SG595: Thanksgiving in the Garden with Lynn Gendusa

Columnist Lynn Gendusa is back on the show today and she’s sharing a beautiful article she wrote last year for Thanksgiving and it’s called Thanksgiving in a Garden. Lynn has a knack for telling stories that tug at heart strings and give us a respite from the go-go-go of our days. Gardeners have a soft spot for nostalgia and simplicity; Lynn’s writing offers both. This isn’t an pure gardening episode, but it’s one gardeners will enjoy. I think you’ll agree, she has a thankful heart.

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SG594: Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season with Plants From Your Garden with Herbalist Katja Swift

Brand New! Plant remedies for preventing colds and flu (since avoiding getting sick is on everyone’s mind as we head into winter). We discuss “the pizza herbs” like Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Oregano, Bee Balm (Monarda), Lavender, and “the cool mints” like Peppermint, Spearmint, Hyssop, and Catmint/Catnip – plus the power of Garlic, Onion, and Hot Peppers. I’m thrilled you can join me for this highly informative chat with Katja Swift. When cold and flu season hits this year, you’ll be glad you listened!

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SG590: How to Save Seed with Cheryl Moore-Gough

Cheryl on Facebook Email Cheryl Seed Saver Extraordinaire and co-author of The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs, Cheryl Moore-Gough is on the show today. Cheryl is going to help us learn how to save our seeds to use in next year’s garden, to share with our fellow…

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SG589: How to Save the Monarch with Kylee Baumle

On today’s show, I welcome a tender-hearted friend of the Monarch cause – Kylee Baumle and she’s written a book called The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly. Now, I’m going to tell you something most professionals in the gardening industry already know and that is this: Kylee is a huge supporter of the Monarch cause.…

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SG588: How to Creatively Use Stone in the Landscape with Jan Johnsen

On today’s show, I welcome award-winning designer Jan Johnsen to the show to discuss her book – The Spirit of Stone – in which she presents a beautifully photographed, inspiring guide to 101 Practical & Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden: from practical steps, paths, and garden walls, to naturalistic dry streams, inspired rock gardens,…

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SG584: Homegrown Pantry with Barbara Pleasant

The witty and wise garden author Barbara Pleasant is on today’s show and we’re talking about her book Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener’s Guide to Selecting the Best Varieties & Planting the Perfect Amounts for What You Want to Eat Year-Round. How many potatoes should I plant for a family of four? Which fruits should I…

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SG583: Hygge in the Garden

Are you ready to get cozy? I hope so – because today’s show is all about hygge (“pronounced “hoo-gah”).  Hygge is a Danish cultural phenomenon and a word that really it too all-encompassing to have an English equivalent. However, to get a feel for it: hygge generally describes the feeling of being cozy, comfortable, and…

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SG582: Plant Explorers with Karen Rexrode

I’m so delighted to have Karen Rexrode on the show today. Karen is giving an encore presentation of her keynote presentation, Plant Explorers, heard Saturday night at the 2017 Garden Blogger’s Fling. Karen is a gem of horticultural wisdom – she’s quite a find in her own right! Karen is a Northern Virginia Gardener, a…

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