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Cottage In The Court

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Welcome to Cottage In The Court where I will keep you informed about garden conversations, events, tips and product reviews from books to tools. l even suggest gardens to see, garden adventures to have and spotlight some fabulous horticultural folks you will want to know about. Settle in, pour a cup… read more

115 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Thoughts in an Italian Garden

September 30th, 2022


I made it to a garden I thought about during the pandemic. It helped me be okay with purging and reassessing my garden...Is it time for you to purge your garden?

Transplanting Positive Thoughts

September 7th, 2022


Making an effort to not second guess what we don't see or assume is easier than we think. We should all make an effort to think positively first and …

The Garden Will Survive

September 6th, 2022


The lack of rain lasted quite a stretch this year. As I lost a few annuals, the mainstays of my garden helped me realize, the garden will survive.

June Reflections

June 30th, 2022


Garden Bloggers Fling, garden blooms, and closing the gaps in the garden.

Morning Glory in Early June

June 8th, 2022


Observances of life in the garden at The Cottage.

June Morning Glory - Friends, Plants, Places

June 3rd, 2022


Mahogany Splender Hibiscus, The Chinese Kitchen Garden, My Corner Attic, Homestead, and the Philadelphia Flower Show...all on my mind today.

Memorial Day and Drift Roses

May 30th, 2022


Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Also appreciating the Coral Drift Rose's in my garden. A must have for …

Morning Glory - Daylilly's and Life

May 25th, 2022


Life is a brief as the bloom of the daylilly. Brief reflections in the morning...

Updates on 2022

May 22nd, 2022


I have been vacant in this space for a reason. There are only so many hours in the day and realistically, working full-time, gardening, speaking, as …

Episode 10 - Inspirations by Gina and Black Girl Florists

March 21st, 2022


Gina Lett Shrewsbury is one of the featured profiles in Black Flora. As I spoke with Gina for the book, she shared more than just information about her and her business. Ginas introduced me to Black Girl Florists. …

Episode 9 - Transplanting and More with Mrs. Know It All

March 17th, 2022


Transplanting can be harder than we think. When to do it, how to do it, and why. Mrs. Know It All is here to inform us of a few things to be mindful …

Episode 8 - Valerie Crisostomo, Black Girl Florists - Finding Comfort In Community

March 13th, 2022


There is an organization specifically focused on Black women who are in floristry. It provides space to grow their businesses, increase their skill …

Episode 7 - Mrs. Know It All...Is it Spring Yet? Shuffling to Buffalo?

March 12th, 2022


Here we are again...wondering what can we plant now, expert tips and a trip. All that and more in this episode with Mrs. Know It All. Mrs.Know It All is a much-loved part of a Sunday morning radio show in Zone 6, The …

Episode 6 - Celebrating the Women of Garden-Spots

March 8th, 2022


Two women yearning to do something different, more fulfilling, and something to connect them with the earth. When horticulture calls, the opportunity …

Episode 5 - Seed Starting Tips with Mrs. Know It All

February 16th, 2022


It is time for seeds and Mrs. Know It All shares some experiences as a small grower and trial judge of AAS Seeds. Enjoy this conversation on what are AA Select seeds and more.  Mrs.Know It All is a much-loved part of a …

Episode 4 - Garden Clubs, Friendship, and Ethel Day with Abra Lee

February 1st, 2022


When Black women gather, there is bound to be some fun and giggles. With Abra Lee, there is a bond that allows us to know we are doing what we do for …

Episode 3 - Snow, Trees and a secret with Mrs. Know It All

January 25th, 2022


Mrs. Know it all is sharing some words of wisdom about snow. Wisdom about what we need to know when it comes to trees, shrubs, and flowers in our garden is important. Also a hint of our surprise "potential" adventure to …

Episode 2 - The Healthy Garden with Mary-Kate Mackey

January 13th, 2022


As garden communicators, we meet a lot of like-minded people along the way. Some of those very people often are on a similar road and it takes reaching out to know that you are not alone. It has been like that for Mary …

