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Are you ready to be converted to living a gardening life? Each week, join Carol Michel and Dee Nash, both passionate gardeners, authors, and long-time bloggers, as they chat over the garden fence about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt on gardening. Carol and Dee have the audacity to call themselves gardenangelists, evangelists for gardening, and want everyone to dig in the dirt, sow a few seeds, and enjoy the simple pleasures and even a few pitfalls of a gardening life. If you are ready to live a gardening life or already live one this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.

The Gardenangelists Carol Michel, Dee Nash

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 103 Ratings

Are you ready to be converted to living a gardening life? Each week, join Carol Michel and Dee Nash, both passionate gardeners, authors, and long-time bloggers, as they chat over the garden fence about flowers, veggies, and all the best dirt on gardening. Carol and Dee have the audacity to call themselves gardenangelists, evangelists for gardening, and want everyone to dig in the dirt, sow a few seeds, and enjoy the simple pleasures and even a few pitfalls of a gardening life. If you are ready to live a gardening life or already live one this is one podcast you don’t want to miss.

    Laughing through Summer Gardening - That's All You Can Do Sometimes

    Laughing through Summer Gardening - That's All You Can Do Sometimes

    This week, Carol and Dee talk about hydrangeas, cilantro, regenerative agriculture, and more.

    Links!

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    Hydrangea links:
    Invincibelle® Ruby - Hydrangea arborescens  Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea  Hydrangea Comparison Charts | Proven WinnersHydrangeas for Oklahoma's finicky climate - Red Dirt Ramblings®Four seasons of beauty: 'Annabelle' - Red Dirt Ramblings®Carol’s Family Handyman article on growing Cilantro
    On the Bookshelf:   A Year Full of Flowers by Sarah Raven  (Amazon Link)
    Farmer Lee Jones video 
    The Pollinators documentary on Amazon Prime

    Dee's post on Japanese beetles.

    Jigsaw puzzle: A Year of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
    Stickers that look like pressed violets! They really do look like pressed flowers!
    Shall we wrap this up with Dee's post on Japanese beetles? 
    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

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    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 37 min
    From Our Imperfect Gardens To Yours

    From Our Imperfect Gardens To Yours

    Carol and Dee talk about Pentas, imperfect vegetable gardens, and more on this week's episode.

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    Links:

    Awards from the National Federation of Press Women!

    Second Place for our podcast episode: We Almost Became a Math Podcast! Kidding!
    First Place for Carol for a personal blog post:  My New Gardening Admiring Service.

    Pentas - an annual flower for your garden. Carol write a blog post about them.

    On the bookshelf:  Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden: Planting and Tending Small Fruit Trees and Berries in Gardens and Containers by Christy Wilhelmi (Amazon Link)
    Piper and Ivy gardening T-shirts

    Frosted Elfins found in Oklahoma

    Roar Like a Dandelion, by Ruth Krauss

    The Marginalian: The Dandelion and the Meaning of Life: G. K. Chesterton

    Documentary: The Pollinators on Amazon


    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

    Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!





    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 39 min
    Gardening for Enjoyment Over Beauty

    Gardening for Enjoyment Over Beauty

    Carol and Dee talk about moss roses, carrots, and more on this week's episode.

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    Carol's lettuce post.
    Dee's article on growing carrots on Family Handyman website.

    On the Bookshelf:
    The New Southern Garden Cookbook, by Sheri Castle (Amazon link)  “Enjoying the best from homegrown gardens, farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA farm boxes.”
    Another Lost Lady of Garden Writing: Frances Edge McIlVaine.

    Old-fashioned baked beans recipe.
    Other books mentioned:
    The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect, by Wendy Williams (Amazon link).

    The Chef’s Garden by Farmer Lee Jones (also Amazon link).

    Aunt Dimity cozy mystery books.

    A few new shows to watch when it's hot outside:  The Garden Chronicles on the Magnolia Network.
    This Beautiful Fantastic on Amazon Prime, suggested by Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening.


