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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 of tea and transplant yourself into my world. Thanks for listening to Cottage In The Court!
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Episode 37 - Garden Thoughtfully with Heather Andrews, GardenComm, International, and Giving Thanks...

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Episode 13 - Deer: Repel or Resist with Ruth Rogers Clausen and Greg Tepper (Remix)
The initial episode did not load correctly. Here is the remix. 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 Clause and Gregory D. Tepper. I cannot stress the importance of this book especially when the at of gardening is at an all-time high! YES, you can garden with a passion and create an environment where deer think twice about hanging out in your yard. A lively, opinionated duo that has no problem sharing how they feel. You can order the book here  The poem - Deer This Year by Ruth Moose, can be found here I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
58:30
February 25, 2021
Episode 12 - AAS...What are these plants and more with Mrs. Know It All
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 stamp of trial and approval. Do your research and click here for National Garden Bureau Need to know about the All America Select seeds and plants? Click here to find out more Mrs. Know It All - You can listen to Mrs.Know It All on The Organic Gardener on Radio.com from 7 -8 on Sunday mornings. Click here or here for more details. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
19:16
February 21, 2021
Episode 11 - Goetz on Growing Herbs
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 Gardening, Design and Grow Beautiful, Bountiful Herb-Filled Pots is her latest offering. This book offers up fun ways to make herbs in containers fun! The ideas and possibilities she shares, allows the reader to consider herbs in containers a part of everyday life. I wrote about this book on my blog. Click here to read all about it. Cool Springs Press has produced another winning book for my garden library! Click here to check out all things Sue Goetz. Also, check out her blog https://www.herbloversgarden.com  Abernethy&Spencer re-opens in early March. I was introduced to them last year with Peggy Riccio on a Saturday escape into the Loudon County countryside. The warmth of the owner, genuine conversations with the staff, all truly made me feel at home. I can't wait to see what they will have new and exciting this year. Perhaps I need another Brugmansia or a fresh collection of scented geraniums. I am sure they will have what I need at that particular time, on that particular day. Stay in the know by clicking Abernethy&Spencer Alice Walker's words, " Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
30:55
February 19, 2021
Episode 10 - Spoken Garden - Gardening In Unison & A Book
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. Of course, they also have a website, are on YOUTUBE, Instagram, and Twitter ....all under the name Spoken Garden Words of Sheryl Crow - "No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere" How true those words are... I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts, or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
28:03
February 10, 2021
Episode 9 - Anne Spencer, Edankrall, and A Virginia Garden Club
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 review of She Sheds, A Room Of Your Own by Erika Kotite Earth Song by Langston Hughes, Black Nature - Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, Edited by Camille Dungy I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Pintrerest/Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts, or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm, #wegrowmorethancollards
46:26
February 7, 2021
Episode 8 - Seed and Plant Types with Mrs. Know It All
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 interesting people we just might want to know. Monday, February 8, 2021, she will be chatting with Amanda Shepard on Seed Starting - Part 2. Trust me this is the best lunch break in town! Meet you there at noon! Unique Valentines ideas : Gift the one you love with a cute humidifier for those indoor plants  Marimo Moss Balls Kit from The Sill. This will definitely be a gift to remember! Mrs. Know It All - You can listen to Mrs.Know It All on The Organic Gardener on Radio.com from 7 -8 on Sunday mornings. Click here or here for more details. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts, or Pandora Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
27:31
February 4, 2021
Episode 7 - Gardening As A Family - Meet The Biggs
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 them last August on a hot summer day, in the middle of a pandemic. I purposely saved this chat for the middle of winter when we would be dreaming of our summer gardens and seeds. Click to follow Steven or Emma  To find out more about GardenComm, click here I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
38:52
February 1, 2021
Episode 6 - Chaenomeles, Clematis and Spring Suggestions
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 the garden by clicking here You can listen to Mrs.Know It All on The Organic Gardener on Radio.com from 7 -8 on Sunday mornings. Click here or here for more details. Bloomin PGC Growers Workshop is Saturday, January 30, 2020, from 9 - 11. Register to attend by clicking on the link Need to know more about Pitt Moss, click here Learn more about Bluestone Perennials by clicking here What is the Garden Bloggers Fling? Click here to find out more. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
26:20
January 29, 2021
Episode 5 - Wambui Ippolito - Roots, Reflections, and Representation
Wambui Ippolito, Horticulturist, Designer, Lecturer, Mom, Wife, and the first African woman to have the honor of exhibiting at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show.  A fierce, reflective, honest, opinionated woman of this earth. I hope you enjoy our chat. I cannot wait for this year's Philadelphia Flower Show!! There is an unbreakable bond when African American women gather and support each other. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
57:42
January 26, 2021
Episode 04 - WYNTK -Hillwood & Mrs. Know It All
