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Growing from a friendship forged at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference many moons ago, this rock star trio has brought podcasting to a whole new level. I'm not saying that's a high level, just a new level.

The Native Plant Podcast Native Plant Podcast

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 194 Ratings

Growing from a friendship forged at the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference many moons ago, this rock star trio has brought podcasting to a whole new level. I'm not saying that's a high level, just a new level.

    James Golden- The view from Federal Twist

    James Golden- The view from Federal Twist

    James Golden’s garden design has been featured in national and international magazines, in The New York Times, and in several books on garden design. He has been the recipient of national awards and is widely known in the gardening world through his garden blog View from Federal Twist (www.federaltwist.com). James’ Federal Twist garden regularly appears on tours of the Garden Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Hardy Plant Society, and on numerous private tours. Recently retired, he has started a garden design practice.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Shannon Currey on native grasses and sedges for the landscape

    Shannon Currey on native grasses and sedges for the landscape

    We’re all about the graminoids this week with our long-time friend and boomerang guest, Shannon Currey. Since taping the show, Shannon has transitioned from her role as marketing director with Hoffman Nursery to pursue a career in horticulture communication, education, and consulting. Her wealth of knowledge when it comes to grasses and sedges for the market (especially natives), has no equal, and we had a great time talking about all our favorites (and some new things to try as well)!
    We hope you’ll enjoy listening as much as John & Preston had recording the episode. Thanks Shannon, and good luck with your new journey!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Prof. Jared Barnes on being Plantastic

    Prof. Jared Barnes on being Plantastic

    Jared Barnes, Ph.D., started gardening when he was five years old, and since then has enthusiastically pursued how to best cultivate plants and minds. He currently fulfills those passions as an award-winning associate professor of horticulture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.

    He educates the public with his weekly newsletter PlantEd and more recently through his Podcast- "The Plantastic Podcast". His passion has been recognized by peers in interviews in Organic Gardening, Greenhouse Grower, AmericanHort Connect, Ken Druse’s Real Dirt, and Nursery Management, and his articles have appeared in The American Gardener, Fine Gardening and Carolina Gardener and now here, on the Native Plant Podcast.

    Laurie Olin- Essays on Landscape

    Laurie Olin- Essays on Landscape

    Laurie is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, which span the history of the studio from the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, DC to Bryant Park in New York City. His recent projects include the AIA award-winning Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland, Oregon.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sean Halloran- Plant Propagator at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Sean Halloran- Plant Propagator at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Sean received a Bachelor's in Horticulture and a Master's degree in Plant & Environmental Science from Clemson University where he focused on nutrient media in tissue culture propagation. His professional background includes private residential horticulture, greenhouse and nursery production, plant nutrient management in soil-less media, and temperate woody plant propagation and conservation. As the Arnold Arboretum's Plant Propagator, Sean continues a 150 year tradition of growing woody temperate species from seed, cuttings, grafts, layers, and more; as well as being given the honor to travel and wild collect plants for the Arnold Arboretum.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kristin McCullin- The Trustees- Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens

    Kristin McCullin- The Trustees- Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens

    Before serving as Horticulturist of Haskell Public Gardens, Mc Cullin was the Senior Horticulturalist at The Native Plant Trusts Garden in the Woods. Prior to that, McCullin was selected as a Garden Club of America and Royal Society of Horticulture Scholar to intern at a variety of important public gardens in the UK. She also served as an apprentice at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston, and as a Landscape Coordinator at the Central Park Conservancy in New York City. McCullin has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Acushnet, Massachusetts with her horticulturist husband Nate and their daughter Kalmia.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

redastaire ,

Excellent interviews!

Really enjoying the show.

nakedmountainkeeper ,

A great companion for native plant gardening

I am new to this wonderful podcast, only learning about it via an introduction of John McGee by Nancy Vehrs, President of the Virginia Native Plant Society (I am a member and former board member) for a talk he gave as part of a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden webinar series. I am thoroughly enjoying it, not only as the owner of one of Virginia’s dedicated Natural Area Preserves (Naked Mountain in Nelson County), but also as a largely Arlington resident (when not on NM) trying to restore a small woodland in our back yard. The task is immensely rewarding and the Native Plant Podcast an informative as well as delightful companion.

Cdudzic ,

Always a treat

I’m excited for the new season! This show has been my gardening companion for the past three years or so when I started getting into natives, and I appreciate the energy and general kindness behind it.

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