Show Notes

We share a lot of information and ideas on Gardening Simplified – here, you’ll find a digest of each show where you can explore the topics we discuss further.

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Episode 26 – Tips for Selecting and Growing Tomatoes and Shrub Madness Begins!

Spring is in the air and in the studio! Today we talk all about tomatoes, including best practices for selecting and growing. Instead of putting just one plant on trial today, we’re putting 64 plants on trial in our Shrub Madness competition. Learn what Shrub Madness is all about, how you can participate, and hear about the awesome plant prizes. We’ve talked about eating in bed, but today we talk about what people are eating in their showers.

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Yellow, red, pink and green spring foliage on Mr. Mustard sorbaria.

Episode 25 – Tips for Specimen Plants, Spring Bulbs Emerging, and Flaco the Owl

Specimen plants are those that transform your landscape from one that merely exists to one that grabs everyone’s attention. We discuss our favorites, those that have been little more than fads, and those that have truly stood the test of time, like the oak tree that Olympic champion Cornelius Johnson planted outside his Los Angeles home. Plus, we talk spring emergence of bulbs and Mr. Mustard Ural false-spirea, answer listener questions on lilacs, and the latest on Central Park’s escaped owl, Flaco.

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