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 exciting such as the lineup for Virtual Events at Hillwood Museum and Gardens. It is a beautiful Estate and Garden. There are days I imagine I am at Hillwood in the Friendship Garden having a conversation with Marjorie Merriweather Post. I dream a lot...especially when it involves a magnificent garden. Check out the Virtual lineup here.  Mrs. Know It All joins me as we chat about seeds and a few other items of interest as we patiently await Spring. You can find her on The Organic Gardener on Radio.com from 7 -8 on Sunday mornings. Click here or here for more details. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
39:04
January 21, 2021
Episode 03 - Kathy Jentz - Gardeners, MANTS, GardenComm and More
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, but it was a way of connecting like we normally do in January each year to find out what is new and happening in the wonderful world of horticulture. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out the Gardens 'n Plants Podcast - we will resume in January 2021! If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
46:36
January 18, 2021
Episode 02 - England On My Mind and ThePlantaholic
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. You can read about my excursion here. I recorded this interview in December, so I am a little late in sharing it! ThePlantaholic on YOUTUBE has captured my attention. Wayne shares his pursuit of gardening, pushes zones, and has memories of his garden experiences in the US. I hope that you enjoy this conversation with him and follow him on YOUTUBE. He has a propagation system that is awesome! I can't wait to see what he will be propagating in January! His tour of the garden also provides inspiration for what he is growing to feed his passion for gardening! A great book for quotes on gardening has provided much joy to me this season. the Gardener says - Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom, compiled and edited by Nina Pick I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out the Gardens 'n Plants Podcast - we will resume in January 2021! If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
34:07
January 14, 2021
Episode 01- Thank You and Mrs. know It All
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 my blog with all links as well!! Thank YOU for taking the time to listen and be a part of my journey. I ask that you continue to follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out the Gardens 'n Plants Podcast - we will resume in January 2021! If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
42:33
January 11, 2021
Episode 42 - Garden Humor & Carol Michel
Enjoy my recent blog post where I share a gift from my favorite gardeners who dwell in another realm.  https://www.cottageinthecourt.com  Carol J. Michel is a fellow GardenComm, International member, friend, and one of the few garden humor writers I know. She wrote a book this year that was the perfect escape from reality - as well as an excellent way of learning lessons from the garden as we laugh. You can support her writings by purchasing her books. Here is the link  A wonderful poem to embrace gardening as a passion, A Garden Can Be by Catherine Pulsifer I ask that you continue to follow me:  Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out the Gardens 'n Plants Podcast - we will resume in January 2021! If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden like you mean it! Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
26:43
December 29, 2020
Episode 41 - Christmas Tree's with Mrs. Know It All
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 Radio.com, KDKA1020.am or you can find her on Facebook, here Winter Seed Sowing Class, Linda Jones, Elements of Nature, Saturday, December 19th, 2020, Affordable fee on Eventbrite and the perfect way to support locals who embrace horticulture. Bloomin' PGC Growers Workshop Forest Bathing at the National Arboretum - Saturday, December 19th, 10 to noon, fee and it requires registration with the Friends of the National Arboretum, in person at the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/ Lisa Zeigler, The Gardener's Workshop, offers sage advice on why we need to order NOW for our 2021 gardens. Reminder to plant two thirds for the birds. Edwina Von Gal simply makes sense! I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out the Gardens 'n Plants Podcast - we will resume in January 2021! If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
20:33
December 17, 2020
Episode 40 - Cultivate Your Lyfe and Holidays
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 with grief and the holidays. I thought it would be nice to share how an average daughter, wife, and mother, became a gardener as she dealt with grief. You can visit and support her via her linktr.ee/wineingmomma.  A poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Holidays from www.familyfriendpoems I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
33:21
December 13, 2020
Episode 39 - Eden, Annapolis, and Giving
Check out Carolyn Mullet's book - Adventures In Eden: An Intimate Tour of The Private Gardens In England Camellias at Historic Londontown are waiting to show off their late fall blooms...and oh that view of the water! Lights On The Bay is a terrific way to take the children for a ride, show them the beautiful holiday lights, walk around downtown Annapolis and tire them out. The Menorah Car Parade and  Public Lighting sponsored by Chabad of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Cars that want to be in the car parade must line up at 5:00, 5:30 the parade starts and 5:45 is the public lighting. Virtual Kwanzaa Celebration, sponsored by the Banneker Douglass Museum, Friday 12 - 2:00 pm Must register in advance Want to connect with other people who are embracing a sustainable slower mode of living? Check out, Lady Farmer. They are introducing the Almanac. A terrific way to connect with people who are of the same mindset. The Almanac is a way to connect outside of the normal social media connections and really get to know one another. If you want to see what the Almanac is all about, check it out here I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
10:16
December 10, 2020
Episode 38 - Katie Dubow on Garden Trends
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 curated box ideas, and the gift of knowledge.https://cottageinthecourt.com/holidayhorticulture/useful-gifts-for-the-gardener/ Katie Dubow, Owner of Garden Media Group is my guest today. Katie shares not only her top-five picks of garden trends, but what's next for GROW with Katie,  the weekly Homestead Gardens Show, and QVC plants we need to know about. To see the Garden Trend Report, click here I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
20:45
December 5, 2020
Episode 37 - Garden Thoughtfully with Heather Andrews, GardenComm, International, and Giving Thanks...
