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Are you ready to be converted to living a gardening life? Each week, join Carol Michel and Dee Nash, both passionate gardeners, authors, and long-time bloggers, as they chat over the garden fence about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt on gardening. Carol and Dee have the audacity to call themselves gardenangelists, evangelists for gardening, and want everyone to dig in the dirt, sow a few seeds, and enjoy the simple pleasures and even a few pitfalls of a gardening life. If you are ready to live a gardening life or already live one this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.

Are you ready to be converted to living a gardening life? Each week, join Carol Michel and Dee Nash, both passionate gardeners, authors, and long-time bloggers, as they chat over the garden fence about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt on gardening. Carol and Dee have the audacity to call themselves gardenangelists, evangelists for gardening, and want everyone to dig in the dirt, sow a few seeds, and enjoy the simple pleasures and even a few pitfalls of a gardening life. If you are ready to live a gardening life or already live one this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.

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United States

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Are you ready to be converted to living a gardening life? Each week, join Carol Michel and Dee Nash, both passionate gardeners, authors, and long-time bloggers, as they chat over the garden fence about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt on gardening. Carol and Dee have the audacity to call themselves gardenangelists, evangelists for gardening, and want everyone to dig in the dirt, sow a few seeds, and enjoy the simple pleasures and even a few pitfalls of a gardening life. If you are ready to live a gardening life or already live one this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.

Language:

English

Contact:

3173196191


Episodes

The Inspiration of British Gardens

4/7/2021
Carol and Dee talk about Great Britain's National Plant Collections, hardening off seedlings, community and allotment gardens, and the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Mitford. A few links: Search the National Plant Collections in Great Britain American Community Garden Association Allotment Gardening in Great Britain On the Bookshelf: The Last Garden in England, by Julia Kelly Dowager Duchess of Devonshire: Brief Video of her life Gardens at Chatsworth House: Video narrated by...

Duration:00:32:13

Wildflowers on Our Minds

3/31/2021
Carol and Dee talk about their favorite wildflowers, layering material to create garden beds, and Trello for organizing your garden activities and plants. Links of Interest: All-America Selections where you can find out about Petunia Evening Scentsation F1 and Salvia Summer Jewel™ Lavender Old House Gardens and Prairie Moon Nursery for buying wildflowers Proven Winners Winterberry Holly Info on using cardboard in your garden, from the Garden Professors. On the Bookshelf: A...

Duration:00:33:23

Raise Up Your Garden!

3/24/2021
Dee and Carol discuss raised bed gardens, flowers for dry shade, and the Million Gardens Movement. A few helpful links: Diane's Flower Seeds Hardy Ground Orchids and Epimedium described by the Missouri Botanical Garden An article about CCA treated wood and gardens in Fine Gardening. See how big roots get on this website, (thanks to Donna Balzer for the tip!) On the bookshelf: The First-time Gardener: Growing Vegetables, by Jessica Sowards Million Gardens Movement website Email us...

Duration:00:32:21

And So Continues Our Obsession with Gardening

3/17/2021
Dee and Carol talk about new flowers they are going to try this year, growing peas in the vegetable garden, plus upcoming virtual garden shows and programs, including Gardener's World with Monty Don. Some helpful links: Carol's YouTube video on using Trello to organize your garden Carol's blooms in March Viola 'Etain at American Meadows Great Britain's National Plant Collections Dee's Peas, a post on her blog Seed Companies mentioned: Renee's Garden Seeds of Change Burpee On the...

Duration:00:32:13

Asparagus, Serviceberries, and a Bonsai Anyone Can Grow

3/10/2021
Dee and Carol talk about serviceberry trees, growing asparagus, and a bonsai anyone can "grow." Helpful Links: All-America Selections and Watermelon Cal Sweet Bush Phyllis African Marigold Seeds from Botanical Interests Seeds Smart Pots Apple Serviceberry described by Missouri Botanical Garden Oklahoma State University’s fact sheet on growing asparagus Asparagus available from Stark Bros. On the Bookshelf: Floratopia: 110 Flower Garden Ideas for Your Yard, Patio, or Balcony, Jan...

