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GLT's Grow

On-air Time: Friday 8:49 AM, 4:49 PM, reprised Wednesdays during GLT's Sound Ideas.

Hosts: Patrick Murphy and Laura Kennedy

From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, GLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy and co-host Laura Kennedy are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today. Let GLT help your garden Grow!

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New Organic Garden: Kate in Bloomington visits with Murph to lean how to care for her new organic garden.

Infected Trees (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/21/2015 04:41 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps out Jennifer from Bloomington, IL, who has three trees infected with fire blight.

Peonies Under Attack (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/14/2015 03:14 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Jim from Bloomington, IL needs help with a plant that's strangling his peonies.

Dog Days Fun For Gardeners (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/10/2015 09:05 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has some recommendations for gardeners to find some inspo during the dog days of summer.

Garden Timing (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/24/2015 05:24 PM
Run Time: 9:00
This week, Murph helps a listener decide when is the best time to transplant.

New Pest Problem (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/24/2015 05:23 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about a new pest that's invading orchards.

Oak Leaf Problems (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/17/2015 03:37 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps Dan from Bloomington with his oak tree issues.

Growing Invasive Plants (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/10/2015 04:20 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Susan from Bloomington, IL asks Murph for advice about growing a plant that's labeled potentially invasive.

Bugs Bugging Bonsai (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/03/2015 04:07 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps Eric from North Carolina who has a gnat and mosquito problem with his bonsai plants.

Thinning Trees For Health (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/26/2015 03:15 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Judy in Chicago wonders if thinning out trees help the remaining ones stay healthy.

Strange Stump and Apricot Issues (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/19/2015 11:39 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps two listeners from central Illinois solve their gardening problems. What's that black stuff on Mary Ellen's pine stump? And why is the fruit falling off of Brad's apricot tree?

Split Fig Trees (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/12/2015 04:25 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Arthur from D.C. asks Murph for help with his fig trees -- their trunks are split!

Chestnut Comeback? (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/05/2015 04:16 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps a listener in central Illinois who wants to grow the mighty chestnut tree.

Migrating Weeds and Friendly Plants (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/29/2015 04:39 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps Susan in Normal, IL deal with weeds invading from her neighbor's yard, and tells John from Elkmont, AL about plants that help each other.

Lakes + Trees = Possible Problems (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/22/2015 04:13 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Joe in Carlock wants to know if trees to close to lake water are in any danger.

Pretty Plants... Too Much Trouble? (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/15/2015 02:38 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about some plants that have been stars in the yard, but may be too much trouble for the average gardener.

Growing Pumpkins (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/08/2015 03:25 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Hear some advice on growing pumpkins.

Pests in the Garden (mp3)
Publish Date: 05/01/2015 04:55 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about pests you can expect to show up in your yard this summer.

Container Gardening (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/24/2015 05:22 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Learn why container gardening is so awesome!

Compost and Iris Pest (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/19/2015 08:04 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps out a couple of listeners with questions about composting and getting rid of pests.

The Importance of a Landscape Plan (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/10/2015 03:16 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about planning a great garden.

Helping the Monarch Butterfly (mp3)
Publish Date: 04/03/2015 04:15 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Lisa in Bloomington, IL wants to know what to plant to help support Monarch butterfly populations.

Three Sisters Garden (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/27/2015 04:26 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph describes a classic garden style you might want to try.

Medical Marijuana (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/20/2015 04:54 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Bethany Evans Campbell, manager of the ISU Greenhouses, is in to talk about how medical marijuana helps those who are ill.

Springtime Buds (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/13/2015 03:14 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Host Patrick Murphy talks about those beautiful springtime buds.

Rooting Jade (mp3)
Publish Date: 03/06/2015 02:32 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Jim in California wants to root some jade and Murph has advice on how to do that.

Strange Tree Growth (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/27/2015 05:08 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has advice for Vinny from Cork, Ireland regarding a silver birch tree that won't stand up straight.

Ground Cover Options (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/20/2015 12:12 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Your yard doesn't have to be all about grass. Murph has some suggestions.

Tool Prep for Spring (mp3)
Publish Date: 02/16/2015 10:22 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about getting your tools ready for spring work in the garden.

Trees With Bad Reputations (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/30/2015 05:25 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Trees are wonderful, except when they're being naughty. Murph talks about trees being bad.

Need For Snow (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/30/2015 05:24 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Patrick Murphy talks about the importance of snow for our yards and gardens.

Winter Spruce Up (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/23/2015 04:23 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Here's some suggestions to brighten up your yard mid-winter.

