Timber Press gardening podcast
Summary: The Timber Press gardening podcast highlights conversations with experts and authorities in the gardening world and beyond, from design to sustainability, edible to ornamental.
Rick talks about getting away from the notion of "control" in our gardens, and why that doesn't mean not doing anything.
Rick notes the similarities between his co-author William Robinson and Charles Darwin, as well as the influence of other thinkers on our notion of "wild".
Rick discusses what's new in this edition of the 1870 book, as well as the book's connection to New York's Central Park.
Rick discusses the sustainability and longevity of the wild style of gardening, and the difference between mere nativism versus picking plants that work for your conditions.
Rick talks about the new edition of this book and how influential it's been since 1870 in terms of understanding wildness, ecology, and garden design.
John discusses the problems with a one-size-fits-all approach for America's many different environments, as well as our obsession with perfection.
John discusses the aesthetics of grass ecologies, and bringing back the local grasses that once defined our communities.
John continues his discussion of the negative impacts of lawns — both environmental and economic — and the many benefits of meadow gardens.
John talks about taking care of the planet, not just decorating it, and how his book isn't just a gardening book, but a manifesto on the American lawn.
Love talks about clients who want instant gratification and shares how being a designer changes her personal approach to gardening.
Love talks about environmental issues, her favorite landscape features, and how to find a crew you can trust.
Love discusses useful education and organizations for someone starting out, dealing with difficult clients, and disasters she's experienced.
Love shares the best and worst parts of the job and discusses how being a successful garden designer is different from being a successful gardener.
Love discusses how she came to be a garden designer herself, her first client, and the toughest part about starting your own business.
David and Kathryn give advice on plant placement as well as mites and nematodes.