Bob Tanem In The Garden
Bob Tanem In The Garden
Hear KSFO's garden guru Sundays from 8-11am, or subscribe to the podcast here.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 15, 8:00Feb 16, 2015 53:36
Description:Look! Up In The Sky! It's... Orchid Time Again!
OK, they're not up in the sky, they're out at Fort Mason: Pacific Orchid Exposition is on next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb 20 through 22.
To tell us all about it, we had our guest Tom Perlette, one of the San Francisco Orchid Society stalwarts helping to put on the show, took 30 minutes away from the docks to talk about the show with us. Suffice it to say if you live anywhere near San Francisco and you like Orchids, this is the show for you: it is the largest dedicated Orchid show by both attendees and vendors, by far, in the whole country.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 15, 9:00Feb 16, 2015 53:45
Description:Beverley Tanem starts us off in style; her list of Bay Area Gardening Events is unparalleled!
Following Bev it's back to Bob; we're In The Garden on KSFO!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 8, 8:00Feb 16, 2015 53:28
Description:Our guest at 8:30 was Stacy Tornio, editor of Birds and Blooms Magazine and Micro Greens enthusiast. Lets just say these are not your grandmothers bean sprouts.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 8, 9:00Feb 16, 2015 53:45
Description:Beverley Tanem starts us out with a list of gardening events throughout the bay area; then it's America's Happy Gardener, Bob Tanem, answering calls!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 1, 8:00Feb 2, 2015 53:48
Description:Our guest at 8:30 this morning was Kim Eierman of the web site EcoBeneficial. The idea here is to link Earth Day, coming up in April, to the notion of helping nature with what we plant in our gardens.
Kim speaks eloquently and clearly on the case for native plantings, and for tolerating wildlife in our yards and open spaces. Of particular discussion were Monarch Butterflies, and the extent to which their decline can be linked to the lack of available Milkweed in the midwest.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, February 1, 9:00Feb 2, 2015 53:53
Description:Hour number two of our little secret garden club begins with Bev; she has more secrets than anyone else -- but the secret is, she shares them here each Sunday at 9:06; the Bev Tanem Report lists gardening events all around the bay in the coming weeks. But don't tell anyone, it's a secret!
Following Bev, it's back to Bob; America's Happy Gardener is in fact happy to hold court this morning on KSFO.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 25, 8:00Jan 25, 2015 53:43
Description:Our one-hour show today featured Pamela Bennett as our guest at 8:30. Ms. Bennett is co-author of Garden-pedia: An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms. Brand new this year, this thing is exactly what it says: a handy paperback reference of all the gobbley-gook terms you hear about gardening. What is OMRI anyway, right?
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 18, 8:00Jan 25, 2015 54:12
Description:Welcome to the 21st Anniversary edition of the Bob Tanem In The Garden radio show, on KSFO!
Bob came in to the San Francisco Studios with his wife Beverley and daughter Edie, shown with a guest in the KSFO studios. We gave away prizes to randomly drawn postcards sent in ahead of time here at the station.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 18, 9:00Jan 25, 2015 53:43
Description:Hour #2 of the Anniversary Show edition of Bob Tanem In The Garden.
Shown in the picture are the 450 plus postcards we received to commemorate our 21st year on KSFO
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 11, 8:00Jan 12, 2015 53:31
Description:Our guest this morning is the incomparable Claire Splan, locally based gardening enthusiast, lecturer and author of a new book California Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year . She spent half an hour talking about the idea of gardening in different areas, on a month-by-month guided basis using her book; its' tips help home gardeners to set up a gardening system in their yards throughout the year.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 11, 9:00Jan 12, 2015 53:43
Description:Our second hour begins right on time with Beverley Tanem. She's at the head of the class with her list of gardening events all over the bay area; from pruning clinics to garden tours and back again, Bev tracks it all and reports it here exclusively.
Then it's back to the phones and America's Happy Gardener, Bob Tanem!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 4, 8:00Jan 5, 2015 53:55
Description:Our guest this morning was Rich Affeldt of Cascade Minerals: a supplier of a prepared mineral supplement that dynamically assists certain plantings, such as fruit trees and tomato plants.
Bob has long recommended powdered rock products for this purpose, but Rich points out that Cascade's Remineralize product has a rounded range of necessary minerals and nutrients, including silicon, that are made accessible to plants in a way that unprepared rock powder is not.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, January 4, 9:00Jan 5, 2015 53:46
Description:There are a lot of things that gardeners can do around the bay area: pruning workshops, classes, garden tours, and special events. Beverley Tanem tracks all this stuff, and at 9:06 she reports back to you, the listeners; all your options.