Duration:00:29:46

The plants we must grow!

3/3/2021
Dee and Carol talk about the flowers and vegetables they must grow every year, plus more including a review of New Naturalism by Kelly D. Norris. Helpful links: Carol's YouTube video featuring her lawn of crocuses. One of Dee's blog post with a recipe for Grandma Nita's Wilted Lettuce Salad On the Bookshelf: New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient Ecological Home Garden by Kelly D. Norris. Our question for our readers! Tell us what flowers and vegetables you must grow. You...

Duration:00:33:37

Gardening After a Terrible, Bad, Bad Winter

2/25/2021
Dee and Carol offer a special bonus episode with some advice on how to recover in the garden after a terrible, bad, bad winter. Helpful links: Article about nitrogen and snow in Fine Gardening. Growth Mindset and Gardening, by Carletta Shannon Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website. Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens. For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website. Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings. Affiliate links to...

Duration:00:27:34

Wipe the February Off Your Face: Microclimates and Rhubarb

2/24/2021
Carol and Dee talk about growing plants in microclimates, growing rhubarb, and more on this week's episode. Some helpful links: Carol's Gardening Motto Generator Dee's post about her greenhouse More info on growing rhubarb according to Purdue University. Rhubarb plant from Stark Bros. On the Bookshelf: Fearless Gardening: Be Bold, Break the Rules and Grow What You Love by Loree Bohl, The Danger Garden. Meijer Garden Lectures starting March 2, 2021. Email us at...

Duration:00:36:26

Annual Vines and Slow-Growing Vegetables on a Snowy Day

2/17/2021
Dee and Carol talk about more annual vines to grow, slow-growing vegetables, plus seed saving. A few links: Dee's Recent Blog Post - Gardening Will Break Your Heart Dee's French Box Subscription Seed Catalog Puzzles put together and framed by Carol Frames by Mail, where Carol purchased her picture frames Seed sources for annual vines and vegetables include Botanical Interests and Renee's Garden Seeds On the bookshelf: Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces, by...

Duration:00:35:21

Morning Glories and Sweet Potatoes

2/10/2021
Carol and Dee talk about morning glories and sweet potatoes with references to Lenny Kravitz and William Shakespeare. A few links: Vintage Seed Catalog puzzles Morning Glory Seeds from Botanical Interests Seeds Article about morning glories in Arizona Sweet Potato Slips from Johnny's Selected Seeds Article from MSU on growing sweet potatoes Lenny Kravitz's ranch in Brazil On the bookshelf: Plant Partners, by Jessica Walliser plus Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Article on saving the...

Duration:00:32:13

Flowering Houseplants and Other Big Fluffy Plants

2/3/2021
Dee and Carol discuss their favorite flowering houseplants, growing plants from kitchen scraps, houseplants they are bored with, and more! Helpful links: Carol's YouTube video with her puzzle and affiliate link to the puzzle. Carol's very old blog post about the night-blooming cereus plant. On the bookshelf: House Plant Party by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website. Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens. For...

Duration:00:26:49

More Seed Fun for Gardeners, Plus Nasturtiums and Hidden Treasures in the Garden

1/27/2021
Carol and Dee talk about smaller seed companies, nasturtiums, starting seeds, and finding hidden treasure in your garden. Some helpful links: Smaller Seed Companies to consider ordering from: John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds, Hudson Valley Seed Company, Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom Seeds, Territorial Seed Company, Botanical Interests, Renee's Garden Good article from National Garden Bureau on buying seeds. More info on seed starting from Purdue Cooperative Extensive Service On...

Duration:00:28:01

Seed Ordering, Sweet Peas, Three Sisters Gardens, and Magnolia Network

1/20/2021
Dee and Carol discuss ordering seeds, growing sweet peas, growing a three sisters garden and the new Magnolia Network. Helpful Links: For seeds: Botanical Interests Pinetree Garden Seeds Renee's Garden Territorial Seed Company Three sisters garden article from Native Seeds. On the Bookshelf: The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening: Grow beautiful vegetables, herbs, and flowers - the easy way! Layer Your Way to Healthy Soil-Eliminate tilling and digging-Build a productive garden...