Episode 1 - 2022 Recycling Holiday Greens and What's New with Mrs. Know It All

January 3rd, 2022


In my last segment of 2021, Mrs.Know It All shared a few tips on recycling holiday greenery and exploring what is new for the garden in 2022. …

Episode 52 -Tropical Plants with Marianne Wilburn

December 17th, 2021


Big Dreams, Small Gardens was her first book and it simply offered practical tips on how to reconsider the garden. Now she has written her second book, Tropical Plants and How to Love Them,  this time focusing on …

Episode 51 - Holiday Trees and more with Mrs. Know It All

December 4th, 2021


Selecting trees for decorating the inside of the home at this time of year can be daunting. Mrs. Know It All has a few tips to share before you go tree shopping. Check out Mrs.Know It All on her Facebook page. She is on …

Episode 50 - Digging and Delighted with Carol Michel

November 29th, 2021


Need a reason to laugh? Might I suggest reading the work of an author by the name of Carol J. Michel? A fellow garden writer with a mid-western sense …

Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 25th, 2021


It has been quite the year. Writing a book -two books - was a lot harder than I thought. However, as I finish my second book, I would be remiss to …

Episode 49 - A Woman, Chicago, and the We Sow We Grow Summit

September 15th, 2021


We Sow We Grow Summit is a labor of love and community building by Natasha Nichols. You can find her on all of the social media platforms as We Sow …

Episode 48 - Garden Art for the Soul

August 30th, 2021


Najee Dorsey is a man who chose to follow his dream. He is the brains behind Garden Art for the Soul, a division of Black Art In America. If you have …

Episode 47 - Mrs. Know It All on State Fair Expectations

August 23rd, 2021


How to win at the state fair is something that many people wonder about. Who knew Mrs. Know It All has won several state fairs for her Chocolate …

Episode 46 - Cultivate 2021 with Mrs. Know It All

August 15th, 2021


Cultivate is an industry event where vendors meet, share what's new for the next garden season, and more. Mrs. Know It All attended and had a great …

Episode 45 - Midwest Gardening with Mary Schier

August 8th, 2021


Mary Schier is a garden writer, an author, and a friend. Although she lives in the midwest, there are many similarities we share when discussing our love of gardening. I recently had a chat with Mary to catch up on what …

Episode 44 - Fuchsias...In A New City

July 8th, 2021


Theo Margelony loves fuschias. You might not know him yet, but if you love fuschia' would want to check out his social media pages. 

Episode 43 - Sustainable Landscapes, Sandstorms, and Sandy Clinton

June 30th, 2021


Need any ideas for sustainable landscapes that work? Landscapes created for living your best life?  You just might want to check out This firm knows what it is doing and proves it …

Episode 42 - The Capital Market Providing A Need

June 25th, 2021


I ran across The Capital Market dring COVID and what a terrific surprise. A market that focused on serving the local community in Central Prince Georges County. The opportunity to speak what the Market Makers was such a …

Episode 41 - What We Need To Know -

June 23rd, 2021


BloomCatch - what a nice surprise to have found out about this usable tool, developed by a local and supporting local business in the DMV. I …

Episode 40 - Garden Tourism with George Weigel

June 21st, 2021


Now that we are moving about a bit more, it is time to consider garden travel. George Weigel is a fellow Garden Writer and he has authored an ebook on visiting American Public Gardens. A day trip is always on my agenda. …

Episode 39 - Container Gardening Tips with Mrs. Know It All

June 18th, 2021


Mrs. Know It All helps us with some basic tips on Container Gardening. Check out Mrs.Know It All on her Facebook page. She is on the radio bi-weekly on The Organic Gardener on from 7 -8 on Sunday mornings. …

Episode 38 - Lillie's with Mrs. Know It All

June 10th, 2021


Lillies are simply a must-have in the garden. Whether fragrant or simply colorful, there are a few types you just might want to know about. Mrs. Know …

