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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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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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English

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Episodes

From Our Imperfect Gardens To Yours

6/29/2022
Carol and Dee talk about Pentas, imperfect vegetable gardens, and more on this week's episode. Visit our Substack newsletter for more show notes. Subscribe to get the newsletter delivered each week to your inbox. Links: Awards from the National Federation of Press Women! Second Place for our podcast episode: We Almost Became a Math Podcast! Kidding! First Place for Carol for a personal blog post: My New Gardening Admiring Service. Pentas - an annual flower for your garden. Carol write...

Duration:00:39:27

Gardening for Enjoyment Over Beauty

6/22/2022
Carol and Dee talk about moss roses, carrots, and more on this week's episode. Check out our new substack newsletter for the complete show notes. Carol's lettuce post. Dee's article on growing carrots on Family Handyman website. On the Bookshelf: The New Southern Garden Cookbook, by Sheri Castle (Amazon link) “Enjoying the best from homegrown gardens, farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA farm boxes.” Another Lost Lady of Garden Writing: Frances Edge McIlVaine. Old-fashioned...

Duration:00:40:02

Back to the 90s in the Garden

6/15/2022
Carol and Dee talk about artemisia, Japanese turnips, weeds, and more on this week's episode. Check out our new substack newsletter for the complete show notes. A few other links: Indiana’s invasive plant list Dee's article, Identifying Invasive Oklahoma Plants, for Oklahoma Living. Turnips! 18 Different Types Of Turnips. Who has seeds? We recommend you check Botanical Interests! They have a Japanese turnip called Market Express. (Affiliate Links) On the bookshelf: Wild About Weeds by...

Duration:00:43:44

Seeing Butterflies Everywhere!

6/8/2022
Dee and Carol talk about milkweed and growing other natives for butterflies, why we don't / won't grow goji berries, and more topics related to butterflies. Big News: We've started publishing more extensive show notes on Substack. If you'd like to subscribe, go to The Gardenangelists page there and hit subscribe! Currently, all content is free to all subscribers! Links! On the bookshelf: The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the...

Duration:00:42:17

Lilies for you, lilies for me, lilies for all!

6/1/2022
Dee and Carol talk about lilies, raspberries, pulses, and more on this week's episode. Some links! Sunflower ‘Concert Bells’ an All-America Selection ‘Schéhérazade’ lilies info from Chicago Botanic Garden More info on the legend: Scheherazade: the story of a storyteller | Art UK Lilies for sale from Old House Gardens On the bookshelf: Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds, & Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving by Frederique Lavoipierre, Illustrations by Craig Latker...

Duration:00:45:46

Enjoy Some Late Springtime Garden Chatter

5/25/2022
Dee and Carol talk about clove currants, bugs in the vegetable garden, mulch, Aunt Dimity, petunias, and more on this week's episode. A few links: “Clove Currant: Ribes odoratum, or Ribes aureum var. villosum" - A Way To Garden Clove Currant from Shooting Star Nursery Plant Partners: Science-Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden, by Jessica Walliser (Also on Amazon) The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food, by Justin Rhodes...

Duration:00:53:59

From Furious Planting to Fiddling Around

5/18/2022
Dee and Carol talk about viburnums, elderberries, books by Anna Pavord, and more. Helpful links: Dee's blog post on Native shrubs to replace roses - Red Dirt Ramblings® Carol's old blog post (2007!) on Who's Afraid of the Big Broad Shrubs More on elderberries from Minnesota Wildflowers website Amazon link to books by Anna Pavord The Curious Gardener, by Anna Pavord The Seasonal Gardener: Creative Plant Combinations, by Anna Pavord. (Also on Bookshop.org. The Tulip, Twentieth...

Duration:00:44:44

We took a quiz, and found out...

5/11/2022
Dee and Carol talk about Spigelia, blackberries, a new book, Grow Now, by Emily Murphy, another Lost Lady of Garden Writing and more on this week's podcast episode. Today's bird song is from Dee's garden! Links: Wild Geese Bookshop, where Carol will be on the porch answering gardening questions on May 21st from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Dee's Korean hand hoe (and Amazon affiliate link) Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica Gregg's Mistflower Eupatorium greggii “Raspberries and blackberries both...

Duration:00:44:54

Peonies for Your Thoughts?

5/4/2022
Dee and Carol talk about peonies, strawberries, the new book Black Flora, and explore some interesting rabbit holes. Links! Viola 'Etain' at Proven Winners From Select Seeds: Viola odorata Heliotrope 'Amaretto' The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Armin Peony's Envy, a place to buy peonies A podcast episode about peonies A podcast episode about strawberries On the bookshelf: Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists, by Teresa J. Speight. Also, Where We...

Duration:00:50:13

We Shower You With Garden Wisdom on a Rainy Day

4/27/2022
Dee and Carol talk about Kerria japonica, buzzwords that make you want to buy more plants, vegetable gardening for newbies, a lost lady of garden writing named Kate L. Brewster, and more on this week's epside. Helpful links: Tomato Purple Zebra F1 | All-America Selections Dee’s Post: Grow an Oklahoma summer vegetable garden - Red Dirt Ramblings® Podcast episodes: Grow a Summer Vegetable Garden An Early Summer Vegetable Garden Pep Talk On the bookshelf: Philosophy for Gardeners: Ideas...

