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Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari help you discover the amazing world of plants: in the garden, in the wild, and on your plate. They show you how to grow plants successfully, how to enjoy your natural surroundings, and how to make the most of your harvest, whether it's cultivated or foraged. (Spoiler alert: they don't always agree!) You'll find three different topics in each episode, plus email questions from listeners.
 
The Daily Gardener is a Monday - Friday Gardening Podcast. ⏰ Every day the show features: 🗞 Garden News & Advice 🏰 Botanical History & Literature 🖌 📚 An Inspiring Garden Book Recommendation 🌟 Botanic Sparks - Stories to Grow a Gardener’s Heart ❤️🌸🌱 Note to writers and creatives: I love highlighting the work of folks who write about botany, horticulture, and gardening. So if you fall into that category please reach out. Read more & connect on Social Media or at thedailygardener.org
 
Welcome to the Beginner's Garden Podcast! This is the podcast with easy-to-understand resources, tips, and information to help beginning gardeners get the most out of their gardening adventure -- big or small. When I began gardening in 2013, I scoured books and Internet resources to find all the information I could. Although good information was abundant, I had trouble understanding all the gardening lingo and sifting through the information to figure out what would work for me. In this podc ...
 
Jennifer Ebeling from 6ftmama.com created Still Growing...with Jennifer Ebeling. Still Growing is a weekly gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. Jennifer hosts this hour-long show interviewing experts from around the country. The podcast also features a bi-monthly Master Gardener roundtable with Master Gardeners who share their gardening tips and horticulture techniques for gardeners of all skill levels. Still Growing is a terrific resource for gardeners looking to ...
 
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Is preserving worth it? I ask myself this question every year during harvest season, I'll tell you the answer in today's podcast. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Planting Essentials Masterclass http://journeywithjill.net/plan…
 
Today we celebrate a happy lyricist and poet. We'll also remember a charming diary entry from 1938 by a Canadian conservationist and naturalist. We’ll honor a poem by Walt Whitman that inspired a beautiful composition that premiered this day in 1946. We hear an excerpt about the healing power of the garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a gorge…
 
C.L. and Ellen discuss the internet-based rumor that you should dig a square hole when planting trees, and give suggestions for plants to grow on small trellises and arbors. We finish with a discussion about how to know if a perennial plant will reliably return, or if it’s a “temperennial.” :40 True or False: Plant trees in square holes 7:41 Eat/Dr…
 
Today we celebrate a garden that transformed into a cemetery for our country’s military. We'll also learn about one of America’s oldest gardens that oped on this day over a hundred years ago. We hear an excerpt from one of the founders of the Garden Club of America about rescuing her family daffodils. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about …
 
Today we celebrate a woman named after Florence, Italy, and who loved flowers her entire life. We'll learn about the Floral Emblem of Manitoba. We hear an excerpt about spring at Green Gables. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about the relationship between people and plants. And then we’ll wrap things up with some garden limericks for Natio…
 
Are you harvesting anything from your garden yet? Today, I'll help you with a plan to get started preserving that harvest. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Free Masterclass May 12th & 13th 2021 Simplest Path to Preserving Your…
 
Today we celebrate a Swiss philosopher who loved nature. We’ll remember the famous Panama orchid hunter whose orchids were displayed on this day 93 years ago. We'll also learn about a fascinating discovery by a botanist who was exploring Death Valley on this day last year. We hear a thought-provoking excerpt about pruning as a metaphor for life. We…
 
Today we celebrate the man who first wrote about the secateurs. We'll also learn about the Scottish botanist who established the Edinburgh "Edinbura" Botanic Garden. We hear an excerpt about planting aconites from a garden writer who adored them. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a memoir full of charming insights and reflections on gardening. And …
 
Ready to start canning? On today's Q&A I will give you a couple of resources to get you started. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Ball Blue Book of Home Preserving https://amzn.to/3eg5frw Free Masterclass Simplest Paths for Pr…
 
The Plantrama team discusses growing and foraging for asparagus, reviews a lovely book about public gardens you ought to see, and answers a listener’s question about the weed called nightshade. They also disagree about topiary…C.L. loves them, Ellen? Not so much. :32 What’s For Dinner: Asparagus ~ wild and garden grown 9:48 Eat/Drink/Grow: Topiary …
 
Today we celebrate the botanist who discovered the function of leaves. We'll also learn about a visionary German naturalist and polymath who recognized the power and complexity of nature as he explored Central and South America. We hear an excerpt about the power of gardening to turn a gardener into a philosopher. We Grow That Garden Library™ with …
 
Today we celebrate a British garden designer, prolific Edwardian Landscape Architect, and town planner. We'll also remember a British garden designer and architect known for his innovative gardens in Tuscany. We hear an excerpt about a fantastical garden. We Grow That Garden Library™ with one of the top books on Flower Gardening by a modern garden …
 
Show Notes: Free Masterclass: Simplest Paths for Preserving Your Harvest May 12th & 13th Register here: https://journeywithjill.lpages.co/preserving-the-harvest/ (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Organic REV The first thing to understand a…
 
Today we celebrate the first woman to receive a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. We'll also remember the Academy Award-winning actress who narrated a 1990’s PBS series called Gardens of the World. We hear a sweet little garden poem that celebrates spring. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a fantastic book about gardening in the shade and the best p…
 
