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A monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. https://extension.umd.edu/. University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all.
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Hi Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about getting ready for winter.  Including putting your garden to bed,  caring for holiday plants (8:25), and some less known native fruits and vegetables (21:25).Native Plant of the Month:  Big bluestem - Andropogon gerardii (33:50)Bug of the Month: Crane Flies (36:05)Garden Tips of the Month:  (40:15)This is our last episode of 2020! We hope you, your family, and friends have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to more great episodes in 2021!  For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com Episode Image: Edwin Remsbergy
Hi Listener, It's hard to believe that our little podcast is a whole-year-old this month.  Thank you all for your support.  Since Halloween is a favorite holiday of ours here is a mini-episode with three more spooky scary plants. Thank you all again! - Emily, Mikaela, and Rachel. The music found in this episode is  "Monster Parade" by Loyalty Free Music. Image: Hydnellum peckii, - Bellamonte (TN), by B.BaldassariFor more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com 
Hi Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about all things fall. Including Chrysanthemum, some fun facts about pumpkins (10:45), and some fun varieties of gourds and pumpkins you might try growing in your garden next year (16:55). Native Plant of the Month: White Oak - Quercus alba (25:40) Bug of the Month: Orb-weaver spiders (28:25)Vegetable Garden Tips of the Month: Garden clean up, seed collecting, digging up summer bulbs (33:00) Resource link: University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Storing Tender “Bulbs” for Winter For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com Episode Image: Pumpkins and Cat by H. Sater, UME
Hi Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about planting trees and shrubs in the fall, fall lawn care (7:25), cover crops (15:25), and preparing your yard for bad weather (24:25).Here are the Virginia Extension Guide to Successful Pruning and the Shrub Pruning Calendar Native Plant of the Month: Indiangrass (27:30) Bug of the Month: Royal walnut moth also known as the hickory horned devils  (29:40)Vegetable Garden Tips of the Month: Garlic, figs, and winter squash (34:50) For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com Episode Image: Royal Walnut Moth by Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org 
Stormwater Special

Stormwater Special

2020-08-2438:59

Hello Listener,In this special episode, we invited the University of Maryland Extension-Sea Grant Watershed Restoration Specialist, Jen Dindinger to talk about rain barrels, rain gardens, and stormwater management. Jen gives the how to’s on using and maintaining rain barrels. Here’s a great video on rain barrels and rain gardens. More importantly, Jen walks us through the complex issues revolving around the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and how homeowners can manage stormwater on their property to help protect the Bay. If you have any garden questions you can email us at UMEgardenpodcast@gmail.comFor more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicThe Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all people and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
Hey Listener, In this month's episode, we talk with Jon Traunfeld, Principal Agent and Program Director of the fantastic Home and Garden Information Center. Jon is our vegetable specialist, and we are so excited to have him joining us today. Garden Tips of the Month: (31:40)Bug of the Month:  Spider Mites (36:30)Native Plant of the Month: Jewelweed - Impatiens capensis. (42:00) For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you can email us at UMEgardenpodcast@gmail.com Image is Jewelweed from Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org 
Hey Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about Propagating Hydrangeas (4:40), Japanese Beetles (12:00) and preventing ticks (20:50) Native Plant of the Month: Marsh hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) (34:20) Garden Tips of the Month: (37:30)Bug of the Month: Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp(42:50) For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you can email us at UMEgardenpodcast@gmail.com Image is Marsh hibiscus by M. Boley 
Hi Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about pest management, fungal leaf spots (6:55), and watering tips during the summer (10:00).Native Plant of the Month: Common Milkweed (14:20) Bug of the Month: Water Striders (20:00)Garden Tips of the Month at  (23:00) For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.). 
Episode 07 Mulch