Episode 37 - Sowing Seeds in Silence and the Philadelphia Flower Show

June 4th, 2021


Sowing seeds takes patience and time. Especially when you want to have a bodacious and floriferous garden. I took some time to play catch up, and sow some seeds as the world was beginning to open up. Working from home …

Episode 36 - The Philadelphia Flower Show with Sam Lemheney, Chief of Shows and Events

May 19th, 2021


Sam Lemheney, PHS Chief of Shows & Events is o very proud to be a part of The Philadelphia Flower Show. For 18 years we have witnessed his work. However, who is this man, and does he really have passion for his …


May 13th, 2021


Plant addicts. If you are not one, I am sure you know one. Thus the website,  Plantaddicts, another place to go when you want to order a plant or shrub online. I met Chris Link at a Garden Writers Conference. He was …

Episode 34 - Monarchs, Garden for Wildlife and PHS

May 6th, 2021


Monarchs are not a passing trend. Kylee knows Monarchs. Having done the research and written the book, The Monarch, Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly

Consider purchasing a few plants from the Garden for Wildlife …

Episode 33 - Bouquets and Social Justice with Postal Petals

May 2nd, 2021


Postal Petals is a force to be reckoned with. Her story of pivoting uniquely in the midst of a pandemic is quite unique. Her unapologetic attitude …

Episode 32 - Mrs. Know It All - Is It Time Yet?

May 1st, 2021


The bulbs are bursting, the trees are flowering and some days, the temps make us believe it is planting season. However, is it really time yet? Mrs. …

Episode 31 - Growing Sustainable Together with Shannon Brescher Shea

April 26th, 2021


A Mom who believes being nice and being kind are two different things, Shannon believes in what she is teaching her children. A local woman who …

Episode 30 - Mrs. Know It All - Garden Myths and Legends

April 25th, 2021


There are so many old wives' tales in the garden. Do we believe them or not? Mrs. Know It All helps us figure this out with some giggles to boot! The …

Episode 29 - PHS...The Philadelphia Flower Show...Oh My!!

April 21st, 2021


I had the pleasure of interviewing Seth Pearsoll, Design Director, Philadelphia Flower Show. He shared what we just might want to know about the …

Episode 28 - Composting with Mrs. Know It All

April 16th, 2021


Composting has its questions and we need t know the answer. Mrs. Know It All answers a few questions, shares a story or two, and has a little to share on what we might encounter as we begin our compost piles from our …

Episode 27 - Flora, Martha Milkweed, and More

April 12th, 2021


Flora Caputo is a phenomenal woman who has written two books I have fallen in love with - B is for Bee, P is for Pollen and her latest,  Martha …

Episode 26 - Joseph and his Comic Book Guide to Growing Food

April 8th, 2021


Joseph Tychonievich and Liz Anna Kozik have created a book for this time. During this month dedicated to Kid's gardening, The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food is one that needs consideration. I personally see this as a …

Episode 25 - Mrs. Know It All Tips and Bulbs

April 5th, 2021


Mrs. Know It All is back with some growing tips and more. She is even venturing out onto Clubhouse.  Ask a friend if you need an invite! You can also find her every other Sunday on The Organic Gardener on from …

Episode 24 -Sylvia Lewis on Heritage, Rooftop Gardening and Life Lessons

April 1st, 2021


Sylvia Lewis is a woman I sincerely admire. She a Culturpreneur, and very involved in her New York community. She is passionate about food, art, …

Episode 23 - Kristi's Grace Filled Gardens

March 29th, 2021


Kristi Hawkins has a garden. She cultivates her garden in honor of her loss and with a lot of grace. She has a vision, is on a mission, and is …

Episode 22 - Brie, Grains, and The Great Grow Along

March 21st, 2021


Brie Arthur is a voice that truly shares all the benefits of trying something new in the garden. Her first book, Foodscape Revolution, was just as …

