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Flower Power Garden Hour

Dec 4, 2022

What is it like to work in the oldest greenhouse conservatory in the US?  I talk to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers Kristen Natoli (Collections Manager) and Sarah Sawtelle (Engagement Manager) about the ins and outs of this historic collection and building.  With such an amazing collection of plants –...


Nov 20, 2022

Compost…this is music to most gardener’s ears.  FREE compost is even better.  Many people think that expensive compost makers, tons of space, and ample time is required – this is NOT the case.  In this episode I welcome back master composter Kevin Marini to discuss everything compost.  Do you know the difference...


Nov 12, 2022

Every gardener – no matter how long you have been gardening – gets excited for the first shoots of spring emerging bulbs.  Bulbs are incredibly easy to grow, and for many they naturalize and multiply year after year, creating a no-fuss flower show.  I talk to bulb expert Peggy Anne Montgomery about growing bulbs...


Nov 2, 2022

It is the November To Do List, and we are in the throes of winter garden prep.  Weather is starting to cool rapidly, and (hopefully) out west we start seeing moisture soon.

It is time to plant:

  • Fava beans
  • Bok choy
  • Celery
  • Swiss chard
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Perennials...


Oct 29, 2022

Watching birds go about their lives in your garden is one of the many benefits of gardening.  Besides the joy of watching them, they are also busy eating pests and helping to keep a balanced ecosystem.  I talk to bird expert Tammy Poppie about ways to create a healthy, safe and inviting environment for birds. 

Tammy and...