Each week, I produce and host Still Growing - a long format podcast - from my home in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota.
Why a long format? First of all, there are few podcasts in the garden space that are long format. Secondly, there is a satisfaction that comes only from a good, long conversation.
My focus is on the journey of discovery that every gardener goes through. If I can help people find joy and the wisdom from gardening, they will be life-long gardeners.
For the ladies...
Did you know that only 12 percent of podcasts are produced by women? In fact, there are 7,500 female bloggers for every one female podcaster. That's a revealing and inspiring ratio.
If you're a woman who is interested in podcasting, She Podcasts is a wonderful group for female podcasters on Facebook. You will find loads resources, advice, and support there.
I'd love to see more women in podcasting.
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Most gardeners scoff at the idea of painting poinsettias. I haven't been particularly drawn to them in the past myself. Recently, I had the opportunity to change my mind about painted poinsettias.
Before the holidays, I attended a behind-the-scenes event for bloggers at Bachman's main greenhouse. This was just before they released in excess of 70,000 poinsettias into the Twin Cities market (about 1/3 of everything they grows goes to charity).
After getting a private tour and chat with the Dutch head grower, I was delighted to find myself in the company of Brad Meyer. Brad is the gentleman who paints the poinsettias - and the president of the Minnesota Rose Society. Next thing you know, I was donning an apron, gloves, and homemade sleeve covers - it was happening.
Turns out, most painted poinsettias start out white - or some pale color that makes coverage painting easy. For my white poinsettia, I picked a warm pink paint from a palette of rainbow colors and started spraying. Happily, I found out that the paint is a special vegetable-based mixture created just for the plants.
Next, it was time for a little spray-on glue and glitter. I'm sorry - did someone say glitter?
The Garden News Roundup
Top of the show
Every. Single. Week.
Each week, after an update on the Listener Community, the show begins with the Garden News Roundup. The Garden News Roundup is made up of a dozen different segments - from updates on past guests to articles featuring fascinating folks in the world of horticulture I'd love to chat with (and that's something that I call the Dream Guest segment.) All of the segments are designed to honor the commitment of the show: to helping you + your garden grow.
I really hope that you enjoy this week's Garden News Roundup.
Poetry, Musings, Letters, Notes, Quotes, and Sentiments
The Quotables segment has played a part in every Episode of the Still Growing Gardening Podcast. In early Episodes, the kids would read garden poetry or musings.
Today, the Quotables segment is a favorite among listeners of the show (and it's a personal favorite as well.) It's the perfect capstone to the Garden News Roundup.
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