Episode 21 - Plants and Blooms Reimagined and Horticultural Therapy

March 20th, 2021


Kaifa Anderson-Hall is a perennial that made pivoting in the midst of the pandemic an exercise in successfully conveying the message of flowers a …

Episode 20 - LaManda Joy and The Great Grow Along

March 17th, 2021


What are you doing this weekend?? Attending The Great Grow Along.  Terrific - I will see you there. No ticket - you can buy one by clicking here. Six different educational tracks to explore and enjoy.  It is a weekend …

Episode 19 - Blue Berwyn Farm and Sweet Love Flower Farm

March 13th, 2021


Prince Georges County has some seedlings that you need to know about.- Stephanie Young and Jamila Cassagnol. Two young women finding joy in growing …

Episode 18 - Floratopia with Jan Johnsen

March 10th, 2021


Heaven is a Garden, Gardentopia, Spirit of Stone, and now Floratopia...Jan Johnsen speaks to all gardeners who are willing to immerse themselves in …

Episode 17 - Asha-the-science-kid, a Destined History Maker

March 8th, 2021


I love it when young people are confident in their walk. Ash is definitely confident and knows what she wants. I see this Seedling as someone wh will definitely make history in building a caring and healthier community. …

Episode 16 - Cicadas and Spotted Lantern Fly with Mrs. Know It All

March 5th, 2021


Cicadas are coming, cicada's are coming!!! Mrs. know It All shares info we need to know about two insects that we need to be aware of. Will they cause damage or just be a pest. Listen to find it more.

Mrs. Know It All - …

Episode 15 - Talking with Tovah Martin about Houseplants

March 3rd, 2021


Tovah Martin is serious about her houseplants! With several books as well as speaking engagements sharing her knowledge, I simply had to chat with her about...houseplants and her why. You can find out more about Tovah …

Episode 14 - Ushering In Women's History Month with Tam In The Garden

March 1st, 2021


Since 1987, March has been recognized as Women's History Month. This month, I want to introduce you to some women who are making history as they garden. Some are well known only in their communities and others are …

Episode 13 - Deer: Repel or Resist with Ruth Rogers Clausen and Greg Tepper (Remix)

February 25th, 2021


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There's a new book in town and it is one that you really need to have in your possession. Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast by Ruth Rogers …

Episode 12 - AAS...What are these plants and more with Mrs. Know It All

February 21st, 2021


All American Select Seeds and Plants...what are they? What makes them stand out above the rest? Mrs. Know It All gives us the low down on these plants and more. Educating us on why we need to look for plants with a …

Episode 11 - Goetz on Growing Herbs

February 19th, 2021


Sue Goetz has once again written a wonderful book that should find its way to our homes before we go into the garden. Complete Container Herb …

Episode 10 - Spoken Garden - Gardening In Unison & A Book

February 10th, 2021


Sean and Allison are a very busy duo. Deciding to escape the rat race and go for a calmer lifestyle, they are still pursuing the dream and have now written a book - The First Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers. …

Episode 9 - Anne Spencer, Edankrall, and A Virginia Garden Club

February 7th, 2021


Who is Anne Spencer? What is Edankrall? What did a Virginia Garden Club do to keep a garden alive? All this and more as I chat with Sean Spencer and look forward to April.

What is a SheShed, click here to read my book …

Episode 8 - Seed and Plant Types with Mrs. Know It All

February 4th, 2021


Listen to Lisa Ziegler, The Gardeners Workshop, on Saturday morning at 11:00 am. She takes on some garden questions, tips, and more. 

Homestead Gardens Presents, Grow with Katie!. Katie Dubow, Garden Media Group shares …

Episode 7 - Gardening As A Family - Meet The Biggs

February 1st, 2021


Steven Biggs is a fellow GardenComm member and is known for his pursuit of growing edibles in his Canadian garden. More than that, Steven has encouraged his daughter, Emma, to garden with a passion as well. I spoke with …

Episode 6 - Chaenomeles, Clematis and Spring Suggestions

January 29th, 2021


Chaenomeles speciosa, one of the first bloomers of Spring when it comes to shrubbery. Learn how to grow it by clicking the link.