Looking for local information about pollinators? check out my blogpost about Cavano's Perennials. They are known in the Mid Atlantic for quality plant material. Located in Kingsville, Maryland, the beautiful drive makes it worthwhile for contactless shopping after ordering online.  GardenComm, International (formerly known as GardenComm) has been a part of my life since 2015. As a budding Garden Writer, and communicator, the relationships I have been wonderful. Meeting people in this industry that I love has been quite an asset in my personal development to share the love of gardening.  The conferences I have attended, the regional meetings, and community connectivity to other people in horticulture have allowed me to tap into a wealth of resources. If you are interested in growing your voice as a garden communicator or know of someone else who might want to expand their circle of like-minded garden communicators,  check out GardenComm. One of our newest members is my guest today. Heather Andrews, Garden Thoughtfully, is all about Pollinator gardens. She has the perfect gift for the new or seasoned gardener in your life. Enjoy my chat with Heather, one of GardenComm's newest members. A Thanksgiving Garden is a poem that is posted in my office and is quite meaningful - especially at this time of the year. As we approach Thanksgiving, I am Thankful for the Garden Community. As I grow and share my voice, each Gardener I meet is a seed in my garden plot of life. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and to my listeners as well. Thank you for being a part of my growth. I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
32:09
November 21, 2020
Episode 36 - The Good Corona, Giving Ideas, and Extending the Blessings
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 work for the good Corona. Quality tools of all sizes for anyone who gardens. As a husband, father, and member of GardenComm, Chris shared a few thoughts on gardening, as well as tooltips for gifting. Corona...has so many options for gardeners who are new or experienced.  https://www.coronatoolsusa.com/ Other gifting ideas are: Dramm 10 Liter Watering Can, the assorted Dramm Watering Wands, or the Assorted  misting nozzles for seed sowing and seedlings or even the Colorwear Apron...all great items for the stocking or to accompany the watering can https://www.dramm.com  Elements of Nature - Winter Seed Sowing Class Online two dates: Saturday, December 19, 2020, or  Tuesday, January 19, 2021 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-sowing-following-mother-natures-way-to-jump-start-your-gardens-tickets-125695433425 Botanical Interests - perhaps some seeds, or a gift bundle, seed storage envelopes, a seed sprouter, or play it safe and order a gift certificate https://www.botanicalinterests.com Don't forget to share your Thanksgiving with the less than fortunate community. I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
23:33
November 19, 2020
Episode 35 - Gift Ideas in Print on What You Need to Know Wednesday
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 community. We sincerely appreciate you!! Adventures In Eden by Carolyn Mullet Garden Lust by Chris Woods The Plant Hunter by Georgina Reid and Daniel Shipp A Year at Brandywine Cottage by David Culp A self-published book by my GardenComm friend, Carol J. Michel, Creatures and Critters  For Composting, The Real Dirt on Composting by Cheryl Wilfong This ought to get you started on gifts for the gardeners you love! I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
09:35
November 12, 2020
Episode 34 - Cottage to Cottage with David Culp and November
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 Garden was his first book and now, a Year at Brandywine Cottage. I reviewed this book on my blog. You can read it by clicking here My co-host Peggy Riccio and I went to visit David in his garden in August. The beauty was absolutely amazing and better than the photo's in the book. It was a terrific day in the midst of a pandemic. I recently spoke to David as we begin to embrace November. With two seasons to go, A Year at Brandywine Cottage really is an unexpected gift to gardeners anywhere. David is delightful and I hope you enjoy our chat.  As we transition from season to season, leaves remind us that we are leaving one season and anticipating the next one. A poem about leaves from Elsie N. Brady called Leaves seemed only appropriate. I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
36:57
November 7, 2020
Episode 33 - What You Need To Know Wednesday...Foraging, Bloom, and Gilda Radner
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 to know about. To find out more about BLOOM, click here It is October in 2020. In the midst of a pandemic, as we are minimizing our movements with masks on, let's also remember that Cancer is still in our midst. October usually brings fundraising events to help with Breast Cancer research. Well just because we cannot gather does not mean we cannot still donate. Here are a few cancer-related links that are worthy of donating to (in my opinion): National Breast Cancer Foundation, Laps4Lexi, American Cancer Society I miss the laughter and authenticity of Gilda Radner. She was the delight of my Saturday evening n Saturday Night Live. Even in her absence, she left us with words to LIVE by. May she rest in peace... I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
24:24
October 28, 2020
Episode 32 - Autumnal Bliss, Conversations with Rob Cardillo, and Robert Frost
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 day. Like colorful chimes releasing kisses to make the walk quite the pleasure. I have to catch myself as I lift my head to receive each and every one. To read my reflections on the kaleidoscope of color, click here. Rob Cardillo - Photographer Extraordinaire. If a book on gardening has photography that elevates your emotions, it is most likely captured from the lens of Rob Cardillo. While the horticultural community is quite familiar with Rob, allow me to share his words. It was an honor to speak with him and I cannot wait to meet him.  To find out more about Rob, click here A poem - Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost...truly captures my heat at this time of the year. I ask that you follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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October 25, 2020
Episode 31 - What YOU Need to Know Wednesday...bulbs and Secrets of a Spring Meadow with Mike Lizotte
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 meadow in 2021. Let's not just think about bulbs...but considering a future meadow as well! Check out American Meadows by clicking here I ask that you continue to follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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October 21, 2020
Episode 30 - Elements of Nature, Linda Jones, Prince Georges County Soil Conservation District, and Supporting Local
