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Gardens 'n Plants

Gardens 'n Plants

By Peggy
Peggy Riccio and Teri Speight talk about plants, gardening, public gardens, nurseries, books, and events in the Washington DC metro area. Together they discuss what is happening in the garden and places they have visited. Both Peggy and Teri are professional garden communicators: Peggy is a horticulturist and Teri is a Master Gardener. Peggy's website, pegplant.com, is an online resource for gardening in the DC metro area. Teri talks about all things beautiful on her website, cottageinthecourt.com. On social media, follow Peggy at pegplant and Teri at cottageincourt.
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Welcoming Fall by Visiting Produce and Garden Centers, Ordering Garlic, and Using a Hillside Planter

Gardens 'n Plants

Welcoming Fall by Visiting Produce and Garden Centers, Ordering Garlic, and Using a Hillside Planter

Gardens 'n Plants

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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
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August 25, 2020
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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.  
21:22
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.
25:31
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. 
17:37
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. 
26:57
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).
21:46
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.
22:34
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. 
31:18
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. 
30:07
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.
28:22
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
17:35
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. 
17:13
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.
19:36
January 20, 2020