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Interviews focusing on Gardening and Landscaping, Home Remodeling, Maintenance, Decor and Design, Real Estate and Relocation. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine. See www.BigBlendNetwork.com.
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's Garden Gossip show features travel writer Linda Kissam and Matt Adamson of the Tucson Botanical Gardens located in Tucson, Arizona. Located on the site of the historic Porter property, the Canadian Garden Council and the American Public Gardens Association named Tucson Botanical Gardens as one of the top 10 North American Gardens worth traveling for. Among mature trees and expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens such as the Cactus & Succulent Garden, Barrio Garden and Herb Garden highlight the diversity of native plants while offering a lush oasis in the heart of Tucson. Read Linda's article about her visit here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/arizona-finds-tucson-botanical-garden/
This episode of Big Blend Radio was recorded onsite with Sheila Fowler, owner of The Ole Homeplace Antiques in the heart of historic downtown Gladewater, the Antique Capital of East Texas.
This episode of Big Blend Radio was recorded onsite with Terry Seary at the Pacific Street Traders Mall and Village in downtown Gladewater, the Antique Capital of East Texas.
This episode of Big Blend Radio was recorded onsite at Greenwood's Year 'Round Christmas, a wonderful shop full of ornaments and seasonal collectibles in historic downtown Gladewater, the Antique Capital of East Texas. Don Greenwood talks about his store and shares some of the legends behind Christmas ornaments.
On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Garden Gossip show, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her adventures in Bloedel Reserve, a heavenly oasis on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. One of USA Today’s 2020 Top Ten Botanical Gardens, Bloedel’s vision is “To provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty.” The Reserve is a horticultural treasure that has been internationally recognized for its refined gardens, natural landscapes and preserved forests. Read Debbie' article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/discover-a-heavenly-oasis-at-bloedel-reserve/Featured music is “Mori-Forest Song” by Yagull.
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Garden Gossip Show, Patricia Evans gives an overview Longwood Gardens.Located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens is the most visited public garden in America, and spans 1,100 acres featuring 20 indoor gardens, 20 outdoor gardens, meadows, and woodlands showcasing more than 11,000 types of plants. In addition, Longwood is home to the most significant fountain collection in North America, featuring 3 fountain gardens and countless individual fountains throughout the Gardens. More: https://longwoodgardens.org/Featured music is “Orchids & Waterfalls” by Michael and Spider. Thanks to the suggestion by Brad and Cindy Eck of nearby Wild Wisteria B&B, Longwood Gardens was a recent Pennsylvania destination on Big Blend’s Love Your Parks Tour. https://www.wildwisteriabnb.com/Thank you to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera for sponsoring this episode. https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/
Sandy Boldt, realtor associate at Cherie Miller & Associates in Yucca Valley, California discusses the real estate climate of the greater Morongo Basin region and what makes it an ideal relocation destination. More at: https://cheriemiller.com/agent-detail/sandy-boldt
On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Garden Gossip show, Monique Allen, Founder & Creative Director of The Garden Continuum, discusses her new book, “Stop Landscaping, Start Life-Scaping: A Guide to Ending the Rush-rush, Humdrum Approach to Landscape Development & Care.” More: https://www.thegardencontinuum.com/To get Monique’s “Picking Plants” e-Book, text the word “Plant” to 38470.Featured music is “Rock Gardens, Swimming Pools & Barbecues” from the album “Perfume of Creosote: Desert Exotic Part 1” by Michael and Spider.
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Garden Gossip features fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera who talks about the Gardens Across America interactive map story project that is part of hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith’s Love Your Parks Tour. See: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/garden-destinations/You can be part of the project by joining the Big Blend Garden Gossip Community where together, over the next 20 months, we’ll collectively post 2020 photos from current garden experiences. Join here: https://big-blend-magazines.mn.co/groups/2049841/Featured music is “Lotus Blossom” by Michael and Spider.
