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The Informed Gardener
15 minutes | Aug 2, 2012
What's Bugging You?
Professor Linda reports from Science Daily on a host of insects - good and bad, the toxic and the tolerable. How you can best use ladybugs in your garden - and much more
16 minutes | Jul 24, 2012
Say It With Flowers
Linda dispels gardening myths, corrects a so-called, 'expert' gardener's tips and shares summer suggestions for everyone.
18 minutes | May 22, 2012
Sub Arctic Gardening
Linda heads to Anchorage Alaska to speak with Master Gardeners on what they grow, HOW they grow it and how we can benefit down in the lower 48. For more tips and tricks in your garden, head to www.theinformedgardener.com
18 minutes | May 16, 2012
Better Gardening Through Chemistry
Organic Matter or over the counter pesticides? Linda exposes the benefits of them both for plants and people. Be sure to read the full podcast on www.informedgardener.com
16 minutes | May 8, 2012
Getting Your Money's Worth
Linda talks about landscape architecture; are future students getting enough plant knowledge and plant shopping dos and dont's.
17 minutes | May 1, 2012
Linda teaches us about Springs rising soil temperatures, educates us on the use of Corn Gluten-meal and shares some gardening tips.
22 minutes | Dec 27, 2011
Linda speaks with Dr. Craig Cogger rabout why we shoud all resolve to have our own compost piles. Linda will help us use our new piles wisely. More news from the Mercury weird science blog...
23 minutes | Dec 20, 2011
Gardeners are spending more time indoors than out this time of year, so this week's podcast features Linda interviewing Dr. Rita Hummel. Dr. Hummel teaches a course on interior plantscaping and is also an expert on plant cold hardiness. Here she combines both areas to explain chilling injury on tropical houseplants.
24 minutes | Dec 13, 2011
Winter Weather Worries
I've got an interview with Dr. Gary Chastagner, WSU's Christmas tree expert. He'll tell you about his latest reseach and share some tips for keeping your tree happy and your carpet needle-free.
25 minutes | Dec 6, 2011
The interview of the week is at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle, with Director Dr. Sarah Reichard. We visited the Winter Garden, where she wearing her taxonomy hat picked out her favorite plants. They include paperbark maple aka Acer griseum.
25 minutes | Nov 22, 2011
While our US readers enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays, you can all enjoy this week's podcast, entitled "Leftovers." We discuss good leftovers, transforming orange peels into useful chemicals, and bad leftovers aka - fertilizer runoff, and then take a trip to an innovative company, Recovery 1 that recycles building demolition materials.
28 minutes | Nov 15, 2011
For this podcast we have brought back Riz Reyes, who's wearing his horticultural consultant hat in advising my podcasting engineer Shelli at Sky Nursery. Riz has some great ideas for container gardens that look great during the winter and keep performing the rest of the year, too. If you haven't seen it before, be sure to check out Riz's web page, rizreyes.com There's a link to some great container gardens that he's put together. Please let us know if you've got comments or suggestions for future topics or interviews.
14 minutes | Nov 11, 2011
This podcast is built around the theme of "Scary Garden." Linda takes on lasagna mulching and brings you some garden tips for the fall/winter season.
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