Ep. 4-5: Nerding Out on Gardening | Christy Wilhelmi & Gardenerd

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes:
+Gardenerd.com & Gardenerd Podcast
+@gardenerd1 on Instagram
+Gardenerd on Facebook
+Christy’s Patreon
+Christy’s YouTube
+Episode 19: Christy Wilhelmi on the Root Simple podcast
+Ep. 105: Gardenerd’s Tips for Organic Gardening Success on the Root Simple podcast
+Episode 119: A Chat with Gardenerd on the Root Simple podcast
+The National Heirloom Expo
Christy’s Books:
+Gardening for Geeks
+400 Tips for Organic Gardening Success


Ep. 4-4: Permaculture, Natural History, & the Urban Garden | Katelyn Reeves

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+@vinegar_fairy on Instagram
+Berry Bee Urban Farm on Facebook
+Texas Master Naturalists
+Tandy Hills Natural Area


Ep. 4-3: Wildflowers of Texas | Michael Eason

Zinnia grandiflora

Asclepias asperula

Stretpanthus culteri

Stenandrium and Physaria

All photos above courtesy of Michael Eason. Photo cover from Timber Press.

In the spring I previewed and then bought the newly published Wildflowers of Texas field guide which has turned out to be the book I’ve always wanted but had been missing from my field guide collection. I knew after I read the book that I wanted to talk to the author, Michael Eason. Luckily, it worked out that Michael was available to talk about researching and writing this book, botany, and searching for rare and unusual plants in Texas. Even if you aren’t in Texas you will find the conversation enlightening and will hopefully take away a desire to know more about the wildflowers in your region.

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+Wildflowers of Texas on Amazon
+Michael’s Bio via Workman Publishing
+In a New Guide, Alpine Botanist Captures the Glories of Texas Wildflowers via Marfa Public Radio
+West Texas Talk:
Conservation Botanist Michael Eason
via Marfa Public Radio
+The Elusive Dogtooth Violet via Texas Highways magazine
+Web Extra: Millennium Seed Bank via Texas Highways magazine
+Saving Texas Landscapes via the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center regarding the Millenium Seed Bank


Ep. 4-2: Gardening, Cooking, & Slow Living in Nova Scotia | Sherrie Graham & Nova Scotia Kitchens

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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*Note: in the episode I mention Margaret Roach’s garden as being in zone 6—I was mistaken, she is in 5b! My apologies!*

Show Notes
+Nova Scotia Kitchens Podcast Website–be sure to flip through her beautiful show notes!
+@grahamsherrie on Instagram–her personal Instagram page
+@NovaScotiaKitchens on Instagram–the podcast’s Instagram page
+Nova Scotia Kitchens on Facebook
+Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens cookbook on Amazon—a bit of the inspiration for Sherrie’s podcast
+The Weekend Gardener Radio Show with Nicki Jabbour–Sherrie’s episode is the August 5, 2018 episode.
+Nova Scotia Kitchens offers tasty recipes, blog and podcast via the Yarmouth County Vanguard
+The Wellington Farm–Sherrie’s website


Ep. 4-1: Summer In My Mom’s Garden and Welcome to Season 4


Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+Ep. 1-2: A Conversation with my Mom
+Amish Friendship Bread
+Mark Bittman’s No Knead Bread recipe
+Variegated Ajugas: Ajuga ‘Sparkler’ & Ajuga ‘Pink Lightning’
+The New Shade Garden by Ken Druse


Summer Garden Chat with Julie Rorrer

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Previous episodes with Julie:
Episode 2-1
Episode 3-4


Summer 2018 Flower Garden Tour

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Video version:


Ep. 3-23: Season 3 Conclusion and Season 4 Brainstorming

Hello! Thank you for making this season successful! It was my biggest season yet and I hope to make Season 4 even bigger! If you could take a few minutes out of your day to fill out a quick survey here about the podcast season, I would greatly appreciate it! It will give me a bit of an idea about who you are as a listener and what you liked this season! It takes just a couple of minutes and would help me out a lot! Thank you!

Don’t forget you can sign up for the podcast newsletter here!

Season 3 Episodes in case you missed one!

Season 1 Episodes & Season 2 Episodes

And for some Show Notes:

Workman’s Friend: You can find it at Lowe’s and Amazon. If you purchase off of Amazon use the code GDPATH10 through the end of May 2018. If you’d like to try a sample send me an email with your address and I can send you a sample! My email is over —> on the side bar!