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Garden Gossip show features Kim Eierman, an environmental horticulturist and landscape designer specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Kim is the founder of EcoBeneficial and author of “The Pollinator Victory Garden” that offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals. The time is right for a new gardening movement. Every yard, community garden, rooftop, porch, patio, commercial, and municipal landscape can help to win the war against pollinator decline with “The Pollinator Victory Garden.” https://www.ecobeneficial.com/Thanks to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera for sponsoring this episode. https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/ Featured music is “Pink Fairy Duster & Hummingbird Moths” from the album “Perfume of Creosote” by Michael and Spider.
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Christy Lee Downs and Rebecca D’ Agostine discuss the Conservancy’s work to maintain the popular 13+acre Railyard Park gardens, outdoor performance space, picnic spots and children’s play area. More at https://www.railyardpark.org/Featured music is "Catch that Train" by David T. Dunn. This Love Your Parks Tour "Story of Change" was assigned by Ralph Masengill, author of "Conquer Change and Win."
Big Blend Radio conversation with Dave Tilley - Co-founder of Living Canopies and Adam M. Roberts - Executive Director of Bethesda Green. More at https://bethesdagreen.org/ and https://www.livingcanopies.com/Featured music is "Loving the Land" by www.WallyLawder.com Segment is sponsored by fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera - see: https://www.carrerafineart.com/
Master gardener Marylou Milstead talks about the Robert J. Moody Garden in Yuma, Arizona and Bill Moody talks about his father’s legacy as an esteemed community leader. This is a Love Your Parks Tour Story of Excellence assigned by Bobbi DePorter, Co-Founder of SuperCamp and creator of www.8Keys.org.
From orange blossoms to garden walks, Sandy Blankenship - Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Diane Hayes - Sequoia Riverlands Trust share all the fun spring events and activities in Exeter, California. A gateway destination to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Exeter is known as one of America’s Prettiest Painted Places for its Downtown Mural Tour. More at www.ExeterChamber.com and www.SequoiaRiverlands.orgFeatured music is “Going to California” by www.MakanaMusic.com
Moving House? Sarah Elliston, author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us,” shares tips on how to deal with a big life change, such as moving house and community, when the basic instincts of fight, freeze or flee are triggered. Read her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/moving-house-dont-be-afraid-of-change/ Featured music is "Leaving Town" by www.WallyLawder.com
From wildflower destinations to botanical gardens, fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera shares her favorite garden getaways, and sends Big Blend editors / radio hosts / travelers Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith on a special Love your Parks Tour Story Mission. More at www.LoveYourParksTour.com and www.CarreraFineArt.com
From flowering native plants to what to do with dead leaves, David Mizejewski shares fall gardening tips on what to plant and how to prepare your garden to attract, nourish and create a haven for birds, butterflies, beneficial insects and wildlife.David Mizejewski is a naturalist at National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and the author of the award-winning how-to book “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.” Since 1973, NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program has been educating and empowering people to turn their garden spaces into thriving habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. See https://www.nwf.org/GardenSee NWF’s new Online Native Plant Finder to find the best plants to grow in your garden to help wildlife - https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/Featured music on this episode is ‘Dove’ the new single by The Madisons - www.MadisonsMusic.comhis episode was sponsored by Find Something Awesome! ! A Book Series by Matt Scott that Teaches Kids Early in Life the Wisdom and Life Lessons Adults Get From Self-help Books. www.FindSomethingAwesome.com
Big Blend Radio interview with Richard Stamp and Espey Matlock, City of Yuma Parks & Recreation, about the West Wetlands Park in Yuma, Arizona. Built over a landfill, this park area runs along the lower Colorado River and features Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens, a large playground for the kids, a fishing pond, picnic ramadas, walking and jogging paths, and plenty of green areas. It is also home to the Mormon Battalion Statue. More on Yuma, here: http://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/yuma-arizona/
Sandy Blankenship, Executive Director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce in California’s Sequoia Country, talks about the town’s mural project, and upcoming annual Garden Party & Garden Walk, Culinary Events, Antique Shops & Sales. Learn more here: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/exeter-poppies-lupine-jigsaw-puzzle/
David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and author of the award-winning how-to book, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife”, talks about NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program and shares fun gardening tips and activities for kids and families. Learn more, here: http://blendradioandtv.com/listing/getting-kids-to-have-fun-gardening-and-in-nature/
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