SG535: The Inspired Garden and NEW Fine Art Photo Gallery of Beth Billstrom

Beth Billstrom is a fabulous garden blogger with an online photo gallery dedicated to inspiring small space gardeners. Her blog, More Than Oregano, shares creative methods and tactics like keyhole gardening, vertical gardening, and so much more for those who are a little strapped for space.

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― Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Interview Questions

What prompted you to move into photography?

Time Stamp: 14:40

What’s in your camera bag?

Time Stamp: 16:13

Give me a virtual tour of your garden?

Time Stamp: 19:44

Where do you get your seed?

Time Stamp: 27:45

You have four reasons people should grow Chamomile.

Time Stamp: 30:40

What’s some of the worst advice you’ve heard for gardeners?

Time Stamp: 34:09

Do you have defined paths in your garden?

Time Stamp: 36:55

Are you an easily enchanted gardener?

Time Stamp: 38:44

Here’s two words to fire you up Beth: Cucumber Beetles.

Time Stamp: 45:47

Do you grow cucumbers?

Time Stamp:46:42

What other edibles do you grow?

Time Stamp: 55:32

What are some of your favorite shrubs?

Time Stamp: 1:10:10

Do you bring your herbs inside during the winter?

Time Stamp: 1:17:50

Have you ever made cilantro rice?

Time Stamp: 1:23:05

I found out that you took some pictures for Tara Nolan's book, Raised Bed Revolution, which ones did you take?

Time Stamp: 1:26:40

How did you find out about keyhole gardening?

Time Stamp: 1:29:30

What kind of containers are you using?

Time Stamp:1:33:20

Do you add acid in your hydrangea plants?

Time Stamp: 1:34:00

Do you throw coffee bags on your hydrangeas?

Time Stamp: 1:34:50

What do you regard as your central strength in the garden?

Time Stamp: 1:47:15

Why do people stop gardening?

Time Stamp: 1:49:00

What would you like to change about your garden?

Time Stamp: 1:51:00

How did you get started in growing orchids and what advice would you have for those who would like to grow them?

Time Stamp: 1:53:35

Do you have any secrets on how to keep your orchids alive and happy?

Time Stamp: 1:55:45

What would make your recommended plant list for those who have small spaces?

Time Stamp: 2:01:00

What varieties of trees would you recommend people consider growing?

Time Stamp: 2:05:00

Gardening blogging opens so many doors. What events have you gone to thanks to your blog?

Time Stamp: 2:08:00

What is the significance of your blog's name, More Than Oregano?

Time Stamp: 2:10:25

Who do you admire and who do you like to follow?

Time Stamp: 2:12:00

How do you use social media? I love the beautiful imagery that you post.

Time Stamp: 2:15:35

So, you have some really big events coming up, can you tell us a little bit about that?

Time Stamp: 2:17:15

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Still Growing is one of the reliably informative gardening podcasts from North America. The format consists of an intro (personal gardening status chat, seasonal remarks), an extended interview with a guest, and an outro with funny outtakes, side remarks, and some chatter (poems, readings) from the host's children. The podcast is focused on reliable knowledge - the guests are typically experts like academics, master gardeners, gardening entrepreneurs or public garden leaders. The intro and especially the outro give it a homey feel. Given I live in the high northern region, just a little below the Polar Circle, I'm always looking for more cold-weather oriented gardening information. Jennifer Ebeling is in Minnesota, so that's helpful to me! Vegetable gardening (my main interest) gets a good share, but is not predominant. Most topics transcend your specific gardening interest and are applicable to many styles: landscaping principles, vermicomposting, greenhouses. The episodes are typically an hour long, which is just fine for me.

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Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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  1. Clark on March 14, 2017 at 6:26 am

    NEW Fine Art Photo Gallery of Beth Billstrom are awesome i like these type gallery love u dear 🙂
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