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Musings with people in the world of gardening, botany, horticulture and nature. Marlene takes her years of gardening experience, success and failures and turns it into an unpretentious, humorous listen. From organic vegetable gardening, houseplants, bee keeping, flowers, and everything in between -- this podcast covers it.

Flower Power Garden Hour Marlene Simon

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    • 4.6 • 126 Ratings

Musings with people in the world of gardening, botany, horticulture and nature. Marlene takes her years of gardening experience, success and failures and turns it into an unpretentious, humorous listen. From organic vegetable gardening, houseplants, bee keeping, flowers, and everything in between -- this podcast covers it.

    Listener Q&A

    Listener Q&A

    Grab bag listener Q&A episode – tree issues and recommendations, vegetables, pests…. 
    Jade – why is it turning red Thrips – how to mitigate Cucumbers – why very pale in color Limbs dropping on a tree that seems healthy Maple tree – roots are starting to show at the base….should they be covered with soil To ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com  
    Find Marlene over on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

    • 38 min
    Sonya Harris, Bullock Garden Project

    Sonya Harris, Bullock Garden Project

    Sonya Harris is a lifetime educator. Working with kids with special needs she became aware of the importance of alternative learning and began her journey creating a school garden. Sonya’s energy and dedication quickly morphed into a bigger mission -- eventually leading to the nonprofit Bullock Garden Project. The mission of the organization is stated below:
    We are dedicated to empowering individuals, groups, and organizations, focusing on people within marginalized communities, in creating sustainable agriculture and incorporating garden education through building community sustainability awareness; partnering with community and green industry organizations; strengthening social/emotional development and well-being and nurturing independence through experiential learning and garden-based education; and inspiring future leaders to support green initiatives.
     
    Sonya and the Bullock Garden Project can be found at the following:
    Website: Bullockgardenproject.org Facebook: BullockGardenProject Instagram: bullockgarden YouTube: BullockGardenProject  
    To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    July To Do List

    July To Do List

    Summer is in full swing, and oppressive heat is dominating the western US.  Even with that, believe it or not this is the time of year I start thinking about my plan for winter vegetables.  In this episode, I discuss this as well as all other July garden to-do tasks including…vegetables to plant, summer fruit tree pruning, pruning hydrangeas, and lavender and blueberry care. 
     
    To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com

    • 27 min
    Listener Q&A

    Listener Q&A

    Grab bag listener Q&A episode – vegetables, flowers, trees, pests…. 
    Butternut squash identification  Japanese Maple – what are the white spots on leaves? Hydrangea -- flowers dying prematurely Lavender – why are leaves turning yellow? Tomatoes – what are the small, red insects and webbing? Magnolia tree – limbs have been dying for a few years.  Anything that can be done?  
    To ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com  
    Find Marlene over on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook

    • 52 min
    Jim McKinley of EB Stone Organics

    Jim McKinley of EB Stone Organics

    Soils are key to a healthy garden, but it can be a bit confusing when knowing what to buy or add.  Jim McKinley of EB Stone Organics joins me to discuss ways to improve your soil health. Is compost always a good thing? What is a soilless media? What is better… chicken or steer manure and many more questions/topics are discussed.
    Website: org Facebook: EBStoneOrganics Instagram: ebstone_organics YouTube: EB Stone Organics  
    To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    June To Do List

    June To Do List

    The summer heat is here – or it’s at least starting.  With that, vegetables are in full swing – as are an assortment of pests.  I discuss these as well as all other June garden to-do tasks
    To find Marlene on social media or ask questions for future shows, submit them at:
    Facebook Instagram YouTube email Marlene at marlenetheplantlady@gmail.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

EKBSOS ,

Witty + informative + balancing + restorative

I learned to garden by listening to podcasts while watching my kids play in the yard in zone 9b. This podcast is my favorite because it’s informative and the hosts are funny (especially your email address 🤣). And no ads!!!! Thank you for your guidance and entertainment and your variety of topics. I want to learn it all! Ps your intro is the best I’ve heard hands down. I often tell my husband, “I want you to know that everything was grown in my garden.” ❤️❤️❤️ also I find your podcast balancing and restorative. It feels like home, especially in these times. Thank you for that.

Emily B from Miamk ,

Easy funny informative

Love listening. She gives a great, engaging & thorough breakdown of each topic and always has great guests on. Keep up the amazing work, I listen on my commute.

tine1971 ,

Informative and fun

So full of random information on anything pertaining to plants, vegetable, gardening, peats. I enjoy Joe also, how you bounce back n forth. He seems to be an instigator lol. I look forward to Sundays on Goodday 13. I am more of a visual learner so it sure helps when there is someone who sends in a photo of issue. My summer and winter gardens are doing so much better by listening to your advice. Things i never would if thought of. Keep up the great work.

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