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Podcast: Garden Confidential

  • Podcast: Garden Confidential

    Episode 13: Sense of Place

    The French have a word, terroir, that loosely translates to "sense of place," used to describe all the cultural factors that make an agricultural crop what it is. In this…

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    Episode 12: A Plant Walks Into a Bar

    Ever consider what it takes to make that tall, cool beverage you're drinking right now? Unless it's straight-up water, odds are overwhelming that plants had a hand (or a leaf)…

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    Episode 11: Fire and Ice

    Plants find ways to endure in in extreme situations, and the upshot is that where plants endure, gardeners endure too. In this episode, "Fire and Ice," we look at plants…

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    Episode 10: Invasion

    Is it cold yet where you live? Well, we've got a topic that's forever hot to get you warmed up: invasives. In this episode, I talk to Peter Del Tredici,…

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    Episode 9: The Secret Life of Cacti

    Scott Calhoun is a native Arizonan, so he'd seen a lot of cacti growing up, but it wasn't until he was an adult that he truly discovered cacti, and not…

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    Episode 8: Natural History

    Ever notice how, when you read about a plant in an encyclopedia, there's a blurb at the bottom about how it was first discovered or described? Did you know those…

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    Episode 7: Return to Sender

    If you've been a plant geek for any length of time, odds are you've found yourself poring over a sexy catalog promising live plants by mail. Despite mail-ordering plants as…

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    Episode 6: X and Y, Part I

    "Why don't young people garden?" I can't tell you how often I've been asked that question. In this episode, I talk to Kelly Norris and Amanda Thomsen, two Gen X/Y…

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    Book Giveaway: The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart

    Who will be lucky enough to win a free book?

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    Episode 5: Down to Earth

    Earthworms: how well do you really know them? I'm betting worms have more to do with your above-ground world than you know. In this episode, I talk to Amy Stewart,…