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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/. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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    • 4.9 • 19 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/. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    502 More Interseting Mating Habits

    502 More Interseting Mating Habits

    Hello Listener, 
    This month, we discuss some more exciting animal mating habits in the Mid-Altalitic region. This year, we discuss Eastern Hercules Beetles, Dogbane Leaf Beetles, Blue Crabs, and the iconic Bald Eagle. 
    We start the episode with garden news and an update about the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.    Check out the official press-release from USDA for additional info.
    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month -  Crowsfoot club moss (~39:10)Bug of the Month –Horned fungus beetle (~ 42:40)Garden Tips of the Month – (~50:00)The DNR webpage about salinity in the bay.
    We currently have an open survey for ALL listeners; whether you’ve listened to all of our episodes, or this is your first time. We developed an evaluation to find out if the information we share on the podcast has made a difference in your practices at home. We promise that it is a short, easy 5 min survey, and we even have exclusive podcast stickers to give to those who participate. We are so thankful for the feedback, and we appreciate you tuning in for the podcast! 
    You can take our survey here. 
     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- Principal 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, 
    Jazz music is Smooth Jazz Chaz by Theodore Shapiro
    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. 

    • 59 min
    501: Garden Trivia with Stephanie Pully and Kaitlyn Baligush

    501: Garden Trivia with Stephanie Pully and Kaitlyn Baligush

    Hey Listener 
    We are bringing in the New Year with a game of Garden Trivia!
    Stephanie Pully and Kaitlyn Baligush from the UME Master Gardener Office are joining us with some fun trivia questions. Feel free to play along with us. 
    There are four categories, each with three questions:
     Botany (~1:53) Soils (~8:14) Entomology (~13:09)Native and Invasive Plants (19:46)**Bonus Question ( ~27:19) Were  Stephanie and Kaitlyn able to stump us? You will have to listen to find out.  


    If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas.
     For more information about the University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
    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.
     The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Its 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  

    • 34 min
    S04: E09 Stinging Caterpillars

    S04: E09 Stinging Caterpillars

    This year, we are taking a break from our spooky plant list to instead talk about a spooky, cute group of insects STINGING CATERPILLARS! Don't let their cuteness fool you; these incredible insects can string if touched, so BEWARE and keep your hands to yourself. 

    We also have our: 
     Bug of the Month – Antlions.  (~29:45)  Native Plant of the Month - Little bluestem- Schizachyrium scoparium (~37:15)Garden Tips of the Month (~40:25) 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 University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
    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.

     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

    Photos: 
    Buck moth caterpillar - David Cappaert, Bugwood.org Io Moth Caterpillar- Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.org Puss moth caterpillar - Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.orgWhite Flannel moth caterpillar -  Lacy L. Hyche, Auburn University, Bugwood.orgSaddleback caterpillar - Joe Culin, Clemson University, Bugwood.org Stinging rose caterpillar-  Joe Culin, Clemson University, Bugwood.orgHag moth caterpillar - Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org American dagger moth - Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.orgMilkweed tussock moth caterpillars - David Cappaert, Bugwood.org Antlion - Joseph Berger, Bugwood.orgLittle Bluestem - Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org 

    • 49 min
    S04:E08 Goldenrods

    S04:E08 Goldenrods

     Hey Listener,

    Gold and yellow hues are the undeniable colors of autumn. In this episode, we discuss one of our favorite yellow-blooming perennial plants–Goldenrod. With its pretty yellow flowers, long blooming seasons, and high wildlife value, What is not to love about these fantastic native plants? Mikaela also counts down her top pick of goldenrod for different gardens (~17:10). Her goldenrod bloom chart can be found here.

    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (~22:45)Bug of the Month – Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge  (~33:35)Garden Tips of the Month (~39:15) 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 University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
    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.

     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 

    • 47 min
    S04:E07 Cannning

    S04:E07 Cannning

    Hey Listener,

     In this month's episode, Dr. Shauna Henley (a Senior Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the University of Maryland Extension) returns to the podcast to discuss canning those summer fruits and vegetables. She will tell us a bit about the history of canning, what supplies you need (~5:20), the difference between canning with a hot water bath and pressure canning (~9:53) , common mistakes (~16:00),  and give us some resources on where to find recipes (~18:34). 


    National Center for Home Food PreservationUSDA's Complete Guide to Home Canning
    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - Ghost pipes (Monotropa uniflora) (~32:05)Bug of the Month – Bluet Damselfly (~34:50)Garden Tips of the Month (~40:28) 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 University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. 
    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.

      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 

    • 47 min
    S4:E06 Ants and Termites

    S4:E06 Ants and Termites

    Hey Listener,

     In this month's episode, we are talking about two common household pests: ants and termites. While both live in colonies and can enter our homes, they have very different lifecycles and social structures. Some of them are nuisance pests, while others can cause damage to our homes. This episode will cover how to tell ants and termites apart, their life cycles, and control methods ( Ants ~6:45, Termies ~19:10). 

    We also have our: 
     Native Plant of the Month - Wild mint (Mentha arvensis)- ~ 24:25Bug of the Month –  Golden-backed snipe fly ~ ~28:30Garden Tips of the Month - ~31:30 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/. 
    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.

      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 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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