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. 3-15: 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. 3-5: Humane Gardening | Nancy Lawson

My first bookstore event tonight was so much fun! Thanks to @curiousiguana and the Frederick Master Naturalists for hosting! A post shared by Nancy Lawson (@humanegardener) on May 3, 2017 at 8:21pm PDT Are you interested in taking your garden to the next level? To branch out, learn a little more about how to take […]

Ep. 3-4: A Good Garden Conversation | Julie Rorrer

We ventured out of the garden recently, because it’s September which is when all the prickly pears (tunas) are ripe, and came back with 220 pounds of prickly pears. We peeled them (which takes a long long time as you try to avoid getting any glochids in your hands), juiced them, strained them, strained them […]

Ep. 3-2: Gardening Through the Lens of an Extension Agent | Lee Rouse

Exciting to see more and more natives used in the landscape! Rudbeckia 'Black Eyed Susan' A post shared by Rouse's Nursery (@rouses_horticulture) on May 17, 2017 at 7:17am PDT Today’s episode is a unique one in which I discuss gardening and horticulture through the lens of an extension agent. Lee Rouse is a gardener, horticulturist, […]

Ep. 1-9: Becoming a Naturalist | Erin Gettler

In today’s episode I talk to naturalist, artist, gardener, and soon-to-be author, Erin Gettler. Erin is based out of Long Island and writes at The Familiar Wilderness when she’s not having a big year in projects, like she had in 2015! We talked about a variety of topics, ranging from her naturalist beginnings, being a […]

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