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S04:E08 Goldenrods

S04:E08 Goldenrods

2023-09-1347:38

 Hey Listener, Gold and yellow hues are the undeniable colors of autumn. In this episode, we discuss one of our favorite yellow-blooming perennial plants–Goldenrod. With its pretty yellow flowers, long blooming seasons, and high wildlife value, What is not to love about these fantastic native plants? Mikaela also counts down her top pick of goldenrod for different gardens (~17:10). Her goldenrod bloom chart can be found here. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (~22:45)Bug of the Month – Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge  (~33:35)Garden Tips of the Month (~39:15) If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. The 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).  Theme Song: By Jason Inc 
S04:E07 Cannning

S04:E07 Cannning

2023-08-1447:00

Hey Listener, In this month's episode, Dr. Shauna Henley (a Senior Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the University of Maryland Extension) returns to the podcast to discuss canning those summer fruits and vegetables. She will tell us a bit about the history of canning, what supplies you need (~5:20), the difference between canning with a hot water bath and pressure canning (~9:53) , common mistakes (~16:00),  and give us some resources on where to find recipes (~18:34). National Center for Home Food PreservationUSDA's Complete Guide to Home CanningWe also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Ghost pipes (Monotropa uniflora) (~32:05)Bug of the Month – Bluet Damselfly (~34:50)Garden Tips of the Month (~40:28) If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about University of Maryland Extension and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.  The 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).  Theme Song: By Jason Inc 
Hey Listener, In this month's episode, we are talking about two common household pests: ants and termites. While both live in colonies and can enter our homes, they have very different lifecycles and social structures. Some of them are nuisance pests, while others can cause damage to our homes. This episode will cover how to tell ants and termites apart, their life cycles, and control methods ( Ants ~6:45, Termies ~19:10). We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Wild mint (Mentha arvensis)- ~ 24:25Bug of the Month –  Golden-backed snipe fly ~ ~28:30Garden Tips of the Month - ~31:30 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.  The 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).  Theme Song: By Jason Inc 
S4:E05 Pollination

