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The Weekend Gardener - Sunday, July 14
Dave Belt is with Seafoam Lavender. He joins Niki in studio to talk about the Seafoam Lavender Festival that runs July 20 and 21 in Seafoam, NS. Author Amanda Thomsen calls in. Thomsen wrote Backyard Adventure and is the blogger behind "Kiss My Aster". She talks about her writing and everything funky in your garden.  Angie Oriana Jenkins of Sister Lotus Herbal Body Care chats with Niki. And author Barbara Pleasant is on the program to discuss her book Homegrown Pantry.
Jul 14, 2019, 11:25 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday July 7 It's a beautiful Sunday morning. Niki is joined by David Currie from the NS Bird Society to discuss the reoccurrence of the disease affecting local birds. The owner of Plants Overhead, a Halifax company that makes plant pots and hangers, joins Niki in studio. Kelly Smith Trimble is the author of Vegetable Gardening Wisdom. A copy of her book is given away. Niki covers a lot of ground with Matt Mattus, who wrote the book Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening. Brie Arthur is the author of The Foodscape Revolution and the upcoming book, Growing - Gardening with Grains. Jul 07, 2019, 11:08 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday, June 30 Todd Boland, the research horticulturalist at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Botanical Gardens is the author of several books, including Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, Wildflowers of New Brunswick, Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador. And he just got back from a plant trip to the country of Georgia. We'll hear all about it. - Katie Keddy of Valley Harvest Sweet Potatoes will join me to chat about growing this yummy crop in the Maritimes. Plus, they're trying a new, short-season variety this year. We'll get an update on how things are growing. - Trish Fry of the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal is busy planning their Wine and Roses event and House and Garden tour... it's all coming up soon and we'll get the details on how you can take part. - Lisa Mason, a cut flower farmer and the author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers will join me to talk flowers!! What we can still plant and tips on growing your best cutting garden ever! - Cathy Oulton of Bloom Greenhouse and Garden Centre is also the president of Greenhouse Nova Scotia. We'll chat about the season, how it impacted local nurseries and what can still be planted now. Jun 30, 2019, 07:48 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday June 23 It's a beautiful Sunday morning. Niki is joined by Paul Manning from Dalhousie University to talk about a new pest: the daylily gall midge - what do you need to know? Then, Leslie Halleck joins the show. She's the author of Plant Parenting to talk plant propagation. For the 2nd hour of the show, it's a Q&A with Dave and Kirk of Arbor Plant Health Care.     Jun 23, 2019, 10:25 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday, June 16, 2019 The Weekend Gardener - Sunday, June 16, 2019 Nicole Hubley with the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute tells us about the endangered monarch butterfly and how we can help its population with milkweed. Jane Rostek of Sun and Water Horticultural is up next, giving us some tips on gardening like pruning. Author Stephen Biggs then tells us about growing lemons in Canada.Today's final guest is author Kevin Espiritu. We talk with Kevin about urban gardening. Jun 16, 2019, 12:08 PM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday June 9 Scott Croucher from Lee Valley - new tools, gifts for dad.  Norna Hugasdottir from Lee Valley repurposing your lawn for veggies or flowers.  Crystal Godfrey - local garden designer, container expert Noon.  