://wkms.org/post/winter-pruning-tips-msu-horticulturalist <p>With high temperatures expected to reach the lower to mid 50s this weekend, it might just be warm enough to step outside and give that yard some much needed tender loving care. Pruning during the dormant months is the most common practice, allowing plants ample opportunity to grow in the spring.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murray State&nbsp;Horticulture faculty member Pat Williams addresses pruning in the winter and what to do about ice-damaged trees in a workshop from 1 to 3 Saturday (February 15) afternoon at the Pullen Farm greenhouse at the Murray State Arboretum, on Hickory Drive, off Main Street.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:51:14 +0000 Kate Lochte 38631 at http://wkms.org Winter Pruning Tips from MSU Horticulturalist From the Garden Gate: The Garden Museum in London http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-garden-museum-london <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of &quot;From the Garden Gate,&quot; Roy talks about his visit to The Garden Museum in London.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Garden Museum in London</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whenever I teach in England as I did for a month this summer, I always feel as if I&rsquo;m in a kind of gardeners&rsquo; heaven. &nbsp;This summer I got a chance to visit a museum devoted entirely to gardening. &nbsp;Located across the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament, the Garden History Museum is housed in the rescued and restored medieval church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:33:46 +0000 Kate Lochte & Roy Helton 35317 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: The Garden Museum in London From the Garden Gate: September Gardening http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-september-gardening <p>Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. In this edition of "From the Garden Gate," Roy talks about the 'vegetative doldrums' of September, and how to prepare for next season.</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Kate Lochte & Roy Helton 35180 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: September Gardening From the Garden Gate: More for the Border http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-more-border <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's From the Garden Gate topic revisits an earlier one, about recommendations for the border of your yard. Murray resident Roy </span>Helton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, here I am, still on the topic of tall plants. Over the years of arranging and rearranging plants and a whole lot of trial and error, I’ve grown fonder of lots of these large plants as the backbone, and even middle ground, of the border. &nbsp;As my own garden matures, and the beds continue to fill in, these plants serve as a backdrop to set off the shorter flowers in the front. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:55:25 +0000 Kate Lochte & Roy Helton 33189 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: More for the Border PAMGA Celebrates 15th Anniversary with "Twilight in the Garden" http://wkms.org/post/pamga-celebrates-15th-anniversary-twilight-garden <p>Purchase Area Master Gardener Carol Ullerich visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about&nbsp;PAMGA’s 15th Anniversary, being celebrated with Twilight in the Garden on July 25th. The event, from 5 - 7 pm, will be held at the University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden at 3600 Coleman Road in Paducah. The garden is typically used as an outdoor classroom, featuring a vegetable garden, small orchard, rain garden, and herb garden. The event will guide visitors through the garden and demonstrate activities such as vermicomposting, propagation, fall gardening, and gardening in small spaces. There will also be activities planned for children, including storytelling and a scavenger hunt. <a href="http://twilightinthegarden.blogspot.com/">See more about Twilight in the Garden, here</a>.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:28:46 +0000 Kate Lochte 33170 at http://wkms.org PAMGA Celebrates 15th Anniversary with "Twilight in the Garden" From the Garden Gate: Companion Planting http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-companion-planting <p>Here's this week's "From the Garden Gate" by English professor and gardening enthusiast Roy Helton. This week's topic is "companions," combining flowers and vegetables in your garden.</p><p><strong>Companions in the Garden </strong></p><p>Probably when most of us hear the expression “companion planting,” we think of vegetable gardens and the kinds of flowers that are said to provide benefits for the veggies. The old-fashioned method of including marigolds and nasturtiums in vegetable beds is even receiving increased attention as scientific research catches up with garden lore. One list of suggested flower-vegetable combinations is catnip with eggplant to deter flea beetles, borage with tomatoes to attract beneficial insects, nasturtiums near squash to deter squash beetles, and petunias to act as an alternative food source for the aphids and beetles that go after cucumbers and pumpkins.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:58:04 +0000 Kate Lochte & Roy Helton 32985 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: Companion Planting From the Garden Gate: Back of the Border Plants http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-back-border-plants <p>This week's "From the Garden Gate" is all about back of the border plants. Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just as a stage play has a backdrop to frame and showcase what’s happening out front, a garden border needs a backdrop as well. &nbsp;In some respects that shouldn’t be too hard a problem to solve. &nbsp;I mean, it’s not as if there aren’t plenty of tall plants out there in the world. &nbsp;And since finding tall plants is not, as they say, exactly rocket science, I thought I would confine myself to mentioning a few of the plants that I have found useful and successful in my own garden borders.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:39:20 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Roy Helton 32322 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: Back of the Border Plants From the Garden Gate: The White Garden http://wkms.org/post/garden-gate-white-garden <p>Murray resident Roy Helton divides his time between teaching in the English Department at Murray State University and indulging his passion for gardening. &nbsp;In this week's "From the Garden Gate" commentary, the topic is white gardens. Similar in design to the English cottage garden, white gardens feature flowers that are white or silvery, with the intent to overwhelm the viewer with a single color.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:07:04 +0000 Kate Lochte & Roy Helton 32053 at http://wkms.org From the Garden Gate: The White Garden