Then it's back to Bob... Tanem, that is: America's Happy Gardener takes your calls for the rest of the hour!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 28, 8:00Dec 29, 2014 53:52
Description:Our guest this morning was the inimitable, the one and only: Dr. Elmo Shropshire, who got himself famous with the song, "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer" years ago. He hasn't sat still in the meantime.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 28, 9:00Dec 29, 2014 53:57
Description:Hour #2 of this program once again starts off with Beverley, telling us what's going on in the gardening world around these parts; then it's back to Bob Tanem, Garden Guru, on KSFO!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 21, 8:00Dec 21, 2014 53:43
Description:Our guest this morning was Don McPhearson and his friend Tony Dykes; they came on to talk about a solution they have for color-blindness. As it turns out, color blind people -- as much as 10% of the population -- see a lot less in the garden than the rest of us do. Well, Don's got a solution of sorts; check out the special "sunglasses" they've come up with, at enchroma.com
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 21, 9:00Dec 21, 2014 53:46
Description:The show is hosted by Mr. Bob Tanem, but Mrs. Bob Tanem -- Beverley Tanem to her friends -- collects data about gardening-related events all over the bay, and presents it here each week -- but only once. So pick up your pencils and dial in for all the info.
After that, we're back to Bob and our callers on the phones!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 7, 8:00Dec 9, 2014 53:29
Description:Well now, 'Tis the Season and all that, so... we had on Barry Hoffer, of Maples for All Seasons!
Barry and his wife Sue are pretty much "the" regional experts on Maples.... that's your Japanese maples, your Green maples, and whatever other kind of maples you might think of. Barry and Sue grow them, sell them, prune them, and assist homeowners and institutions with them every day, all around the bay. That's what they do. Barry's been on our show before, so we know. Maples for all seasons dot com, or 925-596-3345
Bob Tanem In The Garden, December 7, 9:00Dec 9, 2014 53:49
Description:Hour #2 starts off with B for Beverley... she runs down the weeks' upcoming gardening events around the bay...
...Then it's back to Bob Tanem, and In the Garden, on KSFO! Featuring your calls at 808-5600
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 30, 8:00Dec 1, 2014 53:35
Description:Our guest this morning was John Schuster, our go-to owl and bluebird expert up in Sonoma County. John is the public face of Wild Wing Company, provider of tools of the trade to enable and encourage carnivorous birds as pest control, among other things feathered.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 30, 9:00Dec 1, 2014 53:46
Description:Hour #2 of this program starts out with Beverley Tanem, with her list of Gardening Related Events you can avail yourself of this week around the bay.
Then, it's back to Bob Tanem, on KSFO!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 23, 8:00Nov 23, 2014 53:18
Description:Our guest this morning was Randy Schultz, fellow who has his finger on the pulse of the garden retail industry; he was here to let us know what might make great gifts for the gardeners in your life (hint, hint).
Among the sites that you might sample from would be the relatively new Home Garden and Homestead Dot Com.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 23, 9:00Nov 23, 2014 54:03
Description:Here is Beverley Tanem, starting off the hour with her list of Gardening Events in the Bay Area -- this week featuring a list of public gardens that are open.
Then, out's back to America's Happy Gardener himself; Bob Tanem; he's answering your calls for the rest of the hour.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 16, 8:00Nov 17, 2014 53:24
Description:Our guest at 8:30 this morning was garden writer Norman Draper; and today we got a bonafied Advance Peek Preview: Norman's new book, Backyard: The Book is due in stores on November 25 - though the author hinted that you might be able to find a copy in advance if you look in the right place.
Norman's books are fiction set in the garden; there's lots there for those with experience growing things: Bob Tanem is quite hooked, and already looking forward to a promised sequel.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 16, 9:00Nov 17, 2014 53:34
Description:Hour # Two starts with Bev Tanem, once again: Bev maintains a definitive list of Gardening Events throughout the bay area, and orates it weekly in this time slot.
