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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

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3173196191


Episodes

Buy Some Yellow Mums to Improve Your Mood and Other Gardening Secrets!

10/14/2020
Dee and Carol talk about yellow mums, fall-blooming crocuses, leftover peppers and more on this week's episode. Some helpful links: Carol's blog post on growing figs. Dee's blog post to taking cuttings of your favorite plants. Saffron Crocus at American Meadows Floret Flowers website On the Bookshelf: Uprooted: a gardener reflects on beginning again, by Page Dickey. Link to Margaret Roach’s podcast episode with Page. Page Dickey's website. Link to Carol and Dee's GardenComm webinar on...

Duration:00:31:12

Beware of Big Vines and Other Gardening Advice

10/7/2020
This week, Carol and Dee talk about big, woody vines, both native and introduced and why you should be careful planting them. They also discuss overwintering vegetable plants, landscape fabric and more. Some links: Dee's Post - Pelargoniums on the move Carol's Post - Beware of the Big, Woody Vines Trumpet vine? Just say no to trumpet vine. 10 native vines to get you started from the Wildlife Habitat Council, but only after listening to this podcast episode! On the Bookshelf: The...

Duration:00:34:21

Learning from Rich People's Gardens

9/30/2020
Today, Dee and Carol discuss money spent on gardens and how even if you don't have a lot of money, you can still learn from those who do. Clematis recta 'Serious Black' at Brushwood Nursery Helianthus helianthoides 'Loraine Sunshine' at Monrovia Nursery 'Bartzella' Itoh Peony at American Meadows On the Bookshelf: Private Gardens of Santa Barbara: The Art of Outdoor Living, by Margie Grace Dirt: A fascinating documentary (on Amazon Prime) to watch is The Gardener, about Frank Cabot and...

Duration:00:34:13

Lessons from the Garden - Our 100th Episode

9/23/2020
Dee and Carol celebrate their 100th podcast episode by talking about some lessons they've learned from the garden. Helpful links: Asters from American Meadows 'Frizzle Sizzle' pansy seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds 'Provider' Green Beans from Burpee and Botanical Interests On the Bookshelf: Edible Spots & Pots, by Stacey Hirvela Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website. For more info on Dee and her book, visit her...

Duration:00:31:12

Fall Bloomers, Growing Grains, and Time to Bring in Houseplants

9/16/2020
Dee and Carol talk about favorite fall blooming flowers for meadow gardens, growing grains in the vegetable garden and remind everyone it is time to bring houseplants indoors. Helpful Links include: Carol's Bloom Day Post Dee's Bloom Day Post American Meadows, a good source for fall blooming flowers for meadows and other gardens. Broom Corn from Botanical Interests. Great seed companies include Botanical Interests, Burpee, Johnny's Selected Seeds, and Renee's Garden Seeds. On the...

Duration:00:32:52

Lessons from Skateboarding for Gardeners

9/9/2020
Dee and Carol discuss picking flowers to honor and share with your kids, Glass Gem Corn, and books that inspire us. All the quotes are from Tony Hawk and the world of skateboarding. (Because we can relate anything to gardening.) Gluten-free biscuits and wildflower honey, please! 'Bright Eyes' phlox at American Meadows Glass Gem Corn at Burpee Seeds On the Bookshelf, Theme Gardens, by Barbara Damrosch. The Great American Lawn. A video from CBS Sunday Morning. Here’s a post on Dee’s blog...

Duration:00:30:42

Channeling Eudora Welty in the Garden

9/2/2020
Dee and Carol channel a little Eudora Welty in the garden while discussing flowers, veggies, books, dirt, and a garden commission they've taken on. A few highlights and notes: Carol's blog post on cicada killing wasps. Flowers: Allium 'Millenium' described by MOBOT. Allium 'Millenium' for sale at High Country Gardens, Veggies: Check out Honey Tree Farm on their YouTube channel On the Bookshelf: One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place by Susan Haltom and Jane Roy Brown and...

Duration:00:30:44

Helping a Garden Age Gracefully

8/26/2020
Dee and Carol discuss roses in the updated White House rose garden and why the garden needed to be updated, plus a little bit about Bunny Mellon, and for vegetable gardeners, a shoutout to kalettes and Ron Finley. How's that for covering a lot of ground? Helpful Links: Newly planted Roses in the White House gardens include: 'John F. Kennedy' ‘Pope John Paul II’ 'Peace' A cool video about Peace on YouTube. Carol's post on zinnias, the best she's ever grown. In the veggie garden, seeds...

Duration:00:33:42

A Little Shakespeare for Your Garden

8/19/2020
Dee and Carol discuss calamint, British names for common vegetables, and what to do in the vegetable garden now, all while channeling Williams Shakespeare! Some helpful links: Carol's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day Post Dee's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day Post Millinnium Park and the Lurie Garden as described by Garden Design Calamint available from Bluestone Perennials Video of pollinators on calamint and allium in Carol's garden For more info on vegetable names and info and the difference...

Duration:00:29:18

We Tempt You to Grow

8/12/2020
Dee and Carol tempt you to grow toad lilies and ground cherries, and read about old vegetable varieties, then pick up some good gardening magazines! Helpful Links: Dee's Bee Update Carol's Mulch Update Article on Toadlilies by Beth Botts Ground Cherry seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds 100 Vegetables and Where They Come From, by William Woys Weaver. Roughwood Seed Collection 'Habanada' Sweet Peppers at Botanical Interests Seeds A few gardening magazines: Fine Gardening The...