What do lotus leaves and Chinese acrobats have do with my job? The later is a good analogy for the former when talking about the newest product! Did you know the surface of lotus leaves are self-cleaning? Water beads up and rolls off them, washing away any dirt, dust, or debris. How do they do this? Their surface is covered with microscopic acrobats! Okay, not really. What their surface has is millions of tiny bumps that are just the right size to keep "kicking" water off itself, kind of like an acrobat keeping a barrel spinning with their legs. Got it? Okay, now imagine applying similar bumps to your skin but not only are the bumps just right for kicking away water, they're made of a material that does the same for chemical such as paint, gas, grease, dyes, glues, corrosives…and plant irritants! Well, that's what "Workman's Friend Barrier Skin Cream" does! It temporarily binds such bumps to the dead cells at the surface of your skin, creating an impenetrable, invisible, non-greasy, unnoticeable layer of protection! I love biomimicry! You can buy it from Amazon here: https://goo.gl/pzPnke . #merriwetherchemist #realjob #scientist #chemistry #lotus #biomimicry #lasts4hours #protection #nature_perfection #superpower #nopoisonivy #workmansfriend #inmybag

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Journey North
Monarch Email Listserv

The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdelena
Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason
The Garden in Every Sense and Season by Tovah Martin
The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables by Catherine Reid

My Blog: Oceanic Wilderness

Instagram: @thegardenpathpodcast

Music: New Day by Lee Rosevere

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Ep. 3-22: Tropical Aspirations and Edible Gardening in New York State | Sheron McFarlane

Over the last few years Instagram has been a great place for me to meet gardeners! It’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of exploring hashtags and looking to see who other people follow—somehow I came across Sheron McFarlane’s account @sugarcanedreams, followed her and saw that she had a blog. Gardening in New York State by way of Trinidad and Tobago, Sheron’s blog is chock-full of posts about her gardening journey, her interest in cooking, as well as other outdoorsy activities. I quickly subscribed to her blog—it’s rare to come across someone actively garden blogging these days!—and knew that I wanted to chat with Sheron about her garden. Considering it is a vastly different growing zone than mine and combined with her tropical roots, I wanted to know more about the climate she gardens in and how she attempts to incorporate some of the edibles from her homeland into a zone 5b garden in the Hudson Valley!

We had an awesome conversation and it was easy to feel the excitement and enthusiasm in Sheron’s voice about her garden! Despite working long hours as a nurse, she gardens alongside her husband to provide food for the year. I think you’ll find yourself as excited about the upcoming gardening season as she is and maybe wanting to incorporate even more edibles in your landscape than you initially planned. I suddenly felt very behind and I’m already several months ahead in growing!

If you enjoyed the episode, please let me know in the comments below or by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Music: New Day by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
Sugarcane Dreams Website
@Sugarcanedreams on Instagram
Sugarcane Dreams YouTube Channel
Sugarcane Dreams Facebook


Ep. 3-21: All About Hoyas | Sara Pham

This week’s episode is moving indoors—to indoor plants! My friend Sara has become a serious hoya fanatic over the last 10-12 years. I invited her on to the podcast to talk about her love affair with hoyas because houseplants are one aspect that I don’t have a lot of experience with in gardening. While I’ve grown the odd indoor plant here and there, (currently I have a couple of plants in my office at work), my husband has been the one more interested in growing houseplants over the years than I have. That said, seeing Sara so excited about her plants and especially with the hoyas, I knew I wanted to learn a bit more and maybe start brushing up on my indoor gardening skills.

Sara and I go back to high school honors and AP art class from 1994-1998. Once MySpace came on the scene years later, we reconnected and found out we had a lot more in common than we would have realized from those years of high school! One good thing about social media, I suppose! In the episode, Sara talks about all of the hoyas she currents grows, how she roots cuttings, the best lighting and watering schematics, and other interesting tidbits about this wonderful genus! While Sara does not have a public blog or social media account for you to follow her, you can see her postings on the Hoya GardenWeb forum as “PostPunkGirl”. And if you have any questions you can leave a comment here and I’ll have her get in touch with you!

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Hoya blashernaezii

Hoya australis ssp. australis

Three different cultivars of Hoya pubicalyx: left to right, ‘Philippine black‘, ‘Pink Silver’ and ‘Red Buttons’

Hoya cinnamomifolia

Hoya Genevieve

Watering day!

Hoya serpens

Hoya obovata

Hoya: wayetti, wibergiae (with pink splash), latifolia, obscura (red from high light), macrophlla, sigillatis, pubicalyx, obovata, fitchii.

Hoya: vitellina, carnosa (with an albino leaf), incrassata, sarawak (yellow), curtisii, kerri, DS-70, callistophylla, carnoa ‘Krinkle 8’.

Hoya lacunosa ‘Ruby Sue’ blooms… smells like cinnamon

Particle size and Hoya ‘Pink Silver’ flowers

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