Then it's Back to Bob, Tanem that is; America's Happy Gardener, here on KSFO.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 9, 8:00Nov 9, 2014 53:42
Description:Our guest this morning at 8:30 was Richard Cole, of Cole's Bird Feed. Richard's story is simple: he noticed that the birds were throwing 2/3rds of his store-bought birdseed on the ground. What Richard did, was formulate a blend of seeds that desirable birds actually want. Cole's Bird Feed was born: a high-quality product that birds actually like to eat, not spread on the ground.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 9, 9:00Nov 9, 2014 53:42
Description:Beverley Tanem starts out the hour with a list of gardening stuff happening all around the bay area in the weeks ahead; then it's right back to the phones with Bob Tanem on duty, taking calls!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 2, 9:00Nov 3, 2014 53:59
Description:Our 2nd hour starts once again with Beverley Tanem, and her now famous list of Gardening Events around the Bay Area. Then, it's Back To Bob Tanem, America's Happy Gardener, on KSFO!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, November 2, 8:00Nov 3, 2014 53:40
Description:Our guest this morning was Sidney Phelps, with Bonnie Plants Bonnie has a national program wherein they supply seeds and instructions to 3rd graders to grow a giant strain of cabbage -- then, they award a $1000 price in each of the contiguous U.S. states to a winning school gardener, to be spent on education!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 26, 8:00Oct 27, 2014 53:39
Description:Our guest this morning at 8:30 was Susan Day, Ph. D., Associate Professor at Virginia Tech. The topic: trees, landscaping, and especially mulch as it relates to soil health.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 26, 9:00Oct 27, 2014 53:50
Description:Hour #2 starts with Beverley these days; she's got her list of public events of interest to gardeners, all over the Bay Area. Have your pencils ready!
Then it's Back to Bob; Tanem that is; America's Happy Gardener taking your calls!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 19, 8:00Oct 20, 2014 53:37
Description:Our guest this morning was none other than Pat Stone... the guy behind the "Weeders' Digest," that is to say, the Green Prints Magazine that Mr. Stone happens to be editor in chief for. This is a quarterly compendium of stories, submitted by readers and authors around the world; all the stories touch on the garden as a common point of interest.
Subscriptions are just 20 bucks a year, and there is a gift subscription option available; perfect for the holidays.... toll free number is (800) 569-0602
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 19, 9:00Oct 19, 2014 53:50
Description:Our 2nd hour starts with Beverley Tanem; she's got her famous List of Gardening Events in the SF Bay Area; she runs it down for us all, and then... back to Bob, on the only radio show that features America's Happy Gardener, Bob Tanem!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 12, 8:00Oct 12, 2014 53:47
Description:Our guest this morning was Christopher J. Earle, co-author of a book called Trees of Western North America. These authors have compiled a book not just about identifying trees, but teaching about trees: how they grow, where they came from, how people have used them. Here, we're talking specifically about trees that are growing in the wild, whether native or naturalized.
Christopher is also the author of a popular web site, Conifers.Org -- a fabulous wealth of information at your disposal.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 12, 9:00Oct 12, 2014 53:48
Description:Our second hour of the broadcast starts with B for Beverley; she has her list of stuff going on for the information and entertainment of gardeners in the bay area; then America's Happy Gardener himself resumes court, taking all your calls.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 5, 8:00Oct 6, 2014 53:46
Description:Our guest this morning was the inimitable Ed Laivo, multi-talented gardener and noted Citrus expert. Bob talked to Ed about growing backyard citrus, how to handle the threat of invasive disease, and other pest concerns vis-a-vis citrus. Ed is associated with Four Winds Growers, one of California's premier Citrus and fruit tree nurseries, serving both retail and wholesale customers.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, October 5, 9:00Oct 5, 2014 54:04
Description:Our second hour starts with Bev today, she's got her list of Stuff To Do for Gardeners in the Bay Area; she's a wealth of information.
Then, it's Back to Bob: Tanem, that is; America's Happy Gardener takes your calls!
Bob Tanem In The Garden, September 28, 8:00Sep 29, 2014 53:47
Description:Our guest this morning was Professor Matteo Garbelotto, our local authoritative expert on Sudden Oak Death. "Professor Matteo" is with Bob's alma mater, University of California at Berkeley; on the web site there, listeners can find interactive maps of the Bay Area showing where the disease is spreading, and can register for classes to learn how to identify and combat this deadly disease.
Sudden Oak Death is caused by a Phytophthora ramorum, that is to say, a microscopic algae-like life form that invades and chokes native oak trees, causing sudden death.
Bob Tanem In The Garden, September 28, 9:00Sep 29, 2014 53:48
Description:Hour #2 of this program today begins with Beverley, and all the gardening goings-on going on around the Bay Area.
Then, we're back to the phone lines which are jammed -- just jammed -- with gardeners rolling up their sleeves for a fall planting season; America's Happy Gardener Bob Tanem is in, and he's here to help!