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FirstWeekMay2021

Pegplant's Podcast

FirstWeekMay2021

Pegplant's Podcast

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This is the final episode for the summer of 2021. Pegplant's Podcast will be on pause for the summer. 
03:08
June 3, 2021
FourthWeekMay2021
News about gardening clubs and societies to join such as the American Horticultural Society, National Garden Clubs, Garden Club of America and many local private clubs, native plant societies, and societies that focus on certain plants. There is a new line of Everleaf basil plants with a columnar growth habit; a unique way to grow herbs, veggies and flowers indoors; several new books; and upcoming events. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. E-mail pegplant@gmail.com if you have suggestions or comments. Clubs and Societies PanAmericanSeed Click and Grow
12:41
May 26, 2021
ThirdWeekMay2021
News about public gardens to visit this summer, including books that list gardens in the mid-Atlantic area, the Mariachi line of Helenium perennial plants, interesting plant nutrient kits, new books, and upcoming events. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. E-mail pegplant@gmail.com if you have suggestions or comments. Garden Conservancy American Public Gardens Association Pennsylvania Gardens Books about public gardens in Mid-Atlantic area Plant Nouveau Mariachi line of Heleniums Arber Plant Nutrients
11:06
May 19, 2021
SecondWeekMay2021
News about the virtual Chelsea Flower Show, virtual Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Brookside Gardens’ Conservatory, the new Winterthur exhibit, Monrovia’s line of Cape Fuchsia plants, a new gardening product, two new books, and upcoming events. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. E-mail pegplant@gmail.com if you have suggestions or comments. Chelsea Flower Show Cullowhee Native Plant Conference Brookside Gardens Winterthur Monrovia Merrifield Garden Center Earth Edge’s Pad
09:27
May 12, 2021
FirstWeekMay2021
News about Mother’s Day deals, adopting a plant, Casey Trees' tree species guide, gardening sleeves, Kitchen Minis – a new line of very compact pepper and tomato plants -- new books, and upcoming events. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Renee’s Garden Delaware Botanical Garden Foxgloves Brooklyn Botanic Garden Homestead Gardens Casey Trees New York Botanical Garden PamAmericanSeed Kitchen Minis Farmers Defense
07:51
May 5, 2021
FourthWeekApril2021
News about the Smithsonian museums and related gardens, Girl Scouts Tree planting initiative, climate victory gardens, virtual events for Herb Day, Hilton Carter’s collection at Target, new dark leaf hydrangea, upcoming events, and new products and books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Smithsonian Gardens Girl Scouts USA Green America Climate Victory Gardens National Wildlife Federation Herb Day Facebook page Anthony Tesselaar’s Tuxedo hydrangea Silhouette and Stand Sow True Seeds Junedecember
10:59
April 28, 2021
ThirdWeekApril2021
News about the Leesburg Flower and Garden Show, tree saplings, Peony’s Envy peonies, Franciscan Monastery plant sale, Spanish lavender, gardening supplies for Mother’s Day gifts, upcoming gardening events, and new books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Peony’s Envy Abernethy and Spencer nursery National Gardening Association Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild Darwin Perennials Garrett Wade Kinsman Company Gardeners Supply
09:31
April 21, 2021
SecondWeekApril2021
News about tracking cicadas and purchasing cicada-related merchandise, seed purchasing deals, public gardens opening up again, art exhibits at public gardens, a new way to compost, upcoming gardening events, and new books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Cicadasafari.org Friendtocicadas.org National Garden Bureau Botanical Interests Dumbarton Oaks New York Botanical Garden Springhill Nursery Subpod
09:22
April 14, 2021
FirstWeekApril2021
News about upcoming plant sales and flower shows, new begonias, gardening augers and power drills, upcoming gardening events and recently published books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Colonial Williamsburg Gardening Symposium Mt. Vernon Plant Sale Blandy Arboretum Garden Fair Chelsea Flower Show Dummen Orange’s begonias Power Planter
08:27
April 7, 2021
FifthWeekMarch2021
News about cicadas, spring displays at public gardens, cherry blossoms, sponsoring bird boxes, plant discounts for teachers, variegated forsythia, hanging plants, upcoming gardening events, and new books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Cicada information at Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia And University of Maryland’s Cicada Crew Longwood Gardens Wave Hill Delaware Botanic Garden Virginia Historic Garden Week Homestead Gardens Meadows Farms Gardener’s Confidence Skypots
11:34
March 31, 2021
FourthWeekMarch2021
News about American Horticultural Society awards, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal plants, Cavano’s Perennials selling retail, Whole Gardener plant nutrients, the Little Dibby, upcoming gardening events and new plants and books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, especially about the events, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. American Horticultural Society Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Cavano’s Perennials Whole Gardener Spoken Garden (Little Dibby) Little Dibby on Etsy
