Favorite Plants I Used To Grow

Sign up for the podcast newsletter —> HERE! Show Notes Miracle Fruit: Brassavola: Chalice Vine: Ylang Ylang: Passiflora edulis: +How to pollinate a passiflora vine

September in the Garden

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite dragonflies, and very common in my yard, the Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia. This particular one if a male as they are the ones with the distinctive white abdomen in this species. Do you have this one flying in your garden?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dragonflies #commonwhitetail #plathemislydia #gardening #gardensofinstagram […]

August in the Garden

View this post on Instagram A pest to some, this bird dropping shaped caterpillar of the giant swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes, happily chomping down on one of my citrus trees is a welcome sight for me! Over the years I've shared caterpillars with a friend who had more host plants than I did but often times […]

Ep. 5-4: Baetanical | James Barela

James Barela is a graphic designer by day, potter, artist, and gardener by night and all the spaces in between. James lives and works in Austin, Texas, where he runs his business Baetanical. At Baetanical you can find as he puts it, “…the Best in Botanical Curiosity”—pieces of plant inspired art, and unique, hand-thrown ceramic […]

Ep. 5-1: Welcome Back – The Summer Garden, Alaska, and a New Season

View this post on Instagram A new addition to the garden this year, wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia). They were propogated from seeds purchased from @prairiemoonnursery and I have been very impressed. I’m on a quest to find natives that the deer won’t touch—which is actually an ordeal because most plants listed as such aren’t actually. I […]

Summer Encore: Humane Gardening | Nancy Lawson

Writer and gardener Nancy Lawson takes gardening for wildlife to the next level. After first encountering her book via my library system’s digital lending services, I have since fallen for the way Nancy writes about wildlife and their interactions in our garden and in our lives. She frequently touches on points that create those ‘aha’ […]

Summer Encore: Backyard Butterflies Field Guide | Erin Gettler

Imagine taking an interest in all things lepidoptera to a whole new level—from curious naturalist to field guide author. That’s what my guest for this episode, Erin Gettler, did in 2017 with her book Bird Watcher’s Digest Butterflies Backyard Guide. In this episode from season 2, Erin and I chat about the work involved in […]

Summer Encore: Bamboo, Plant Obsessions, and Creating Ninth Ward Nursery | Mark Sanders

Kicking off the second episode of the Summer Encore Series is a chat with Mark Sanders of Ninth Ward Nursery. We talk about the organic start to his nursery and how he works to fill niches that are needed in the New Orleans area, including interior-scaping and plant maintenance. Below is an update from Mark […]

Summer Encore: Urban Forestry and Communicating Ecology Through Art | Leigh Martin

I’m kicking off a Summer Encore Series from Seasons 1-3 with episodes you may not have heard or dug through the archives to listen to. First off is an episode about Urban Forestry and Ecology with a knitting twist as I talk to Leigh Martin. It’s one of my first episodes and I was still […]

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