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How To Get Your Garden Blooming After Excessive Downpours And Intense Heat

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A sudden change from very wet conditions to warmer, dry temperatures are perfect conditions for powdery mildew to grow.

While we'll experience relatively cooler temperatures over the next several days, this summer's intense heat and frequent downpours have made gardening a real challenge. The extreme weather has been great for weeds and insects, but it's been hard on trees and plants, many of which are now showing signs of severe stress.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss how to control the weeds, garden pests, fungus, root rot and other problems brought-on by the high temperatures and heavy rains we've had this year and to answer your gardening questions are Campbell County Extension Office Horticulture Agent Sarah Stolz; Director of the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and Co-overseer of Homeadow Song Farm, Peter Huttinger (@turner_farm); and Boone County Cooperative Extension Horticulture Extension Agent David Koester (@BooneCountyExt).

Make note of Turner Farm's upcoming gardening programs, and see Boone County Extension program information, as well as classes and events in Campbell County.

Shaker Trace Nursery in Miami Whitewater Forest is holding its first native plant sale during an open house this Saturday, July 27.  Shaker Trace, part of Great Parks of Hamilton County, is one of the largest native plant nurseries in Ohio.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.