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an up-close look at how flowers work: ‘florapedia’ with carol gracie

an up-close look at how flowers work: ‘florapedia’ with carol gracie 150 150 Stein

THERE’S THE so-called language of flowers, as in the symbolism or sentiment attributed to a…

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how to grow brassicas (and which ones to try), with steve bellavia

how to grow brassicas (and which ones to try), with steve bellavia 150 150 Stein

THEY’RE AMONG the most popular and good-for-you vegetables, but brassicas—broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and…

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oaks: the most powerful plant of all, with doug tallamy

oaks: the most powerful plant of all, with doug tallamy 150 150 Stein

EVERY TIME over the years that I’ve spoken to today’s guest, one word comes up:…

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a modern look at rose history, with peter kukielski

a modern look at rose history, with peter kukielski 150 150 Stein

ROSES ARE ANCIENT plants with a 35-million-year history on planet earth, so maybe it’s no…

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flower-garden favorites, with helen o’donnell of bunker farm plants

flower-garden favorites, with helen o’donnell of bunker farm plants 150 150 Stein

I MET TODAY’S GUEST, Helen O’Donnell, at a plant sale a couple of springs ago,…

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our classic formative garden books, with ken druse

our classic formative garden books, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

DO YOU REMEMBER your very earliest gardening books—the ones that transported you into the world…

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science-based companion planting: ‘plant partners,’ with jessica walliser

science-based companion planting: ‘plant partners,’ with jessica walliser 150 150 Stein

YOU’VE HEARD the expression “companion planting,” as in: What plants supposedly “love” growing alongside what…

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which echinacea perform best? with sam hoadley of mt. cuba center

which echinacea perform best? with sam hoadley of mt. cuba center 150 150 Stein

ANY GARDENER shopping at a local nursery or paging through perennial plant catalogs can’t help…

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botanical treasures at far reaches farm nursery, with kelly dodson

botanical treasures at far reaches farm nursery, with kelly dodson 150 150 Stein

ON THE WEBSITE of Far Reaches Farm rare plant nursery, shoppers can filter the plant…

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dreaming of a ‘new heirloom garden,’ with ellen ecker ogden

dreaming of a ‘new heirloom garden,’ with ellen ecker ogden 150 150 Stein

THE SUBTITLE of Ellen Ecker Ogden’s latest book, “The New Heirloom Garden,” tells it all.…

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our desert island plants: native spring woodland perennials, with ken druse

our desert island plants: native spring woodland perennials, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

FACING A FORECAST of heaps of snow the other day, Ken Druse and I got…

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carrots: their history, challenges, and how to grow them, with breeder dr. phil simon

carrots: their history, challenges, and how to grow them, with breeder dr. phil simon 150 150 Stein

HOW DO YOU BUILD a better carrot for organic farms and gardens, and how do…

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shopping for resilient seed, with laura parker of high desert seed

shopping for resilient seed, with laura parker of high desert seed 150 150 Stein

IT WILL COME as no surprise to regular listeners that I’m mad about small, farm-based…

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shopping for seed-starting grow lights, with leslie halleck

shopping for seed-starting grow lights, with leslie halleck 150 150 Stein

I’M ON MY third generation of seed-starting lights, a journey that began back in the…

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unusual seeds, with nate kleinman of experimental farm network

unusual seeds, with nate kleinman of experimental farm network 150 150 Stein

PARSLEY THAT WAS BRED not for its leaves, but as a root crop. Or a…

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cold-frame 101, with niki jabbour

cold-frame 101, with niki jabbour 150 150 Stein

A NEIGHBOR with a new cold frame emailed me the other day, seeing colder weather…

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our desert-island trees, with ken druse

our desert-island trees, with ken druse 150 150 Stein

THEY’RE THE garden’s biggest residents, relative space-hogs who also dictate a lot of what goes…

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making the switch to native groundcovers, with duncan himmelman of mt. cuba

making the switch to native groundcovers, with duncan himmelman of mt. cuba 150 150 Stein

I’VE SPOKEN recently on the show about my personal war on certain groundcovers I planted…

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At What Age Should Kids be Introduced to Gardening?

At What Age Should Kids be Introduced to Gardening? 150 150 Stein

A reader just left questions as part of her comment on the last post. She…

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mastering microgreens, with kate spring of good heart farmstead

mastering microgreens, with kate spring of good heart farmstead 150 150 Stein

A “NEW YORK TIMES” column I did recently happily put me back in touch with…

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