Mrs. Know It All shares her thoughts on Clematis. Learn more about this needed climber in …

Episode 5 - Wambui Ippolito - Roots, Reflections, and Representation

January 26th, 2021


Wambui Ippolito, Horticulturist, Designer, Lecturer, Mom, Wife, and the first African woman to have the honor of exhibiting at this year's …

Episode 04 - WYNTK -Hillwood & Mrs. Know It All

January 21st, 2021


WYNTK stands for What You Need To Know...not just on Wednesday. The world of horticulture is ever-evolving. Sometimes things pop up that are quite …

Episode 03 - Kathy Jentz - Gardeners, MANTS, GardenComm and More

January 18th, 2021


The latest blog post is all about the USBG and surviving the madness. You can read it here.

Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine, and I caught up recently after attending MANTS virtually. A different experience, …

Episode 02 - England On My Mind and ThePlantaholic

January 14th, 2021


A long overdue brief trip to England landed me at The Garden Museum. It was such a memorable adventure that has stayed on the surface of my heart. I cannot wait to return and spend more time there and in other places. …

Episode 01- Thank You and Mrs. know It All

January 11th, 2021


Giving Thanks is something that takes only a moment. It is a way to say your time, your voice and your support mean so much! I was going to put all the links in the show notes, however, due to space, I will list them on …

Episode 42 - Garden Humor & Carol Michel

December 29th, 2020


Enjoy my recent blog post where I share a gift from my favorite gardeners who dwell in another realm. 

Carol J. …

Episode 41 - Christmas Tree's with Mrs. Know It All

December 17th, 2020


Denise Schreiber aka Mrs.Know It ALL shares tips on Christmas tree selection and care. You can also listen to Mrs. Know It All on, or you can find her on Facebook, here

Winter Seed Sowing Class, …

Episode 40 - Cultivate Your Lyfe and Holidays

December 13th, 2020


The garden can be a healer. My friend Alisha and the new brand she is growing,  Cultivate Your Lyfe. She has had a little bit of experience dealing …

Episode 38 - Katie Dubow on Garden Trends

December 5th, 2020


Need inspiration on a meaningful gift for the gardener in your life? check out my blog for a few unique ideas for stocking stuffers, creatively …

Episode 37 - Garden Thoughtfully with Heather Andrews, GardenComm, International, and Giving Thanks...

November 21st, 2020


Looking for local information about pollinators? check out my blogpost about Cavano's Perennials. They are known in the Mid Atlantic for quality …

Episode 36 - The Good Corona, Giving Ideas, and Extending the Blessings

November 19th, 2020


There is a good Corona believe it or not. Corona-USA Tools are familiar to some and not so familiar to others. My friend CHRIS SABBARESE happens to …

Episode 35 - Gift Ideas in Print on What You Need to Know Wednesday

November 12th, 2020


Here are the books highlighted in What You Need to Know Wednesday. I want to say Thank You to Timber Press for publishing books for the garden …

Episode 34 - Cottage to Cottage with David Culp and November

November 7th, 2020


David Culp is a man who imagines the possibilities in the garden has a passion for this earth. He is a lover of Cottage Gardening.  The Layered …

Episode 33 - What You Need To Know Wednesday...Foraging, Bloom, and Gilda Radner

October 28th, 2020


April Thompson, Director of BLOOM Sales and Marketing shares her foraging success, ice cream, and What We Need to Know about BLOOM. As we begin to prepare for the next season, BLOOM is a local product we just might want …

Episode 32 - Autumnal Bliss, Conversations with Rob Cardillo, and Robert Frost

October 25th, 2020


Picture a walk in the woods at this time of the year. Noticing the leaves that have fallen from the trees above. In the quiet of the morning, I consider the sound of the leaves gracing the grounds a song to greet the …