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, Linda has been in touch with earth for over 30 years. Her horticultural journey includes consultations, public speaking, design, and more. Maryland is proud to have Linda jones as an integral part of our horticultural community. Her skincare products are awesome as well. Her website is here The link to the ever-awesome and informative prince Georges County Soil Conservation District is here  The Eventbrite link is here Let's do what we can to support our local Urban Farmers and Makers! I ask that you continue to follow me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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October 15, 2020
Episode 29 (Premier) What We Need To Know Wednesday 10/14/2020
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 idea. From time to time, I will begin to share things of interest in the middle of the week for those who enjoy gardening. After all, why wait until the weekend? It could be a pop-up event, something new in horticulture that might be of interest, or a last-minute idea....you will be able to listen to it here. If I know about it I will share it!  April Thompson of Bloom Soil has something to share about a few programs that some just might want to know about. Please welcome April to "What We Need to Know Wednesday!" https://www.bloomsoil.com Coming later this week, Linda Jones Elements of Nature. Linda has awesome products from and for the garden. This week is her last "in real life" sale of the season where she will offer plants and plant-related items. After this weekend, she can be found online - details later. I recently spoke with a fabulous photographer. I know you have seen his work however here is an opportunity to hear him speak about how he became enamored with gardening and garden photography! Stay tuned!! In the meantime...Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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October 14, 2020
Episode 28 - Joy, The One Symposium and Planting Positivity
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 wrote about it on my blog. Click here to find out more. I also gather terrific friends. Louise Clark is one of those friends. She is a GardenComm member as well and we have served in the capacity of Region II Directors together. Louise recently started a new business called Verdant Earth Educators. It is a much-needed entity in the world of Horticulture today. I recently chatted with Louise about what she does, her love of horticulture as well as The One Symposium. If you are interested, here is the link to enroll and learn from some of the leaders in horticulture today. The power of the words we share. If kind, they bring joy. If unkind they can certainly become the weeds we do not need. R.H. Swaney offers us some sage advice in the poem Seeds and Gardens... Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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October 11, 2020
Episode 27 - HAPPY INTERNATIONAL PODCAST DAY
Simply sharing who I am, celebrating my boldness in stepping out and getting to know people in horticulture. Using Audrey Hepburn's words "...to believe in tomorrow".  The poem - My Garden Is My Sanctuary by Marie Church https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my-garden-is-my-sanctuary-poem Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 30, 2020
Episode 26 - Lady Farmer...Slow Living Locally
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.  Existing in a slow, measured way can be fulfilling and educational. How many times since we have been unintentionally pausing have you figured out that patience is quite the virtue? I continue to follow them online and their staying power speaks volumes. THIS was the year I wanted to attend the Slow Living Conference. Now that we are in this period of unintentional pausing, the opportunity to really pay attention to what their mission is, what they say, and more is certainly more clear right now. From their book, online yoga, and more, their connections to just a slower, more mindful way of living are authentic.  To find out more click Lady Farmer. Hope to see you at the Retreat! A brief poem from a book I received at the Slow Flower Summit when it was held in Washington, DC. The author is Anonymous.. "The fall of the leaf is a whisper to the living"... Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 29, 2020
Episode 25 - The Garden Conservancy...James Brayton Hall, Reimagining The Why of Gardening, and Tapestry
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 nation and celebrating the importance of gardens to our everyday lives. Some might think this is an organization for your grandmother - not exactly!! The awesome programming that has been shared before and during this pandemic has been amazing. TRUST ME - IT IS NOT OVER!!  Click here to learn more about The Garden Conservancy. The Poem "Tapestry" by Lesley Elaine Greenwood, was perfect as we embrace the tapestry which includes the diversity found in gardens everywhere. Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe to Apple Podcasts. In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 28, 2020
Episode 24 - Floral Diplomacy, Bouquets, Wreaths, and Laura Dowling
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 loves Paris. She even attended the floral Design School there and consistently shares her craft on social media. If you are not following - you just might be inspired to create authentically.  You can read about the books she has authored, by clicking here. Allow me to introduce you to Laura Dowling.  As she inspires us to create with all of the gifts of nature, I found a poem by Alora M. Knight, called Nature's Way on familyfriendpoems.com  Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast If you would like to stay in the know, please subscribe in Apple Podcasts.  In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 23, 2020
Episode 23 - Resetting on the Maryland Legacy Wine Trail, Kim Rush Lynch and The Face of Fall
Maryland offers so many different agricultural opportunities. I recently explored two Maryland Wineries. Since the opportunity to #resetrenewrestore in Europe was not possible,  experiencing Maryland as a local has been my mission. As 2020 makes us settle into our perspective places and not travel abroad,  getting to know the local agriculture community has been quite an adventure. A few weekends ago,  I spent a little time at Robin Hill Farm and Vineyards. Susan and Bob were the best hosts for a Friday night small group gathering for wine tasting. I wrote a review on the blog. You can read it here. Let me tell you, writing and a glass or two of Rooted is a terrific way to embrace the flavor, as well as the beauty of Maryland Agriculture.  I also discovered Romano Winery and Vineyards.  Jo-Anne was another welcoming presence as well. There is something about a Maryland Welcome that simply makes you want to linger. Click to find out about Robin Hill and Romano Winery,  To read my blog post, click here. Kim Rush Lynch is a force in Maryland Agriculture. She is supportive and knowledgeable about the many programs, opportunities, and more. Her excitement about what Prince Georges County offers is reflected in her enthusiasm as she shares a bit about what she does. Thinking about entering the wonderful world of Urban Farming, allow me to introduce you to Kim Rush Lynch. Poem - The Face of Fall by June Kellum, October 1973 Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 13, 2020
