Each week our host, Nathan Wilson, brings you current gardening topics, how-to’s, and answers your landscape questions. From vegetables to trees and shrubs, soil and seed-starting, Nathan brings you time-tested and researched information to make your southern garden successful. Things are changing in the south, so should the way we garden. Let’s grow something new…together.
Ep. 94- Great Perennials for Spring Planting
Don't let winter slow down your gardening! On today's show, Nathan discusses great perennial plants to think of planting in spring. He talks about Agastache, Columbine, Butterfly Weed, False Indigo, Garden Pinks, Joe Pye Weed, Perennial Geraniums, Catmint, Beardtongue, Russian Sage, and Black-eyed Susans. He describes their unique traits and how to use these easy-to-care-for plants. Take this upcoming cold, grey winter as an opportunity to plan for a colorful spring!
Ep. 93- Garden Structures and How to Use Them
This week, we add some structure to your garden! Plants and plant problems are always nice to talk about, but what about the "skeleton" of the garden? Adding hardscaping to your landscape can help create intrigue and a sense of place. Nathan discusses some key garden structures and how they can be used to create the garden you've always wanted. He pretty much touches on them all: pathways, stairs, steps, patios, decks, fences, walls, trellises, arbors, pergolas, greenhouses, coldframes, benches, and swings. All of these garden structures have unique purposes and can be used in a variety of ways!
Ep. 92- Debunking Garden Myths with Robert Pavlis
This week, Nathan hosts a special guest who is going to help us debunk some of the worst gardening lies! Robert Pavlis is a well-known speaker and educator with over 40 years of gardening experience. He's the author of several books, including Garden Myths, Building Natural Ponds, and Soil Science for Gardeners. As owner and head gardener of Aspen Grove Gardens, a six-acre botanical garden, he grows over 3,000 varieties of plants! He also publishes popular gardening blogs at www.gardenmyths.com and www.gardenfundamentals.com. Join Robert and Nathan as they debunk some of the most horrid gardening untruths covering everything from soil, herbicides, houseplants, planting trees and more!
Ep. 91- Q&A Week- Blackberry, Rose Sawfly, and East Asian Joro Spider
This week, Nathan's back to answering your questions! David from Alabama asks about the best way to build a bed for blackberries and how to keep them disease-free and growing great! Nathan discusses a nemesis of roses known as the Rose Sawfly. He explains how dangerous they are and how to control them. Lastly, there's an alien spider roaming around North Georgia. And it's spread is spreading! Nathan updates you on the East Asian Joro Spider and where the research stands. But don't be scared... and have a Happy Halloween!
Ep. 90- 12 Colorful Evergreen Shrubs for Winter
This week, Nathan helps you plan ahead for the cold, grey, boring days of winter! Without colorful evergreen shrubs, your winter landscape will look quite...boring. Nathan profiles a number of awesome colorful evergreen plants including hollies, arborvitaes, falsecypress, cryptomeria, loropetalum, and more! By combining these plants in an intentional way, you can have a beautiful landscape all winter long!
Ep. 89- Winterizing Houseplants, Trees for Wet and Dry Soil, and High Contrast Gardening
This week Nathan discusses the process of properly winterizing your houseplants before bringing them back into the house before temperatures drop below their preferred warmness. After some heavy rains in the south, we find areas in the garden where water tends to settle and stay. Nathan has a solution for you! Bald Cypress, River Birch, and Dawn Redwood all handle very wet soil...and very dry soil. Lastly, Nathan gives you some garden design tips to help set your landscape apart from the rest of the neighborhood!
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