Naturally Green

Savor Life's weekly hour dedicated to the splendor and beauty of everything growing in our region.

Since 1994 your host Michael Warren Thomas has brought his knowledge of gardening, landscape design, and horticulture to listeners through this show.

Callers often have questions about when to prune trees, when it's safe to put new plants in the ground, and how to care for their gardens. Additionally, Michael is often sent photos of things that callers are hoping to identify and learn more about!

Tune in weekly to hear more about garden life, seed planting, and more on Naturally Green.

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Naturally Green Gardening Podcast in the Finger Lakes

Naturally Green, August 8, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | August 8, 2020

Slime mold, Goldenrod, and Rose of Sharon are among the things that are discussed.

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Naturally Green, August 1, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | August 1, 2020

On August 8th from 9-1pm Cornell Cooperative Extension is having their summer sale of gently used tools, books, and much more – everything related to gardening. Stop by their headquarters on St. Paul Blvd, just north of the zoo entrance. Call them about making donations, 585-753-2558

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Naturally Green, July 25, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 25, 2020

The Monarch eggs that I have found this week are probably the third generation, and these Monarchs will lay their own eggs in late August. That fourth generation will be the one that flies to Mexico in late September.

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Naturally Green, July 18, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 18, 2020

Summer is the time to sow seeds for fall crops.

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Naturally Green, July 11, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 11, 2020

The battle against invasive species includes some common vines like bittersweet and wisteria that should be avoided. On July 15 at 1pm Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a Zoom class on invasive plants, hosted by the Central Library.

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Naturally Green, July 4, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | July 4, 2020

Charlie & Judy Zettek’s Daylily Gardens will be open for visitors (with masks) each Sunday of July from 2-6pm. There is no charge, and no reservation needed. They have about 250 varieties of daylilies at #1 Hillside Avenue, between the Water Authority and School #1.

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Naturally Green, June 27, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 27, 2020

It isn’t too late to plant annuals, and even propagate some of the ones already in your garden. Geraniums, Begonias, and Plectranthus are very each to propagate to share with family, friends, and neighbors. Gypsy Moths are in the process of defoliating trees in the Bristol Hills, which can be very disturbing to witness. In most cases the trees can leaf out again, but it is unnerving to look up at an Oak tree in July and there is not a single leaf left.

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Naturally Green, June 20, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 20, 2020

The drought in the Rochester area may continue if the thunderstorms forecasted for Monday and Tuesday don’t actually happen. Water your gardens deeply but not very often. There are many things you can do to encourage fireflies in your yard, details from the Xerces Society.

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Naturally Green, June 13, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 13, 2020

I have left WYSL 1040 after 19 years of broadcasting five hours every weekend. I talk about the history of my gardening show, but also the fact that weeds are wilting and there is no rain in the forecast until next Saturday, so please water your landscape using a sprinkler for several hours so the water reaches the root zone.

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Naturally Green, June 6, 2020

By Michael Warren Thomas | June 7, 2020

A continuing plea to wear masks and also water your gardens. We are basically in a drought with very little rain in the forecast. Amy Machamer’s interview is the first of three interviews with the three generations of the family owned Hurd Orchards.

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