Episode 22 - Let It Be, Edwina Von Gal and Birds
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 water was less important. Admiring the beauty of the garden in real-time was a gift. The opportunity to witness trees burst into bloom or plants come to life has been amazing. If it were any other year, I would have to make time to weed, make time to capture a few blooms and have very little time actually enjoying the beauty that surrounds me. I wrote about this on my blog recently as I realized sometimes, you have to Let It Be I recently heard Edwina Von Gal speak about the virtues of nature on a fantastic webinar shared by  The Garden Conservancy. The Garden Conservancy has introduced informative virtual programming this year. Edwina was one of the guests who I consider a gift to my world. Please enjoy this conversation as you reconsider your fall garden pursuits....and remember the birds. To find out more,  email: edwina@234birds.org . If you are like me, Edwina is a person you NEED to know. I love leaving you with words to savor, a poem by Frank Baker...about Birds. Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court #gardencomm
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September 5, 2020
Episode 21 - England On My Mind, Carex Travel and Thoughts on Garden Traveling
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 healer and I can not tell you how much I miss it this year. I did share a visit to Chiswick on my blog. You can read about it here Carex travel is a boutique travel company owned and operated by Carolyn Mullet, a well-known garden designer in the DC Metropolitan area and also known for her fabulously well-curated tours to the gardens of Piet Oudolf. When you travel with Carolyn, it is certainly a trip to remember. I hear she also has a book coming out right in time for holiday giving as well as a few exciting tours for 2021. Start saving now because the tour offerings are simply amazing. Allow me to introduce you to Carex Tours. I love leaving you with words to savor, a poem by Andrew Weil. Follow Me... Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
39:41
August 29, 2020
Episode 20 - Self Care, Dr. Sandra Lewis and Dreaming of Travel
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 made me check in with Dr. Sandra Lewis, a friend, a confidant, and just the right person to help us see why we need each other, the realization that we have been underwater and connectivity. To find out more about Dr. Lewis book, click Life in 4 Part Harmony Travel. A beautiful poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. This poem reminded me of my Eurostar adventure last year between Paris and England with my Aunt. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have spent some memorable moments with her as we galavanted around Paris and England.  Those are unique memories that I will cherish. Even now, I am dreaming of a future trip or two back to my beloved Paris, perhaps an opportunity to linger in more English gardens, revisit The Cotswold's,  or perhaps attending an organized tour with a few friends. Are you dreaming of traveling when we can move about freely again? European travel can often lead to cherished opportunities with friends. I personally cannot wait to travel again. In the meantime... Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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August 25, 2020
Episode 19 - Pretty Smart Compost Bin, Fungi Fun with the Crazy Botanist and Life Cycles
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 more things to compost. She blends in with the landscape and has given me a reason to look at the leaves that will inevitably fall in a new way. No more hauling from the front to the back, only to haul it back to the front again next Spring.  With maturity comes wisdom...now I just need three more Smartpot Compost Saks for the rest of my garden. To read bout the virtues of Smartpots Compost Sak, click here  The Crazy Botanist, Derek Haynes, and I discussed Fungi...because he is a Fun guy! If you want to laugh - as well as learn, follow him on Instagram. He is real and is still learning. As an African American Young Botanist, I give him space to be heard and to share in his own way. I can't wait to see him shine in his field of interest in Botany! You can follow Derek on Instagram. He is The Crazy Botanist! Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
30:48
August 22, 2020
Episode # 18 - Life Imitating the Garden, Gardening with Friends and Friendship
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 bit low. Some would call it depression. To see all of your hard work for good disappear before your eyes. I would be devastated. To take off the cape that many women wear is admirable. It is OK to not be okay...ask for help if needed. I personally admire her ease in being transparent and welcome it in the world we live in today. Would any of us freely admit we were a bit depressed if asked? Probably not. I wrote an open letter to Mrs. Obama, sharing how the garden imitates life. Sometimes gardening conversations help us figure things out. Especially when you garden with friends. Here is a link to my blog post: Life Imitates the Garden - Cheer Up Mrs. Obama Speaking of gardening with friends, Peggy Riccio is my collaborative partner on Gardens 'n Plants. We talk about gardens, plants and more. Peggy is truly a friend and a quiet force to be reckoned with. Allow me to introduce you to Peggy Riccio, Owner PegPlant and the other part of Gardens n' Plants.  I love poetry and most people have figured this out by now. Sam Furman penned a poem, Friendship Is A Garden,  that truly defines the relationship of gardens, plants, and friendship. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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August 10, 2020
Episode 17 - NEEM Not Into Temptation, The Crazy Botanist, and Connecting With Community
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.  Sounds simple, right? He is The Crazy Botanist on Facebook and well known on Instagram as @botanical.highlander. He is so real on many levels and I invited him to collaborate on this podcast. He brings a bit of humor to the conversation about horticulture. We spoke about a few things and  will collaborate more in the future as we grow a garden community.  Derek agrees that we should Neem Not Into Temptation. Considered a cure all by some, Neem...not so fast!  Follow The Crazy Botanist and laugh until your sides hurt with the knowledge he shares in his own authentic way! Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
