Recent Gardening Posts

Twenty Reasons NOT to Garden and WHY I IGNORE THEM ALL with Garden Humorist Luke Ruggenberg

May 18, 2018

Luke Ruggenberg is on the show today. Luke is the author of Twenty Reasons Not To Garden (And Why I Ignore Them All) and it was that clever book title that lead me to buy Luke’s book and then track him down on Twitter and get him to be a guest on the show.     Luke…

Stoneleigh: America’s Newest Public Garden, PLUS an in-depth chat with Ethan Kauffman about his vision and the plants he loves most in the garden

May 11, 2018

Ethan Kauffman is on the show today. Ethan’s the director at Stoneleigh – America’s newest public garden. I got the chance to talk plants with Ethan (that was exciting!) and not surprisingly, I learned a ton from him, and hopefully, you will, too. You’re going to love hearing his thoughts on favorite plants, using natives, and his choices for perennials that shine in different seasons. Stoneleigh is an impressive role model for home gardeners; showing how a native garden can be created to stunning effect.

Practical Organic Gardening Explained, Plus How to Solve Garden Challenges Naturally with Mark Highland

April 20, 2018

Brand New Podcast – Just in time for Spring! Practical Organic Gardening Explained, Plus How to Solve Garden Challenges Naturally with Mark Highland.

Growing Money: Calculating The Real Value of Trees with Al Zelaya

March 16, 2018

Al Zelaya is on the show today and we’re talking about the real value of trees.   You know the old saying, “money doesn’t grow on trees”?     Well, Al Zelaya might beg to differ. He’s been working on tree valuation for quite a while and he’s about to show us just how to value a…

Composting Solutions: Cleaner, Faster Methods to Redefine Rotten with Michelle Balz

March 9, 2018

Michelle Balz (pronounced Balts) is on the show today and she’s the author of Composting for a New Generation: Latest Techniques for the Bin and Beyond .     A long-time backyard composter with a passion for reducing our impact on the planet, Michelle offers laid-back advice for home composters in the Confessions of a Composter blog, teaching classes on…

How to Create a Foliage Framework for your Garden with Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz

March 2, 2018

Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz are on the show today and they are the authors of Gardening with Foliage First: 127 Dazzling Combinations that Pair the Beauty of Leaves with Flowers, Bark, Berries, and More. As landscape designers, Karen and Christina see gardens through a different lens. They like to begin their work on a garden space by…

How to Keep – Not Kill – Houseplants with Barbara Pleasant

February 23, 2018

Barbara Pleasant (SG584) is back on the show and she’s the author of  The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual. Barbara shares some excellent tips:– why you should buy plants from low light areas– Container vs. Plant: who lives? who dies to live another day?– Pets vs. Houseplants: Addressing Poisonous Houseplant Concerns– Barbara’s trick for harvesting and storing…

SG601: The Chinese Kitchen Garden with Wendy Kiang-Spray

February 16, 2018

Wendy Kiang-Spray is on the show and she’s the author of The Chinese Kitchen Garden. And boy, do I love this book. It’s half how to grow, half how to cook, and half an amazing glimpse into the wonderful Kiang-Spray Family – so that’s 150% worth of yummy, beautiful, love in one book. Plus – it’s…

My garden projects for 2016

Retaining Wall & Garden Paths

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Waterfall Rehab

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Garden Lessons

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- Jane Doe

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- John Doe

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