The Weekend Gardener June 20
The Weekend Gardener June 20
Join Niki Jabbour as she chats with the author of 'Shrubs and Vines for Atlantic Canada,' Todd Boland; 'Gardening Your Front Yard' author Tara Nolan; Susan Mulvihill, author of 'Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook;' and Frankie Ferragine & Amanda Weldon!
Jun 20, 2021, 12:32 PM
The Weekend Gardener June 13
The Weekend Gardener June 13
Join Niki Jabbour this week as she chats with Leslie Halleck, author of 'Tiny Plants,' Cathy Oulton, owner of Bloom Greenhouse; Robert Pavalis, author of 'Garden Myths;' and Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santiago about horticultural therapy!
Jun 13, 2021, 12:10 PM
The Weekend Gardener June 6
Join Niki this week as she chats with UK author Tanya Anderson about her book 'A Woman's Garden;' Curator of Botany for Nova Scotia Museums Sean Haughian on moss gardening; Marianne Wilburn, author of 'Tropical Plants and 'How to Love Them;' and Christy Wilhelmi, author of 'Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden!'
Jun 06, 2021, 12:12 PM
The Weekend Gardener May 30
Join Niki Jabbour as she chats with Joseph Tychonievich, author of 'The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food;' podcaster and Youtuber Greg Auton; Sam Haley from Maple River Farm, a farmer selling llama manure to gardeners; Janet Music from Dalhousie University on a new study on home gardeners; and author of 'Grow Veg' Benedict Vanheem from the UK!
May 30, 2021, 12:12 PM
The Weekend Gardener May 23
Join Niki Jabbour as she chats with Pat Fogarty of Fogarty's Garden Market; get tips on growing food in the front yard with Signe Langford; hear from author of 'Cycling with Monarchs' Sara Dykman; and join Niki's conversation with Sean and Allison McManus as they chat about their new book 'First Time Gardener Growing Plants and Flowers!'
May 23, 2021, 12:18 PM
The Weekend Gardener May 16
The Weekend Gardener May 16
Join Niki Jabbour as she chats with podcaster of 'Cottage in the Court' Teri Speight; Ellen Ecker Odgen, author of 'The New Heirloom Garden;' U-K based Michael "Mr. Plant Geek" Perry; and rose expert Paul Zimmerman!
May 16, 2021, 12:12 PM
The Weekend Gardener May 9
This week Niki talks with Jen McGuinness, author or 'Micro Food Gardening;' Jessica Walliser, author of 'Plant Partners;' professional forager and author of 'The Forager's Dinner' Shawn Dawson; and Toronto horticulturalist and rare plant collector Paul Gellatly.
May 09, 2021, 12:14 PM
The Weekend Gardener - May 2
Today Niki talks to author Craig LeHoullier, author of 'Epic Tomatoes and Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales;' Toronto-based horticulturists Steven Biggs and Emma Biggs; Elizabeth Pierce, author of 'Grow Hope;' and
Charlie Nardozzi, author of 'No-Dig Gardening."
May 02, 2021, 12:13 PM
The Weekend Gardener - October 11
Margaret Roach of A Way to Garden, from Margaret Roach and the best-selling author of A Way to Garden, The Backyard Parables, and more is back to talk about how she has made a garden for the birds, welcoming over 60 species each year. We'll talk about what she does to encourage them, how to be a good bird landlord, and some of her favourite bird-friendly bird plants. Chloe Kennedy is a waste resource education officer with Halifax Regional Municipality and a compost nerd. Now that it's autumn, we'll talk about what to do with all your fallen leaves and how to turn your yard and garden waste into free food for your soil. Lisa Mullins joins me to talk about the pandemic gardening boom! She's the lead author of the new report by Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab called Home Food Gardening in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. They surveyed over 1000 Canadians to learn about how they gardened during the pandemic. Emily Moir of Halifax Seed Company joins me to chat about a new line of seeds they'll soon be offering, as well as give us a few ideas about what to grow indoors now (houseplants, sprouts, microgreens). Craig LeHoullier, the author of the best-selling book, Epic Tomatoes is back to help me wrap up our 13th season. We'll talk about the 2020 tomato growing season, get ideas of how we can be even more successful next year and some suggestions of his favourite varieties to grow.
Oct 11, 2020, 07:22 AM
The Weekend Gardener - October 4
The Houseplant Guru, the author of a handful of awesome books including her latest, Houseplant Party: Fun Projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. We'll chat with Lisa Eldred Steinkopf about bringing houseplants back indoors for winter, general care, and about some of the cool projects in her new book.
Doug Oster is an Emmy-award winning producer, television, video and radio host, speaker, author and garden enthusiast from Pittsburgh. He's also garlic obsessed! We'll talk all about his garlic growing adventures as well as season extending, bulb planting and the other fall garden tasks keeping him busy. Dave Hanson is the owner and manager of Sage Garden Greenhouses in Manitoba, the co-host of The Grow Guide, a garden columnist and a grower of unusual and exotic plants like allspice, cinnamon, dwarf fruiting bananas and more. We'll talk about his plant collection and learn more about the podcast. Todd Boland is a Horticulturist at MUN Botanical Garden in St John's, Newfoundland and the author of Favourite Perennials for Atlantic Canada, Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, Wildflowers of New Brunswick, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and more! We'll talk about the last of the autumn superstars - asters, helenium, Joe Pye weed and beyond.