Episode 31 - What YOU Need to Know Wednesday...bulbs and Secrets of a Spring Meadow with Mike Lizotte

October 21st, 2020


Remember Mike Lizotte??  Mike the Seedman joins us for a few tips on fall panting, why we need to order now, and a few tips on having a beautiful …

Episode 30 - Elements of Nature, Linda Jones, Prince Georges County Soil Conservation District, and Supporting Local

October 15th, 2020


Linda Jones, Elements of Nature is an example of what can be done when you put your mind to it. Recently retired and a Certified Master Gardener, …

Episode 29 (Premier) What We Need To Know Wednesday 10/14/2020

October 14th, 2020


Wednesday is usually a day when one begins to consider planning the weekend. It is the perfect day to share something new that some just might want to know. Therefore What We need to Know Wednesday seemed like a great …

Episode 28 - Joy, The One Symposium and Planting Positivity

October 11th, 2020


Joy is something that we need more of today. Noticing simple pleasures along the way are gifts from Mother Nature. Who doesn't like presents? I gather as I walk, whether in my garden or simply as I engage with nature. I …


September 30th, 2020


Simply sharing who I am, celebrating my boldness in stepping out and getting to know people in horticulture. Using Audrey Hepburn's words " …

Episode 26 - Lady Farmer...Slow Living Locally

September 29th, 2020


I first met Lady Farmer at Monticello a few years ago. It was their initial launch and I was impressed by the mission as well as their purpose. …

Episode 25 - The Garden Conservancy...James Brayton Hall, Reimagining The Why of Gardening, and Tapestry

September 28th, 2020


James Brayton Hall is the President and CEO of The Garden Conservancy.  Since 1989 this gift of love from Frank Cabot as consistently created a stir in the preservation of American gardens, sharing gardens across this …

Episode 24 - Floral Diplomacy, Bouquets, Wreaths, and Laura Dowling

September 23rd, 2020


When someone asks you have you heard of Laura Dowling, after gasping you say "YES". Admiring from afar - but reading all of her books - the opportunity to chat with her was worth waiting for. You see Laura Dowling also …

Episode 23 - Resetting on the Maryland Legacy Wine Trail, Kim Rush Lynch and The Face of Fall

September 13th, 2020


Maryland offers so many different agricultural opportunities. I recently explored two Maryland Wineries. Since the opportunity to #resetrenewrestore …

Episode 22 - Let It Be, Edwina Von Gal and Birds

September 5th, 2020


Let it be is all I could say as this period of unintentional pausing has made all of us pay attention. Going out into the garden every day to weed or …

Episode 21 - England On My Mind, Carex Travel and Thoughts on Garden Traveling

August 29th, 2020


Last year I was oh so excited about my trip to Paris.  Why? I included England on this journey and I took my Aunt who was still absorbing the loss of her husband.  Most passionate gardeners know that the garden is a …

Episode 20 - Self Care, Dr. Sandra Lewis and Dreaming of Travel

August 25th, 2020


Sharing a few thoughts on the importance of Self Care sets the stage for this episode. As I talk to more and more people, we are all in a state of unintentional existence as we continue to unintentionally pause. This …

Episode 19 - Pretty Smart Compost Bin, Fungi Fun with the Crazy Botanist and Life Cycles

August 22nd, 2020


Smart Pots has an awesome and beautiful alternative to the traditional compost bin. I like to say that my compost bin is always dressed to receive …

Episode # 18 - Life Imitating the Garden, Gardening with Friends and Friendship

August 10th, 2020


There was a conversation on the tongue of a few folks about the transparency Mrs. Michelle Obama. She shared on her new podcast feelings of being a …

Episode 17 - NEEM Not Into Temptation, The Crazy Botanist, and Connecting With Community

August 6th, 2020


Young people give me life. When I see young people finding their way in horticulture, it simply brings me joy. Derek Haynes is a Whole Botanist. …

