Podcast Archive – A Dry Rain: Gardening In The Pacific Northwest and Beyond
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In Pacific Northwest, we garden year round. Join us as we talk about the best practices for gardening organically. Don't worry about getting wet. It's a dry rain.
||CleanAquatic Noxious Weeds||We have been barely poking our heads out into the podcast realm this summer. Our gardens are taking too much time. Sorry for that. But here is an interesting tale for your listening pleasure. Summer is hot in the Northwest. The bugs are buzzing and the||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVashon Cares Community Garden||Greg Rabourn visits the Vashon Cares Community Garden and chats with some Master Gardeners.||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanting Trees From Pots||Marty Wingate and Steve Scher take a look at the big trees in the pots at Sky Nursery in Shoreline, WA. Cut the roots, make a big hole and keep the the tree watered for a few summers to make sure it thrives.||5/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlans For Pots? Go Big!||Tips for planting annnuals, tips for great plants to pick on this episode of A Dry Rain. Marty Wingate and Steve Scher are back at Sky Nursery in Shoreline, Washington to take a look at annuals you can, Marty might say you must, add to your pots for col||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe One Hundred Plants You Don’t Want Anywhere Near Your Garden! (Though they are probably already there)||Greg Rabourn talks to education specialist Sasha Shaw of the King County Noxious Weed Program. There’s a new list of state noxious weeds for 2015. It’s just like the Emmy Awards, but even more noxious. The government sees the list as an organizing t||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Pollan, Gardener||Steve scher talks with Michael Pollan about his garden. Michael Pollan is the author of a number of influential books about food, culture and healthy eating. Through all his years of writing about our need to understand the foods we eat and our need to||4/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Questions and More Community Garden Strategies||Some listeners sent in great questions, about plants that needed identification and about varieties to grow. We share our answers with all of you and Willi Galloway continues to share her ideas for how to plant a community garden plot for maximum fun an||3/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpring Flowers and Rain Garden Rebates||Willi Galloway, Greg Rabourn, Steve Scher and Mary Wingate started wandering around the spring flowers popping open. That somehow wound its way to rain gardens and much more. Seattle Public Utility Rain Garden Program Portland Rain Garden Promgram Snoho||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarijuana Agriculture on Vashon Island (Part 2)||Plant breeders have been cultivating and manipulating marijuana genes for years. With the industry now above ground, gardeners are getting a look into the agricultural operations around marijuana breeding. Greg Rabourn concludes his tour of a marijuana||3/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeneficial Bugs For The Garden||What is your favorite bug? Is that question an oxymoron for you? Marty Wingate talks to Jessica Walliser about her book,”Attracting Beneficial Bugs To Your Garden.” Get beyond that common feeling of stomping on bugs. Jessica reminds us that th||3/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrategies For A Community Garden Plot When You Can’t Always Be There.||How do you maintain a community garden plot when you know you can’t get there often? Willi Galloway offers some tips on what to plant in order to make your garden neighbors happy and your harvest rich. Where is your garden plot? What are your strate||2/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Red Stems of Winter Dogwoods and Some Surprises||Steve Scher and Marty Wingate tour the showy shrub area of Sky Nursery. The leaves are gone and the structure and color of the stems reveal themselves. Cornus Sanguinea ‘Mid-Winter Fire’ Some of the other plants we discussed: Winter Blooming C||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2015 Northwest Flower and Garden Show||Marty Wingate takes Greg Rabourn and Steve Scher for a tour of the award winning professional gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Take a walk with us. You can find out more about the winners and the garden show here.||2/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGarden Planning, Gearing up for Garden Shows||We seem to be staying inside this week, looking at catalogues, staring out the window and making plans for new garden beds. We also get ready for a tour of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Why attend garden shows, anyways? Do you attend garden show||2/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlant For Color and Birds||Steve Scher and Marty Wingate visit Sky nursery on the podcast, this time to learn about heaths and heathers. Also, the suburbs are a haven for variety of bird species. You just provide the habitat. University of Washington Wildlife Scientist John Marzl||1/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Walnuts, Madrone Trees and Your Questions||Greg is checking out the health of some madrone trees, Willi is wondering what a black walnut will do to her deck and we answer your questions. Our sponsor this week- sponsor being someone who likes the show- Marty Wingate, author. Sure she is part of t||1/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hellebore It Is!