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  • Unusual Autumn Perennials
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    Episode 118: Unusual Autumn Perennials

    What gardener doesn’t like something a bit out of the ordinary? Especially when it’s a plant that puts on a serious show as the final curtain call is happening. Today…

  • Episode 117: Tender Plants Worth Saving
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    Episode 117: Tender Plants Worth Saving

    Nearly everyone can grow tropical plants outdoors during the summer months, but when the first frosts are forecasted, gardeners in colder climates know there will be some tough decisions ahead.…

  • Episode 116: Plants We Should Like, but Don’t
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    Episode 116: Plants We Should Like, but Don’t

    They’re tough, they’re hardy, they thrive in almost any location. So why don’t we love them? Give this episode a listen to hear about why—despite the many good attributes of…

  • Episode 115: Underrated Herbs
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    Episode 115: Underrated Herbs

    We all know and love parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. And then there’s sweet basil, which is perhaps the queen of all the herbs. But what about those herbs that…

  • Episode 114: Drought Tolerant Woodies
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    Episode 114: Drought-Tolerant Woodies

    According to NASA Earth Observatory, one-third of the United States experienced some level of drought in 2020, and 2021 was much the same. This pattern of extended dry weather is…

  • Episode 113: Big and Bold Plants
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    Episode 113: Big and Bold Plants

    The original title of this episode was Big and Bold Plants for the Back of the Border. But between the length and the tongue-twister alliteration, we shortened it a bit…

  • Episode 112: Best Cutting Garden Flowers
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    Episode 112: Best Cutting-Garden Flowers

    In late May and June, we can’t help wandering out into the garden with a pair of shears in hand. Bringing fresh flowers into the house seems like a seasonal…

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    Episode 86: Favorite Container Plants

    Spring has long ago sprung, and now that all the pruning, dividing, and mulching is done, we’re ready to plant up our containers. Like many of you, we are tempted…

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    Episode 82: Spring Trees

    Despite there still being snow on the ground here in the Northeast, we’re thinking spring. Yes, there are daffodils and tulips to look forward to, but perhaps even more impressive…

  • Episode 81 Disco in-FERN-oh
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    Episode 81: Disco in-FERN-oh

    If that title doesn’t grab you, nothing will! We’re talking all things ferns, including East Coast natives, West Coast natives, selections that are from prehistoric times, and even a climbing…