Spoken Garden Podcast

May 28 2020 51 6 mins

Spoken Garden is a podcast and blog to help connect you with nature through smart, sustainable garden maintenance. Learn Earth-Friendly, Zero Waste Ideas + Time-Saving Landscape Tips. And have fun doing it!



5 Garden Edging Ideas You Can Try Right Now - DIY Garden Minute Ep.147
Jun 01 2020 • 2 min
Today, I want to give you 5 easy ways to edge around your garden. Edging around your garden keeps your mulch in place, shows clear lines, and can ease your gardens care. Listen to hear our 5 easy ideas to edge around your garden. Find our more on this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/147. We also have a YouTube channel. Find other quick-tip garden topics at spokengarden.com. And subscribe! We'll see ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Look


6 Common Watering Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them
May 28 2020 • 25 min
Today we talk about common watering mistakes gardeners make. Both Allison and I have made some of these over the years. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, you have probably made one of these mistakes, too. Go to spokengarden.com/54 to download Dramm Corporations' Watering Tips freebie & to see examples of what to look for each of these watering mistakes. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Roseve


What is a Watering Wand and Why Should You Use One? - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 146
May 25 2020 • 1 min
Today, I want to tell you what a watering wand or rain wand is and how it can deliver water to plants in a gentle pattern to those hard to reach plants and more. Go to spokengarden.com/146 to find out more AND to download Dramms' Rain-Wand watering tips sheet. Find other quick-tip garden topics at spokengarden.com and click the Listen Tab. And subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss future quick one-minute episodes! We'll see ya in the Garden!



Is It a Weed or a Plant? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself - DIY Garden Minute Ep.145
May 18 2020 • 1 min
What is the difference between a weed or a plant? It's a really common question we get. First what is a weed. Then ask these three questions. Listen to find our more. Visit spokengarden.com/145 for resources you can use right now, and contact your local or federal noxious weed group. Find other quick-tip garden topics at spokengarden.com and click the Listen Tab. And subscribe to this podcast. We'll see ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


At Home Beauty with Janice Cox - An Interview - Ep. 53
May 14 2020 • 37 min
We talk to Janice Cox. She is a writer, author, and home-beauty-expert. Janice sat down with us this past February before the pandemic to tell us about her and how she became a natural beauty expert, and her new "Beautiful Luffa" book released April 2020. Listen to this episode to learn more about her & her books. Visit spokengarden.com/53 for more. Find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest We'll see ya in the garden. All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere.


How to Prep and Plant Your Summer Blooming Bulbs Now - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 144
May 11 2020 • 1 min
Summer flowering bulbs need to be planted now in the ground or in containers now. Hear how to prep and then plant your bulbs on this episode. Go to this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/144 to learn more and get specific popular bulb planting info examples you could use right now. Find other quick-tip garden topics at spokengarden.com and click the Listen Tab. And subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss future quick one-minute episodes! We'll see ya in the Garden!


Stop Stress About Planting Mistakes - Use These Proper Planting Techniques (and Hacks) Ep.52
May 07 2020 • 20 min
Lower your stress levels about whether you planted your seeds, seedlings, bulbs, and plants by listening to this episode to hear about how we successfully do our spring plantings and how you can, too. Download the Spring Planting freebie sheet with our hacks on how to make you spring planting easier and to check out the soil and hand trowel at spokengarden.com/52 . On Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere.


What is the Difference Between Annuals and Perennials? DIY GM Ep.143
May 04 2020 • 1 min
A question we see from new gardeners a lot is what is the difference between annual and perennial plants? Listen to find out. Go to spokengarden.com/143 to find examples of annuals and perennials for your garden. Listen more at spokengarden.com and click the Listen Tab. Show your support. Go to https://www.patreon.com/Spoken_Garden to donate so we can keep creating. And subscribe to this podcast so you don't miss future quick one-minute episodes! We'll see ya in the Garden!


How to Get Your Garden Beds Ready for Planting This Spring - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 142
Apr 27 2020 • 1 min
Today I want to tell you how to get your garden beds ready for planting this spring. Go to this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/142 to get more info on what to add to your soil to help it drain better, hold more nutrients and water, and more. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite smart spreaker. See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


How To Create New Plants From Your Existing Garden Plants - Ep. 51
Apr 24 2020 • 33 min
Today we go over 5 ways to create new plants from the ones you already have in your garden. Super Fun! Yay! Since we are supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing, what better way to stay healthy AND get new plants for your garden this spring. Go to spokengarden.com/51 for ideas, info, links, and more! Connect on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us also on your favorite smart speaker! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere.


