Episodes

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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SG580: The Echinacea Evolution!

SG580: The Echinacea Evolution!

Today’s show is all about Echinacea – it’s my all-time favorite American native perennial. In fact, one of my first recommendations to new gardeners who are looking for ornamental perennials is Echinacea. Like my Grandmother Bernadette, Echinacea is a daughter of the prairie, absolutely beautiful, and tough as nails.   And, I predict you’re going…

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SG579: Day Three of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling

In today’s show, I’m wrapping up my three part series about the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling held in and around Washington DC. at the end of this past June. Day 3 was focused on gardens in rural areas outside of DC area, so we will be reviewing wonderful private and public gardens in areas like:…

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