Winter Heaving (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/16/2015 03:25 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about one of winter's big boo-boo's: Heaving.

Winter Tree Appreciation (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/09/2015 03:24 PM
Run Time: 9:00
There are no leaves, but trees are beautiful, just the same, in the winter.

Christmas Tree Stewardship (mp3)
Publish Date: 01/05/2015 09:23 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has advice on how to dispose of your Christmas tree.

Dealing With Garden Invaders (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/26/2014 04:42 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Two Grow listeners need advice about dealing with unwanted plants in the garden.

Bonsai (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/17/2014 05:30 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about the amazing world of bonsai.

Good Wood For A Good Fire (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/12/2014 05:10 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph and Laura welcome Any Monniger from Illinois State University Grounds to talk about the best logs for your fire.

Illinois State University Greenhouse Visit (mp3)
Publish Date: 12/08/2014 09:30 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph and Laura visit Bethany at the ISU Greenhouse to learn about indoor holiday plant care.

Fall Tree Planting (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/28/2014 04:09 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Grow host Patrick Murphy talks with Mary form Bloomington, who wants some information regarding autumn tree planting.

Outdoor Holiday Decor (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/21/2014 04:26 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Get some helpful tips for outdoor holiday decorating.

Indoor Holiday Decor (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/14/2014 05:06 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has advice on indoor holiday decorations.

Mushrooms (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/11/2014 09:19 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Hear Murph talk about controlling -- and not controlling -- mushrooms on turf.

Apple Tree Pollination (mp3)
Publish Date: 11/07/2014 03:24 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph chats with Steve in Normal about cross pollination between different species of apple trees.

Lawn Winterizing (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/24/2014 04:42 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Lea in Bloomington wants to winterize her lawn and Murph is happy to offer advice.

Pumpkins and Gourds and Squash -- Oh My! (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/17/2014 03:55 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph talks about pumpkins and friends, throwing in some history and carving advice.

Misbehaving Grass (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/12/2014 10:09 AM
Run Time: 9:00
Pat in Bloomington, IL asks for Murph's help dealing with her under-performing ornamental grass.

Sassy Sassafras (mp3)
Publish Date: 10/03/2014 05:10 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps Kelly in New Jersey deal with an invasion of sassafras.

Moss Lawn and More (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/26/2014 04:41 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Joshua from Georgia asks Murph's advice on growing a moss lawn and starting a perennial bed.

Bring on the Bees! (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/19/2014 04:56 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Sarah from Indiana asks for advice on attracting more bumblebees to her yard.

What's Eating This Tree ? (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/12/2014 03:45 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Kathleen in Normal wonders what strange beast is devouring the leaves of a nearby tree.

Dead Oak Branches (mp3)
Publish Date: 09/05/2014 03:52 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Mary in Hudson, IL needs help with her oak tree branches.

Trouble with Scale (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/29/2014 05:03 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph and Laura welcome a special guest to talk about the problem that a lot of plant lovers detest: scale.

Shoot the Bamboo! (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/15/2014 04:24 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Joan from Pontiac, IL asks for Murph's help with her yellow groove bamboo.

Aggressive Ivy (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/08/2014 04:53 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph helps Angela in Normal, IL fight the ivy that's taking over her yard.

Redbud Woes (mp3)
Publish Date: 08/01/2014 03:10 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Stephanie from Bloomington, Illinois is concerned about her baby redbud and asks Murph for a diagnosis.

Spray The Right Way (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/25/2014 04:56 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has advice on what's good (and not) to spray in your yard.

Learning Diagnosis (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/18/2014 04:22 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Want to know how to diagnose a problem in our garden? Take some advice from Murph!

Tree Watering (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/11/2014 01:33 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Murph has advice on watering trees.

Mulch and Invading Grass (mp3)
Publish Date: 07/04/2014 03:52 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Patrick Murphy has advice for using mulch and repelling grass in landscape borders.

Sawfly Problem (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/27/2014 05:06 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Patrick Murphy helps out a listener with a sawfly problem, plus talks about the Illinois State University Fell Arboretum.

Say Goodbye to Deano And Hello to Patrick (mp3)
Publish Date: 06/13/2014 04:11 PM
Run Time: 9:00
Don Schmidt, the Dean of Green, has an important announcement and you meet the host of our new gardening show "Grow." Don also helps out a listener with some advice on transplanting lilies.

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Garden question

Kate in Bloomington, IL has just moved to a home with a big organic garden, but she's a gardening newbie. Murph has Kate join him in the studio as he imparts some organic gardening 101 wisdom. Tune in Friday, 8/28/15,  8:50 AM and 4:50 PM on GLT.

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