09:28
March 24, 2021
ThirdWeekMarch2021
News about seed libraries, Knock Out Petite miniature rose, Nigella ‘Transformer’ unique flower, microgreen kit and unusual scallion kit, Ocean series of plant containers made from ocean’s plastic waste material, upcoming gardening events and new books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. There is a photo of the Nigella ‘Transformer’ on my website, courtesy of Kitchen Garden Seeds. Seed Library free summit Knock Out Roses Petite miniature rose Kitchen Garden Seeds Select Seeds Hamama microgreen and scallion kits Bloem Living Containers
11:36
March 17, 2021
SecondWeekMarch2021
News about the Great Grow Along, the Environmental Film Festival, Longwood Gardens’ and Homestead Gardens’ plans to expand, Monrovia’s new Sunbelievable sunflower, Michael Judd’s nursery of edibles, All-America Selections, upcoming events, new books, and new products. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. The Great Grow Along Longwood Gardens Homestead Gardens Environmental Film Festival Monrovia Michael Judd’s Long Creek Nursery All-America Selections Peggy’s culinary herb presentation on March 19 at U.S. Botanic Garden
13:45
March 10, 2021
FirstWeekMarch2021
News about Galanthus Gala, virtual lavender presentations and farms, new hanging blueberry plants and new strawberry plants, Thriving Design’s C-bites and plant support kits, upcoming events, and books. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by Peggy Riccio, horticulturist, garden writer, speaker, and podcaster. For more information, visit pegplant.com, an online resource for gardeners in the DC metro area. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. No funds have been received for mentions on this episode. Galanthus Gala David Culp Garden Design U.S. Lavender Association Blooming Hill Lavender Farm White Oak Lavender Farm Lavender Fields Farm Bushel and Berry Thriving Design Peggy’s culinary herb presentation at U.S. Botanic Garden
10:40
March 3, 2021
FourthWeekFebruary2021
News about Friends of the National Arboretum plant sale, annual Lahr symposium, annual plant sales, and opening dates of botanical gardens. PlantNovaNatives webinar series, two new books from Timber Press, Aquapots, ornamental oreganos, and Standing Ovation serviceberry. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by horticulturist and garden communicator, Peggy Riccio. For more information, visit pegplant.com. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) U.S. National Arboretum and the annual Lahr Symposium Leesburg Flower and Garden Show Maymont Herbs Galore and More Plant Sale Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Plantfest Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens Glenstone Delaware Botanic Garden Chanticleer Plantnovanatives Proven Winners Plantsnouveau Bailey Nurseries Timber Press Aquapots Botanical Interests
08:13
February 24, 2021
ThirdWeekFebruary2021
News about Historic Garden Week in Virginia, Flower Mart at the National Cathedral in DC, and Fruition Seeds in New York. Upcoming gardening events, the Beacon line of impatiens, the Bonnie Plants cabbage program, and new books and products. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by horticulturist and garden communicator, Peggy Riccio. For more information, visit pegplant.com. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
13:22
February 17, 2021
SecondWeekFebruary2021
News about Mt. Cuba, Longwood Gardens, Garden Conservancy, and the Smithsonian’s Let’s Talk Garden series. Upcoming gardening events, great seed catalog, video on planting poppies in the snow, and a product called the growing candle. Discussions about Tasha Greer’s new book on growing your own spices and the different nigella plants. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by horticulturist and garden communicator, Peggy Riccio. For more information, visit pegplant.com. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
11:51
February 10, 2021
FirstWeekFebruary2021
This week's episode highlights upcoming gardening events including news about Rootingdc, Philadelphia Flower Show, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, and Mt. Vernon. New plant introductions include new basils from Ghana, "epicenter of basil genetics." Check out Kelly Norris' New Naturalism book and Ellen Ogden's The New Heirloom Garden book. Learn about a new product to move containers outside the porch to increase porch space for you and company. Pegplant's Podcast is produced by horticulturist and garden communicator, Peggy Riccio. For more information, visit pegplant.com. Subscribe to Pegplant's Post, a monthly gardening newsletter, and follow @pegplant on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
10:54
February 3, 2021
Starting the New Year with New Ventures
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens and upcoming events. Their special announcement is that with the new year, Peggy will branch out on her own and produce Pegplant's Podcast. Pegplant's Podcast will start the first week in February, 2021, and will be a short, weekly podcast. Pegplant's Podcast will cover mid-Atlantic gardening news, including new gardening books, plants, products, events, and exhibits.  Teri will continue with her podcast, cottageinthecourt. This is the last episode of Gardens 'n Plants. We thank you for your support and for listening to us in 2020. For more information, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. 