Homemade Garden Containers While You Shelter-in-Place - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 141
Apr 20 2020 • 1 min
Today, how to make garden containers from household items while you shelter-in-place. One way to stay safe right now and still garden is by container gardening and you can create those flower containers from different household items you already have. They just need to meet some specific criteria to be used as flower containers. Listen to hear how. Visit spokengarden.com/141 to learn more. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Looke


New Ways to Garden While Under Quarantine - Ep. 50
Apr 16 2020 • 30 min
Allison and I talk about planning, prepping, planting, and establish new plants in your garden this spring, even under quarantine. Even if your garden goals have changed with the global pandemic of the Coronavirus, listen to this episode to get started this spring. Go to spokengarden.com/50 for more ideas, info, links, and more! Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Gard


8 Quick Spring Planting Steps - DIY Garden Minute Ep.140
Apr 13 2020 • 2 min
Today I want to tell you 8 quick spring planting steps. Even under quarantined or sheltering-in-place, you want to garden and we are right there with you. Planting your plants is on your mind. Listen to here are 8 quick spring planting steps Want to know more? Go to spokengarden.com/140 for resources, videos, and more. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest. And, listen on your favorite smart speaker. See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lo



What is Plant Propagation? DIY Garden Minute Ep.139
Apr 06 2020 • 2 min
Today I want to tell you what plant propagation is. This is a horticultural term for growing plants, usually for mass production, but can also be for small groupings of plants at your home. Listen to learn more and how you could propagate your own plants. Go to spokengarden.com/139 for references, kits, and to learn more. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


Spring Mulching Reminders - DIY GM Ep.138
Mar 30 2020 • 2 min
Mulching anytime of year is very important for so many reasons, but in the Spring it's important to replenish garden soil nutrients, to improve your soils structure, and to keep any weed seeds from germinating. Listen to hear Allison and my spring mulching reminders for you! Go to spokengarden.com/138 for more info. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Loo


Container Irrigation Made Easy: An Interview with Daisy Rain Garden System - NWF&G Festival Bonus 2
Mar 29 2020 • 20 min
We're excited for you to hear our interview with Jeff and Laurie Gordon, from Daisy Rain Garden System! They invented and are offering their unique container watering system to home owners who want a simplified watering system that is out of sight. Hear their story here. daisyraingardensystem.com [email protected] Go to spokengarden.com/48 for more. Find us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere.


Taking a Garden Inventory for Planning and Planting Ep. 46
Mar 27 2020 • 31 min
We go over simple ways to help you design your next garden project and also tell you about the importance of knowing what you already have in your garden. Oh and stick around for a great way to organize and store your seeds, along with a great soil test kit. Go to spokengarden.com/46 We are on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere.


Anemone Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 137
Mar 23 2020 • 2 min
Anemone are beautiful early spring to early summer flowering plant that can help you welcome the spring season! Here is quick information to help you care best for your Anemone starting this spring. Go to spokengarden.com/137 for more info, episode player, links, and a whole lot more. Find other one-minute topics on our podcast page. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


How to Choose Plants for Your Garden This Spring - Ep. 49
Mar 22 2020 • 37 min
Today we cover three areas of need to help you start finding and adding plants to your garden this spring. They are Garden Needs, Plant Needs, and Your Needs with examples from our garden to help you. Listen to learn how to choose plants for your garden this spring! Go to spokengarden.com/49 for your 3-Part Planning Sheet, links, a more! Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden!


Two Simple Ways to Test Your Garden Soil Texture - DIY GM Ep. 136
Mar 16 2020 • 1 min
It's really important to know your garden's soil texture because certain plants grow and thrive better in different kinds of soil. Today I want to give you two easy ways to test your garden soil texture. Listen to hear how to test your garden soil texture. Go to spokengarden.com/136 for more. Find other one-minute topics on our podcast page at spokengarden.com. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The L


Ruggedly Feminine: An Interview with Garden Like a Girl - NWF&G Festival Bonus 1
Mar 10 2020 • 12 min
We're excited for you to hear our interview with Tom Garlock, President and Co-Founder, from Garden Like a Girl! He and His wife Mary are reshaping womens gloves one pair at a time. Join us to hear our our conversation with Tom! www.gardenlikeagirl.com & [email protected] Go to spokengarden.com/48 for more. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden.


