The Zesty Garden en Zesty Garden - July 17 <p>There’s nothing worse than finding a growing, succulent peach taken over by earwigs, or the anticipation of digging a sweet crunchy carrot in the middle of winter, only to find only carrot tops...but no carrots! Diane Alston handles your pest questions. Then, Jerry Goodspeed details the dangers of Vinca in Wait, Wait…Don’t Plant That! Then it's on to the rose in Petals and Prose with Helen Cannon.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:26:28 +0000 Bryan Earl 43716 at Zesty Garden - July 17 The Zesty Garden - July 3 <p>Gardening can include so much more than plants. Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can&nbsp;create a garden that attracts wildlife and pollinators<strong>, </strong>and helps restore habitat. Ron Hellstern and Becky Yeager from the Cache Valley Wildlife Association will help direct your plans for improving wildlife habitat around your home. We’ll also hear about the rose on Petals and Prose.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:29:10 +0000 Bryan Earl 43434 at The Zesty Garden - July 3 The Zesty Garden - June 26 <p>In an encore presentation from a year ago, we take a captivating look at the sinister side of the natural world on today’s Zesty Garden. Author Amy Stewart uncovers more than one hundred of our worst insect enemies in her book <a href=";qid=1403799611&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Wicked+Bugs">Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects.</a> It’s a mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn’t end-in our own backyards. The Green Room showcases the pothos houseplant as a low-light alternative, and in Petals and Prose it's the language of bees.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:23:21 +0000 Bryan Earl 43130 at The Zesty Garden - June 26 The Zesty Garden - June 19 <p>What do you get when you cross a delirious poet who hallucinates writing, reading, and publishing a novel with globe willows and biennial vegetables? On today's Zesty Garden we talk with Dan Drost about gardening, Mike Kuhns about trees, and Nancy Williams reads from former U-S Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser.</p><p>Audio for the full program is, regrettably, not available this week. But you can listen to the separate modules below.</p><p><a href="">Ted Kooser Books</a></p><p>1. Delights and Shadows</p><p>2. Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:37:42 +0000 Bryan Earl 42749 at The Zesty Garden - June 19 Join Bryan Earl At The Penstemon Festival June 20-21 <p>UPR's Bryan Earl is the host of the <a href="">Zesty Garden</a>, a weekly garden show that reaches statewide. He will be the keynote speaker at this years' Penstemon Festival in Richfield, Utah.</p><p>The festival celebrates Utah's natural beauty, with events Friday and Saturday June 20-21. The festival includes speakers, a plant sale, vendor booths, a potluck dinner on Friday, and a wildflower hike Saturday morning.</p><p><strong>Friday, June 20th:</strong></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:20:29 +0000 UPR 42588 at Join Bryan Earl At The Penstemon Festival June 20-21 The Zesty Garden - June 12 <p>The plants they are a growin' but so are the insects that eat'em. USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston is the featured guest on The Zesty Garden. African Violets are also discussed in The Green Room, and Shakespeare seems to have a love affair with plants.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:55:53 +0000 Bryan Earl 42420 at The Zesty Garden - June 12 The Zesty Garden - June 5 <p> USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost is in studio for some garden talk. Among the topics is our continued discussion about growing the best tomatoes. And in Petals and Prose, Helen Cannon reads why Shakespeare really knew his plants.</p><p></p><p>Dan Drost's Five Planting Aphorisms</p><p>1. 3X rule: Don't plant seeds any deeper than 3X their thickness (as they lay on their sides)</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:35:33 +0000 Bryan Earl 42094 at The Zesty Garden - June 5 The Zesty Garden - May 29 <p>Deer, garden pathogens, and termites are on The Zesty Garden. USU Extension Specialists Terry Messmer, Claudio Nischwitz, and journalist Nancy Williams are part of today's program. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:53:32 +0000 Bryan Earl 41966 at The Zesty Garden - May 29 The Zesty Garden - May 22 <p></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:10:24 +0000 Bryan Earl 41473 at The Zesty Garden - May 22 The Zesty Garden - May 15 <p>Florist Kimberly Watt Spears of Petal Pixie will give you the inside scoop on how to take care of cut flowers; USU Senior Lecturer Craig Aston discusses the joys of growing your own flowers for cuttings; Shane Taylor from Cactus and Tropicals helps you keep and grow the phalenopsis or "Moth" orchid; It's a frog invasion with Nancy Williams on Petals and Prose Thu, 15 May 2014 20:55:04 +0000 Bryan Earl 41095 at The Zesty Garden - May 15