20:13
January 26, 2021
Celebrating Calendula, Harvesting Greens, and DIY Holiday Gifts
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Peggy talks about calendula and Teri talks about harvesting greens from her community garden. Together they discuss the change in date and venue for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show and DIY holiday gifts. This episode marks the last episode in Season 1. Peggy and Teri have been recording since January 2020 and will be taking a holiday break for the remainder of the year. However, they still will be active on their own websites: Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode.  Although specific products, plants, and places are mentioned, financial reimbursement is not received. Support would be appreciated, however, by subscribing to Gardens ‘n Plants podcast. Philadelphia Flower Show Backyard Safari Company
21:42
December 8, 2020
Decorating with Waxed Amaryllis, Cooking with Sage and Bulbing Fennel, and Creating Houseplant Gifts
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Peggy talks about the compost she received for her new garden bed, waxed amaryllis bulbs, and the herbs and edible flowers she cut from her garden for her charcuterie board. Teri talks about cooking with bulbing fennel and using sage in cornbread. She mentions cookbooks that have inspired her holiday baking. Together they discuss making gifts from houseplants and making wreaths. With every episode, they mention upcoming gardening events for the week. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode.  Although specific products, plants, and places are mentioned, financial reimbursement is not received. Support would be appreciated, however, by subscribing to Gardens ‘n Plants podcast. Veteran Compost Botanical Interests Renee’s Garden Patuxent Nursery Southern Lady Magazine Alexander Smalls cookbooks
31:09
December 1, 2020
Talking About Tulips, Camellias, Ginger, Amaryllis and the Corona Tools Giveaway
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Peggy talks about ordering bulk compost and Teri talks about planting tulips. Peggy relays the tips she has learned about growing ginger in this area and the different types of amaryllis bulbs. Teri talks about books she recommends and the Corona snips giveaway. Together they list upcoming gardening events. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode.  Although specific products, plants, and places are mentioned, financial reimbursement is not received. Support would be appreciated, however, by subscribing to this podcast. Espoma Brent and Becky’s Bulbs Dutch Grown Bulbs Heron’s Meadow Farm Garden Conservancy Corona Tools
24:21
November 24, 2020
Ordering Seeds and Bulbs, Cutting Back Grasses and Shrubs
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about camellias and the native camassia bulb with blue flowers. She also talks about her community garden and growing greens over the winter with row covers. Peggy talks about tatsoi, ordering seeds, and her invasive campanula. Peggy mentions novelty plants she spotted at stores and the news from the Garden Club of Virginia. Together they list upcoming gardening events. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.comand Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode.  Although specific products, plants, and places are mentioned, financial reimbursement is not received. Support would be appreciated, however, by subscribing to this podcast. Plantsmap Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center Floret Garden Conservancy Garden Club of Virginia
26:33
November 17, 2020
Visiting Cavano's Perennials, Putnam Hill Nursery, and Middleburg
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about re-designing her outdoor space, giving away her containers, and saving fallen leaves. Peggy talks about cutting back mums, ordering seeds, and printing seed packet templates. This past weekend, Teri visited Cavano’s Perennials, Inc., and Putnam Hill Nursery in MD. Peggy visited Middleburg, VA, and bought two books.  Together they list upcoming gardening events. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode.  Although specific products, plants, and places are mentioned, financial reimbursement is not received. Support would be appreciated, however, by subscribing to this podcast. Cavano’s Perennials, Inc. Putnam Hill Nursery Botanical Interests Smart Pots Garden Conservancy Three Seed Packet Templates: Fine Gardening and MyFrugalHome and CityGirlFarming
36:52
November 10, 2020
Enjoying the Fall Foliage and Looking Forward to Holiday Baking with Herbs and Spices
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about her mums and lasagna gardening while Peggy talks about her holy basil and bringing in houseplants. Peggy describes her visit to the Lake Ridge Nursery and Garden Center in Virginia and the nearby Lowe's hardware store where she discovered Live Trends' cute indoor plant gifts. Teri encourages listeners to enjoy the fall foliage. Together they list upcoming events, including holiday baking with herbs, spices, pumpkin, and sweet potato. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Although we mention specific products, plants, and places in our episodes, several of which are linked below, we do not receive financial reimbursement. Pumpkin Rescue 2020 Live Trends Lake Ridge Nursery and Garden Center
