I'm pretty sure I experienced a divine alignment the day I discovered Lynn Gendusa's column in the LaGrange Daily News. I don't remember how exactly I found Lynn's column - Flipboard, Facebook, Pinterest, etc - it was not important. What stands out to me now, is how I felt reading her story about her dad's funeral. I only know that I felt like I was there beside her - signing along to the Tennessee Waltz and In the Garden. It was the essence of her story that stuck with me over Thanksgiving 2016.
After reading that particular piece, Lynn and I became friends on Facebook. The best part about this online friendship is that Lynn's column pops up in my newsfeed. I had the distinct pleasure of reading her Easter column a few days ago. Just like her Thanksgiving story, I was instantly taken with Lynn's story of self-awakening - it was an Easter hunt of sorts. Buried in the tasks of daily life, Lynn had become what she calls "A Forgetful Daughter". In the story, Lynn shares The Legend of the Dogwood Tree and her description of the tree she discovered on her walk is simply beautiful. I could not resist asking Lynn to read her Easter column on the show this week. It's just a little something special for Still Growing listeners. Happy Easter everyone.
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I never write reviews but this is the best gardening podcast out there. Jennifer has interesting topics and guests and is not one bit annoying like some others are. I love that she involves her kids at the end of the podcast - usually with poetry or music. Really good podcast.
- Barbcfc, Mar 23, 2016
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.
- cwaigl, May 29, 2014
Best gardening podcast out there. Her preparedness leads to a good interaction with the guests and brings out the best in them. Very informative and yet personable.
- Corn bug, June 15, 2016
This is a great podcast. Really well produced and organized with good sound quality. I love the mix of information and personal touches. Jennifer has great guests and asks the best questions. You can tell she really does her homework. I listen to several gardening podcasts and this is my absolute favorite!
- So Cal Gardengirl, June 19,2016