Episode 07 Mulch

2020-05-0539:10

Hi Listener,In this month's episode, we talk about mulching, pruning hydrangeas (~11:20), and spring lawn care (~15:50).  Native Plant of the Month: Blue Flag Iris (~20:45) Garden Tips of the Month (~23:15) Bug of the Month: Spotted Lanternfly (~31:00) For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.). Episode Photo- By M. Raupp UME.HGIC
Hello Listener, We hope you and your family are safe during this difficult time. Our April episode ended up being rather lengthy, so we decided to turn it into two episodes. Here is Part Two! (part one can be found here) In this episode, we give some tips and activities for gardening with children and talk about why we dislike Callery pear trees (21:15).The Garden in a Glove activity can be found here. The Native Plant of the Month: Pinxterbloom Azalea (25:45)Bug of the Month: Eastern Tent Caterpillar (29:45)Garden tips of the Month can be found in April part one episode found here.All past episodes can be found on our website. For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have a garden question or topic you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).  University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all. 
Hi Listener,We hope you and your family are safe during this difficult time. Our April episode ended up being rather lengthy, so we decide to turn it into two episodes. So this month you will get twice the Garden Hoes.  In this episode, we welcome a special guest, Dr. Nicole Fiorellino, to give us the "dirt" on the soil. We also discussed the "how to's" on planting trees, shrubs, and perennials (30:00).Here is a link to the Home and Garden Information Center webpage about soil testing. Want to watch Nicole's soil sampling video? You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cgJvCY9iXQ Garden Tips of the Month: Spring bulbs and lawn care, and prepping summer vegetable transplants(~45:00)**NOTE** Native Plant of the month and bug of the month will be in a second episode coming out later this month, along with some tips for gardening with children.  If you have any garden questions or topics you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicThe Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.). University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all. 
Hi Listener, in this episode, we talk about soil testing, spring lawn care (~5:20) and starting seedlings (~ 9:00)  Bug of the Month: Bumblebees (~25:00)  Native Plant of the Month: Red Maple (~32:00)  Garden Tip of the Month: Vegetable garden prep (~34:10)   For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have a garden question or topic you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).  University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all. Episode image: Red Maple USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.orgMusic: Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky Korsakov
Hey Listeners, We have a special bonus episode for you this month.  The Gardens Hoes went to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, to learn more about their yearly orchid exhibit. We were about to sit down with Greg Griffis, senior horticulturist and orchid grower, to ask him all about the exhibit, orchids plants, and get some tips for growing them.   The Orchid Extravaganza is currently run at Longwood Garden until March 22.  You can find out more information about it and the garden at longwoodgardens.org.  To see pictures of Greg's favorite orchid and other orchids at the Longwood Gardens display, check out the Garden Hoes Podcast Facebook page or our photo drive here. If you can't make it too Longwood Garden exhibit, check with a local garden in your area to see if they have similar exhibits going on.  For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have a garden question or topic you like us to talk about you can email us at: Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com Garden Hoes is brought to you by UME. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).  University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all people and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
Hi Listener, in this episode, we talk about environmentally friendly de-icers, understanding seed catalogs, and packets (~6:18) and tool care (~11:37).  Garden Tip of the Month: House plants and starting seeds inside (~19:15)  Bug of the Month: Mealybugs (~23:25) Native Plant of the Month: Skunk cabbage ( ~27:37) Image of Skunk Cabbage: https://www.insectimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=1479061For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have a garden question or topic you like us to talk about you can email us at Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).  University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all. Episode image: Skunk Cabbage - Vern Wilkins, Indiana University, Bugwood.org  
Hi Listener, in this episode, we talk about our garden resolutions, overwintering sensitive plants (~8:00), and rose pruning (~14:00). Native Plant of the Month: Red Twig Dogwood (Skip to ~22:30)Bug of the Month: Silverfish (Skip to~24:00)Garden Tip of the Month: Planning a Garden (Skip to~27:00)For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website at https://extension.umd.edu/hgicIf you have a garden question or topic you like us to talk about you can email us at: Gardenhoespodcast@gmail.com Garden Hoes is brought to you by UME. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).  University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all people and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.Episode image: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series 
Hi Listener, In this episode, we talk about gifts for gardeners, and give some recommendations of common landscape plants to use for holiday decor (20:40). Bug of the Month: Praying Mantis Skip to 16:00Native Plant of the Month: Winter Berry (Ilex verticillata) Skip to 18:20Garden Tips of the Month:  Skip to 19:30 For more information about UME and these topics please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website at  https://extension.umd.edu/hgicGarden Hoes is brought to you by UME. Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Assoc. (Talbot Co.) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Assoc. for Horticulture (QA Co), and Emily Zobel- Agriculture Agent (Dorchester Co.).   University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all people and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
Hey Listener! It's almost Halloween, so we are counting down our favorite Scary Plants! Also, this episode, we talk about fall garden tips, native grasses, and the southern flannel moth. The Garden Hoes Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. For more information about the University of Maryland Extension, please visit our website at https://extension.umd.edu/.For more information about these topics and more, please visit UME Home and Garden Information Center at https://extension.umd.edu/hgic University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all persons and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religious ancestry or national origin, material status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.Episode image: Water Hemlock: Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org 
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