27:42
November 3, 2020
Installing an Evergreen Privacy Screen, Enjoying the Fall Foliage, and Ordering Spices for the Holidays
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens as well as their recent trips to public gardens and nurseries. Peggy relays her experience with Merrifield Garden Center staff installing evergreens in her backyard for privacy, Teri describes her trip to Montpelier in Laurel and the beautiful fall foliage.  Peggy visited Holly, Woods and Vines nursery in Alexandria and ordered spices from Penzeys Spices for the upcoming holidays. Together they list upcoming events, including the Sill's virtual DIY succulents in a pumpkin (or in Teri's case, a gourd). To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review. Don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Merrifield Garden Center Penzeys Spices Montpelier Blandy Arboretum Holly, Woods and Vines The Sill
30:14
October 27, 2020
Visiting Sharp's Farm, Belle Grove Plantation, Hampton Historic Site and Weber's Cider Mill Farm
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about her brugmansia and mums and Peggy talks using parsley, sage, and edible flowers from her garden in the kitchen. This past weekend, Teri visited the Hampton Historic Site and Weber's Cider Mill Farm in MD. Peggy visited Sharp’s Farm in MD and Belle Grove Plantation in VA.  Together they list upcoming events, including the new Facebook group called Culinary Herbs and Spices and the Black Botanical Legacy series of presentations. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review. Don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Facebook Group Culinary Herbs and Spices Sharp’s Farm Belle Grove Plantation Hampton Historic Site Weber's Cider Mill Farm Growing Black Roots: The Black Botanical Legacy
26:02
October 20, 2020
Visiting Good Earth, Botanologica, National Arboretum, and the Franciscan Monastery
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about her mums that her dad grew every year and Peggy talks about her mints. This past weekend, Teri visited the U.S. National Arboretum and the Franciscan Monastery in DC and had the opportunity to talk with Cherie Lejeune, president of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs. Peggy visited the Good Earth Garden Market in MD and Botanologica in VA. They also mentioned Homestead’s new virtual educational program with Katie Dubow in which Katie interviewed Brie Arthur.  Together they list upcoming events, including the Elements of Nature sale this Saturday.  To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review, and don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Good Earth Botanologica U.S. National Arboretum Franciscan Monastery National Capital Area Garden Clubs Homestead Gardens Brie Arthur Elements of Nature (Linda Jones)
25:02
October 13, 2020
Visiting Cultivate the City in DC and Wineries with Gardens in MD
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens (and kitchen!). Peggy talks about harvesting roselle in her garden and using C-Clips from Thriving Design to create vertical structures for climbing vegetables. Teri talks about the heirloom collard project of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Teri visited Maryland wineries with gardens and Peggy visited Cultivate the City in DC.  They also list upcoming events, including the Holden Forests and Gardens and Black Botanist Week event. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review, and don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Thriving Design Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America Cultivate the City Black Ankle Vineyards Links Bridge Vineyards Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Heirloom Collards Project Holden Forests and Gardens and Black Botany Week
24:30
October 6, 2020
Visiting Tregaron Conservancy and Merrifield Garden Center and Talking About Jumping Worms
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens (and kitchen!). Teri talks about layering and composting and Peggy talks about a new type of lemon balm and setting up her Geobins. This past weekend, Teri visited Tregaron Conservancy and Peggy visited Merrifield Garden Center.  Teri talks about jumping worms, the Garden Conservancy and Lady Farmer's upcoming event. Peggy mentions just a few of the many October events that are occurring this week. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.comand Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review, and don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Smart Pots Geobin Jumping Worms Tregaron Conservancy Garden Conservancy Merrifield Garden Center Norfleet Quality Mulch Lady Farmer
30:30
September 29, 2020
Exploring Gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Getting Plants in the Ground Before Winter
