Good To Grow http://ktep.org en GOOD TO GROW: Chihuahuan Desert Gardens http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-chihuahuan-desert-gardens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John White, Garden Curator for the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, joins Denise &amp; Norma to talk about the history of the Gardens, which are located on the UTEP campus. &nbsp;Learn about the different plant varieties in the Gardens, and the different types of pollinators that visit the plants. &nbsp;The Chihuahuan&nbsp;Desert Gardens are open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset, and you can view a plant database and get a walking tour map by visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=60234">http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=60234</a>. &nbsp;And don't forget about the annual FloraFest Native Plant Sale, taking place <strong>April 26 &amp; 27 </strong>outside the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens! &nbsp;John White will return next week to tell us more.</p><p><strong>Aired April 19, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:29:00 +0000 38702 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Chihuahuan Desert Gardens ORGANIC & HOMEMADE PEST CONTROL WORKSHOP http://ktep.org/post/organic-homemade-pest-control-workshop <p>Pests are constantly bugging the grower. Learn how to deter pests and disease in your garden or farm naturally. &nbsp;On&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday, June&nbsp;7th,</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<strong>9 to 11 am</strong>, this</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> workshop will cover pest identification, preventative measures, and what to do when you’ve got a real problem. You’ll learn the surprisingly easy and cheap ways to combat pests, all without harmful synthetic pesticides that can pose more threats to your family and the environment. </span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:47:23 +0000 38913 at http://ktep.org VERMICULTURE WORKSHOP http://ktep.org/post/vermiculture-workshop <div>Vermiculture is the process of composting with worms. Learn to recycle kitchen waste and create your own vermicast! In addition, you’ll want to create a safe, healthy habitat for your worms. &nbsp;It takes place on&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday, May&nbsp;3rd&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">– <strong>9 to 11 am</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, at the Mountain View Market Farm, 2653 Snow Rd., in Mesilla NM. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Information: 575-523-0436,&nbsp;<a href="http://mountainviewmarket.coop/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://mountainviewmarket.coop/</a>, or email <a href="http://outreach@mountainviewmarket.coop">http://outreach@mountainviewmarket.coop</a>. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>$15 for members/ $20 for non-members and space is limited. &nbsp;You must register online, over the phone, or in-store before attending the workshop at the farm.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:16:09 +0000 23938 at http://ktep.org APRIL GARDENING TIPS http://ktep.org/post/april-gardening-tips <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Seeds of warm season annuals</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, such as marigold and zinnia, can be </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">sown directly into outdoor beds</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Make sure to keep the seeded area moist until the seeds germinate.&nbsp; Mulching will help to retain soil moisture and will also discourage weed growth.&nbsp; Don’t forget to thin out the seedlings once they have three to five sets of leaves—crowding of too many plants causes them to be spindly and weak-stemmed.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:57:11 +0000 38623 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Rose Garden Open House http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-rose-garden-open-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk with Master Gardener Mark Benitez about the upcoming public tour of the Municipal Rose Garden. &nbsp;Over 1300 rose bushes are at their peak, and the public is invited to tour the gardens, visit some of the booths for rose information, and talk to Master Gardeners about their rose concerns. &nbsp;The tour is <strong>Saturday, April 19, noon-3 p.m.</strong>, at the Municipal Rose Garden (corner of Copia &amp; Aurora). &nbsp;Mark also talks about rose pests and offers some fertilizer tips. &nbsp;The pictures attached here are of Denise's and Mark's favorite roses, and a new addition to the rose garden, the Fortuniana.</p><p><strong>Aired April 12, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:29:00 +0000 38239 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Rose Garden Open House Public Tour of Municipal Rose Garden http://ktep.org/post/public-tour-municipal-rose-garden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(67, 60, 58); font-family: minion-pro-1, minion-pro-2, Cambria, Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 27.200000762939453px;">We are pleased to announce the Public Tour of our Municipal Rose Garden (corner of Copia &amp; Aurora) by the El Paso Master Gardeners on <strong>April 19, from noon to 3 pm</strong> to view the beauty of over 1350 blooming rose bushes.&nbsp; This is a great time to visit as many families may have friends and family visiting for Easter and would love to spend some time Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:47:39 +0000 38178 at http://ktep.org Public Tour of Municipal Rose Garden GOOD TO GROW: Pests http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-pests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a re-broadcast from June 2, 2012, Denise &amp; Norma talk with Salvador Vitanza, Extension Agent with IPM (Integrated Pest Management) at Texas AgriLife Extension. &nbsp;We'll hear about some galls that may affect oak trees, and why some leaf damage may be the result of the harmless leaf cutter bee. &nbsp;Salvador also gives us some advice on what to do to avoid being stung by bees &amp; wasps. &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://ipm.tamu.edu/isec/">http://ipm.tamu.edu/isec/</a></p><p><strong>Aired March 29, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:29:00 +0000 37347 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Pests FLORAFEST NATIVE PLANT SALE & LECTURE http://ktep.org/post/florafest-native-plant-sale-lecture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Centennial Museum and </span>Chihuahuan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Desert Gardens present the 2014 </span>FloraFEST<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – Native Plant Sale <strong>Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27</strong>, at the <strong>Museum</strong>, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> campus. