39 episodes

A monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. https://extension.umd.edu/. University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

A monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. https://extension.umd.edu/. University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all.

    S03:E09 Fall Colors

    S03:E09 Fall Colors

     Hello Listener,  

    Fall is almost here, and we are ready. Nothing signals the start of fall like the changing of the leave. In this episode, we discuss what causes the leave to change color. It was also really hard to choose, but we picked our top 5 trees with the best fall color.  We also have some suggestions for shrubs, grasses, and flowers that make great additions to the garden in the fall. 
    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - New England Aster ( ~37:22 )Bug of the Month - Paper wasps (~41:30)Garden Tips of the Month  (~49:15)If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. 

    • 57 min
    S3:08 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure

    S3:08 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure

    Hello Listener,
    In this month's episode, we are speaking all about Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure from the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. We talk about the effects of climate change that we are seeing right now and what sea level rise looks like.
    Dr. McClure also gives us some online prediction tools to help us better plan our landscape for the future. 
    NOAA Climate Explorer My Coast .org Tree Atlas We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)Bug of the Month - Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)Garden Tips of the MonthIf you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
    Images by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org &   Ohio State Weed Lab , The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org 

    • 48 min
    S3:E07 Shade Gardening

    S3:E07 Shade Gardening

    Hello Listener,

    The summer heat is here, and if you are like us, you are taking a break under the shade of a lovely tree. In this episode, we are talking all about shade. Why we love it, some tips for gardening in your shady area ( 10:07 ), and a list of native plants ( 16:35 )  that enjoy the shade as much as Mikaela.

    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - Northern Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum pedatum  at 30:35Bug of the Month - Eastern Beach tiger beetles at  33:50 Garden Tips of the Month at  39:45If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

    • 52 min
    Native Bee Special with Sam Droege USGS

    Native Bee Special with Sam Droege USGS

    Hello Listener,

    It's Pollinator Week! And to celebrate, we have a special episode for you all. We got to sit down and chat with Sam Droege, who works at the Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab with U.S. Geological Survey. We talk about how native bees differ from honey bees, learn about some neat bee flower interactions, and Sam gives us some tips about how to transition to a native garden using wood chips. 
    Ask A Bumble Bee program: https://u.osu.edu/askabumble/

    If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Senior Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

    • 53 min
    S3:E06 Abiotic Disorder

    S3:E06 Abiotic Disorder

    Hello Listener, 
    It has been a weird spring weather wise, and that weird weather may have stressed some of your plants out.  In this months episode we are talking all about abiotic disorder  in the garden.  Abiotic disorder in plants are caused by non-living factors such as weather,  and the enviroment .   We will give some examples of what we have seen so far this year,  and what you should be looking for in your garden . 
    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month  (Bottlebrush grass) at 26:45Bug of the Month (Green Lacewing) at 30:15Garden Tips of the Month at 36:45 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Senior Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

    • 48 min
    S3:E05 Container Gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins

    S3:E05 Container Gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins

    Hello Listener,

    In this month esiopde we are talking about continer gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins, Senior Agent Asso. & MG Coordinator for UME in Garrett Co.  If you are limited on space and time a container garden may be a perfect way to add in the garden you’ve always wanted.   We talk picking the correct size container for your plant needs, drainage tips and growing media. 
    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month (Sweet Bay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana ) at 26:00 Bug of the Month (Spongy moth, Lymantria dispar) at  30:45Garden Tips of the Month at 38:45. If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
    Theme Song: By Jason Inc
    University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MikBoles ,

Great for garden enthusiasts!

Even if you aren’t into gardening, there’s so much good information here. The three hosts obviously have fun, and it covers a nice broad range of topics.

scottkatee ,

Fun and Educational!

This is a great podcast for people who already love gardening, and would be a good one for people who are just starting to have an interest. The hosts have a great rapport, and their enthusiasm for their topics always comes through. They also often have special guests who are equally excited about what they do. The general enjoyment evident on this podcast makes me want to get "down and dirty" in the garden right away! And I always learn something new! Highly recommend!

Hiking Cat ,

Great way to learn about plants

These three lady’s have great chemistry. They know a lot about different kind of plants from your garden to native plants and weeds.

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