What is Cold Hardiness? - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 135
Mar 09 2020 • 1 min
Cold Hardiness might make you think of winter, low temperatures, ice, or general plant health, amongst other things. But what does it mean? Listen to find out! Find great plant reference books for plant hardiness at spokengarden.com/135 . Live outside the US? Go to spokengarden.com/134 . Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


New Products & Fresh Ideas - Inspo from the NWF&G Festival - Ep. 48
Mar 06 2020 • 21 min
This is going to be a fun and exciting episode for you where you get to meet innovative and fun people from three different organizations that can really help you in your garden this year and for years to come. Are you ready? Listen to hear more. Go to spokengarden.com/48 for links and show notes. Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden.



Right Plant, Right Place Explained - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 134
Mar 02 2020 • 1 min
This phrase has been around for many years and it is describing how you should plan and actually add plants to your garden. Listen to how you can apply it to your garden. Links and more info available on this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/134 . Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lo


Personalize Your Watering Needs: An Interview with Jessica Reinhardt from DRAMM Corporation - Ep. 47
Feb 27 2020 • 34 min
On this episode, I talk with Jessica Reinhardt from DRAMM Corporation about her role at DRAMM, the super fun and useful watering tools they offer, and much more. AND, listen to hear all about Allison and my's three favorite DRAMM tools. So let's talk with Jessica! Episodes webpage Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden.


Crocus Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 133
Feb 24 2020 • 1 min
Crocus are a great late winter-early spring flowering plant to help welcome the spring season! They are very easy to care for. Listen to hear helpful information to best care for your Crocus (Croci for plural) this late winter and early spring. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


6 Ways to Attract More Pollinators This Spring - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 132
Feb 17 2020 • 1 min
If you're like Allison and me, you like seeing pollinators in your garden year round and seeing them in the spring is super exciting! Listen to hear 6 different ways to attract more pollinators to your garden this spring! Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


3 Ways to Make Your Garden More Sustainable - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 131
Feb 10 2020 • 1 min
Sustainability is on everyone's mind these days and here are 3 ideas on how you can make your garden more sustainable this year. Listen to hear our three ideas to make your garden more sustainable! Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


How to Take a Garden Inventory - DIY GM Ep.130
Feb 03 2020 • 1 min
If you are new to gardening or have been gardening for a while, you should take inventory of your garden. Listen to learn the three main points to make your own garden inventory. You can also join our Free Power-Up Garden Care Challenge for guided help to reach your garden goals. Find out more & sign up, at spokengarden.com . Other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast We're on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Loo


How a Rhododendron Farm Led to a Career (and Love) of Plants - An Interview with Sean - Episode 45
Jan 30 2020 • 21 min
Did your love of plants begin at an early age, or is it more of a recent thing? Sean's love of gardening and plants started a long time ago. Listen to learn how his family's Rhododendron farm let to a lifelong passion to teach others about plant care. SpokenGarden.com Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by Lee Rosevere and Scott Holmes.


Winter Jasmine Companion Plants - DIY GM Ep. 129
Jan 27 2020 • 1 min
Today I want to tell you about winter Jasmine companion plants. Winter Jasmine is a beautiful and fragrant plant that can liven up your garden, blooming to welcome the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Listen to hear more. Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/winter-jasmine-companion/ More at spokengarden.com/podcast On Instagram or Pinterest And, on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden.


PowerUp Your Garden Care in 2020! - Ep. 44
Jan 23 2020 • 25 min
Today Allison and I want to first say Happy New Year to you! And, if you want to start a new garden but aren't how, keep listening. On this episode, learn about our Power-Up Garden Care Challenge to help you get you organized, design, build, and care for your garden. We'll be coming along with you on your journey to better plant care. More at spokengarden.com/podcast Find us on Instagram or Pinterest See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Ga


Top 5 Garden Trends for 2020 - DIY GM Ep. 128
Jan 20 2020 • 2 min
Today I want to tell you about the top 5 garden trends for 2020. Here are the top 5 garden trends for 2020, compiled from Garden Design, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, and from Garden Media Group. Listen to hear more. Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/garden-trends20/ Find more at spokengarden.com/podcast On Instagram or Pinterest On your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken



Top 5 Garden Tech Trends for Sustainability in 2020 - DIY GM Ep. 127
Jan 13 2020 • 2 min
Today I want to tell you about our top 5 garden tech trends for you for sustainability in 2020! Podcast page https://spokengarden.com/garden-tech/ It's already 2020 and you might be asking yourself "what are this year's garden technology trends I should be looking for?". Listen to learn more. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram, FB, and Pinterest. See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music b


Garden Goals: 3 Ideas for the New Year - DIY GM Ep. 126
Jan 06 2020 • 1 min
Today I want to tell you about ideas for setting your garden goals for the new year! Here are a few to think about. Listen to hear more about these three great garden goals for your new year. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers.


