This podcast is devoted to all things gardening. National gardening television host, Joe Lamp'l, guides you through each episode with practical tips and information to help you become a better, smarter gardener, no matter where you are on your journey. This series has a strong emphasis on organic gardening and growing food, but covers a diverse range of topics from one of the country's most informed and leading gardening personalities today.
226-The Magical World of Moss Gardening
That special feeling that comes when you walk through a moss-covered forest can be recreated right in your own backyard. My guest this week, moss expert Annie Martin, aka Mossin’ Annie, takes us into the magical world of moss gardening and explains the simple steps to creating your own homegrown moss garden.
225-Growing Roses Sustainably
Roses can be intimidating, so much so that many gardeners don’t bother, but my guest this week, rosarian Paul Zimmerman, wants you to know that that reputation is not deserved. Paul is an expert on growing roses sustainably, free of chemicals and with little intervention on your part.
224-Expert Advice on Planting Flowering Bulbs in Fall, with Brent Heath
To bring you the best advice there is on planting flowering bulbs in fall, I turned to none other than Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, the renowned mail-order bulb company. Brent’s family has been growing bulbs since 1900 in Gloucester, Virginia, and he is a wealth of knowledge on planting, choosing, and maintaining flowering bulbs.
223-How Soil Microbes Make Good Soil Great
Soil microbes are the microscopic life in soil that work in concert with roots to feed plants. To help us better understand the symbiotic relationship between microbes and healthy plants, my guest on the podcast this week is David Stark, an expert in molecular biology.
222-Tiny Vampires: Understanding Mosquitoes & Effective Mosquito Control
When we talk about pest control in gardens, we think about the insects that want to eat our vegetables and ornamentals, but there is a major pest that wants to feed on gardeners themselves — the mosquito. For a better understanding of mosquitoes and effective mosquito control, my guest this week, Raven Forrest Fruscalzo of the podcast “Tiny Vampires,” is here to share the vetted facts and dispel misconceptions.
221-Biggest Summer Garden Challenges: Your Burning Questions Answered
Late summer is both a challenging and rewarding time in the garden as we deal with pest and disease pressure but also enjoy harvesting tomatoes, peppers and summer squash on a nearly daily basis. For this week’s podcast, I’m addressing some of the biggest (and most common) summer garden challenges and answering your burning questions that have been bugging you most at this time of the season.
I almost gave up on Roses!
This is Leigh in Old Saybrook, CT. I follow you on instagram from my account @myprettyoutdoors. I just listened to your Podcast with Paul Zimmerman and it might be one of my favorite episodes ever. I dug out all but one of my roses over the 17 years I’ve been working my front bed because I refuse to spray garbage on my plants. BUT I have added more native plants that support the pollinators and since adding them, my one remaining rose has never looked better. I didn’t realize the connection until listening to your guest. My mind is blown. There is a spot I’ve been wondering whether or not to add a climbing rose or two. Thanks to this podcast, I’m going to go for it….but I will never prune the main cane!
I’ve learned so much I listening to this podcast and gardening bring such joy to me thank you!
What a podcast! In my top listens for my commute to work. Such a friendly man full of knowledge. I appreciate all of the time and energy Joe puts into teaching those to be diligent gardeners! Thank you!