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GLT's Grow

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 is ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today. Let GLT help your garden Grow!

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GLT's Grow: Nature Under Glass

Jan 22, 2016
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You can be the ruler of your own little world by creating a terrarium.  And according to Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, it's easy to create.

GLT's Grow: The Evils of Ice

Jan 15, 2016
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Ice -- great for cocktails, bad for plants.  When an ice storm hits, it can tear apart trees, especially when it teams up with wind.   Patrick Murphy talks damage control on this edition of GLT's Grow.

GLT's Grow: Miniature Gardens

Jan 8, 2016
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Bigger is not necessarily better in the garden.  Shrinking your gardening ambitions down to size can be a charming alternative for those short on space or time.  Patrick Murphy and Laura Kennedy welcome a special guest to the studio to learn about miniature gardening.

GLT's Grow: Exploring Great Gardens

Jan 1, 2016
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There's just so much binge watching you can do every winter.  So Grow host Patrick Murphy says get up off the sofa and venture out to see some amazing gardens near you.

GLT's Grow: The Allure Of The Moonlight Garden

Dec 25, 2015
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In the world of gardening, the sun gets all the credit. But while the moon can't help your plants grow, it can inspire you to plant a garden that takes advantage of its celestial beauty.  Grow host Patrick Murphy has some advice on getting started on moonlight gardening.

GLT's Grow: Gifts For Gardeners

Dec 18, 2015
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If you're still searching for a lovely gift for the gardener in your life, Grow host Patrick Murphy has a list of suggestions you should check out.

GLT's Grow: The Name Game, Weather-wise

Dec 11, 2015
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What's in a name?  Well, plenty, if it's a storm.  Grow host Patrick Murphy is naming names of weather systems and looks into why dubbing storms fascinates us.

Native Plants Key to Successful Garden

Dec 9, 2015

GLT's Grow: Native Plants For Winter Interest

Dec 4, 2015
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Native plants are a great choice for any gardener, and while they can look great in the warmer months, can they bring winter interest to your yard? Grow host Patrick Murphy has the low down.

GLT's Grow: Choosing Your Christmas Tree

Nov 27, 2015
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So...what'll it be?  Maybe a Scotch pine or a blue spruce?   Patrick Murphy is happy to help you select just the right tree for Christmas.

GLT's Grow: From The Pot To The Ground

Nov 13, 2015
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Warm weather  is gone and you're about to toss those potted ornamentals you've had on your patio all summer long.  Don't.  Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, has a better idea.

GLT's Grow: Ornamental Grasses

Nov 6, 2015
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Ornamental grasses lend a unique beauty to the landscape, plus they can give a hint of agricultural practices of years past.  Patrick Murphy has more on this edition of Grow.

GLT's Grow: Noteworthy Places

Oct 30, 2015
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Wonderful spots full of amazing plants surround us -- we just have to slow down and notice them.  Murph has some advice on noteworthy places to find interesting plantings.

GLT's Grow: Good Signs At The Garden Center

Oct 23, 2015
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When you go plant shopping, you've got to keep your eye out for a healthy plant.  But GLT's Grow host Patrick Murphy says you need to watch out for other things, too.

GLT's Grow: Conifer Quest

Oct 16, 2015
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  Neal in Kansas City, Kansas is searching for the perfect conifer for his yard.  The tricky thing is, the soil isn't great and the weather in Kansas City can be brutal.  Grow host Patrick Murphy has some suggestions for just the right tree.

GLT's Grow: Ailing Trees

Oct 9, 2015
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  Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, deals with two questions this week concerning trees that are doing poorly.  First, Kevin in Normal is worried his neighbor's sick trees will infect his own, and Dave in Kansas needs advice about his sickly Ginkgo.

GLT's Grow: Weeping Cherry Is Something To Cry About

Oct 2, 2015
Photo: Brandy Hansen

  Brandy in Normal is distraught over her weeping cherry -- there's a strange sap seeping from the trunk!  Does that spell disaster?  Grow host Patrick Murphy has some advice for the gardener.

GLT's Grow: Ailing Hibiscus

Sep 24, 2015
Photo: Bryan Murphy

  Bryan in La Grange, Illinois has a hibiscus plant that's not thriving and hopes host Patrick Murphy can solve the problem.

GLT's Grow: Dangerous Plants

Sep 18, 2015
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There's danger afoot in the garden!  Host Patrick Murphy talks about some noxious plants to avoid.

GLT's Grow: Late Summer Rain Issues

Sep 18, 2015
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  When our plants experience too much rain in the spring, it can be bad news all summer long.  Host Patrick Murphy grosses out sidekick Laura Kennedy with an explanation of what he calls 'plant snot.'

GLT's Grow: Farmer Appreciation

Sep 18, 2015
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Host Patrick Murphy has an appreciation for farmers, plus some canning advice.

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