Christmas Rose Companion Plants - DIY GM Ep. 125
Dec 30 2019 • 1 min
Today's topic is Christmas Rose companion plants. Christmas Rose Hellebore is one winter blooming plant. What other would go well with it? Listen to learn more... Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/christmas-rose-companion-plants/ Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music by The Lookers


Your Last Minute Gift Ideas for Under $10 - DIY GM Ep. 124
Dec 23 2019 • 2 min
Today's topic is last minute gift ideas for under $10. If you are scrambling and getting worried you haven't bought anything yet for those last few people on your list this holiday season, you can now stop worrying. Listen to learn more... Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/last-minute-garden-gifts/ Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. M


Beginning Gardener's Education Package for the Smart Sustainable Gardener - DIY GM Ep. 123
Dec 16 2019 • 1 min
Today's topic is your own beginning gardener's education package for smart sustainable garden maintenance. Just for you, we've put together a package of our three eBooks and our audio course-Smart Pruning Basics to get you started in your garden maintenance. Listen to learn more... Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast We are on Instagram or Pinterest, and Alexa. See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music rights reserved for


Interview with Chris Sabbarese from Corona Tools and Free Hand Pruner Giveaway - Ep. 43
Dec 14 2019 • 24 min
On this episode, I talk with Chris Sabbarese from Corona Tools about gardening, tools, his podcast and much more. AND, hear all about our hand pruning shears GIVEAWAY on Instagram, From 12/14 to 12/23. Listen to hear more. So let's talk with Chris! Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/corona-tools-2/ Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden.


Poinsettia Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 122
Dec 09 2019 • 2 min
Today's topic is Poinsettia care, a mini plant profile. Poinsettia's not only symbolize Christmas and the holidays, they also are great house plants if properly cared for and can come back year after year. Listen to learn more... Podcast episode webpage: https://spokengarden.com/last-minute-garden-gifts Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest, and find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa! See ya in the Garden! All rights reserved for Spoken Garden. Music b


5 Smart Garden Gifts - DIY GM Ep. 121
Dec 02 2019 • 2 min
For that beginning gardener you know, they need to know about these 5 products to garden smarter. Self-Watering Containers Dramm watering wand Tumbling Composter Book - Container Gardening Complete by Jessica Walliser. True Leaf Market Gift Certificates Links at spokengarden.com/smart-garden-gifts. Download for free Smart Pruning Basics audio file. Use the password: "freespb". Go to spokengarden.com/43. Connect on Instagram or Pinterest And on your favorite podcast platform and


Do's and Don'ts of Using Leaves as Mulch - DIY GM Ep. 120
Nov 25 2019 • 2 min
Today's topic is the Do's and Don'ts of using leaves as mulch. Leaves from trees and shrubs help plants breath and convert light energy to into metabolic energy, but what other benefits do they have after they have fallen off plants? Listen to here are some do's and don'ts of using leaves in your garden! Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/leaf-mulch/ Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa!


The New Spoken Garden - Interview with Allison McManus - Ep. 42
Nov 23 2019 • 12 min
On this episode, Allison and I are ready to take Spoken Garden and YOU in a new direction. Get ready to hear from my new Co-Host and learn more about her. Also, join our exclusive book club, by going to spokengarden.com/bookclub. Launching January 2020 Show notes available on episodes web page and you can find others at www.spokengarden.com/podcast If you have questions, suggestions, or comments email us at [email protected] . See ya in the garden!



Alternatives to Beauty Bark as Mulch - DIY GM Ep. 119
Nov 18 2019 • 1 min
On this episode, I list why you want to use mulch around your garden and great mulch alternatives of traditional Beauty Bark to use. Listen to find out more! Podcast webpage: https://spokengarden.com/beauty-bark-mulch/ Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest And, find us on your favorite podcast platform and Alexa!


Smart Pruning Basics - Benefits to Pruning Your Plants - DIY GM Ep. 118
Nov 11 2019 • 1 min
Learn the 3 most important benefits of pruning your plants, part of our Smart Pruning Basics free email course! The importance of pruning your plants can't be understated. Go to spokengarden.com/pruning-basics-email-course for our Smart Pruning Basics 7-day free email course, and start pruning smarter! An audio version is available. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast. On Instagram or Pinterest under @SpokenGarden. Find us on your favorite podcast platform and Ale