35:26
August 6, 2020
Episode 16 - Jewel of Loudon, PlantsMap as a Digital Docent, and Alexander Pope
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, hop on over to the bog and find out more or just click here PlantsMap - Tracy is a good friend of mine. Plantsmap has caught my attention and it should catch yours as well. Having a Digital Docent like PlantsMap on your devices will help you organize your plant life. If you get excited about gardening and want to know what you are growing - PlantsMap is for you. To find out more click here Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court y9KoYOZbeCBWIR8C24Jn
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July 30, 2020
Episode 15 - The garden in the morning, Mrs. Know It All and Mary Oliver
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 garden which we might not consider eating, Denise offers us simple recipes in a small wrapper. St. Lynne's Press puts the best information in small books with some pretty cool authors as well. While this book is no longer in print, it is available as an ebook from Amazon.  You can purchase it here. I call Denise Schreiber a friend, a dear friend at that. We had chat recently filled with laughter and chocked full of information. Please enjoy this conversation from this woman who has had a career in horticulture, is a terrific speaker, instructor, garden communicator, and most importantly, a sincere friend. Another book that is a necessity on my shelves is anything from Mary Oliver. Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver has won many awards.  I encourage you to read and connect with the earth via her words. You can purchase any of her books on Amazon by clicking here Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter: @cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
44:28
July 24, 2020
Episode 14 - Meditative Gardening, C. Colston Burrell and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The Meditative Gardener - Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, and Mind by Cheryl Wilfong it's a must-read for those who are considering mindfully gardening. What a wonderful guide book to look at engaging with the earth in a unique way. I share my thoughts on this book here. It was a pleasure to chat with  C. Colston Burrell. In my world, I have known him for quite a while. I heard him speak when I lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia..and hung on his every word.  When you hear words that mirror how you feel about the earth, you know you have found a kindred spirit. I reached out to him 15+ years later and after our initial chat, I knew my instincts were correct. He is a man of the earth and I am glad to know him. This is a man, I consider a friend. Enjoy a wonderful chat with C. Colston Burrell (I am the self-appointed Maryland C.C. Burrell Fan Club President. When you read his books or hear him speak, you will understand why!) To find out more about C. Colston Burrell, click here. To find out about his upcoming tours, click here  Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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July 21, 2020
Episode 13 - Hands In The Dirt Recap, Preston Montague and Thoughts on Gardening...
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,  Eve Rickenbaker, and a special Thank You to Preston Montague. Sometimes, I play it safe, as I choose to not disturb the waters. Preston recognized my hesitation as he encouraged me to speak my mind, have my say, and uplift my voice as an African American. It was certainly an enlightening discussion...and we did not solve this problem by any means. The conversation continues and will for some time.  If you are involved as an entity in Horticulture, give us a chance, extend that opportunity, help us elevate our unheard voice. We do bring diversity and another perspective to the table...in more ways than one!  Thank you to those who listened and once again Thank you to my panelists! Preston Montague and I have been virtual friends for quite some time with the assistance of technology. I had no idea that he such a wonderful spirit, a beautiful drawl, and that his compassion is cautiously worn on his sleeve. Once he started speaking his truth, it was hard to end our conversation. With friends like these, I like to say...we will be chatting again! Listen to our conversation...it was a blast! Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
49:32
July 10, 2020
Episode 12 - Victory Flower Gardens, Cavanos and Shopping Local
Not really into harvesting your food from your yard? The garden you want to grow just right be a Pollinator Victory Garden. Well...here is the book for you! The Pollinator Victory Garden. Check out the review on my blog https://cottageinthecourt.com/?p=7988 It will enlighten you on why we need to feed our pollinator foodies!! A recent chat with Wendy Brister, a fellow GardenComm member has me online and ordering from Cavanos Perennials. The offerings are absolutely wonderful and Wendy knows her native plants. Listen, go online to order, and remember to support local. It is so important!! Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
24:37
June 18, 2020
Episode 11 - Secret Gardens in East Anglia, Kew - Wakehurst and Connecting with Nature
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 cannot wait until we are free to travel safely again. Barbara Segall is a fellow GardenComm member and has written several books. I had the pleasure of chatting with her when we both attended the Garden Bloggers Fling in Texas. While there was simply not enough time to catch up with her last year when I went to England, hopefully, we can do so in the future. Pour a cup of tea and read about a few fabulous gardens. Click here to read my review. For those that know me, you know  The Virtual Chelsea FlowerShow captured my attention. I love the diversity of the English garden and all that it has to offer. My trip to England last year was brief and I can't wait to return. Tops on my list was a visit to the RBG Kew Gardens - London, the Physic Garden and more.  With so many places to visit in England, a new place is on my list. The RBG Kew Gardens - Wakehurst. Did you know Kew has several locations?? Allow me to introduce someone who I can call a friend - Ed Ikin, Deputy Director, Head of Landscape, Horticulture, and Research at RBG KEW, Wakehurst. What a delightful conversation we shared over a cup of tea. I look forward to visiting RBG Kew- Wakehurst in the future. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and on Medium.com: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening bi-weekly as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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June 12, 2020
Episode 10 - A Lifelong Journey in Gardening and Gardening Smart!
