Recent Gardening Posts

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,…

SG587: Top Tomato Picks by Epic Tomato Author Craig LeHoullier

SG587: Top Tomato Picks by Epic Tomatoes Author Craig LeHoullier

September 29, 2017

  Today’s show is all about top tomato varieties – with one of the country’s  leading tomato experts – Craig LeHoullier the author of Epic Tomatoes. In his book, Epic Tomatoes, you get a chance to have Craig mentor you through the wide, wide world of tomatoes. You learn how to grow and harvest with…

SG586: Designing with the Queen of Succulents – Debra Lee Baldwin

September 22, 2017

    If you are a fan of succulents – and it seems that they’ve justifiably charmed every living, breathing gardener on planet earth – then today’s show will be a total joy for you. I got the chance to talk succulents with the Queen of Succulents – Debra Lee Baldwin.  Debra has a new book…

SG585: The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder with Marta McDowell

September 15, 2017

The always fabulous Marta McDowell – the garden author from Chatham New Jersey and the author of All the President’s Gardens from Episode SG545 – is on the show today to talk about her latest book, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder; which tells the tale of the plants and places of the beloved author…

SG584: Homegrown Pantry with Barbara Pleasant

September 8, 2017

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…

SG583: Hygge in the Garden

August 25, 2017

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…

SG582: Plant Explorers with Karen Rexrode

August 18, 2017

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…

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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