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Flower Power Garden Hour

May 26, 2023

For centuries people have been harvesting and obtaining oils from plants. From lavender to Frankincense, researchers know that oils are important compounds in plants for many reasons. In this episode I talk to aromatherapy expert, Amy Anthony of NYC Aromatica, all about essential oils and how you can utilize them in...

May 7, 2023

It is the May To Do List, and the here in Zone 9 the winter weather seems to have finally broken.  Warm days have been persistent, but there is still some cool and wet weather.  Lots to do in the garden as we catch up from a long winter and prepare for spring/summer.


It is time to plant:

·       Vegetables: ...

Apr 15, 2023

April is Kid’s Gardening Month! Joining me to talk about resources to help teachers and parents with activities, grants and lesson plants is Em Shipman, Executive Director of . And FYI-  a lot of these lessons are great for grownups!

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Apr 9, 2023

It is the April To Do List, and the persistent wet and cold weather is still here in the west.  Nevertheless, we are getting warmer, longer days and spring will soon be in full effect. 

We also spend some time reviewing asparagus growing tips, as it is a popular question amongst listeners.


It is time to plant:

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Apr 2, 2023

Begonias are like potato chips, you can’t stop at one. In this episode I’m talking with Glenn Dickerson, Begonia collections curator at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, about all his tips and tricks to keep their massive collection healthy and thriving. We discuss soil, fertilizer, types of Begonias, problematic...