Sound living NS - Megan Andrus and Joe Hood are local homesteaders and we’ll talk about their recent re-location and new garden/wallipini (underground greenhouse) they’re now building. Sarah Griffiths from Lee Valley - preserving/drying the homegrown harvest. Scott Croucher from Lee Valley - tools, tips, fun products Jun 09, 2019, 07:20 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday June 2nd 2019 The Weekend Gardener - Sunday June 2nd 2019 It's a rainy day! If you don't want to go outside to garden, you can stay inside and listen to some great gardening tips. First up on today's show, Niki is joined by Margaret Roach, the author of A Way to Garden. Then, she's joined by Darryl Cheng, author of The New Houseplant Parent, and the person behind https://www.instagram.com/houseplantjournal. After that, Niki chats with Sean James, an eco-landscaper and biodiversity expert. What's the best thing to plant that will bring the caterpillars to your yard? Niki wraps up the show with gardening guru Mark Cullen.  Jun 02, 2019, 11:59 AM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday May 26th 2019 The Weekend Gardener - Sunday May 26th 2019 Niki Jabbour is live from Halifax Seed today. She kicks off the show with Emily Moore from Halifax Seed. Then, she's joined by Elizabeth Peirce, author of gardening books You Can Too and Grow Organic. After that, Niki is joined by Chloe Kennedy from Halifax Solid Waste Resources to talk about composting.   May 26, 2019, 12:31 PM
The Weekend Gardener - Sunday May 19th 2019 The Weekend Gardener - Sunday May 19th 2019 Niki Jabbour is live from Bloom Greenhouse today. She kicks off the show with Owner of Bloom and the President of Greenhouse Nova Scotia Cathy Oulton who talks about container gardening and new plants. Props Floral Design and the Project Coordinator of Common Roots, Jayme Melrose also joins us to talk about their big move and the local slow flower movement. Author of Wildflower and Whispers, Denise Adams joins us to talk about gardening tips and tricks.   May 19, 2019, 06:58 AM
The Weekend Gardener – Sunday May 12th 2019 The Weekend Gardener – Sunday May 12th 2019 11 a.m. We kick off the show this week with Father-daughter duo from Toronto Steven and Emma Biggs join us to talk about the new gardening book they wrote together. Editor of a new book The Canadian Gardeners’ Guide joins us to talk about some tips in her book. 12 p.m. This hour, Friends of the Halifax Public Gardens Judith Cabrita joins us to talk about their new sensory gardens and upcoming tea party. Plant Survey Biologist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Ron Neville joins us to talk about the Emerald Ash Borer. Wrapping up the show, Author of Epic Tomatoes Craig LeHoullier joins us to talk about spring planting, tomato care and straw bales.       May 12, 2019, 07:12 AM
The Weekend Gardener - May 5th 2019 The Weekend Gardener - May 5th 2019 Join Niki Jabbour in Chester today as she kicks off the first show of the season. May 05, 2019, 12:26 PM
The Weekend Gardener Sunday, October 14, 2018 The Weekend Gardener Sunday, October 14, 2018 Join Niki Jabbour this week for the wrap-up episode for season 11 as Niki chats with Keltie Butler, outgoing executive director of Farmers Markets of NS; Chloe Kennedy of HRM Solid Waste Resources on composting; Jayme Melrose of Common Roots Urban Farm and its search for a new location; and author of Epic Tomatoes Craig LeHoullier! Oct 14, 2018, 12:15 PM
The Weekend Gardener Sunday, October 7, 2018 The  Weekend Gardener Sunday, October 7, 2018 Join NIki Jabbour this week for chats with Julie Adolf Thompson, author of Starting and Saving Seeds; Phil Hatcher with Very Local Greens; Max Klenck, owner of Urban Gardens on growing cannibas indoors; and Angie Oriana Jenkins of Sister Lotus Herbs in Wolfville! Oct 07, 2018, 12:26 PM
The Weekend Gardener Sunday, September 30, 2018 The Weekend Gardener Sunday, September 30, 2018 Join Niki Jabbour this week for conversations with Arthur Haskins of the NS Dahlia Society on taking care of Dahlias in the fall; Steven and Emma Biggs on upcoming books and growing citrus indoors; Ron Muis of the Annapolis Valley Giant Veggie Gardener Association and this year's giant pumpkin records; and author Lisa Zeigler on caring for soil in the fall for optimum spring planting! Sep 30, 2018, 12:18 PM
The Weekend Gardener Sunday, September 23, 2018 The Weekend Gardener Sunday, September 23, 2018 Join Niki Jabbour this week for conversations with Kelly Smith Trimble, author of Vegetable Gardening Wisdom; Cathy Oulton of Bloom Greenhouse on fall bulbs and plants; Cindy Lou Oulton of Annapolis Valley Luffa; and Scott Croucher of Lee Valley Tools with tips on fall gardening cleanup! (Abbreviated show due to phone problems) Sep 23, 2018, 12:12 PM