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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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Lawn Winterizing: 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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Meet the Host of GLT's Grow, Patrick Murphy


Like ironweed, coneflowers and prairie blazing star, Patrick Murphy is a native of Illinois. In fact, he grew up in the Twin Cities, learning gardening – what to do and what not to do – from helping his mother in the garden.

After graduating from Normal Community High School, Murphy served in the Army infantry for eight years before returning to the Twin Cities to study horticulture at Illinois State University. Now he works at his alma mater as curator of the Fell Arboretum, a 490 acre site with thousands of trees representing over 154 species that acts as living laboratory for students and community on the ISU campus.

Patrick says "There's always a best way to do what needs to be done in the garden. That's what I want to share with the GLT listeners on "Grow."


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