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

View this post on Instagram Prepping my ethnobotany presentation today for the Native Arts Day event. It's hosted by the Rio Brazos Master Naturalist this coming Saturday at Big bear Museum in Cleburne. Trying to pick which native plants would be most interesting but also most significant to the tribes who lived here for ages […]

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 […]

Ep. 3-20: Foraging Texas | Dr. Mark ‘Merriwether’ Vorderbruggen

If you’re in Texas and have ever wondered whether a wild plant you came across was edible you may have stumbled across Foraging Texas in your research. The website is run by Dr. Mark ‘Merriwether’ Vorderbruggen, who by day is a scientist and by nights and weekends, well, he’s still a scientist but he’s also […]

Ep. 3-18: Grow Milkweed Plants | Brad Grimm

This podcast season I'll be walking you thru the baby steps of growing milkweed for your garden. Step 1 is to collect milk jugs. That your only assignment thru Thanksgiving. A post shared by Grow Milkweed Plants 🐛 (@growmilkweedplants) on Oct 26, 2017 at 2:13am PDT If you’ve ever thought growing milkweed for the monarchs […]

Ep. 3-17: All The Seeds: Native Plant Edition

A couple of weeks ago the Native Plant Podcast had Ian Caton of Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery on their show and I found the episode fascinating. I clicked over to Ian’s website and found myself falling down the rabbit hole of the interesting native plants he had for sale and was happy to see […]

Ep. 3-15: A New Garden Ethic | Benjamin Vogt

I can’t recall just how I came across Benjamin Vogt’s original blog, The Deep Middle, but I’ve been an avid reader of his writings for at least five or six years. His posts were always ones that sought to poke the bear, if you will, ones to provoke you into thinking about your own relationship […]

Ep. 3-14: The Common Milkweed Nursery | Jennifer Kleinrichert & Steve Ross

Several years ago I started reading a blog called The Common Milkweed. I think I was searching for other nature and garden bloggers and came across Jennifer’s blog—but honestly I can’t remember how I landed on the website—however, I was hooked! Over the years they added in The Common Milkweed Nursery and slowly I began […]

Ep. 3-10 : Raising Monarch Butterflies

This episode covers my experience as a newbie keeper of monarch caterpillars. I raised a couple of sets of monarchs this summer and thought it would be worthwhile to pass on some of this information to other people interested in raising monarch butterflies, too. I am by far not an expert in this so if […]

Ep. 3-9: Fall Flower Garden Tour

Today’s episode is another garden tour, this time of our flower garden! During the episode I blanked out on a couple of the names but I hope I covered some of them in the plant list below. This is by far not a comprehensive plant list but just a smattering of some of the ones […]

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