Duration:00:31:07

Agatha Christie in the Garden

1/13/2021
Dee and Carol talk about Agatha Christie in the garden, plus an update on Dee's bees, how to pick vegetable varieties, and more. Some links: Dee's seed ordering blog post Article in Garden Collage ‘Agatha Christie Loved her Poisonous Plants’ Carol's blog post on Agatha Christie and gardening, plus a post on Hercule Poirot Carol's YouTube video about hyacinths on vases Zucchini Squash info at All-America Selections. Summer squash seeds from Botanical Interests Seeds Tri-color summer...

Duration:00:31:16

Grab some Tea and Talk Gardening with Us!

1/6/2021
Dee and Carol talk all things gardening... monarda, early spring vegetables, color in the winter garden, plus colors of the new year! Links: Carol's YouTube Channel Dee's blog post on soil 10 ten 2020 gardening books in Washington Gardener magazine. National Garden Bureau Sugar Buzz® Monarda at Roberta's Gardens ‘Petite Delight’ Monarda from American Meadows Monarda fistulosa seeds from Botanical Interests Seeds Article: Bee Balm Native to State, by Russell...

Duration:00:31:44

Sunflowers and Microgreens, for your health and well-being!

12/30/2020
Carol and Dee discuss growing sunflowers and microgreens and then discover what's in Pepper Pot Soup! Helpful Links: Carol's YouTube Video of Terrarium Containers Previous Podcast Episode on Sunflowers Year of the Sunflower from National Garden Bureau Sunflower Seeds from Botanical Interests Microgreen Seeds from Botanical Interests On the Bookshelf: Grow Your Own Spices: Harvest homegrown ginger, turmeric, saffron, wasabi, vanilla, cardamom, and other incredible spices -- no matter...

Duration:00:31:35

More Green to the Bean and #RealHouseplants

12/23/2020
Dee and Carol talk about hyacinths, green beans (again), fungus gnats, #realhouseplants, and other fun gardening topics! Some helpful links: Dee's recent blog post and newsletter. Carol's most recent blog post. Helleborus, the pink one is actually Cinnamon Snow! From National Garden Bureau its the Year of the Hyacinth and the Year of the Garden Bean! On the Bookshelf: Complete Container Herb Gardening: Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots, by Sue Goetz. Plus... Sue's...

Duration:00:27:51

Mistletoe and Rosemary

12/16/2020
Carol and Dee talk about mistletoe, rosemary, books on snowdrops and hellebores, plus gift ideas for gardeners. Some helpful links: Mistletoe in the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center’s newsletter The Mystery of Mistletoe - Purdue University Tips on growing rosemary from Burpee On the bookshelf (affiliate links): Snowdrops by Gunter Waldorf Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide by C. Colston Burrell and Judith Knott Tyler On becoming a member of American Horticultural Society Email us...

Duration:00:30:25

Flowers, Veggies, and a Flocked Tree

12/9/2020
Carol and Dee talk about new 2021 winners from All America Selections, terrariums, and flocked trees. Helpful Links: All America Selections Celosia Kelos® Candela Pink Leucanthemum ‘Sweet Daisy Birdy’ Zinnia ‘Profusion Yellow Bicolor’ - Gold Medal! Echalion ‘Creme Brulee’ F1 Pepper ‘Pot-a-pen’ F1 Squash ‘Goldilocks’ (an acorn squash) On the bookshelf: A Family Guide to Terrariums for Kids: Imagination-inspiring Projects to Grow a World in Glass - Build a mini ecosystem! by...

Duration:00:30:48

Martha's Back and Other Gardening Tidbits

12/2/2020
Carol and Dee continue to discuss gardening trends, including sustainability and houseplants, Martha Stewart's new gardening show on HGTV and Hulu, and more. Links of interest: Garden Design Trends Dee's blog post on red aglaonemas On the Bookshelf: Beautiful Winter: Holiday Wreaths, Garlands & Decorations for Your Home and Table, by Edle Catharina Norman (affiliate link) Martha Knows Best on HGTV and Hulu Tilling isn’t suggested anymore because of earthworms and other tiny creatures....

Duration:00:30:57