Duration:00:58:22

Mildew, Mildon't in the Garden

4/20/2022
Carol and Dee talk about impatiens, basils, and more in this week's episode. Beacon Impatiens. Imara™ XDR series from Syngenta Flowers. Northern Gardener Magazine American Gardener magazine Prospera® basil from Johnny's Selected Seeds Amazel Basil from Proven Winners. Devotion Basil from Johnny's Selected Seed Everleaf Emerald Towers Basil from Botanical Interests On the Bookshelf: Grow Bag Gardening by Lily Woods. We use and recommend Smart Pots (affiliate link) Dirt: New Game -...

Duration:00:38:17

The Birds Are Singing and We Have the Power

4/13/2022
Dee and Carol talk about fertilizing roses, power tools, bird song apps, and more on this week's episode. A few links: Monrovia Nursery's perennial violas Salvia 'Salvatore Blue' seeds from Swallowtail Garden Seeds Happy Frog Soil Conditioner from FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Tertill Garden Program for soil testing. Redneck Rosarian, Chris VanCleave DeWalt Power Tools on Amazon (Affiliate Link) Worx Power Tools on Amazon (Affiliate Link) On the Bookshelf: The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to...

Duration:00:40:25

We're "glad" we garden!

4/6/2022
Dee and Carol talk about gladiolus, their favorite tools, a new book on weed-free gardening, and more on this week's podcast episode. A few links: Dee's Greenhouse info: My tropical plants are all tucked into the greenhouse - Red Dirt Ramblings® National Garden Bureau's Year of the Gladiolus Gladiolus Mon Amour at Brent & Becky’s Bulb Heirloom Glad Search at Old House Gardens 'Atom' Gladiolus at Old House Gardens Tools: Dee's Long-handled trowel Fiskars loppers Corona FS ComfortGEL...

Duration:00:47:57

We're Strong to the Finish, Cuz We Eat Our Spinach

3/30/2022
Carol and Dee talk about begonias, spinach, hedgerows, and more on this week's podcast episode. Links! A few Instagram accounts: @tldawkins @anya_thegarden_fairy American Begonia Society 30 Outstanding Begonia Types & Varieties To Grow In Shade & Indoor Begonias lost to the trade - Carol's blog post about Buckner Hollingsworth and Begonia ‘Gloire de Lorraine' National Garden Bureau - Year of the Salad Greens Good info on spinach on Johnny’s Selected Seed 42 articles! Spinach...

Duration:00:42:34

Throwback to the 90s and more gardening ideas

3/23/2022
Dee and Carol talk about growing strawflowers, kitchen gardens, planting trees, and more on this week's podcast episode. A few links: Rainbow Bouquet Dwarf Strawflowers from Renee’s garden 15 Plants to Grow for Dried Flowers & How To Dry Them Designing the New Kitchen Garden an American Potager, by Jennifer R. Bartley On the Bookshelf: The Elegant and Edible Garden Design a Dream Kitchen Garden to Fit Your Personality Desires and Lifestyle by Linda Vater. Planting trees for the Queen’s...

Duration:00:36:33

Our Tips for Successful Plant Shopping

3/16/2022
This week, Carol and Dee talk about plant patents and their tips for successful plant shopping, plus a bit more on books and a special bonus ending! A few links: A primer on patents and trademarks from Greenhouse Product News Proven Winners - Look for their plants at your local garden center or buy online Dummen Orange - Look for their plants at your local garden center Ball Hort - Look for their plants at your local garden center Dee's article on invasives in Oklahoma A link to...

Duration:00:51:02

The Year of the Pea Pinch

3/9/2022
This week, Dee and Carol talk about daffodils, growing peas (with some new tips on pinching them back), storing seeds, sunflowers, and more. (The good news is Dee's internet connection is super fast now. The bad news, her earbuds failed her a few times, as you will hear.) A few helpful links: Daffodils: American Daffodil Society Their daffodil FAQ The divisions of daffodils Brent and Becky's Bulbs for daffodils bulbs. Peas: ‘Pea Shoots Baby Greens Seeds’ from Botanical Interests...

Duration:00:47:00

Roses to Remember, Potatoes to Eat, and More

3/2/2022
Dee and Carol talk about new rose varieties, growing potatoes, and more on this week's epsiode. Links! Roses: NEW! 2022 Winners - American Garden Rose Selections. Great video by Chris VanCleave and Paul Zimmerman about criteria and sustainability. The Chef’s Garden by Farmer Lee Jones Potato sources? Many are sold out. Check local garden centers! On the Bookshelf: Four-Season Food Gardening: How to grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs year-round, by Misilla Dela Llana Dirt: Seed Vault...

Duration:00:39:55

Four Stages of Gardening and Radishes, too.

2/23/2022
Dee and Carol talk about four stages of gardening, some epiphanies about radishes, and more on this week's episode. A few helpful links: Dee's Blog Post: A redwork memorial quilt - Red Dirt Ramblings® Carol's Blog Post: Barbara Pym gardening quotes The Chef’s Garden by Farmer Lee Jones On the Bookshelf: The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects for Creating a Self-Sustaining Garden Ecosystem, by Stephanie Rose Cornell Bird Cams Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you...

Duration:00:30:56

Gardening for the Birds or Is Gardening for the Birds?

2/15/2022
This week, Dee and Carol talk about Bird of Paradise houseplants, grains and sunflowers to grow for birds, a bird book, and more. (Apologies for some of the glitches... we had some Internet issues today which we will work to fix by next week.) A few links: Info on Bird of Paradise plants from Costa Farms Broom Corn from Botanical Interests Amaranth from Baker’s Creek Botanical Interests Songbird Delight Flower Mix and Purple Majesty Ornamental Millet. German Foxtail Millet at Baker's...

Duration:00:34:34