This a different type of gardening podcast. Not the one where we share "our top 5 picks for summer annuals" that have been done for decades, but real conversations about topics from the natural world.
Natchez Glen House Stories 61 - Get Personal
We are about to get a bit closer.
Natchez Glen House Stories Episode 60 Professor Bill Fonteno
Soil is an enigma wrapped in puzzle lost in a maze. In this story I talk with my friend Professor Bill Fonteno to try and find some truth about soil. We discuss what is soil, what is media, and get some insight to the conversation surrounding peat moss.
For more on Professor Fonteno's work
Bill Fonteno | Horticultural Science | NC State University (ncsu.edu)
Natchez Glen House Stories Episode 59 Richard Hawke
Richard Hawke from the Chicago Botanical Garden brought all the knowledge and opinions for this episode. Richard and I discuss the trials that he's been conducting at the Chicago Botanical Garden over the years and why so many of the plants that he has trialed aren't as easy to find as they should be. This is an episode that you are going to want to listen to several times.
To see the trials Richard Hawke Conducts the the Chicago Botanic Gardens visit the link Below
Plant Evaluation | Chicago Botanic Garden
Natchez Glen House Stories Episode 58 John Dole
If you are a flower farmer this is a gift from me to you. John Dole from NC State University joined me to talk about harvesting, storing, and all-round post processing of cut flowers. John is easily the most well respect professor on post flowering processing in the United States.
For more on Johns work
Dr. John Dole - Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs (ncsu.edu)
Natchez Glen House Stories Episode 57 Michael Marriott
To be a major part of building a legacy for roses is an incredible journey and that is exactly what Michael Marriott has achieved. Michael recently retired from David Austin Roses where he worked for four decades. He's one of the most respected people in the world of roses and one of my favorite guests. In this story we explore what his retirement has meant for him, the changes in gardening over the last year, and the traveling he's looking forward to again.
Michael also along with his partner Rosie, future podcast guest, are offering garden tours in the UK which I can't recommend enough. For more information visit Michael's website below and follow him on social media as well.
Michael Marriott (michaelmarriottrosarian.org)
Michael Marriott (michaelmarriottrosarian.org)
TOD GARDEN TOURS – Michael Marriott (michaelmarriottrosarian.org)
Natchez Glen House Stories Episode 56 Annie Guilfoyle
One of the best trends in gardening has been so many great gardening and horticulture experts sharing their knowledge. One of those stepping to the forefront of that has been Annie Guilfoyle. Annie is an exceptional garden designer and has taught garden design all over the world. She co-created the Garden Masterclass program. It is an absolutely fantastic program with some of the most talented people in the world of gardening participating. Originally the program toured gardens in the UK and Europe but like so many things in 2020 pivoted to an online platform. Annie and I share the story of how that transition took place and her perspective on so many things in the gardening world.
For more on Annie and the Garden Masterclass program
Steve follows the science, not the insta.
Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and a lot of passion to his podcasts, and the guests on the show are phenomenal. I’m a garden writer and I worked in the industry for many years, so I appreciate his efforts to educate both new and experienced gardeners about what is happening in the industry. I love listening to very smart people talk about soil, plants, and the future of gardening in this country. This podcast is where I find all of that. Steve cuts through the social media crap, and is a breathe of fresh air. I listen to a lot of podcasts these days and this is a favorite.
Much needed Voice in the Gardening and local cut flower industry
As a new grower trying to find my place in the gardening industry & so-called “flower farming”, Steve Mydelski offers knowledge, experience and integrity in a social media world overcrowded with influencers who refuse to credit or acknowledge the hard work of dedicated industry leaders who came before them.
This podcast will introduce you to the people who really know what they are talking about and make you fall in love with plants and not just see them as something to monetize.
Learn Why Your Plants Are Who They Are
Learn where the history of your plants and how they can work in your garden.