New Ways to Care For Your Herbaceous Perennial Plants in the Fall & Winter - DIY GM Ep. 117
Nov 09 2019 • 1 min
Today's topic is new ways to care for your herbaceous perennial plants in the fall & winter. What if I said you didn't need to clean up your herbaceous perennial plant stems, leaves, or flowers for fall & winter? That's exactly what many gardeners are doing. Listen to find out more. Do you do these care tips? Email us to let us know. On Instagram or Pinterest under @SpokenGarden to follow or leave comments. Also on favorite podcast platforms & Alexa. More topics at spokengarden.com/podca


Fall Mulching Do's and Don'ts - DIY GM Ep. 116
Oct 28 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Find more at spokengarden.com/podcast. Today's topic is fall mulching do's and don'ts. Fall, like most other times of year, is a great time to spread mulch around your garden and yard! Listen to learn what to do and not to do when mulching. See ya in the garden! All audio rights reserved for Spoken Garden LLC. All music rights reserved for The Lookers.


Dianthus Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 115
Oct 25 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Find more at spokengarden.com/podcast. Today's topic is Dianthus Care– A Mini Plant Profile. Dianthus is a versatile, long flowering plant in most gardens. Its care is minimal with splashes of color wherever in your garden. Listen to learn Dianthus care tips... See ya in the garden! All audio rights reserved for Spoken Garden LLC. All music rights reserved f


Chrysanthemum Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 114
Oct 22 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Chrysanthemum Care– A Mini Plant Profile. Chrysanthemums or Mums are a beautiful garden plant, especially in the fall! It is very easy to care for and can give your garden lots of fast pops of color and vibrancy. Listen to learn more. See ya in the garden!


EnviroHouse Interview with Janda Volkmer - Ep. 41
Oct 16 2019 • 36 min
On today's episode, you are going to learn about drought tolerant plants and how they can be incorporated into your landscape to be more sustainable, and much, much more! Allison and I interviewed Janda from EnviroHouse in late Summer earlier this year where we talked about drought tolerant plants along with examples of different materials, uses, approaches so your overall home footprint on your local environment is very low compared to normal homes. See ya in the garden!


Surprisingly Easy Bulb Planting Tools - DIY GM Ep. 113
Oct 11 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic surprisingly easy bulb planting tools! Fall is the best time to plant spring flowering bulbs, such as Daffodil's, Tulips, Allium, and many more, but what what tools should you use to plant these in your yard and garden? Don't worry, we have you covered! Listen to learn more about these tools! See ya in the garden!


Quick Tips For Adding Flowering Bulbs to Your Garden! DIY GM Ep. 112
Sep 30 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic are quick tips for adding flowering bulbs to your garden! Flowering bulbs, like Dafoddils, Tulips, and many others, add colors, textures, and warmth to your garden, but what are some quick tips for using flowering bulbs in your garden? Listen to learn more. Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast Connect with us on Instagram or Pinter


3 Bulb Planting and Misconceptions - DIY GM Ep. 111
Sep 28 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! On to today's topic, 3 common bulb planting misconceptions. Many people plant bulbs in their garden every year and they bring such beauty and warmth to our yards. With fall bulb planting season upon us, here are 3 popular bulb planting misconceptions to look out for. Listen to learn more. See ya in the garden!



5 Different Bulb Uses - DIY GM Ep. 110
Sep 23 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! On to today's topic, what are different uses for bulbs? Bulbs can add so much color and texture to your garden, but did you know they have other uses too? Maybe you already have heard or used them these other ways, but here are different uses for bulbs other than looking pretty in your yard. Listen to learn more. See ya in the garden!


Using Water-Efficient Landscaping to Save You Time (and Money!) - Ep. 40
Sep 22 2019 • 8 min
On today's episode, we continue to talk about drought tolerance as it relates to making your yard and landscape more water efficient. You will hear how simple our six ideas can be to implement and change in your garden, along with each's benefits. Listen to Episode 37 for what drought-tolerance is and Episode 38 for specific examples of drought-tolerant plants, and MORE! See ya in the garden!


Different Types of Iris - DIY GM Ep. 109
Sep 18 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" On to today's topic, what are the different types of Iris? Iris is made up of over 200 different species that all vary in their flower color, shape, and garden needs. But do you know the different types of bulbs you can plant in your garden? Listen to learn more.... See ya in the garden!


Where We've Been, What We've Been Up To, and Where We're Going! - Ep. 39
Sep 12 2019 • 2 min
On this episode, hear where the heck Allison and I have been for the last couple of weeks. Also, here how we are ready to take Spoken Garden and you in a new direction where we cover a whole lot more than just general garden and yard maintenance tasks with the why behind it. See ya in the garden!


Micro-Clover: What is it and why should you use it? -DIY GM Ep. 108
Aug 26 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! We have published our first three eBooks and you can find out more about them at spokengarden.com/shop/ . On to today's topic, which is Micro-Clover, what it it and why should you use it? Micro-clover is a type of white clover that is being used as a lawn alternative. Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!


Planting Iris Bulbs; Because This is the Time to Do It! - DIY GM Ep. 107
Aug 24 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! We published our first three eBooks. Find out more at spokenarden.com/shop/ . Today's topic - how to plant your Iris bulbs. If you are thinking adding Irises to your garden, then you should think how to plant them between July - September, with night-time temps at or above 40-50 degrees F. How should you plant them? Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!


Lawn Alternatives for your Drought-Tolerant Landscape - DIY GM Ep. 106
Aug 19 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" We have published our first three eBooks and you can find out more about them at spokengarden.com/shop/ . On to today's topic, which is lawn alternatives for your drought-tolerant landscape. With hotter, drier seasons becoming more normal, you need to think about alternatives to lawn. Listen to hear lawn alternatives! See you in the garden!


Drought-Tolerant Perennials And How to Select Them For Your Garden! - Ep. 38
Aug 15 2019 • 10 min
On today's episode, we are continuing to talk about tolerance plants and how you can start to create your own drought tolerant landscape. Today's we will open your mind to a new way to create your own garden by a 4-step system. By the end of this episode, you will literally be able to create your own drought tolerant area or whole garden! It's sooo exciting for me to be able to share this with you because if you follow this 4-step system, you can't go wrong! Seriously! See ya in the garden!


What are Drought-Tolerant Plants and Their Benefits - Ep. 37
Aug 13 2019 • 6 min
On today's episode, you are going to learn what drought tolerant plants are, & how to use them for their benefits in your landscape. It's August and it's dry & hot outside. What plants can tolerate drought conditions and still live or even thrive? Keep listening to find out! We are here to help you feel less overwhelmed and make your garden maintenance easy to understand. I'll talk more about and give you a longer list of drought-tolerant plants in podcast episode 38. See ya in the


Drought Tolerance Vs. Drought Resistance - DIY GM Ep. 105
Aug 12 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! We published our first three eBooks and you can find out more about them at spokengarden.com/shop/ . On to today's topic, which is drought-tolerance versus drought-resistance. We are seeing changes in our local & global climate, so learn what is the difference between Drought-Tolerant and Drought-Resistant plants, you might ask? Listen to learn more! See you in the g



Drought-Tolerance Defined! - DIY GM Ep. 104
Aug 05 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Our first eBook, Four-Season Gardening, is published and you can find out more at spokengarden.com/shop/ Today's topic is Drought-Tolerance Defined. We are seeing changes to our climate and you might be thinking of how to use more drought-tolerant plants into your garden. But first, you might ask what is drought-tolerance? Listen to learn more! See ya in the


Lavender Care: Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 103
Aug 01 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Lavender Care– A Mini Plant Profile. Lavender is a great garden plant and wonderful, aromatic herb! It comes in three distinct types; English, French, & Spanish. It is very easy to care for, can give your garden a simpler, & still be sophisticated. Listen to learn how best to care for your Lavender plants. See ya in the garden!


Shasta Daisy Care: Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 102
Jul 29 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Shasta Daisy Care– A Mini Plant Profile. The Shasta Daisy is a great summer blooming plant. With super-easy maintenance, bright-white petals & yellow-centered flowers, and their deep-green leaves, this plant can cheer up any person & transform a garden from ok to spectacular! Listen to learn how to properly care for your Shasta Daisy's. See ya


SIPI See It, Pull It as A New Weeding Strategy! - DIY GM Ep. 101
Jul 22 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Our first eBook, Four-Season Gardening @ spokengarden.com/four-season-gardening Today's topic is SIPI – the See It, Pull It weeding strategy we specially made just for you! Side note; we came up with this acronym when we were writing our eBook this early spring, Four-Season Gardening. SIPI stands for "See It, Pull It". Listen to learn more and see you in the garden!


Summer Vacations & Garden Planning - DIY GM Ep. 100
Jul 20 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" @ spokengarden.com/podcast. First eBook, Four-Season Gardening @ spokengarden.com/four-season-gardening Today Summer Vaca's & Garden Planning You are taking summer vacations & getaways but you should be thinking of your garden to not let it go by not weeding, watering, and other tasks. Put a plan of action in motion over summer. Listen to learn more and see ya in the ga


Longest Blooming Perennials for Your Summer Garden - DIY GM Ep. 99
Jul 01 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Our first eBook, Four-Season Gardening, will be released on July 5th and find out more about it at spokengarden.com/four-season-gardening/ Today's topic is the longest blooming perennials for your summer garden! Which summer perennials will flower the longest? We have two plants and their flowers for the longest blooming perennials. Listen to learn more! See ya in t


Perennials For Cut Flowers - DIY GM Ep. 98
Jun 29 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Our first eBook, Four-Season Gardening, will be released on July 5th and find out more at spokengarden.com/four-season-gardening . Today's topic is Summer Flowering Perennials for Cut Flowers! We have two great summer flowering perennial plants you can grow and then harvest their flowers. Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!


Drought Tolerant Perennials That Bloom All Summer! - DIY GM Ep. 97
Jun 24 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is drought tolerant perennials that bloom all summer! Most gardeners are always looking for plants that can take less water or have a tolerance for drought. But what some plants that fit this bill? Well, we have two plants for you that are definitely drought tolerant and are vibrant, profuse summer bloomers! They are ... listen to hear more! See ya in


Summer Blooming Perennials for Shade - DIY GM Ep. 96
Jun 22 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Summer Blooming Perennials for Shade! Almost all gardens have shady locations where you want to place flowering plants, but what perennial plants do well in shady garden locations that flower during the summer months? Well, we have two perennial plants for you on this DIY Garden Minute episode! They are ... listen to learn more! See ya in the


Full Sun Perennials that Bloom All Summer In Your Garden - DIY GM Ep. 95
Jun 17 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Full Sun Perennial Plants that will Bloom All Summer In Your Garden! Your garden is made up of many different kinds of plants, but what full sun perennial plants could you plant in your garden that would bloom all summer long? Well, we have two long lasting blooming plants for you on this DIY Garden Minute episode! Listen to learn more! See ya in t



Calla Lily Companion Plants - DIY GM Ep. 91
Jun 15 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Calla Lily Companion Plants. Calla Lily's bring a tropical feel and grace to any garden. BUT what companion plants go well with Calla Lily's? Here is a list of Calla Lily companion plants for your garden.... Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!


Quick Father's Day Garden Gifts - DIY GM Ep. 94
Jun 12 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute! Today's topic is Quick Father's Day Garden Gifts! Father's Day is almost here and celebrating the men in our lives, and of course our father's, is super important, but have you thought about what to buy your dad for Father's Day yet? Here are 5 Quick Father's Day Garden Gifts. Listen to find out more! See ya in the garden!


Crocosmia Companion Plants - DIY GM Ep. 93
Jun 10 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Crocosmia Companion Plants. Crocosmia has unique leaves and flowers that mix well with other similar colored flowering plants. BUT what companion plants go really well with Crocosmia? Listen to learn more about which plants go well with Crocosmia and some books that can give you great ideas! See ya in the garden!


Crocosmia Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 92
Jun 08 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Crocosmia Care – A Mini Plant Profile. Crocosmia or formerly known as "Tritonia" is a great summer blooming plant. Its wide-grass-bladed leaves sticking almost straight up along with its bright and brash flowers could just what your garden needs to really POP! Listen to learn more about Crocosmia care! See ya in the garden!


Father's Day Gardening Gifts - Ep. 36
Jun 04 2019 • 6 min
Father's Day is almost here and celebrating the men in our lives, and of course our father's, for their love, support, hard work, and dedication is super important, but have you thought about what to buy your dad for Father's Day yet? Are there too many options or maybe not enough time to get it done? Don't worry, we have you covered! On today's episode you are going to get some great and easy garden gift ideas for your dad on this Father's Day! Happy Father's Day! and.... See ya in th


Calla Lily Care: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY GM Ep. 90
May 31 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Calla Lily – A Mini Plant Profile. The Calla Lily or more commonly called "Calla" is a great blooming plant to have in your garden and isn't actually a true Lily. This plant adds a tropical layer and colorful variety with striking gorgeous flowers with lush lance-leaved foliage. Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!


Annual Phlox: Butterfly Favorite Flowers - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 89
May 29 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is Butterflies and on of their favorite flowers, Annual Phlox! It's spring and that means summer is not far behind for your garden to showcase gorgeous flowers to attract local pollinators and especially Butterflies . To attract Butterflies to your garden this year, make sure to have Annual Phlox plants in your yard. Listen to learn more! See ya


Black-eyed Susan: Butterfly Favorite Flowers - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 88
May 27 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is Butterflies and one of their favorite flowers, the Black-eyed Susan! It's spring and that means summer is not far behind with local pollinators and especially Butterflies that could show up in your garden. If you want to attract Butterflies, make sure to have Black-eyed Susan plants in your yard. Listen to learn more! See you in the garden!


Purple Coneflower: Butterfly Favorite Flowers - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 87
May 25 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is Butterflies and one of their favorite flowers, the Purple Coneflower! It's spring and that means summer is coming for pollinators including Butterflies to show up in your garden. To attract Butterflies, make sure to have Purple Coneflower plants. Listen to learn more about what the Purple Coneflower needs to thrive in your garden. See ya in the gard


Fuchsia Companion Plants - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 86
May 22 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Fuchsia Companion Plants. Fuchsia's are wonderful to have hanging or planted in your garden and add depth, along with showing off vibrant colors. BUT what companion plants go well with Fuchsia's? Here is a list of plants for you: - As a hanging basket, or - Planted in the ground Listen to learn more! See ya in the garden!



Fuchsia Hanging Basket: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 85
May 20 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is the Fuchsia Hanging Basket – A Mini Plant Profile. Fuchsia's are a great spring and summer hanging basket bloomer that comes in many different colors and color combinations. This plant spices up otherwise drab areas of your garden with color and depth of its flowers and draping stems. Listen to learn more about the Fuchsia plant! See


Blazing Star Liatris: Butterflies and Their Favorite Flowers - DIY GM Ep. 84
May 15 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is Butterflies and one of their favorite flowers, the Blazing Star Liatris! It's spring and that means summer is not far behind for your garden can showcase gorgeous flowers to attract local pollinators, like Butterflies to your garden. Make sure to have Blazing Star in your yard to attract more butterflies this summer! See you in the garden!


DIY GM Ep83 Butterfly Milkweed - Butterfly Favorite Flowers
May 13 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is Butterflies and one of their favorite flowers, the Butterfly Milkweed! It's spring and that means summer is not far behind for your garden to showcase gorgeous summer flowers to bring local pollinators and especially Butterflies to your garden. Make sure to have Butterfly Milkweed plants in your yard See ya in the garden!


Butterfly Favorite Flowers - Ep. 35
May 12 2019 • 6 min
Do you like Butterflies? Ever considered what flowers butterflies like? Where would you even put their favorite flowers in your yard? On today's episode, I am going to list 5 favorite flowers that attract and keep butterflies coming back to your garden. By the end of this episode, you will know these five flowers and where to put them in your yard so they thrive and attract butterflies and other pollinators. See ya in the garden!


Mothers Day Garden Gift Ideas - Ep. 34
May 05 2019 • 8 min
Mother's Day is almost here and celebrating the many women in our lives, and of course our mom's love, patience, hard work, and support is super important, but have you thought about what to buy your mom for mother's day yet? Don't worry, we have you covered! On today's episode you will to get some great and easy garden gift ideas for your mom on Mother's Day! A list of all these Mother's Day gift ideas will be posted on this episodes webpage, and you can go to spokengarden.com/shop-garden-produ


What Plants Are Deer Resistant? - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 82
May 02 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is what plants are deer resistant? All gardens have pests and get damaged, and if you have any deer living around or that migrate through your area, you know that they like to graze on different plants in your garden, but there are many plants out there that they don't like to eat and here is a quick list of them. Listen to learn more! See ya in the Gar


Should I Remove Old Mulch Before Adding New? - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 81
Apr 24 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic: should I remove old mulch before adding new? Usually NO. If naturally sourced mulch, then leave where it is. If using unnatural materials, then DO remove before adding new. Listen to learn more! Check out easy-to-read mulching books from Amazon @ spokengarden.com/mulching. Instagram @SpokenGarden [email protected] See ya in the garden!


7-Early Spring Flowering Shrubs and Trees - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 80
Apr 20 2019 • 1 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is 7 Early Spring Flowering Shrubs & Trees. Spring plants seem to explode with color & texture to give us that sense of rebirth every year, but some plants flower much earlier than others. Which plants are these? Listen to learn which 7 shrubs & trees flower early in the Spring! Find other one-minute topics at spokengarden.com/podcast See ya i


Muscari-Grape Hyacinth: A Mini Plant Profile - DIY Garden Minute Ep. 78
Apr 15 2019 • 2 min
This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden! "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!" Today's topic is GrapeHyacinth/Muscari – A Mini Plant Profile. Muscari or Grape Hyacinth is a great spring bloomer from perennial bulbs that come in different colors and sizes. Made up of different species, they pack a Spring punch! They add definition and different textures to a garden and their flowers draw the eye. Listen to learn more! See ya in the G


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