November 19, 2020
Ornamental grasses as a group were first introduced to me by Adrian Bloom. Over the last twenty years the use and beauty of ornamental grasses continues to grow. Getting to know the history of where they were and where they are today is very important to understanding how to use grasses in gardens. To help me get to that history Shannon Currey of Hoffman Nursery joined me for this story. Hoffman Nursery is a wholesale nursery based in North Carolina and was one of the first nurseries dedicated to growing incredible grasses for gardens.
October 27, 2020
Roy is both an incredible plants person and a fantastic garden designer. His understanding of plant communities and using that knowledge to create beautiful gardens is exceptional. Roy and I talk about his own journey with plants and gardening. And is working with plants an art?
I also strongly encourage you to purchase Roy's book "The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden"
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October 21, 2020
Paul is one of the best voices for roses in the world. He not only is super knowledgeable about them as a plant but he has also grown them in various climates and traveled to see them around the world. One of my favorites things about Paul is he has also been producing content about roses for years now. In this episode we talk about all of the current issues with roses in the world of gardening.
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October 12, 2020
This was a fantastic conversation. Many times I go into podcasts not knowing the guest well or at all. Carolyn Mullet was a case of where we had never spoken before. By the end of the conversation I felt like we had known each other for years. Carolyn's book Adventures in Eden is an incredible look into some of the best gardens in the world. Carolyn's years as a garden designer give her a unique perspective into the gardens in her book and also the tours in Europe she offers.
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October 6, 2020
Mark is the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum in North Carolina. In this story I share with Mark what an influence the JC Raulston Arboretum has been for me and my interest in horticulture. Mark is a true plants person and this is a great conversation about the world of plants.
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September 28, 2020
I knew of Plants Nouveau and had heard Angela's name before but the two of us hadn't talked before this story. Our conversation was fantastic about plants and Angela's career in horticulture. As a gardener this is a great insight on how a new plant comes to market and the rewards and challenges of that path.
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September 21, 2020
In recent stories we've talked about the different communication approaches in the gardening and horticulture world. In this story my new friend Carmen Johnston and I discuss how to best communicate with enthusiastic gardeners if they are new or if they are looking for more in-depth information. Carmen also shares her passion for plants, garden design, and container design.
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September 13, 2020
Jimi Blake is an incredible plants person. There are very few people on social media who I follow that make me say "what plant is that?" and I love Jimi for being one of those people. His garden in Ireland, Hunting Brook, is a magical garden filled with some of the best plants from around the world. In this story Jimi shares his story and passion for plants and his new online course series which I highly recommend.
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September 8, 2020
Over the course of the podcast we've talked about the cultural differences of gardening. One example is how the United States looks at gardening as compared to the UK. To help me tell the story of some of these differences in is this episode my guest is Jo Thompson. Jo is one of the top garden designers in the UK and her work is absolutely beautiful. In this story we also explore the value and meaning of garden words including my name ;)
To follow Jo, and you should immediately, all of her social media link are available on her website
September 2, 2020
The where do new plants come from story is so important to every gardener. How do we take a plant that we like and improve its' flaws to make it a plant we love? To help answer that question I have Chuck Pavlich Director of New Product Development from Terra Nova Nurseries on as a guest in this story. Chuck and the team at Terra Nova are doing some incredible work to reverse engineer some of the plants we know, and some we don't yet, to be beautiful in our gardens.