S4:E05 Pollination

2023-06-0636:54

Hey Listener, In this month's episode, we are excited to Celebrates National Pollinator Week. ( June 19-25, 2023).  A pollinator is any animal that visits flowering plants and moves pollen from flower to flower, which helps plants reproduce, making fruits and seeds. In North America pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles, and wasps.  Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, and spices need to be pollinated by animals.We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Beardtongues (Penstemon digitalis and P. hirsutus) ~16:40Bug of the Month – Fig wasps (Agaonidae sp.) ~21:18Garden Tips of the Month - ~30:00 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
 Hey Listener, In this month's episode, we are excited to welcome back  Jon Traunfeld, Principal Agent and Program Director of the fantastic UME Home and Garden Information Center. 2023 is UME HGIC year of the Sweet Potato, and  Jon is here .o give us some tips about growing and harvesting them, and in return, we share recipes for eating them with him.We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month (Mountain laurel) ~36:00Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaugnh4I4tEBug of the Month – (pink-spotted hawkmoth)   ~40:40Garden Tips of the Month - ~45:00We currently have an open survey for ALL listeners; whether you’ve listened to all of our episodes, or this is your first time. We developed an evaluation to find out if the information we share on the podcast has made a difference in your practices at home. We promise that it is a short, easy 5 min survey, and we even have exclusive podcast stickers to give to those who participate. We are so thankful for the feedback, and we appreciate you tuning in for the podcast! You can take our survey here.  If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener,  In this month's episode, we're talking about selecting and growing small fruits and fruit trees. With spring blooming around us, many garden centers and stores will have fruit trees and small fruit shrubs for sale. Creating a home orchard can provide a source of delicious fruit. However, fruit trees and shrubs have their own unique challenges.  In this month's episode,  we discuss tips for planning your orchard, growing small fruit (~11:05), tips for growing tree fruit (~27:53) and native fruits (~38:15). We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.) ~43:30Bug of the Month –  Plum Curculio ~47:30Garden Tips of the Month - ~52:38We currently have an open survey for ALL listeners; whether you’ve listened to all of our episodes, or this is your first time. We developed an evaluation to find out if the information we share on the podcast has made a difference in your practices at home. We promise that it is a short, easy 5 min survey, and we even have exclusive podcast stickers to give to those who participate. We are so thankful for the feedback, and we appreciate you tuning in for the podcast! You can take our survey here.  If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener, In this month's episode, we are talking to Paul Goeringer, a University of Maryland Specialist with the UMD Agriculture Law Education Initiative. We have some great questions regarding homeowner and property rights to put Paul on the spot today. We discussed Maryland HB322 (~3:27), overhanging trees (~12:15), fence laws (~15:30), dealing with damage to your yard (~18:40) and Maryland Right to Farm Law (~26:50). You can find Paul's podcast, the Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast, here: https://marylandagpodcast.org/ We also have our: Native Plant of the Month - Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) (~30:40)Bug of the Month –Spruce Spider Mite (Oligonychus ununguis) (~34:40)Garden Tips of the Month (~39:47) We currently have an open survey for ALL listeners; whether you’ve listened to all of our episodes, or this is your first time. We developed an evaluation to find out if the information we share on the podcast has made a difference in your practices at home. We promise that it is a short, easy 5 min survey, and we even have exclusive podcast stickers to give to those who participate. We are so thankful for the feedback, and we appreciate you tuning in for the podcast! You can take our survey here.  If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. 
Hello Listener,  We love some fun facts and lists so in this episode we will talk about some of intriguing animal mating and courtship habits, to celebrate the month of Valentine’s. We cannot cover them all but we picked some of our favorites including honeybee, horseshoe crabs, daddy long legs, slugs, and dragonflies. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Crane fly orchid (Tipularia discolor) – ~26:00Bug of the Month – Biting midge in the family Forcipomyia  ~29:20Garden Tips of the Month –~ 33:40 We currently have an open survey for ALL listeners; whether you’ve listened to all of our episodes, or this is your first time. We developed an evaluation to find out if the information we share on the podcast has made a difference in your practices at home. We promise that it is a short, easy 5 min survey, and we even have exclusive podcast stickers to give to those who participate. We are so thankful for the feedback, and we appreciate you tuning in for the podcast! You can take our survey here.  If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.   
Hello Listener, It is almost 2023, but you can still do some chores in your garden this year. In this episode, we talk about the winter garden chores Rachel has been doing, and Mikaela and Emily have been putting off. We also talk holiday plant care (16:00), including caring for living trees (19:00) and fresh cut trees (28:10).  Link to our survey: go.umd.edu/gardenthymeThe effect of Christmas lights on trees: NPR Science Friday. Thank you all for listening. See you next year! - Mikaela, Rachel & Emily If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. 
S03:E10 Bats!

S03:E10 Bats!

2022-10-0701:11:53

Hello Listener,  It's Spooky Season! In this month's episode, we sit down with Leslie Sturges of the Bat Conservation & Rescue of Virginia to talk about bats. We chat about how much we love bats and why you should also. She tells us all about the types of bat you can find in Maryland (9:53), Whitenose syndrome (17:03), how bats rear their young (23:24), and echolocation (25:50). We also put some of the vampire and other bat myths to rest (40:30). We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - American Persimmon (51:15)Bug of the Month - Twisted winged parasites (45:01) Garden Tips of the Month (58:25)If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. 
S03:E09 Fall Colors

S03:E09 Fall Colors

2022-09-1257:12

 Hello Listener,  Fall is almost here, and we are ready. Nothing signals the start of fall like the changing of the leave. In this episode, we discuss what causes the leave to change color. It was also really hard to choose, but we picked our top 5 trees with the best fall color.  We also have some suggestions for shrubs, grasses, and flowers that make great additions to the garden in the fall. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - New England Aster ( ~37:22 )Bug of the Month - Paper wasps (~41:30)Garden Tips of the Month  (~49:15)If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. 
Hello Listener,In this month's episode, we are speaking all about Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure from the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. We talk about the effects of climate change that we are seeing right now and what sea level rise looks like.Dr. McClure also gives us some online prediction tools to help us better plan our landscape for the future. NOAA Climate Explorer My Coast .org Tree Atlas We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)Bug of the Month - Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)Garden Tips of the MonthIf you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.Images by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org &   Ohio State Weed Lab , The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org 
S3:E07 Shade Gardening