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens. Teri talks about removing a tree and the increased sunlight in her garden and Peggy talks about updating her seed and garden files. Teri visited a private rooftop garden and Peggy visited the gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. Together they talk about public gardens, the merits of planting in the fall, and upcoming virtual and in-person gardening events. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.com and Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review. Don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Museum of the Shenandoah Valley  Local Public Gardens Plantsmap
22:02
September 22, 2020
Welcoming Fall by Visiting Produce and Garden Centers, Ordering Garlic, and Using a Hillside Planter
Join Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight as they discuss what is happening in their gardens (and kitchen!). Teri talks about a product called a hillside planter and Peggy talks about garlic and roasting cherry tomatoes and peppers. This past weekend, Teri visited Spicknall’s Farm Market in Maryland and Peggy visited Nalls Produce in Virginia and together they describe the produce, mums, pumpkins, gourds, and squash they saw at these family-owned, local businesses! They also list upcoming events, including annual fall events that have pivoted to become virtual. To learn more, visit Peggy at pegplant.comand Teri at cottageinthecourt.com. Contact them by e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Below are links related to this episode. If you listen on Apple podcast, please write a review, and don’t forget to tell your friends about this weekly gardening podcast for the DC metro area. Article on Growing Garlic Filaree Garlic Farm Spicknall’s Farm Market Nalls Produce Hillside planter Lady Farmer Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello Bartholdi Park in DC
22:10
September 15, 2020
Visiting Valley View Farms Garden Center, Romano Winery, and Northern Virginia Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens from growing pumpkins to hardy gardenias to reblooming azaleas to discovering a new blue cardinal flower. Teri visited Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery and the Romano Vineyard and Winery. Peggy suggested visiting the Northern Virginia Master Gardeners' demonstration gardens to learn what works in this area. Together they list upcoming gardening events, both virtual and in person. Visit Peggy Riccio at pegplant.com and Teri Speight at cottageinthecourt.com for more information. To contact them e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Swan Princess Gardenia Perfecto Mundo reblooming azalea Blue Prince pumpkin Valley View Farms Romano Vineyard Northern Virginia Master Gardeners Demonstration Gardens  
20:46
September 9, 2020
Learning Gardening from African Roots, supporting the Garden Conservancy, and Visiting Patuxent Nursery
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens, from saving seed of variegated morning glories and peppers to making wildflower seed bombs. Peggy discusses an African American Foodways Cooking Demonstration given by Stratford Hall in Virginia. Teri discusses the Garden Conservancy and her recent visit to the Patuxent Nursery in Maryland. Together they talk about upcoming gardening events. For more, visit Peggy's website at pegplant.com and Teri's website at cottageinthecourt.com. To contact them, e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. DRAMM watering products Garden Conservancy Patuxent Nursery Stratford Hall GardenComm
29:01
September 1, 2020
Feeding the Soul and Mind from Green Spaces and Places and Tapping into Public Gardens' Youth Educational Resources
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is blooming in their gardens and how the new Perennial Plant of the Year for 2021 would make a great addition. Teri describes her visit to Greenstreet Gardens and the Wellspring Manor and Spa in Maryland while Peggy relays her discovery that many local public gardens have online youth educational resources. Teri shares the many services of the state extension program in Maryland. Together they list upcoming gardening events. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. To contact them, e-mail gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. Links to Organizations Mentioned in this Episode: Perennial Plant Association University of Maryland Extension Greenstreet Gardens Wellspring Manor and Spa GardenComm Public Gardens
23:08
August 25, 2020
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00:32
August 20, 2020
Learning About Extension Offices, Treating Sick Houseplants, and Scheduling Gardening Events This Fall
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens, from harvesting peppers and squash to controlling weeds. In this episode they talk about upcoming events and the public gardens that are opening up again. Teri talks about extension offices and inspecting houseplants for insects. Peggy talks about a change in venue and time for the Philadelphia Flower Show and the upcoming Friends of Brookside Gardens online fall plant sale. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Photos of the plants that Peggy mentioned are on her Gardens 'n Plants tab on her website. Contact them at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com.  