#gardeningwhileaging is easier than ever with this wonderful book by Toni Gattone, The Lifelong Gardener - Garden With Ease & Joy At Any Age is a wonderful book written by Toni Gattonne ad published by Timber Press. Perfect for gifting or for use as a reference book to help us continue to enjoy gardening wisely as we age or have disabilities.  Check out the book review on my blog. Simply click the link above. This book offered so much content and advice, I just had to speak with Toni personally to find out what inspired her to write such a useful book. Like me, Toni is a member of GardenComm. As a garden communicator, she offered quite a few tales of how she still finds joy in her garden as she ages. Hailing from the Chicago area and now living on the West Coast, our time spent was simply delightful. You can find out more about Toni here. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants Podcast In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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June 11, 2020
Episode 9 - Grow!, Survival, Resilience and Opportunities with Babara Wheeler
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 GardenComm member and has curated the perfect early afternoon delight for the gardener. Take a few moments to listen and be surprised...just don't answer BOTH to her questions!! Click here to check out GROW! with Katie... As GROW! with Katie celebrated Women in Horticulture week, the first guest was Jennifer Jewell, friend, and author,  of THE EARTH  IN HER HANDS - 75 Extraordinary Women Working In The World of Plants. This book should be required reading for anyone who desires to work in the world of horticulture. Honest and informative interviews that empower the spirit and refreshes the soul.  I spoke with Barbara Wheeler, Operations Manager at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens in  New Zealand. I can certainly say that I have made a new friend. Barbara shared her perspective on America, Survival, Resilience, Public Gardens, and more.  She is a thirty-year traveler focusing on all things pertaining to the garden and is passionate about her profession. As a LongwoodFellow, Barbara has a lot to share...Enjoy my conversation with Barbara Wheeler. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and on Medium.com: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out https://pegplant.com/gardensnplantspodcast/ In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Courtcottageinthecourt.com
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June 5, 2020
Episode #8 - Garden, Life Balance and Mini Meadows with Mike Lizotte
Thanks for listening and sharing this podcast. my latest blog post titled, " Plants Mimic Society" just might get you thinking about what kind of plant you would be in this garden of life. Here is the link: https://cottageinthecourt.com/?p=7978 My guest, Mike Lizotte, is a very generous, engaging, and wonderful guy. I met him at a Garden Writers Conference a few years back and his enthusiasm is amazing. His book, Mini Meadows - Grow a Little Patch of Colorful Flowers Anywhere around Your Yard, published by Storey books, is a terrific book to have on hand. It will inspire you to follow his well-written directions and start a mini meadow of your own! You can explore more about Mike, The Seedman, and his book by clicking the link above. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Courtcottageinthecourt.com
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June 3, 2020
Episode 7 - Gardenista and Gardening Naturally
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 recently reviewed this awesome book on my website Click here to find out my thoughts.  I had the pleasure of catching up with John Magee. I met John in 2017 at the Garden Bloggers Fling. His business focuses on using native plants in the landscape. John Magee has specific ideas on why we need to embrace natives and shared this concept with me. If you are considering a new landscape or enhancing your current green space, check out his website. Here you will find examples of his work. It will change your mind about going native! http://www.john-magee.com/ Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. Two garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Courtcottageinthecourt.com
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May 30, 2020
Episode 6 - Cultural Gardening - Healing and Heritage Foods
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 what we can in our own yards to even remembering what roots, leaves, and herbs were traditionally used to heal our bodies. The ancestors have always know how to tap into nature when resources were unavailable or lean. It is a terrific book that will bring back memories of discussions with the Elders. I posted this on my blog.  John Manirakiza is a man we need to know and watch, right here in the DMV. The Heritage Food Project at the University of the District of Columbia is being recognized for the good programs they are growing. Connecting the immigrant community with the foods they were accustomed to eating in their homeland is such a good thing. The outreach that this program is doing, not only at UDC but in the DMV community is a wonderful thing. As John continually spreads his net of goodness to meet the needs of the community, I wanted to share a conversation I had with him recently. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live in the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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May 25, 2020
Episode 5 - Celebrating National Public Gardens - Loving at Longwood
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 we visit for quiet time, inspiration, or reliving a memory, National Public Gardens has affected many of our lives. Even as the buildings on some sites are closed, parts f the grounds are closed in other gardens. If you are planning a visit, be sure to call, and or check the website first. As some States are re-opening, there are sure to be some National  Public Gardens opening as well.  I had the opportunity of speaking with Sharon Loving, Vice President of Horticulture at Longwood Gardens. If you are not familiar with Longwood Gardens, you should really take the time while we are pausing and explore their website. Chock full of information and definitely designed to make you want to visit today! Unfortunately, the gates are temporarily shuttered...but when the time comes and we can move about freely, make a date at Longwood. I just might see you there! If you want to  visit a few National Public Gardens, locally here are a few suggestions of books you might find interesting: Maryland's Public Gardens and Parks by Barbara Glickman Capital Splendor: Gardens & Parks in Washington, D.C. GARDEN WALKS In The Mid-Atlantic States by Marina Harrison and Lucy D. Rosenfeld Terrific books to refresh your memory or learn something new. Knowing what is nearby or accessible as we celebrate National Public Gardens will help comfort, inspire, and add value to our lives. Follow me: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com...Instagram and Twitter:@cottageincourt...Facebook: CottageInTheCourt, and sometimes on Medium: Cottage In The Court If you live n the DMV and want to know what's happening locally and in our gardens, follow the collaborative podcast by two garden communicators, Peggy Riccio and Teresa Speight. To garden fanatics talking about real gardening as it occurs right in our own yards!! Check out Gardens 'n Plants In the meantime...Get outside and garden, Teri, Cottage In The Court