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:19:00 +0000 35093 at http://ktep.org FLORAFEST NATIVE PLANT SALE & LECTURE Tree & Pruning Information http://ktep.org/post/tree-pruning-information <p>Websites for Tree Information, recommended by Regional Urban Forester Oscar Mestas.<br /><u>Tree Care Industry</u>: <a href="http://www.treecareindustries.org/" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.treecareindustry.org</font></u></a>.<br /><u>International Society of Arboriculture</u> (find a certified arborist): <a href="http://www.isa-arbor.com/" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.isa-arbor.com</font></u></a>; for the Texas Chapter, visit <a href="http://www.isatexas.com/" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.isatexas.com</font></u></a>. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:07:00 +0000 3791 at http://ktep.org Indentify your Bugs http://ktep.org/post/indentify-your-bugs <p>Do you have pesky bugs or pests in your yard or garden you can't identify? Visit this link, courtesy of Texas A&amp;M:<br /><a href="http://insects.tamu.edu/insectquestions/index.cfm" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://insects.tamu.edu/insectquestions/index.cfm</font></u></a></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:06:00 +0000 3792 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Vegetable Gardening, part 2 http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-vegetable-gardening-part-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bill Hodge returns to the show to talk to us about the different varieties of corn &amp; squash growing at the Master Gardener test garden at the Extension offices. &nbsp;He also explains why we don't need a lot of space to grow our space-hogging vegetables - we can train them to grow UP instead of OUT.</p><p><strong>Aired March 22, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:29:00 +0000 36500 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Vegetable Gardening, part 2 GOOD TO GROW: Vegetable Gardening, part 1 http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-vegetable-gardening-part-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk with Master Gardener and vegetable specialist, Bill Hodge. &nbsp;In the first of a 2-part interview, Bill takes us through a few helpful steps in preparing our soil for planting summer vegetables. &nbsp;He also explains why some vegetables should be started from seed while others can be purchased as seedlings. &nbsp;Bill will be taking part in the upcoming Summer Vegetable Workshop and seedling sale on <strong>March 29</strong> at the Ascarate&nbsp;Park Pavilion, 6900 Delta. &nbsp;Register in advance at 915-860-2515.</p><p><strong>Aired March 15, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:29:00 +0000 36237 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Vegetable Gardening, part 1 PICACHO HILLS ART IN THE GARDEN TOUR http://ktep.org/post/picacho-hills-art-garden-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Picacho<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hills Art in the Garden Tour will be on <strong>Sunday, May 18</strong>, <strong>from 11-4</strong>. This event is sponsored by the Artists of </span>Picacho<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hills and the </span>Picacho<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hills Gardeners. Each garden will have the juried work of 3 or 4 artists on display. If you are looking for some new artwork for your home or for personal adornment, this is a very enjoyable way to shop. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:50 +0000 36667 at http://ktep.org PICACHO HILLS ART IN THE GARDEN TOUR GOOD TO GROW: March Gardening Tips http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-march-gardening-tips <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk about what gardening activities we should be looking forward to in March. &nbsp;We'll also hear about a couple of very interesting workshops: a Microgreens&nbsp;Workshop on March 22, and a Spring Vegetable Workshop on March 29. &nbsp;Registration for both workshops is required (915-860-2515). &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired March 8, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:29:00 +0000 35734 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: March Gardening Tips Gardening Questions? http://ktep.org/post/gardening-questions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Do you have gardening questions? &nbsp;Submit your questions and photos here:&nbsp;<a href="http://txmg.org/elpaso/outreach/hotline/">http://txmg.org/elpaso/outreach/hotline/</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>You can also e<span style="line-height: 1.5;">-mail your questions to </span><a href="mailto:elpasomg@ag.tamu.edu" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0066cc">elpasomg@ag.tamu.edu</font></u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or call the Master Gardener Hotline, </span><b style="line-height: 1.5;">566-1276</b><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span><b style="line-height: 1.5;">860-2515</b><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Or, submit your questions, comments, and/or photos to the El Paso Master Gardener Facebook page: </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436</font></u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><br />Here are some other helpful links:<br /><a href="http://elp.tamu.edu/" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://elp.tamu.edu</font></u></a> (Texas AgriLife Extension Service) to access the Extension Calendar and other Master Gardener activities.