Today we celebrate a Canadian conservationist and author. We'll also learn about a pioneering Belgian-American gardener, poet, and novelist. We hear an excerpt about how poets find inspiration in nature. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a cookbook that shows how to prepare beautiful meals with fewer ingredients and offers foolproof meal-prepping a…
 
LINKS buymeacoffee.com/changeug The ChangeUnderground Academy No-Dig Gardening Course: https://worldorganicnews.com/changeunderground/ email: jon@worldorganicnews.com Transcript https://worldorganicnews.com/episode255/ Climate Change Unfolding https://www.climatechangeunfolding.com/ Bubugo Conservation Trust http://www.bubugoconservation.org/…
 
Which pollinator plants should you put in your garden? On today's Q&A we will talk about possible solutions to getting pollinators in your garden. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Pollinator Victory Garden - Kim Eierman https:…
 
Today we celebrate the woman who was the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein - and we’ll hear all about their wonderful garden at Bilignin. We'll also learn about the French modernist painter known for his peonies and peony art. We’ll hear an excerpt about a perfect spring day. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that is pure gold -…
 
C.L. and Ellen tackle the myth that earthworms can grow once cut in half. They extol a favorite vine, the Passiflora, celebrate World Carnivorous Plant Day with margaritas, and discuss water-filled plant protectors. :27 True or False? Earthworms regrow. 3:53 Eat/Drink/Grow: Passion flower vines 14:05 Insider Information: World Carnivorous Plant Day…
 
Today we celebrate the botanical pastimes of two young women in Oklahoma back in 1850. We'll also learn about a female botanical pioneer who specialized in grasses. We’ll hear some thoughts on spring from a beloved American author. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book featuring the letters from a Texas pioneer botanist. And then we’ll wrap thin…
 
Today we celebrate a Quaker son of Pennsylvania who accomplished so much during his lifetime and left a legacy of botanical information for future generations. We'll also learn about a woman who, together with her husband, created an impressive arboretum in the middle of Iowa. We’ll hear some thoughts about spring from a Contemporary Turkish playwr…
 
Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Article on Mulching https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/vegetable_gardeners_make_use_of_organic_mulch_as_a_sustainable_and_smart_pr Texas A & M Article https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gard…
 
Today we celebrate a 20th-Century Landscape Architect who focused on his client’s desires and needs. This effort to personalize his work made him incredibly successful. We'll also learn about a species Tulip praised for its hardiness and peppermint candy appearance. We’ll hear some thoughts about the first fine spring days. We Grow That Garden Libr…
 
Today we celebrate a man who is remembered for his contributions to art and ornithology. We'll also learn about a socialite, gardener, and garden designer whose story has been largely unappreciated. We’ll hear some thoughts on gardening in the Carolinas. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book about resilient homesteading that incorporates an inno…
 
buymeacoffee.com/changeug The ChangeUnderground Academy No-Dig Gardening Course: https://worldorganicnews.com/changeunderground/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1546564598887681 email: jon@worldorganicnews.com Transcript https://worldorganicnews.com/episode254/ Bubugo Conservation Trust http://www.bubugoconservation.org/ Gabe Brown…
 
What do I do about watering my garden? I will give you some tips in today's Q&A. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, we will earn a commission at no extra cost to you.) Irrigation Podcast https://journeywithjill.libsyn.com/92-garden-irrigation-with-joe-lampl Vegetable Gardening fo…
 
Today we celebrate the birthday of the greatest playwright who ever lived - and he incorporated over 200 seeds, flowers, fruits, herbs, grasses, and trees into his large body of work. We'll also learn about Wordsworth’s favorite flower - lesser celandine. We’ll hear some words about the flowers we often fall in love with - simple flowers. We Grow T…
 
Spring plants are first and foremost in this episode as we talk about cress, foraged and farmed, the Year of the Hyacinth, and two spring flowers, Ranunculus and Bellis perennis. Ellen and C.L. tell Paul why old carpet might not make the best mulch. :40 What’s for dinner: Cress wild and tame. 10:13 Insider Information: The National Gardening Bureau…
 
Today we celebrate the man who conceived of a new holiday that became Arbor Day. We'll also learn about the man who developed the first classification system for plants based on evolution. We’ll hear some grateful words about spring from the author Barbara Kingsolver. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a garden cookbook that is a total gem for the g…
 
Today we celebrate a man who found all the answers to life in nature, and we still learn from his profound observations today. We'll also learn about a botanist and publisher who found fame and forged meaningful connections with top botanical illustrators and horticulturists of his time. We’ll hear an excerpt about spring in Paris from an American …
 
What can I do to attract more pollinators? Kim Eierman joins me today to talk about her new book "The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening." She will tell us how we can attract more pollinators and beneficial insects. Show Notes: (*links below contain affiliate links, which means if you click throug…
 
Today we celebrate the botanist who named the fuchsia plant. We'll also learn about the first American to become a full-time naturalist. We’ll hear some charming thoughts on April and May from a Scottish author who mentored Lewis Carroll. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a 25-year-old garden classic written to help gardeners in the Big Apple - New…
 
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