At some point, you will get the urge to start a wildflower garden in a spot in your yard. Before you begin scattering seeds, take a listen. We have tips from a wildflower expert.
What’s the easiest, safest way to clean a backyard fountain or birdbath? Our favorite college horticulture professor (retired), Debbie Flower, applies some elbow grease to that question.
Wouldn’t it be nice, if you moved into a rental home, that other people would pay to have you redesign the garden? That’s one of the perks of getting a four-year lease at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. We talk with Marta McDowell, author of the book, "All the Presidents’ Gardens” about many of the interesting horticultural changes the various residents brought to that famous yard.
And, we help you unwind from working at home with a regular daily commute to your happy spot. And that just might be your garden. How a fake commute can boost your physical and mental health when your working from home.
It’s all on Episode 80 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let’s go!
Wildflowers to Attract Beneficial Insects
Cleaning a Birdbath or Fountain
Book: "All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America" by Marta McDowell
Washington Post: The Fake Commute For Better Mental Health
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