21:23
August 18, 2020
Exploring Chanticleer and David Culp's Garden, Saving Tomato Seeds, and Creating New Garden Beds
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens from beautiful flowering phlox to creating new garden beds. They continue the conversation about saving seed and describe how to save seed from "wet" fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and squashes. Peggy and Teri talk about their day trip to Pennsylvania where they visited Chanticleer and David Culp's private garden. They list upcoming events, resources, and deals. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Feel free to contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com Chanticleer David Culp Saving Seed Article
30:11
August 11, 2020
Buzzing with Bees and Mead, Visiting River Farm, and Discovering New Plants, Resources, and Deals
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their own gardens, from blooms to herbs to veggies. Together they talk about saving seed now and the difference between heirloom, open pollinated and hybrid. Peggy describes her visit to River Farm, home of the American Horticultural Society in Virginia, where she discovered beautiful as well as dangerous plants. She also talked about a new miniature rose with red blossoms from the Knock Out series called Petite. Teri describes her visits to several places in Maryland this past weekend. Teri learned about native bees and mead at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and she visited Freetown Farm, part of the Community Ecology Institute. Teri recommended an online nursery called plantaddicts.com. Together they list upcoming virtual and in person events in the Washington DC metro area. Check out their websites for more information. Peggy's website is pegplant.com and Teri's website is cottageinthecourt.com. To contact them, e-mail at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com
29:07
August 5, 2020
Saving Seeds, Growing Scented Geraniums, and Visiting Oatlands Historic House and Gardens and Abernethy and Spencer Greenhouses
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens from saving seeds to managing powdery mildew. Together they spent the day in Loudoun County, VA, visiting Oatlands Historic House and Gardens and Abernethy and Spencer Greenhouses. While at Abernethy, they each purchased scented geraniums and describe how they use them for fragrance and flavor. Peggy and Teri list upcoming gardening events in the Washington DC metro area as well as virtual opportunities from neighboring states. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Listeners can contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com.
29:52
July 28, 2020
Growing Brugmansia, Picking Peppers, and visiting Robin Hill Farm, Brookside Gardens and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens, from growing brugmansia to picking peppers for potato salad to harvesting blackberries. Always trying something new, they recommend a new heatless jalapeno from Burpee called Sweet Popper. Together they describe their visits to Robin Hill Farm and Vineyard (Maryland), Brookside Gardens (Maryland), and Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (DC).  They mention even more places to visit, especially public gardens that are beginning to open up again.  Peggy and Teri list upcoming gardening events in the Washington DC metro area, both virtual and in person. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Listeners can contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com.
25:32
July 21, 2020
Visiting Thanksgiving Farms and Green Spring Gardens, Supporting Farmers Markets, and Chasing Lotus Blossoms
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens and how they are harvesting and cooking with their summer's bounty. They describe their visits to Thanksgiving Farms, Green Spring Gardens, and local farmers markets. Together they discuss upcoming gardening events and recommend places to visit to view beautiful lotus blossoms. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Listeners can contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. 
17:38
July 14, 2020
Visiting Little Washington, National Colonial Farm, and Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Pests, and Upcoming Gardening Events
Peggy and Teri describe their visits to a garden in Little Washington, VA; the National Colonial Farm, MD; and the Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, VA. To identify good and bad pests in the garden, they recommend Jessica Walliser's Good Bug/Bad Bug book and also recommend that gardeners contact Maryland's Home and Garden Information Center as well as the extension agents and Master Gardeners in Virginia. They list several virtual and in person events taking place this week in the DC metro area. They also announced that Gardens 'n Plants podcast will now be weekly so tune in next week. Check out Peggy's website, pegplant.com, and Teri's website, cottageinthecourt.com, for more information. Contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. 
26:58
July 7, 2020
Visiting Willow Oak and Riversdale; Asking Master Gardeners and Extension Agents Gardening Questions; and Celebrating National Pollinator Week
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss what is happening in their gardens and their visits to Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Riversdale, and Homestead Gardens. For those who have gardening questions, Peggy and Teri give advice on who to contact in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.  Together they discuss upcoming events, places to visit in the DC metro area, and National Pollinator Week. Check out their websites for more information at pegplant.com and cottageinthecourt.com. Listeners can contact them via gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. 