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May 18, 2020
Episode 4- Afro-Asian-American Cooking and The Chinese Kitchen Garden...Celebrating Culturally Growing
I recently shared a terrific book on my blog, Between Harlem and Heaven, Afro- Asian- American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day, a collaboration between J.J. Johnson and Alexander Smalls with Veronica Chambers. This is not just a cookbook, but a melting pot of cultural stories with the advice of "just try the sauces on everything". This is a must-have as you begin to grow this season and celebrate the diversity found in the garden. You can read this review on my blog, https://www.cottageinthecourt.com.  As I focus on cooking and growing, it is the perfect time to chat with a friend that understands cultural cooking. The Chinese Kitchen Garden - Growing techniques and family recipes from a classic cuisine by Wendy Kiang-Spray is another book to reference. A local gardener in the DMV, Wendy has such a delightful story to share.  The story of how this book came about is quite touching. Wendy shares moments with her Dad in the garden. Together they sowed seeds of unspoken love, trials, and truth of immigrant survival. Wendy also shares her perspective on engaging with the earth for beginning as well as seasoned gardeners. Published by Timber Press it is a story, a resource, and more than worthy of being in your kitchen. A Timber Press book is always a good thing to have - especially when the topic is gardening! Follow Cottage In The Court on social media as I have fun engaging in all things gardening! Twitter/Instagram: @cottageincourt, FB: Https://www.facebook.com/cottageinthecourt as well as the blog: Https://www.cottageinthecourt.com You can also follow me on a collaborative podcast - Gardens 'n Plants. Peggy Riccio (Pegplant.com) and I chat about gardens and gardening events in the DMV (District, Maryland, and Virginia...and sometimes beyond) We are passionate Garden Communicators that want to share all things garden to our listeners. Join us? Enjoy!!
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May 14, 2020
Episode 3 - History, Humility, Homeschooling, and Hope - An African American Experience
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 Kidsgardening.org, it is definitely a resource worth checking out. There are options for engaging children in connecting with the earth as an educator, a homeschooler, or as a parent. Ideas such as making botanical paper (a great gift) and gardening with scraps can add the chance for one on one engagement with your child. What a great way to make a memory! To find out more about this organization, click here Speaking of homeschooling, Paula Penn-Nabrit homeschooled her children due to unfortunate circumstances of non-acceptance. Not being deterred, Paula and her husband Charles, connected with the surrounding community and raised Ivy League Twins. She has written several books on this topic and more. Sharing her story hopefully will serve as a bit of hope for others who are balancing the art of "unexpected homeschooling".  Paula has a unique perspective on life, family, and homeschooling - even as a business owner, working full-time, and of course, learning how to garden with family as well as in her community. This strong African-American woman is a terrific example of a perennial in the g garden of life. To find out more about Paula Penn Nabrit, click here  Follow Cottage In The Court...on Instagram and Twitter (@cottageincourt), on Facebook (Cottage In The Court) or my website, https://www.cottageinthecourt.com. Email: teri@cottageinthecourt.com
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April 27, 2020
Spring Episode 2 - Smart Gardening, Joy and Honoring National Poetry Month
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 Distancing". I took some time to consider what is in the news I am listening to, had a chat with a fellow Garden Communicator, Kim Roman, and wrote a little poem in honor of National Poetry Month. To find out more about the online classes Kim will be teaching her information is:  sfgkimroman@yahoo.com or her Facebook page:  Square Foot Gardening 4 U I hope to connect with you on my other social platforms:  https://www.cottageinthecourt.com (blog and website), twitter: @cottageincourt, Instagram: @cottageincourt, FB: Cottage In The Court I am also a Great Garden Speaker and would love to create conversations with your community group, garden club or sister circle.  Email me: teri@cottageinthecourt.com
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April 10, 2020
March 31, 2020
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March 31, 2020
Episode 1 - Celebrating Women's History Month
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 stirred up the mulch in my mind and a seed has started to sprout again.   Have you ever had a dream of speaking with someone you felt like you would be gardening buddies with? Well, I do all the time. Sometimes I am hesitant to ask just because. Fear of hearing No (FOHN)...I am working on this! I am on the second reading of an awesome book.  One day I  had the nerve to ask Jennifer Jewell, author, The Earth In Her Hands - 75 Extraordinary Women Working In the World of Plants to share a few moments with me. An event that I was looking forward to attending at the Smithsonian was postponed due to our National Emergency and Jennifer was one of the panelists. Not one to postpone joy, I knew that I  needed to meet her either in person or over the phone. Timber Press - THANK YOU !!! This is truly a winning book that everyone needs to read. It introduces us to a diverse group of real gardeners, REAL women who are involved in horticulture. I hope you enjoy our chat. I love poetry and I found a simple one that is shard after this conversation. Poetry, like the garden, makes life just a little more palatable. Go outside, go into the garden, make time to enjoy life, connect with nature and most importantly, try to safely enjoy this opportunity to pause...YOLO!
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March 31, 2020