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The lighter side of landscaping. Jack and Matt McFarland, a father and son duo, chat about horticulture served with a hearty helping of humour. With over 65 years of design and installation experience the McFarland boys dig into topics in a way you've rarely heard. Packed full of guests that represent various corners of the industry, The Growing Season is smile worthy.The Growing Season: No politics or pulpits, just plants and muddy workboots.

The lighter side of landscaping. Jack and Matt McFarland, a father and son duo, chat about horticulture served with a hearty helping of humour. With over 65 years of design and installation experience the McFarland boys dig into topics in a way you've rarely heard. Packed full of guests that represent various corners of the industry, The Growing Season is smile worthy.The Growing Season: No politics or pulpits, just plants and muddy workboots.
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Canada

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The lighter side of landscaping. Jack and Matt McFarland, a father and son duo, chat about horticulture served with a hearty helping of humour. With over 65 years of design and installation experience the McFarland boys dig into topics in a way you've rarely heard. Packed full of guests that represent various corners of the industry, The Growing Season is smile worthy.The Growing Season: No politics or pulpits, just plants and muddy workboots.

Language:

English

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416.452.4889


Episodes

The Growing Season - Nov. 11, 2019 - Where do the bugs go & Frost that kills.

11/11/2019
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"When does frost form? In due time!!!" Yeah, that's how this episode is going to go. Chris St. Clair of The Weather Network joins Jack and Matt McFarland on The Growing Season to chat about what exactly frost is. How does frost form and what affects the amount of frost forming? Chris is super helpful at guiding the TGS boys through its ins and outs. Follow Chris on Twitter. Visit The Weather Network. The McFarland guys chat about where the insects go during the winter. Its an...

Duration:00:55:15

The Growing Season - Nov. 4: Potatoes, Apples, Albion Orchards

11/4/2019
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Pomme along with Jack and Matt McFarland as they dive into natures bounty. The Growing Season guys chat about potatoes. The history of the veggie, its popularity worldwide and which country eats the most amount of these little spuds. There are some beware moments regarding potatoes so be sure to listen closely. is there a special way to store these things? You know it and the boys divulge. Scott Lunau from Albion Orchards joins the boys to chat about his season and fill in many of the...

Duration:00:57:00

The Growing Season - Oct. 28, 2019 - Fall Colour, A Growing Season Consult

10/28/2019
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Jack and Matt McFarland take you on location for a Growing Season consult. Jody, of Brampton Ontario, had the guys out the consult on her backyard and chat about what she could do to level up her 'scape. The McFarland's give you some insight into what a TGS consult feels like and the things you should be considering when looking to change your outdoor living space. On the other side of the show the boys dispel and uncover all the myths regarding fall colour in leaves. Why does this...

Duration:00:56:44

The Growing Season Oct. 21 - Fall bulbs and Landscaping with Derek Tiessen

10/21/2019
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Jack and Matt McFarland talk about fall bulbs. The history of the tulip and its almost mythical journey to present day are uncovered. "THE BULB WARS!!!" Sounds intense eh? Yeah. It happened. Derek Tiessen, head of Landscaping at Glen Echo Nurseries, joins Jack and Matt to discuss the season that was and what the trends are in Landscaping in 2019. Derek drops the soundbite to end all soundbites. It will become lore in the annals of The Growing Season. All that and more on the show that...

Duration:00:56:10

The Growing Season Oct. 14, 2019 - Fall Mums, Pollen, Fall Lawns

10/14/2019
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Jack and Matt McFarland talk about their Mums... Kinda. The Growing Season boys discuss fall mums, their history and how to help them to overwinter in climates where they might have trouble surviving the sub zero months. Pollen and seasonal allergies are discussed and natural remedies for allergies are uncovered. Not sure what these plants look like? CLICK HERE. Pat McFarland, brother of Jack and uncle of Matt, joins the show to begin what will become a monthly segment with The Growing...

Duration:00:51:50

The Growing Season - Oct. 7, 2019, Lily of the Valley, Hydrangea, Bees

10/7/2019
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Jack and Matt McFarland return on The Growing Season to chat about the plants that YOU, the homeowner, have planted that can be potentially dangerous to you and yours. Hydrangea, Lily of The Valley and Yews are all discussed with flair, humour and cautionary tones. Not sure what the hell these things look like. CLICK HERE. Will Roman, of rosewoodwine.com, joins Jack and Matt to talk about bees, beekeeping and intimate (INSERT HORRIFIC) relations between our winged friends. The guys...

Duration:00:56:49

The Growing Season Sept 30, 2019 - Poison Ivy, Death Cap Mushrooms, Dahlias and Fall Planting

9/30/2019
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On the inaugural episode of The Growing Season, Jack and Matt McFarland chat about "Plants that kill..." These are the nasties that are living in and around your property that could be potentially dangerous. In the second half of the show the guys talk about the plants that you should be using in your gardens that highlight the fall growing season. Want more info? Not sure what the heck these things look like. We gotchu. CLICK HERE. Its that simple. Want your property featured on The...

Duration:00:56:33