||Marty and Steve wander around Sky Nursery in Shoreline WA, thinking about the plants of winter and spring. Hellebores are a festive garden perennial and they pair nicely with some fascinating conifer varieties. Let’s take a walk. Our sponsor this ep||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppreciating the Finer Things of Life||Greg introduces us to Michael of Vashon Seed & Mercantile, who takes us on a tour of their cannabis breeding greenhouses on Vashon Island. They are joined for this interview by Shango Los, founder of the Vashon Island Marjiuana Entrepreneurs Alliance||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Walk In The Woods||For those of us craving a little outdoor time, Greg takes us, again, on a walk in the woods near Medford, Oregon. New episode next week. Gardening questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on Facebook. Twitter. Subscribe on Itunes Listen on Sti||1/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sweet Fragrance of the Winter Garden||Marty Wingate, Greg Rabourn and Steve Scher sniff the sweet smell of winter flowering shrubs and offer some interesting reads. This is a rebroadcast of the 3rd episode of this podcast. If you missed it first time around, take a listen. It’s like the||12/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #51 Easy and Natural Holiday Decorations||Marty talks with Karen Chapman of Fine Foliage – the book and the website – about holiday decorating with nature. Find out the best plants to cut and what to do with them, and learn the colorful ways of leaves. When she isn’t writing abo||12/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #50 New Plants To Pique Your Interests||As winter slows down the garden outdoors, we turn to the catalogues that come tumbling through the mail slot. Great Plant Picks had some fine varieties for 2014 and 2015 is just around the calendar. We toss out a few varieties to consider as we await ne||12/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #49 Gifts For Gardeners||Willi joins us from Portland over a Skype connection I must apologize for. But we manage to to happily talk gifts for the gardener. Tune in. Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season o||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #48 Garden Planning||The leaves are falling. The basic bones of your garden are revealing themselves. Time for some simple but thoughtful planning. Join our planning session in this episode of A Dry Rain. Steve is home in his garden, often mucking over by the worm bin. How||11/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #47 Extending The Season||Winter’s traces start to mark our gardens. Herewith a few suggestions for extending the season with cloches, greenhouses and a few tricks of the trade. Steve is home in his garden, often mucking over by the worm bin. How about you? He needs you to s||11/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #46 Fall Favorites||A plant’s attributes reveal themselves in the fall. Colors, textures and shapes can shine as the weather gets colder. We consider a few in this episode of A Dry Rain. Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is g||11/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #45 Mary Berry on Reforming Agriculture in the U.S.||Mary Berry is executive director of The Berry Center, a Kentucky based agriculture organization focused on remaking American industrial agriculture. Their goal is to see more farms locally focused and sustainable. Their philosophy is based on the works||11/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #44 Neighbor Etiquette||Want to be a good garden neighbor? Share the bounty. We answer a few questions and clip our hedges. Willi has been busy helping run a business in Portland, Perch furniture. Greg is gearing up for another season of his King County-TV Show,Yard Talk. And||11/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #43 Fall Clean-up and Planting||Fall means clean up and plant. So, what are best clean-up practices, and what should be put in the ground right now? Marty, Greg and Steve dig around that particular pile for awhile and raise a few canes as well. Willi has been busy helping run a busine||10/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #42 Fall and Winter Shrubs with Great Scents||Marty Wingate suggests plants that will bring you fragrance in the fall and winter. A few offer color too. A few offer food for hummingbirds as well. Katsura Trees Redfox Heronswood Globe Viburnum Bodnantense Dawn Asian Mahonia’s Charity Wintersun Art||10/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #41 Nashi Orchards Part 2- Perrymaking||Greg takes us into the Perry making operation at Vashon Island’s Nashi Orchards, where Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach turn out a pear cider called Perry.. Subscribe We always welcome your questions. Ask at email@example.com On Facebook On twitter @||10/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #40 A Sparkling Libation at Nashi Orchards||Greg takes us out on the farm again. This time to Vashon Island’s Nashi Orchards, where Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach turn out a pear cider called perry.. We always welcome your questions. Ask at firstname.lastname@example.org On Facebook On twitter @adryrainn||10/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCity Fruit Harvests the Urban Orchard||We are in a part of Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood folks call Tangletown to pick some fruit with City Fruit. Homeowner Susan is sharing some of the bounty of her Asian Pear, so City Fruit Harvester Hamilton Anderson is heading up the tree while||9/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #38 Morning Dew Two and Tomatoes Too||Greg returns to the Willapa Hills, Washington for the rest of his tour of Morning Dew Farm, where calendula’s are flowering, potatoes are stacked inside of potato boxes and the hoop houses are bursting with tomatoes. Speaking of tomatoes, Willi Gall||9/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLate Summer Cukes, Tomatoes and the Zucchini 500||Willi, Greg and Steve convene at Town Hall Seattle for this episode. Willi on Skype, Greg and Steve in Town Hall’s cafe and Marty, well Marty was off. We take up the tough question of how to use the tomatoes that are ripening in the warm Northwest,||9/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #36 Farms and Figs||In this episode Greg takes us to the Willapa Hills, Washington and Morning Dew Farm. Also, he answers a listener question about growing figs in the Northwest. We always welcome your questions. Ask at email@example.com On Facebook On twitter @adryrainnw||9/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast
We've needed a new high quality Northwest podcast for a while and this may the one. Its different from the typical caller calls in type show (which is great too) and is more like listening in to a private conversation amongst three true garden experts and lovers of gardening. Can't wait for the next episode!
Glad you're back
Thank you for bringing a wonderful podcast back to us. Much appreciated!
Yeah, you're back!
A great team, a great garden podcast and great information. So glad you're back together and taking the time to do this podcast. This team along with Willi Galloway won an award from the Garden Writer's Association a couple of years ago.