Summer Gardening with the Garden Sage, Debra Knapke


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Summer Gardening

Learn how to make your garden look spectacular this summer with help from Ohio’s ‘Garden Sage’ Debra Knapke.  Summer is great for planting all sorts of plants, flowers and vegetables.  Figure out what you should be pruning and how to handle the high humidity this hour on All Sides.

Debra is on the faculty at Columbus State Community College where she teaches about Herbaceous Plants, Specialty Gardens and Sustainable Landscape Practices and Design.

She is the co-author of 5 books on gardening and she’s penned articles for local and state-wide newsletters, and for Garden Gate and Fine Gardening magazines.

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  • Sandra Langendorfer

    A strange plant appeared in my garden 3 summers ago. It spread (and stayed green all winter) When I trimmed it back one hot summer afternoon, a white sap came out and it was immediately repulsive. I inadvertantly  rubbed my eyes (with a little sticky sap on my fingers) and for the next three days i could not see. The emergency room could not identify the plant. The Health Department came to my house to take a picture and record the symptoms. It turned out to be a “Euphorbia myrsinites or Donkey tail spurge. 
    I still have the plant in my garden but it gets a lot more respect from me…

  • Sherron Courneen

    I am new to facebook. I thought I would be able to hear the program when Debra was on last week. I had asked a question about my yellow rosebush that is being destroyed by brown spots on the leaves. Then I was disconnected. I assume that Debra answered online but I can’t seem to be able to listen to the program. Can you help me? Perhaps she has an email that I could contact her at. I have another question as well.
    Thanks so much for your help.