2013-2014 Podcasts

12/27/14 Jannine Cabossel, the Tomato Lady: Looking to 2015
12/20/14 Hosts Bob, Laurie and Chris: Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
12/13/14 Hosts Bob, Laurie and Chris: Great Gardens to Visit in Western US
12/6/14 Joy Mandelbaum, Master Gardener: SFMGA 2014 Projects
11/29/14 Jannine Cabossel, the Tomato Lady: Putting the Garden to Bed
11/22/14 Carole Langrall, Master Gardener: Holiday Decor From Your Garden
11/15/14 Jamie Douglass, The Mad Potter: “Planting” Outdoor Pots for Winter Interest
11/8/14 Nancy Chambers, HTR: Sowing the Seeds of Health & Wellness
11/1/14 Ellen Zachos: Festive Drinks from the Garden
10/25/14 Nate Downey, author, Harvesting the Rain
10/18/14 Michael Clark, landscaping and gardening consultant: Fall Gardening
10/11/14 Ken Kuhne, Grow Y’Own: Container Gardening
10/4/14 Jeremiah Kidd, permaculture expert: Edible Landscapes for Every Size Garden
9/27/14 Jannine Cabossel, the Tomato Lady: Plant Your Garlic and Shallots Now
9/20/14 Bev Adkins, Master Gardener: The EarthKind Rose Trial
9/13/14 Anne Schmauss, Wildbirds Unlimited: Birds in the Garden
  • Anne, owner of “Wild Birds Unlimited” in Santa Fe, Anne is an expert at attracting birds to the backyard. Listen in as she explains how to attract more birds by offering the right cover, habitat, food and water plus the use of native plants, including grasses, berry-producing shrubs and flowers.
  • Listen: GardenJournal 9 13 2014
  • Anne writes the local backyard bird column for the New Mexican and has written a national book called “For the Birds: A Month by Month Guide to Attracting Birds to your Backyard”
9/6/14 Hosts Bob Zimmerman and Laurie McGrath, Master Gardeners, offer fall gardening tips
8/30/14 Jannine Cabossel, the Tomato Lady: What to do Now in Your Garden: September
8/23/14 Scott Canning, SFBG Horticulture and Special Projects Director: Botanical Language Demystified
8/16/14 Sylvan Kaufman, Green Earth Consulting: The Stories Behind Invasive Species
8/9/14 Clayton Bass, SFBG CEO: What’s New at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
8/2/14 Ellen Zachos: Backyard Foraging
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7/26/14 Jannine Cabossel, the Tomato Lady: What to do Now in Your Garden: August
7/19/14 John Oberhausen: The Cactus Rescue Project
7/12/14 Deb Farson, Master Gardener and Master Composter: Making Great Compost
7/5/14 Erin O’Neill, garden consultant for the Santa Fe Community College Culinary Arts Garden: The SFCC Campus Gardens
6/28/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady: What To Do Now in Your Garden: July
6/21/14 Libby Sternberg, Master Gardener: Planting a Wildflower Meadow
6/14/14 Rich Atkinson, licensed arborist: Tree Selection and Care
6/7/14 Karen Armijo, Master Gardener and Juanita Ortega, American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian: Summer Rose Care
5/31/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady: What To Do Next Month in Your Garden
5/24/14 Kate Whealen, Master Gardener: How to Create a Pollinator Garden
5/17/14 The Iris Society on Selecting and Growing Irises
5/10/14 David Salman, horticulturist: Grasses for Santa Fe County
5/3/14 One-hour special combined broadcast of The Garden Journal & Gardens, Food, and Santa Fe LIVE from the Santa Fe Master Gardener Garden Fair
4/26/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady: What To Do Next Month in Your Garden
4/19/14 Michael Melendrez of Soil Secrets on Building Soils
4/12/14 Bob Ross, landscape architect and host of KSFR’s Gardens, Food, and Santa Fe, on Container Gardening. Part of a one-hour special combined broadcast of The Garden Journal & Gardens, Food, and Santa Fe recorded LIVE at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market.
4/5/14 Michael Clark, landscaping and gardening consultant: Best Shrubs for Santa Fe County Gardens
3/29/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady: What To Do Next Month in Your Garden
3/22/14: Gene Butler, The Firebird: The Whys and Hows of Drip Irrigation
3/15/14 Reese Baker, Permaculturist: Incorporating the Principles of Permaculture into Your Garden
3/8/14 Janet Hirons, Master Gardener: Restoring the El Zaguan Garden
  • Audio file: Garden Journal 030814
  • SFMGA 2014 work sessions in the garden at El Zaguan: 10am-12pm or 8am-10am (depending on the weather–when it’s hot we’ll be there from 8-10.) Visitors are welcome to drop by and see what we are working on that day or find out more about the project. Work days: March 20, 29; April 3, 12, 17, 26; May 8, 17, 22, 31; June 5, 14, 19, 28; July 10, 19; August 9, 21, 23; Sept 11, 20, 27; Oct 9, 19
3/1/14 Deborah Madison: Author of Vegetable Literacy
Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison, left, and Laurie McGrath admire a Belgian endive from Deborah’s garden.

2/22/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady, and Erin O’Neill: Seed Starting 
2/15/14 Jack and Juanita Ortega, American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians: Selecting and Caring for Roses
2/8/14 Gordon Tooley from Tooley’s Trees: Best Fruit Trees
2/1/14 Barbara King, Master Gardener: Gardening 101 Course & Clayton Bass, CEO of Santa Fe Botanical Garden
1/25/14 Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady: Next Month in the Garden
1/18/14: Patrick Torres, Santa Fe County Extension Agent: “Preparing Your Tools for the Gardening Season”
1/11/14: Reese Baker on “Permaculture — How to Implement it in Your Home Garden.”
  • Reese Baker, owner and founder of The RainCatcher Inc., has been involved with construction, organic farming, and permaculture in Santa Fe for over 15 years.
  • Audio file:  Garden Journal 1/11/14 MP3
  • References from the show:
    • Introduction to Permaculture – Bill Mollison
    • Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual – Bill Mollison
    • Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture – Toby Hemenway
    • Landscaping with Fruit – Lee Reich
    • How to Make a Forest a Garden – Patrick Whitefield
    • Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren
    • Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long – Elliot Coleman, Kathy Bray and Barbara Damrosch
    • Rainwater Harvesting – Brad Lancaster
    • How to Grow More Vegetables (Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine) – John Jeavons
1/4/14: Winter Pruning with Tracy Neal
12/28/13: Garden Year in Review with The Tomato Lady Jannine Cabossel, Master Gardener
12/21/13: Growing Herbs Indoors with Linda Lonsdale, Master Gardener
12/14/13: “Pets & Plants: What’s Toxic & What to Do” with guest Dr. T. Murt Byrne, DVM
  • More info at ASPCA website or call the ASPCA 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 888-426-4435.
  • To listen to or download MP3 file of this show, click here.
12/7/13: Growing Cacti and Succulents Indoors with Joy Mandelbaum, Master Gardener
11/30/13: Orchid Basics with Ron Midgett
Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids with Laurie McGrath at his store.

Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids with Laurie McGrath at his store.

  • References:
    • The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean; Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0-449-00371-X.
    • New Mexico Orchid Guild nmog.org offers field trips for orchid lovers.
    • Orchid Basics Notes
11/23/13: Favorite Garden Books with Tracy Neal: