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New Southern Garden
51 minutes | Aug 6, 2022
Ep. 176- Great Ornamental Grasses for the Landscape
This week, Nathan talks about a few under appreciated landscape plants: ornamental grasses! He talks about the seasonal change grasses provide, how to design with them, and how to maintain them. He gives details about several native selections and their cultivars and also a few from foreign places but ones that make a great impact!
51 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Ep. 175- July Q&A Week- Screens, Cottage Garden Plants, Topdressing Lawns, and Tropical Plantings
This week, Nathan opens up the mailbag and answers your questions! Sharon from Cleveland, Ga. asks about some small canopy trees that can add some height to their privacy fence. Rachel in north Atlanta wants to know some specific plants to use in a cottage garden. Bobby from East Tennessee wants to know if it's okay to top dress a lawn now with compost. Lastly, Michelle from Flowery Branch, Ga. wants to create a tropical-like garden around her pool. Leave your garden question for Nathan to answer here or on Facebook and Instagram!
51 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Ep. 174- Creating a Cottage Garden
In this episode, Nathan gives you a brief history of cottage gardens, the people who influenced them, and essential elements of a cottage garden to build your own!
51 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Ep. 173- New Summer Blooming Shrubs (Part 2)
In this episode of New Southern Garden, Nathan continues his discussion of NEW summer blooming shrubs! He talks about butterfly bushes, Rose of Sharons, Roses, and a brand new Smoke Bush!
51 minutes | Jul 9, 2022
Ep. 172- New Summer Blooming Shrubs (Part 1)
In this week's episode, Nathan discusses plants that you might not see too often because they bloom in the summer when many people don't shop for plants. This first part of a two part series touches on new summer blooming hydrangeas.
51 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Ep. 171- Growing Your Garden Through Propagation
This Independence Day weekend, Nathan helps you gain your freedom from spending money at the plant nursery! You can propagate your own plants with these simple garden activities. Nathan discusses the two main types of plant propagation: sexual and asexual propagation. Then, he discusses the basics of propagating plants by division and stem cuttings. Now you can get more plants for less money!
51 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
Ep. 170- Night Blooming Cereus, Naturalistic Planting, and Japanese Beetles
This week on New Southern Garden, Nathan opens up the mailbag and answers your questions! Night blooming cereus is first up on the ticket, but it's really a question about potting up houseplants. Then, Nathan answers a question regarding planting a naturalistic landscape. And lastly, he gives you some ideas about battling our dreaded summertime enemy, the Japanese Beetle.
51 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
Ep. 169- Tomatoes Revisited and Other Veggie Favorites
This week, Nathan continues his discussion on issues in the vegetable garden and how to prevent and deal with them. He revisits tomatoes and adds a few other favorites to the list! Let's get to growing great vegetables this year!
51 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
Ep. 168- Preventing Tomato and Squash Problems
Things are growing in the vegetable garden! As our veggie plants mature and begin to produce delicious fruits, pests like insect and disease begin to invade! This week, Nathan talks about some common issues you might experience or help prevent when it comes to growing tomatoes and squash. Join us next week to discover how to deal with issues on other types of our veggie favorites.
51 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Ep. 167- What's Blooming, Gardenia Gab, and Hydrangea Talk
This week, Nathan starts off discussing what's blooming in his landscape. Then, he discusses some classic southern garden plants: gardenias and hydrangeas. Nathan talks about the different blossom styles you can find with gardenias and three great gardenia varieties with their own unique characteristics. Lastly, Nathan talks about four popular hydrangeas, describes the differences between them, and talks about their various bloom and prune times!
51 minutes | May 29, 2022
Ep. 166- May Q&A Week- Groundcover Maintenance, Soil Mushrooms, Rose Worms, and Transplanting a Rose
This week, Nathan answers your questions! One valued listener has sent us a video question about maintaining ground covers and keeping them out of unwanted areas. Then, Nathan takes a look at a photo of some mushrooms growing in garden mulch and talks about the difference between good fungus and bad fungus. Another picture that was sent to us showed some worm damage on roses so Nathan gives some options of clearing up that problem. Lastly, he answers a question about transplanting a rose from one house to another. If you have a question that is burning through your begonias, send it to us via our contact us page or our Facebook and Instagram!
51 minutes | May 21, 2022
Ep. 165- Controlling Bugs Bunny in the Garden
This week, Nathan talks about a major plant pest-- the rabbit. Like deer, if rabbits are hungry enough, they will eat just about anything. Nathan talks a bit about important rabbit characteristics that need to be known when trying to fight them off in the landscape. Then, he takes a journey through five different methods of controlling them in the landscape. He also describes how to tell the difference between plants damaged by deer and plants damaged by rabbits. Know your enemy so you can fight the battle well!
51 minutes | May 14, 2022
Ep. 164- Garden Updates, Rehabilitating Gardenia, Peony Duties, and Plant Names
This week, Nathan discusses a variety of gardening topics. He begins by sharing what all is going on in his veggie garden and some ideas you can employ in your own! Then he goes in a deeper discussion of rejuvenating gardenias that might have been affected by a late winter freeze we experienced this March. He talks about what you need to do with your peonies as they begin to fade, including some deadheading and fertilizer applications. Lastly, he touches on the importance of plant names and how not to be a plant name snob.
51 minutes | May 7, 2022
Ep. 163- What's Blooming, Translocation, and Rejuvenation Pruning
This week, Nathan talks about some great plants are blooming in his landscape this week! You might be seeing some plants, particularly gardenias, revealing some yellow foliage. Most folks think that yellowing leaves means the plant is dying, but Nathan says it's quite the opposite. Certain yellow leaves means that the plant is actually growing! Lastly, if you have some overgrown shrubs or trees, Nathan explains how you can rejuvenate them and "start them over."
51 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Ep. 162- April Q&A Week: Tulips, Bermuda Grass, and Groundcovers
This week, Nathan opens up the mailbag to help you in your landscape! Thanks to all who have sent in questions to make this show even more unique! Claudia asks this week about growing tulips and Bermuda grass. Then, Vickie wonders what groundcovers, other than creeping Jenny, would work well growing with other perennials. Be sure to send us your question via our contact us page, Facebook, or Instagram!
51 minutes | Apr 23, 2022
Ep. 161- Choking Out Pests...Early!
Let Nathan help you get ahead of the pests this spring! Usually pests in the garden become a major problem because we fail to take necessary measures in preventing them. This week, Nathan gives you a surefire method to reducing pest issues before they become an issue!
51 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
Ep. 160- Foodscaping: Vegetables at the Front Door
What in the world is "foodscaping?" This week, Nathan gives you his take on landscaping with fruits and veggies. It's easy to grow a landscape that is both beautiful and nutritious by incorporating apples right beside the azaleas! Nathan gives you tips and ideas on utilizing fruits, vegetables, and containers right in your ornamental spaces!
51 minutes | Apr 9, 2022
Ep. 159- 19 Colorful Peonies for the South
This week, Nathan jumps into one of the perennial garden's most earliest blooming plant: the peony. Nathan gives you a run down of his top tips for peony success in the south then describes nineteen selections, color-by-color, that should be long-lasting peonies in your southern garden! That list includes: Pinks: 'Albert Niva', 'Bowl of Beauty', 'Edulis Superba', 'Gay Paree', 'Paula Faye', 'Raspberry Sundae', and 'Sarah Bernhardt' Reds: 'Karl Rosenfield', 'Many Happy Returns', and 'Red Charm' Whites: 'Festiva Maxima,' 'Duchess de Nemours,' 'Cora Louise', and 'Gardenia' Corals: 'Pink Hawaiian Coral', 'Coral Charm,' and 'Coral Sunset' Yellows: 'Bartzella' and 'Lemon Chiffon'
51 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
Ep. 158- New Proven Winners Perennials for 2022
Everybody likes new things! New cars, new houses, the list goes on and on. But we gardeners love new plants! This week, Nathan talks about new perennial plants from Proven Winners. His list includes, 'Firefly Amethyst' Achillea, 'Firefly Sunshine' Achillea, Decadence Baptisias ('Cherries Jubilee,' 'Lemon Meringue,' and 'Sparkling Sapphires'), Summerific Hibiscus ('Berry Awesome' and 'Holy Grail'), Shadowland 'Empress Wu' Hosta, 'Cat's Pajamas' Catmint, and 'Midnight Masquerade' Beardtongue. Look for these and more at your local garden center this spring!
51 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
Ep. 157- 4 Critical Characteristics When Buying Plants
This week, Nathan answers Frank's question about what characteristics to look for while shopping for plants to make an outstanding display in the garden. Nathan starts by listing out what to look for in a healthy plant, but then switches directions and talks about four critical plant characteristics to look for when combing them. These characteristics include color, texture, form, and bloom time. Making right garden decisions begins at your local plant nursery!
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