S3:E07 Shade Gardening

2022-07-0752:26

Hello Listener, The summer heat is here, and if you are like us, you are taking a break under the shade of a lovely tree. In this episode, we are talking all about shade. Why we love it, some tips for gardening in your shady area ( 10:07 ), and a list of native plants ( 16:35 )  that enjoy the shade as much as Mikaela.We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Northern Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum pedatum  at 30:35Bug of the Month - Eastern Beach tiger beetles at  33:50 Garden Tips of the Month at  39:45If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener, It's Pollinator Week! And to celebrate, we have a special episode for you all. We got to sit down and chat with Sam Droege, who works at the Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab with U.S. Geological Survey. We talk about how native bees differ from honey bees, learn about some neat bee flower interactions, and Sam gives us some tips about how to transition to a native garden using wood chips. Ask A Bumble Bee program: https://u.osu.edu/askabumble/If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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- Senior Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener, It has been a weird spring weather wise, and that weird weather may have stressed some of your plants out.  In this months episode we are talking all about abiotic disorder  in the garden.  Abiotic disorder in plants are caused by non-living factors such as weather,  and the enviroment .   We will give some examples of what we have seen so far this year,  and what you should be looking for in your garden . We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Bottlebrush grass at 26:45Bug of the Month  -Green Lacewing at 30:15Garden Tips of the Month at 36:45 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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- Senior Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener,In this month esiopde we are talking about continer gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins, Senior Agent Asso. & MG Coordinator for UME in Garrett Co.  If you are limited on space and time a container garden may be a perfect way to add in the garden you’ve always wanted.   We talk picking the correct size container for your plant needs, drainage tips and growing media. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month (Sweet Bay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana ) at 26:00 Bug of the Month (Spongy moth, Lymantria dispar) at  30:45Garden Tips of the Month at 38:45. If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener, April is National Garden Month! So Happy National Garden Month everyone.   One of the most clear signals of spring is the emergence of spring ephemerals- daffodils, crocus, tulips… these bulbs are some classic examples, but we have so many more to enjoy! Our woodland wildflowers may be more subtle, but are no less impressive and are even more rewarding. This month we taking a break from our garden and all the spring chores to talk about some of our favorite woodland spring ephemerals.Ephemeral covered n this episode includes: Dutchman’s Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Mayapples, Bellworts, Spring Beauty's, Jack-in-the-pulpit  and Pink Lady Slipper. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month ( Sessile trillium) at 22:15Bug of the Month (Termites) at 25:35 Garden Tips of the Month at (36:55) If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E03 Spring Weeds

S3:E03 Spring Weeds

2022-03-0544:44

Hello Listener, How do I control weeds is probably one of the most common questions we get. So in this month's episode, we are chatting all about spring weeds. What is a Weed? Which ones are our favorites? What's the difference between a typical weed, an invasive plant, and a Noxious Weed? We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month ( Golden Ragwort) at 49:00Garden Tips of the Month at 33:00Bug of the Month (Carpenter Bees) at 33:10To learn more about Maryland Noxious Weeds, check out the Maryland Noxious Weed I.D. guide. Plant Invaders of the Mid-Atlantic is a great guide and resource for helping understand invasive plant biology and control methods. Some extension offices have these available in print. If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/.  The 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).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener, Although it may be cold and dreary outside, it’s the perfect time to take inventory of your deciduous trees and shrubs to see which plants would benefit the most from pruning. In this months episode we’re sitting down with Extension Specialist in Commercial Horticulture, Dr. Andrew Ristvey. Dr. Ristvey is giving us the ins and outs on winter pruning. We also have our: Bug of the Month  (Winter Stoneflies) at 37:30Garden Tips of the Month at 45:55 Native Plant of the Month ( American holly)  at   49:00Here are some great resource to learn more about pruning: The University of Georgia Extension:  Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Virginia Tech Pruning HandbookVirginia Tech Shrub Pruning CalendarVirginia Tech Deciduous Tree Pruning CalendarVirginia Tech Evergreen Tree Pruning Calendar If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcas. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/. The 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).Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
Hello Listener,  Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are already in a new year. We are kicking off our third season by sitting down with Extension Educator Ginny Rosenkranz. Like many of you, during the pandemic our acquisition of houseplants increased exponentially. Ginny guides us on caring for all of our botanical beauties. Timing: Houseplants at ~ 01:50Native Plant of the Month Musclewood, Ironwood (Carpinus caroliniana) at ~ 24:55Bug of the Month Ice crawlers or ice bug family Grylloblattidea at ~ 29:05 Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 31:50 We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips. If you have any garden related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com  or look us up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GardenThymePodcast.  For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website at  https://extension.umd.edu/hgic The Garden Hoes 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). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. 
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