Duration:00:30:51

It Takes Two to Tomatillo

8/5/2020
Dee and Carol discuss growing blackberry lilies, growing and eating tomatillos, and some new cookbooks Dee has discovered. Helpful links: Blackberry Lily Seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds Candy Lily Seeds from Park Seeds Our podcast episode on Surprise Lilies Tomatillo Seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange or Seed Savers Exchange or Burpee. Recipe for avocado dip that has tomatillos in it. Carol's Seed Sorting video series On the bookshelf is A Gentle Plea for Chaos: The...

Duration:00:32:54

Guilt in the Midsummer Garden

7/29/2020
Carol and Dee discuss a variety of gardening topics including cannas, fallow ground, cover crops, Martha Stewart, and the guilt one feels about the state of the midsummer garden. Some helpful links: 'Silor Mini' cucumbers from John Scheeper's Kitchen Garden Seeds Canna Bulbs from Burpee 'Tropicanna®' Canna Bulbs from High Country Gardens 'Cleopatra' Canna Bulbs from American Meadows Cover Crop information and seeds from Botanical Interests Carol and Dee's Blog Posts about Social...

Duration:00:31:48

Agastache, Peppers, and Monarch Way Stations

7/22/2020
This week, Carol and Dee sing the praises of Agastache, provide an update on their pepper crops, and discuss Dee's Monarch Way Station. Carol's New Fairy Garden Lemony Snicket books Flowers: Agastache at American Meadows 'Hyperion' Daylily at American Meadows Veggies: Hatch Chile Peppers Shishito Chile Pepper seeds at Botanical Interests Big Bertha Bell Pepper seeds at Park Seeds On the Bookshelf: Garden Mosaics: 19 Beautiful Projects to Make for Your Garden, by Emma Biggs and...

Duration:00:32:00

Bulb Buying Advice, Garlic Buying Advice, and a Podcast Recommendation

7/15/2020
On this week's episode, we provide advice on buying spring-flowering bulbs this summer for fall planting and buying garlic this summer, also for fall planting, plus we recommend a podcast we recently discovered. Helpful Links: Dee's favorite recipes this week include a fresh tomato sauce for pasta, refrigerator corn relish, and a caprese salad. Basil 'Emerald Towers' at Burpee Flower Bulb Sources include: Brent & Becky’s Bulbs for lots of varieties, including daffodils Van Engelen -...

Duration:00:29:41

Shasta Daisies, BLT sandwiches, and Social Media Breaks

7/8/2020
Dee and Carol talk about Shasta Daisies, their bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches, and what to do instead of social media! Flowers: Shasta Daisies from Proven Winners Flower Magazine article on Shasta Daisies and Luther Burbank The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants, by Jane S. Smith. Veggies: Blue Plate mayo Wild Wild West Gardener in Georgia on Instagram On the Bookshelf: The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food...

Duration:00:33:36

Hibiscus and Tomato Troubles and Triumphs

7/1/2020
Dee and Carol talk about hibiscus, both hardy and tropical, plus tomato troubles and triumphs. Helpful Links: Flowers: Hardy Hibiscus from “Rozanne & Friends” Tropical Hibiscus from Hollywood Hibiscus 'Sugar Tip' Rose of Sharon from Proven Winners 'Emerald Towers' Basil from Burpee 'Amazel Basil' Basil from Proven Winners Nolo Bait for grasshopper control Veggies: Environmental issues with tomatoes, from Purdue University Tomato Blight information from Purdue University On the...

Duration:00:33:12

Daylilies, Cucumbers, and Beatrix Farrand

6/24/2020
Dee and Carol discuss Dee's favorite flower, the daylily, cucumbers in the veg garden, the landscape designer Beatrix Farrand, and the new book, Mini Meadows. Some helpful links: Flowers: The American Daylily Society aka the American Hemerocallis Society Veggies: Cucumber seeds at Burpee's On the Bookshelf: Mini Meadows by Mike Lizotte Mike's Instagram page: Mike_theseedman All the Best Dirt: Documentary: Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes on PBS until July 15, 2020 Email us at...

Duration:00:33:26

Lavender, Weeds, and Gardeners World

6/17/2020
Dee and Carol talk about growing lavender, keeping ahead of weeds, and watching Gardeners World on Britbox. Links: Flowers: 2020 is The Year of the Lavender, according to National Garden Bureau! United States Lavender Growers Association Lavender 'Phenomenal' at High Country Gardens Lavender 'Primavera' from Darwin Perennials Lavender 'Gro So' On the Bookshelf: On the Bookshelf: The Herbalist’s Kitchen: Cooking and Healing with Herbs by Pat Crocker. Britbox where you can watch...

Duration:00:31:21

An Early Summer Garden Pep Talk

6/10/2020
Dee and Carol provide a pep talk of sorts for everyone gardening. A few links: Flowers: Annual Vincas - Soiree Kawaii varieties from Suntory Salvia 'Rose Marvel' from American Meadows Zinnia 'Profusion Red', an All-America Selection from 2017 Vegetables: Three types of peas from Botanical Interests - Snow, Snap, and Shelling On the Bookshelf: Gardener’s Guide to Compact Plants by Jessica Walliser. Dirt: More info on Asian jumping worms from Cornell University Carol's videos on...

Duration:00:30:38

Insects in the Garden!

6/3/2020
Dee and Carol discuss insects in the garden and how to approach controls with cautions, starting with these least harmful first! Helpful Links: Salvia 'Rose Marvel' at American Meadows 'Avalanche' Peas at Johnny's Selected Seeds Myrmecochory further explained on Carol's Blog Ants on peonies, an example of biological mutualism Nolo Bait for young grasshoppers. On the Bookshelf: The Truth About Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line by Jeff Gillman. The Truth...

Duration:00:31:12