Oct 04, 2020, 07:38 AM
The Weekend Gardener - September 27
Fred Ansems of Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers will share an update on their weekend weigh off! From giant pumpkins to long gourds to skyscraper sunflowers, Fred and I will delve into the world of growing extreme veggies. Jessica Walliser is the best-selling, award-winning author of Good Bug, Bad Bug, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden, Container Gardening Complete, Gardener's Guide to Compact Plants, and the upcoming Plant Partners: Science Based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden (Dec 2020). Jessica is also one of the owners of Savvy Gardening and we'll chat about companion planting, why you shouldn't fall clean your garden, and so much more! Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and host of the incredibly popular podcast Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden. She's also the author of the wonderful new book, The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants. We'll talk about the book, the stories, and the women featured in its pages. Bob Howard trained with an English gardener named Alan Chadwick at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He's been a market gardener and landscape designer, and owned Mayflower Gardens, a landscape company in Halifax. Since his retirement, he lives near beautiful Annapolis Royal and is an active member of the Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticulture Society and a volunteer at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Bob and I will speak about design and how to create a garden and landscape with fall interest.
Sep 27, 2020, 07:16 AM
The Weekend Gardener - September 20
Ann Carriere of Vanco Farms Ltd, a Prince Edward Island based farm that grows cut tulips in greenhouses and high quality field tulips for bulb production. We'll learn more about the operation and some of their beautiful varieties. Andrew Lowe is a vermicomposter in Halifax who uses worms to enrich his garden. He speaks widely on the topic and now offers custom worm bins to make it easy for home gardeners! We'll find out the many benefits of vermicompost. Susan Mulvihill is the author of the upcoming book, The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook and the long-time garden columnist for The Spokesman-Review newspaper. She is passionate about growing food and teaches vegetable gardening on her popular Youtube channel and her website. We'll chat about her amazing garden and upcoming book. Jacqueline Shields of The Briar Patch Farm & Nursery Ltd. is back to talk bulbs! We'll chat about her favourite spring-flowering bulbs, which are planted in the fall, as well as easy combinations, deer-resistant bulbs, and more.
Sep 20, 2020, 07:23 AM
The Weekend Gardener - September 13
Tara Nolan is the author of Gardening Your Front Yard and Raised Bed Revolution. Tara is also an owner of @SavvyGardening.com, the award-winning gardening website. I'll talk to Tara about autumn DIY's for the landscape and garden, and find out her fall garden plans. Elizabeth Peirce is the author of Grow Organic and You Can Too! She's a self-proclaimed 'smug pickler' and will share tips and ideas for what to do with the late summer veggie garden glut (and all those green tomatoes!) Abra H Lee is a national speaker, writer, and owner of Conquer The Soil; a platform that combines history and pop culture to raise awareness of horticulture. She's also an alumna of the prestigious Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows. We'll talk about her horticultural journey; where she's been, where she is, and where she's going. Chris Shaw Sanford of Yonder Hill Farm is back to talk seed saving as we head into autumn. They're also offering an amazing selection of garlic for planting, and we'll learn more about some of the different varieties.
Sep 13, 2020, 07:18 AM
The Weekend Gardener - September 6
Karen Bertelsen is behind the wildly popular blog, The Art of Doing Stuff where she grows, creates, DIY's, and entertains. We'll talk about the blog, her garden, and what the heck she does with all her veggies! Mary Schier is the author of The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias and the Editor of Northern Gardener magazine. One of her favourite elements in her garden is her insectary which has increased the number of bees and pollinators in her garden (as well as birds!). We'll talk about this unique garden and why she started it. Allan Armitage is a horticultural legend who teaches, writes, and speaks at events around the world. He's the author of 17 books including Herbaceous Perennial Plants - and the 4th edition is now available! His app is Armitage’s Great Garden Plants. We'll talk about his favourite late summer and fall perennials and tasks like dividing plants. Claudia Weekes is the Registered Dietician, blogger and gardener behind The Organized Homemaker. She's a passionate vegetable gardener and grows a wide variety of unique crops, often those that reflect her Caribbean heritage. We'll also talk about #sharethemicgardeningedition which she organized on Instagram. Kim Osepchook is the founder of Axil Gardens in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Axil Gardens provides culinary & teaching gardens to educate and inspire. We'll talk more about this unique business, how COVID changed her garden business model and about the MANY new food gardeners she's been working with.
Sep 06, 2020, 07:22 AM
The Weekend Gardener - August 30
Pat Fogarty of Fogarty's Market Garden in Halifax joins me to talk about the challenges he's faced to be able to grow organic food and sell it to his community. He's also spearheaded a campaign to help change Halifax by-laws to allow more urban farms. Eva Monheim is co-creator of Verdant Earth Educators, LLC, an instructor at Longwood Gardens and the author of the new book, Shrubs & Hedges: Discover, Grow, and Care for the World's Most Popular Plants. We'll chat about her favourite shrubs, hedgerows and hedging, and talk about how these can create habitat for pollinators and affect bird migration. Sean James is back! Our regular guest and award-winning eco landscape designer, Master gardener, and garden communicator returns to talk about how this is a GREAT time of year to tackle new garden projects. Also, late summer pollinator considerations. Louis Coutinho, a co-owner of Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant joins me to give us a glimpse into the 2020 grape growing season. We'll talk about the vineyard, the varieties they grow and how YOU can help with this year's harvest. Trish Fry, the Manager of the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal has been sharing pics of the beautiful gardens across social media. We'll chat about what's in bloom and what late summer and autumn offer at the Historic Gardens.
Aug 30, 2020, 07:20 AM