    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

    Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!


    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 40 min
    Back to the 90s in the Garden

    Back to the 90s in the Garden

    Carol and Dee talk about artemisia, Japanese turnips, weeds, and more on this week's episode.

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    A few other links:

    Indiana’s invasive plant list
    Dee's article, Identifying Invasive Oklahoma Plants, for Oklahoma Living. 

    Turnips!  18 Different Types Of Turnips.  Who has seeds? We recommend you check Botanical Interests! They have a Japanese turnip called Market Express.  (Affiliate Links)

    On the bookshelf:  Wild About Weeds by Jack Wallington (Amazon link)

    Other books:
    The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect, by Wendy Williams (Amazon link).

    The Chef’s Garden by Farmer Lee Jones (also Amazon link).

    A Lost Lady of Garden Writing: Dorothy Giles,

    Durant, Oklahoma magnolia festival

    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

    Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!


    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 44 min
    Seeing Butterflies Everywhere!

    Seeing Butterflies Everywhere!

    Dee and Carol talk about milkweed and growing other natives for butterflies, why we don't / won't grow goji berries, and more topics related to butterflies.

    Big News:  We've started publishing more extensive show notes on Substack.  If you'd like to subscribe, go to The Gardenangelists page there and hit subscribe! Currently, all content is free to all subscribers!

    Links!

    On the bookshelf:
    The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect, by Wendy Williams (and Amazon link) 
    Article about Eastern Monarchs population increasing

    The Maria Sibylla Merian Society The Society will educate the public about Maria Sibylla Merian and encourage investigations related to her life and work. Also, Merianin.de is devoted to her work and life.

    Dee's newsletter about Color me blue.
    Family Handyman for gardening info, some of which has been written by Dee and Carol.

    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

    Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!





    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 42 min
    Lilies for you, lilies for me, lilies for all!

    Lilies for you, lilies for me, lilies for all!

    Dee and Carol talk about lilies, raspberries, pulses, and more on this week's episode.

    Some links!

    Sunflower ‘Concert Bells’ an All-America Selection

    ‘Schéhérazade’ lilies  info from  Chicago Botanic Garden
    More info on the legend: Scheherazade: the story of a storyteller | Art UK
    Lilies for sale from Old House Gardens


    On the bookshelf:  Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds, & Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving by Frederique Lavoipierre, Illustrations by Craig Latker (Also Amazon link)

    Legumes and Pulses | The Nutrition Source | Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
    Aunt Dimity's Death, by Nancy Atherton (Book #1 in the Aunt Dimity mystery series).   

    'Texas Gold' tulips at John Scheepers.
    Affiliate link to Botanical Interest Seeds. (If you buy something from them after using this link, we earn a small commission at no cost to you. This helps us continue to bring this podcast to you ad-free!)  Book links are also affiliate links.

    Email us at TheGardenangelists@gmail.com 

    For more info on Carol and her books, visit her website.  Visit her blog May Dreams Gardens.
    For more info on Dee and her book, visit her website.  Visit her blog Red Dirt Ramblings.

    Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters, via our websites!

    (Note:  We tried something new with recording and it sounds like Carol is sometimes gently shaking maracas when she's talking. We assure you she isn't! Thank you for your patience as we work through technical issues!)


    Dee is appearing in person at the Tulsa Herb Society’s meetings on July 18 and 19.  More details on their Facebook page.   

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Aseldo ,

Great Advice and Beautiful Conversation

This is such a lovely pair of hosts who have a wealth of knowledge and add in great anecdotes as well.

Lollie1959 ,

Garden Joy!

This is my happy place! My “self-care” indulgence. I aspire to have the garden of my dreams. This podcast is a mix of practical information and the emotional and personal aspect of gardening that is so relatable

anngsh ,

So helpful

I love this podcast and these women. They are funny and smart and so knowledgeable about gardening. I learn something every time I listen.

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