Recent Gardening Posts

SG595: Thanksgiving in the Garden with Lynn Gendusa

November 23, 2017

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.

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

November 17, 2017

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!

SG593: The 2018 Garden Trends: Nature’s RX for Mental Wellness with Katie Dubow

November 10, 2017

Katie Dubow is back on the show today and she’s sharing the 2018 Garden Trends Report released by Garden Media Group. It’s their 17th annual Garden Trends Report for 2018, Nature’s Rx for Mental Wellness – nature is the best medicine! “We already know gardening works wonders for our health,” says Garden Media Group founder Susie McCoy.…

SG592: Trees: Caring for the Garden’s Gentle Giants with Rex Bastian

November 3, 2017

Trees are the Gentle Giants of our Gardens and today we are so fortunate to learn from Master Arborist and Beloved Industry Expert Rex Bastian.   Trees are so essential to our lives. They give us oxygen. They anchor the soil. They provide shelter and store carbon.  In the garden, trees provide so very much, yet many…

SG591: Goodnight Garden – A Punch List for the Final Week in the Garden

October 27, 2017

In most parts of the country, winter is making an early entrance. In Minnesota, snow and sleet arrived four full days before Halloween. Snow events and freezing temperatures bring gardening to a hard stop. This week, we’re saying goodnight to our 2017 gardens and I’m sharing my final punch list to inspire your to have…

SG590: How to Save Seed with Cheryl Moore-Gough

October 20, 2017

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…

SG589: How to Save the Monarch with Kylee Baumle

October 13, 2017

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.…

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

October 6, 2017

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,…

My garden projects for 2016

Retaining Wall & Garden Paths

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Garden Lessons

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