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WGLT's Grow

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From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, WGLT'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 WGLT help your garden Grow!

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GLT's Grow: Time For Something New In The Garden

Feb 16, 2018
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Spring is on the way, bringing with it a chance to begin afresh in the garden. Now's the time to scope out seeds of flowers you've never tried before.

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Japanese Beetles are the bane of every gardener. These voracious insects are tough to get rid of, but can milky spore come to the rescue?

GLT's Grow: Down With The Wind

Feb 2, 2018
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The wind has two faces. It can be a friend or it can be a bitter foe.

GLT's Grow: Brutal Cold Is Good For Your Yard

Jan 26, 2018
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The icy embrace of winter can be brutal, but it's a necessary part of garden life.

GLT's Grow: Why Trees Have To Go

Jan 18, 2018
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There are lots of reasons why we have to cut down trees. Understanding those reasons can help us face the cruelest cut.

GLT's Grow: Caring For Outdoor Furniture

Jan 15, 2018
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You've invested a lot into the furniture in your yard. Make sure it lasts.

GLT's Grow: New Year's Resolutions For Gardeners

Dec 29, 2017
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Things are quiet in the garden right now, so it's a good time to reflect on making some resolutions for becoming a better gardener.

GLT's Grow: Save My Magnolia

Dec 22, 2017
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Tricia in Bloomington fears for her newly planted magnolia tree. It looks like a critter has been nibbling at it.

GLT's Grow: Alternative Christmas Trees

Dec 15, 2017
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The Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce make fine Christmas trees. But how about breaking out of the traditional mold and trying something new?

GLT's Grow: Of Mice And Rats

Dec 8, 2017
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When mice and rats set up shop on our property, they can pose a problem or two.

GLT's Grow: Winter Readiness

Dec 1, 2017
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Before you settle in for the winter, there's a few more chores that need your attention that will make gardening again in the spring more of a breeze.

GLT's Grow: Finding The Right Tree

Nov 29, 2017
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Farewell, Autumn Purple Ash Tree. Hello, bald cypress. Maybe!

GLT's Grow: Don't Hate The Thatch

Nov 10, 2017
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Your grass may not be alone. Underneath, there may be thatch lurking. But that may not be a bad thing.

GLT's Grow: Great Bulbs For Spectacular Results

Nov 3, 2017
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In the midst of autumn, it's a great time to prepare for spring and ensure that your landscape is a stunning site with an array of colorful bulbs.

GLT's Grow: To Rake Or Not To Rake

Oct 27, 2017
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As your trees leave you the gift of autumn leaves, you're faced with that age old question: Should I rake or not?

GLT's Grow: The Science Of Fall Color

Oct 20, 2017
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As the days get cooler and shorter, nature puts on a gorgeous display of color as the leaves change—red, yellow, orange and, yes, even brown.

GLT's Grow: Edible Landscaping

Oct 13, 2017
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There's an exciting new trend in gardening that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

Prairie Fire Theater

The works of Richard Maltby and David Shire take center stage in the revue, "Starting Here, Starting Now."

GLT's Grow: Yard Decor Tips

Oct 6, 2017
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It's fun adding decor to our gardens. But go too far and you'll end up in tacky territory.

GLT's Grow: Pond Management

Sep 29, 2017
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Ponds on our property can add beauty and value. They can also add to our to-do list.

GLT's Grow: Making Wildlife Welcome

Sep 22, 2017
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Right now is a great time to prepare our yards for the wildlife that will stop by in the snowy months ahead.

GLT's Grow: Autumn Yard To-Do List

Sep 8, 2017
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Fall brings us the opportunity to enjoy milder weather, which makes working in the yard that much more fun!

GLT's Grow: Make Your Own Melon Patch

Sep 1, 2017
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One of the joys of summer is biting into fresh melon. It can taste better still when you grow the melon yourself. Patrick Murphy has some advice.

GLT's Grow: Breaking Wind ... With Trees

Aug 25, 2017
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Trees are a beautiful and practical way to screen your property from the wind.

GLT's Grow: Time To Transplant!

Aug 18, 2017
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Summer is slowly winding down, and with the approach of autumn it's time to make plans to transplant trees and shrubs in your yard. Host Patrick Murphy has this advice.

GLT's Grow: Adding Rocks To Your Landscape

Aug 11, 2017
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You can add some serious beauty to your yard and not have to worry about watering or fertilizing.

GLT's Grow: White Pine Threat

Aug 4, 2017
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White pines in America are vulnerable to several diseases.

GLT's Grow: Critter Garden Crashing

Jul 28, 2017
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For every iris, lily or rose that you plant in your garden, you put out a welcome mat for bunnies and other critters to come and dine at the leisure.

GLT's Grow: Stressed Out Crabapple Tree

Jul 21, 2017
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Stress is not only bad for humans. It can have a negative impact on your trees as well.

GLT's Grow: Dormant ... Or Just Dead?

Jul 14, 2017
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When the heat is on and the rains are not, lawns can shut down. But does dormancy mean death for your grass?