Episode 16 - Jewel of Loudon, PlantsMap as a Digital Docent, and Alexander Pope

July 30th, 2020


Abernathy and Spencer - Truly a Jewel in Loudon County. With a 110-year-old historic greenhouse and some of the nicest people you could ever meet, …

Episode 15 - The garden in the morning, Mrs. Know It All and Mary Oliver

July 24th, 2020


Throwback Thursday reminded me of a book that is no longer available in hard copy (but worth finding in a used book store). Eat Your Roses by Denise Schreiber is a kitchen keeper. Utilizing the things we grow in the …

Episode 14 - Meditative Gardening, C. Colston Burrell and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

July 21st, 2020


The Meditative Gardener - Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, and Mind by Cheryl Wilfong it's a must-read for those who are considering …

Episode 13 - Hands In The Dirt Recap, Preston Montague and Thoughts on Gardening...

July 10th, 2020


In honor of Juneteenth, I hosted a horticultural conversation with a few friends. I want to say Thank you to Abra Lee, Wambui Ipollito, Duron Chavis, …

Episode 12 - Victory Flower Gardens, Cavanos and Shopping Local

June 18th, 2020


Not really into harvesting your food from your yard? The garden you want to grow just right be a Pollinator Victory Garden. is the book …

Episode 11 - Secret Gardens in East Anglia, Kew - Wakehurst and Connecting with Nature

June 12th, 2020


I decided to stop being selfish and share my review of Secret Gardens of East Anglia by Barbara Segall. During this period of unintentional pausing, I had time to focus on my dreams of visiting more English gardens. I …

Episode 10 - A Lifelong Journey in Gardening and Gardening Smart!

June 11th, 2020


#gardeningwhileaging is easier than ever with this wonderful book by Toni Gattone, The Lifelong Gardener - Garden With Ease & Joy At Any Age is a …

Episode 9 - Grow!, Survival, Resilience and Opportunities with Babara Wheeler

June 5th, 2020


Let's celebrate Women In Horticulture by watching GROW! with Katie Dubow on Facebook Live!, 1:00 pm EST, Monday - Friday. Katie is a Region II …

Episode #8 - Garden, Life Balance and Mini Meadows with Mike Lizotte

June 3rd, 2020


Thanks for listening and sharing this podcast. my latest blog post titled, " Plants Mimic Society" just might get you thinking about what kind of …

Episode 7 - Gardenista and Gardening Naturally

May 30th, 2020


Finding a book that escorts you into a world of possibilities is always a good thing. Gardenista - The Definitive Guide to StylishIutdoor Spaces is a terrific tour guide as you begin to consider enhancing your garden. I …

Episode 6 - Cultural Gardening - Healing and Heritage Foods

May 25th, 2020


I recently reviewed a terrific book called, Working The Roots - 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing by Michele E. Lee. During this time of unintentional pausing, we have become food-focused. From growing …

Episode 5 - Celebrating National Public Gardens - Loving at Longwood

May 18th, 2020


Celebrating National Public Gardens was quite different this year. If nothing else, it has helped us realize the role they play in our lives. Whether …

Episode 3 - History, Humility, Homeschooling, and Hope - An African American Experience

April 27th, 2020


April has been such a busy month. Even as it is about to end, there is so much more to share. Did you know this is Kid's gardening month? If you have never heard of, it is definitely a resource worth …

Spring Episode 2 - Smart Gardening, Joy and Honoring National Poetry Month

April 10th, 2020


What a windy day and certainly not a day to plant or transplant new plants. Gardening is a way of life for some and a new hobby for others as we practice "unintentional pausing"...I prefer this term over "Social …

Episode 1 - Celebrating Women's History Month

March 31st, 2020


Slowing down whether we like it or not has it's virtues. The things we had placed on the back burner ever are now simmering on the front of the stove.  As a person with a creative mindset, this opportunity to pause has …

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