</p><p><a href="http://elp.tamu.edu/horticulture/"><u>http://elp.tamu.edu/horticulture/</u></a>&nbsp;for other gardening resources.</p><p><a href="http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/elpasoplants/index.html" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/elpasoplants/index.html</font></u></a> (Recommended Ornamental Plants for Far West Texas)<br /><a href="http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/lawn_garden/veg.html" target="new"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/lawn_garden/veg.html</font></u></a> (Home Vegetable&nbsp;Gardening).</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:07:00 +0000 Norma Martinez 3772 at http://ktep.org Gardening Questions? GOOD TO GROW: Rose Pruning, Home Show http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-rose-pruning-home-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk about the Master Gardener activity heating up around El Paso. &nbsp;The Master Gardeners and members of the El Paso Rose Society will host a Rose Pruning Demonstration on <strong>Feb. 22 &amp; 23, noon-3 p.m.</strong>, at the Municipal Rose Garden, 1702 N. Copia. &nbsp;And if your questions aren't answered there, you won't want to miss the MGs at the Spring Home Show, <strong>Feb. 28-March 2</strong> at the Convention Center Downtown. &nbsp;Learn more on the El Paso MG Facebook page: &nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436">https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 22, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:29:00 +0000 34968 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Rose Pruning, Home Show GOOD TO GROW: Q&A http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-qa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk about some of the questions that have been submitted to the El Paso Master Gardeners recently. &nbsp;Should you paint your trees white to protect from sunburn or to "heal" a pruning cut? &nbsp;What's the difference between mulch &amp; compost? &nbsp;And why is an arborvitae dripping sap?</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 15, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:29:00 +0000 34747 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Q&A GOOD TO GROW: Making Cut Flowers Last Longer http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-making-cut-flowers-last-longer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk about the ways we can keep those beautiful cut flowers &amp; bouquets looking great for days. &nbsp;With Valentine's Day around the corner, you're going to want to know the best way to keep roses and other flowers looking their best. &nbsp;Potted flowering plants and rose bushes also keep your home and landscape looking colorful.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 1, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:29:00 +0000 33835 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Making Cut Flowers Last Longer GOOD TO GROW: Kids & Kows & More http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-kids-kows-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk about the Kids &amp; Kows &amp; More program with the program's director, Sandra Pierce. Sandra talks about why it's important for kids to learn about the cotton, pecans, and cattle that are central to the region's agricultural industry. &nbsp;The Kids &amp; Kows&nbsp;&amp; More program features speakers, a livestock exhibit, a mobile dairy classroom, and lots more! &nbsp;The program is for 2nd through 5th graders and will take place <strong>March 3-7 </strong>at the El Paso County Coliseum. &nbsp;To learn more and to set up a schedule your students, contact Sandra Pierce, 915-872-8791, &nbsp;email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:s-pierce@tamu.edu">s-pierce@tamu.edu</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 25, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 33377 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Kids & Kows & More GOOD TO GROW: Ascarate Vegetable Garden http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-ascarate-vegetable-garden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk with Master Gardener Marianela Milner, co-chair of the Ascarate&nbsp;Vegetable Garden. &nbsp;Hear about the different crops grown at the garden, the community educational opportunities the garden provides, and how the harvested crops benefit our local food bank. &nbsp;The public is invited to meet the Master Gardeners working the gardens on Mondays &amp; Thursdays, 7-11 a.m., at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. &nbsp;Information at 915-860-2515.</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 18, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 33002 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Ascarate Vegetable Garden GOOD TO GROW: January Gardening Tips http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-january-gardening-tips <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bill &amp; Norma talk about this month's gardening activities. &nbsp;In January we should prune our trees &amp; shrubs, visit with Master Gardeners at the Municipal Rose Garden to get some winter rose pruning tips, and extend the lives of our neglected holiday plants.</p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 11, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 32447 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Protecting Plants from Cold Weather http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-protecting-plants-cold-weather <p>In a rebroadcast from Nov. 17, 2012, Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about how to protect our trees, shrubs, and potted plants from cold weather, as well as which plants don't need protection.&nbsp; They also talk about ways to protect our gardening equipment from a possible freeze.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired Dec 28, 2013. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:29:00 +0000 5123 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: CoCoRaHS http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-cocorahs <p>In a rebroadcast from March 16, 2013, Bill, Denise, and Norma talk with Mike Hardiman, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa, and&nbsp;regional coordinator of the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS).&nbsp; Hardiman talks about how the community can get involved in measuring rainfall (and the lack of it) and reporting it online to be used by National Weather Service meteorologists, the USDA, researchers, and many others. March is CoCoRaHS's annual recruitment drive, and they are trying to increase the number of El Pasoans and others in the region to report their rainfall.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.cocorahs.org">www.cocorahs.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Mike Hardiman can be reached by email at <a href="mailto:mike.hardiman@noaa.gov">mike.hardiman@noaa.gov</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 21, 2013. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:29:00 +0000 12647 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: CoCoRaHS GOOD TO GROW: TomTatos, Potatoes, and Microgreens (oh my!) http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-tomtatos-potatoes-and-microgreens-oh-my <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about about the latest hybrid plant to come on the market - a TomTato, which is the result of grafting the top of a tomato plant to the bottom part of a potato plant. &nbsp;It's a novel idea, but will it grow in El Paso? &nbsp;Potatoes, on the other hand, tend to thrive just fine on their own, and Bill &amp; Denise will talk about the different ways to grow them below and above ground. &nbsp;Denise also talks about the growing popularity of growing microgreens.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 7, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 18:30:00 +0000 30215 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: TomTatos, Potatoes, and Microgreens (oh my!) GOOD TO GROW: Holiday Plants http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-holiday-plants <p>In a rebroadcast from Nov 26, 2011, Bill &amp; Norma talk about how to care for holiday plants &amp; trees, such as living &amp; cut Christmas trees, Christmas cactus, and Norfolk pines.&nbsp; They also talk about how best to plan for winter pruning and how to care for freeze-damaged trees.&nbsp; <strong>Aired Nov. 30, 2013. Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:15:00 +0000 5733 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Cold Weather and Potted Plants http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-cold-weather-and-potted-plants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise, Bill, and Norma advise on the best ways to protect your potted patio plants from the cold weather. &nbsp;Denise also gives us an update on the new class of Master Gardeners, and tells us why now is the best time to get your soil tested by Texas A&amp;M&nbsp;AgriLife Extension. &nbsp;Learn more at 915-860-2515.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 23, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:29:00 +0000 29416 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: November Gardening Tips http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-november-gardening-tips <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bill &amp; Norma talk about what we should be doing in our yards, landscapes, and indoor spaces in November...including planting cool-season annuals such as snapdragons and pansies. &nbsp;We'll also find out about the special care indoor plants and potted outdoor plants need when the weather gets cooler.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 16, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 29023 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Prepping for Cooler Weather http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-prepping-cooler-weather <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about the ways we can prep for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, including cutting back on watering and fertilizing. &nbsp;Plus, find out why a test of your soil could help your garden reach its full potential.</p><p>Information on soil testing is available at the Texas AgriLife Extension, 915-860-2515.</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 2, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:30:00 +0000 28103 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Trees http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-trees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. &nbsp; John talks trees this week, including why it's so important to know how big a tree is going to get before you plant it! &nbsp;John also offers some tree recommendations for small spaces.</p><p>Resources &amp; information: West Texas Urban Forestry Council&nbsp;<a href="http://wtufc.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://wtufc.org/</a>, Trees are Good&nbsp;<a href="http://treesaregood.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://treesaregood.org/</a>, Centennial Museum Chihuahuan Desert Gardens&nbsp;<a href="http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=60234" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=60234</a>. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 26, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 27627 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Trees GOOD TO GROW: Sun Country Landscape Conference http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-sun-country-landscape-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma welcome back John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP campus. &nbsp;John talks about the upcoming Sun Country Landscape Conference, taking place on "Tree-o-ween,"&nbsp;<strong>Oct. 31</strong> at the TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana. &nbsp;Hear about the different topics that will be covered at the conference which is open to landscape professionals and interested members of the public. &nbsp;John also talks about a Pruning &amp; Climbing Workshop scheduled for <strong>Oct. 30</strong> at the El Paso Garden Center on Grant Ave. &nbsp;Tree professionals &amp; interested members of the public are invited to attend.</p><p>Registration is recommended for each event. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.wtufc.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.wtufc.org/</a>, John White 575-640-7555 Oscar Mestas&nbsp;915-834-5610.</p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 19, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 27319 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Sun Country Landscape Conference