Houston’s Randy Lemmon, ‘Gardenline’ AM radio host, dies at 61

Houston’s Randy Lemmon, ‘Gardenline’ AM radio host, dies at 61

Longtime KTRH AM 740 radio host Randy Scott Lemmon has died in New York City, the Houston station announced Wednesday. He was 61. 

According to the station, Lemmon died at Mt. Sinai Hospital with complications due to a stroke. The station noted that he was surrounded by his family when he passed.

Lemmon was the host of “Gardenline” for nearly 30 years, giving advice every weekend morning about lawns, gardens, and outdoor living.

Referred to as the Garden Guru for Houston & the Gulf Coast, Lemmon is also known for his schedules and lists, such as his Lawn Fertilization Schedule and his 10 Commandments of Mulch. He has also written several gardening books and was a frequent guest on local television.

Before his radio program, Randy was a television and radio producer for the Texas Farm Bureau and spent nearly a decade at Texas A&M University, his alma mater, producing news and commentary for an agricultural network he created with the College of Agriculture, according to KTRH’s news release.

Lemmon attended Robert E. Lee High school and graduated from Texas A&M in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He also earned his Master of Science in Agriculture degree from Texas A&M.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent to Salem Lutheran Church SSM in Tomball. Plans for a celebration of life are pending, according to the station.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/trending/article/randy-lemmon-dies-radio-host-17697174.php

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