20:35
June 22, 2020
Picking Snap Peas, Deadheading Flowers, and Making a Summer Bucket List of Gardens to Visit
Join Peggy and Teri as they discuss flowers, herbs, and vegetables in their gardens, explain the term deadheading, and develop a summer bucket list of local gardens to visit. Listeners can send their gardening questions to gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com. This episode is sponsored by John Magee, owner of Magee Design, a landscape design firm specializing in the use of native plants in the landscape (http://www.john-magee.com). He also hosts a podcast called The Native Plant Podcast (nativeplantpodcast.com).
21:47
June 9, 2020
Visiting Now Open Public Gardens, Taking Stem Cuttings, and Sowing More Greens
Peggy and Teri discuss plants that are blooming in their Virginia and Maryland gardens, succession planting for more greens, taking stem cuttings, watching the virtual Chelsea Flower Show, the importance of supporting public gardens, and the local public gardens and parks that are beginning to open up again in the Washington DC metro area. If you have a plant or gardening question, contact us at gardensnplantspodcast@gmail.com.
22:35
May 25, 2020
Using Fabric Bags and Containers, Tracking the Sun in the Garden, and Watching Virtual Gardening Shows
Peggy and Teri discuss what is happening in their own gardens, including roses and new culinary herbs, using fabric bags and containers on top of poor soil, identifying sunny spots in the garden, exciting new virtual gardening events, and so much more in the DC metro area. 
31:19
May 12, 2020
Keeping a Garden Journal, Pressing Flowers, Baking with Lemon Balm, and Attending Virtual Gardening Events
Peggy and Teri talk about what is blooming in their own gardens, starting new plants from seed, propagating with willow water, keeping a garden journal, pressing flowers to remember this time, baking with lemon balm, upcoming virtual gardening events, and so much more in the DC metro area. 
30:08
April 29, 2020
Plants We Wished We Hadn't Planted and Online Gardening Lectures and Workshops
Peggy and Teri discuss several plants they wished they had not planted in the garden, the plants they are glad they did plant and are blooming now, seeds they have sown and new plants they are trying to grow, and online gardening lectures and workshops. 
30:15
April 14, 2020
Learning to garden online and virtual tours, swapping plants, and new gardening books
Peggy and Teri talk about their gardens (camellias, vitex, Korean spice viburnum, and bearded irises), starting seeds, pollinator attracting plants, sharing plants, learning to garden online, taking virtual garden tours, new books, picking up gardening supplies curbside, growing potatoes, lavender farms, and more.
35:59
March 31, 2020
Grounds are open at many public gardens to enjoy the spring flowers
Despite the shutdowns, many public gardens still have their grounds open to the public so you can see the spring flowers in the DMV area. Peggy and Teri also discuss what is happening in their gardens: peonies, spireas, Galanthus nivalis, Magnolia stellata, catnip, camellias, calendula, and chives.
28:23
March 17, 2020
Gardens 'n Plants, Episode 4
March 2, 2020, Episode 4 of Gardens 'n Plants, where Peggy of pegplant.com and Teri of cottageinthecourt.com talk about gardening in the Washington DC metro area. Join us every 2 weeks as we cover upcoming events, local public gardens and nurseries, and the ever constant changes taking place in our gardens and landscapes. 
21:47
March 3, 2020
Gardens 'n Plants, Episode 3
Every 2 weeks, join Peggy of pegplant.com in VA and Teri of cottageinthecourt.com in MD as they talk about what is happening in their gardens and in the capital region landscape. Together they discuss local  gardening events, resources, public gardens, and everything plant-related. There is always something happening in the garden
17:36
February 17, 2020
Episode 2 of the Gardens 'n Plants Series with Peggy and Teri in the DC metro area
Every 2 weeks, join Peggy of pegplant.com in VA and Teri of cottageinthecourt.com in MD as they talk about what is happening in their gardens and in the capital region landscape. Together they discuss local gardening events, resources, public gardens, and everything plant-related. There is always something happening in the garden. 
17:14
February 4, 2020
The Gardens ‘n Plants series with Peggy and Teri in the Washington DC metro area
Peggy Riccio, owner of pegplant.com, and Teri Speight, owner of cottageinthecourt.com, talk about local gardening events in the capital region. They also discuss what is blooming now in January and places to visit because there is always something happening in the garden.
19:37
January 20, 2020