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Ornamental flower vines bing an often overlooked spike of color to your home and garden. Learn about some of the best performing perennials for shady places. Len and Julio answer a caller about her strawberry bush and how to keep it fruiting over the years. A new listener suggests questions about root bound plants. Learn how to treat bag worms befo…
 
Len and Julio help out Dave, one of our regular listeners, with some challenges he's having with his houseplants. Len and Julio get a call from Linda, who's excited to launch a project for a kids garden. Mike, another regular listener, is having trouble with his pepper plants and Len and Julio give him a diagnostic. We answer another one of our cal…
 
Len and Julio were recently in Columbus Ohio attended Cultivate 2021, an education conference and trade show for the entire horticulture industry. Listen as they give you an unscripted debrief on their experience including the OSU trial garden, the Franklin Zoo Conservatory, Cultivate keynote and classes and some new plants featured in the trade sh…
 
Learn how to take care of your hanging basket or combo pot. A little TLC is all it needs. Len and Julio discuss pruning techniques for hydrangeas dealing with those big flower heads that to start hanging down. One of the largest flowers you can grow in your garden, approaching 12" across, the Hardy Hibiscus. Learn how plant breeders have made Crape…
 
Learn about herbs you easily plant in a window box and what food to pair your fresh herbs with. Len and Julio will give you all you need to know on growing Southern Magnolias in your yard. Then they will discuss the best backyard tress to grow and how to get them started. Find out wha's going on with a listener's Zosia lawn. Finally, learn how to c…
 
***Note*** a few spots toward the beginning, there were a few mic issues. What better way to start off the summer than with some songs about summer and an interview with reggae/surfer music man, AJ Abberton from the Netherlands? Listen to what inspires him, about his new EP and single releases coming out, and a vast selection of some of his older s…
 
Learn how to care for and use ornamental grasses in your landscape. Then Len and Julio will discuss butterflies that you can expect to see in your garden, how butterfly bushes have changed and the benefits if milkweed flower. Finally they will be talking about scourge of eggplant, tomatoes and more. The Colorado Sweet Potato Beetle.…
 
There is a 150 pound pest that can devour a flower garden in one night! Len and Julio will discuss flowers that you can grow without the fear of deer. Hydrangeas are a beautiful addition to anyone's landscape. In our second segment we will help you select the right one for your home! Bringing your houseplants outside for the summer may not always b…
 
This time of year, Perennials really start coming into their own. In our first two segments, Len and Julio will tell you what you should be planting right now! Late Spring is a good time to stop summertime lawn issues before they get out of hand. In our third and fourth segments, we're going to tackle lawn weeds, lawn insects and lawn disease probl…
 
It has been hot outside! The first 90 degree days have come upon us, but does that mean planting season is over? We say NO! Len and Julio will explain why planting season never ends and why you shouldn't let a little heat scare you away. In our second segment, we discuss one of our favorite flowers, Daylilies. There are so many colors, flower style…
 
In our first segment, we're hopping on the bandwagon and are all-in on Raised Garden Beds. We'll tell you how to get started including DIY construction, soil and which plants to use. Are you new to the garden? In our second segment, we've got some great tips for beginners to help you get started but could also be a good refresher for all you vets o…
 
**Caution** the topic and content of this episode may be upsetting or emotional for some people. Upsetting topics such as suicide, addiction, bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues will be discussed. In this episode of The Shade Garden, Juniper plays songs that tackle topics related to mental health. To recognize Mental Health Awareness M…
 
Know how we can tell people are getting out in their gardens this time of year? Because questions are flooding into the Bloomers in the Garden Hotline from our loyal listeners! We'll cover as many questions over the air as we can, and keep the questions coming! If we don't cover your question on the air we will always get back to you for one-on-one…
 
It's Mother's Day weekend and what's better than giving your mom a bouquet of flowers?? Growing your own bouquet right from your own garden! In our first segment, we'll review a selection of plants specifically for creating your own cut flower garden! Remember those dreaded Spotted Lantern Flies? They will be back soon and Len and Julio have some t…
 
Kicking off today's episode, we're going to show how you can create truly unique combo pots. In our first segment, we talk about Hangly Dangleys like ivies and vines to place around the edges and will grow out and hang down from your pot. In our second segment, we'll talk about building height with accent plants in the center of your pot with plant…
 
This week we've had several customers at Bloomers Home & Garden Center getting impatient waiting for their grass seed to germinate. Len and Julio will explain how to have the best success seeding a new lawn, why seed quality matters and how the different types of grass in your blend all work together. In our second segment we'll tell you why it's n…
 
It has never been easier to protect your plants by using a soil applied insecticide and fertilizer. In our first segment, we'll break down a few of our favorites and how and when to use them! Are you looking for a dwarf tree to fill out a spot in your landscape? Not so fast! In our second segment, Len and Julio have a few shrub suggestions you migh…
 
Good afternoon, For those that have noticed this podcast has been moved so it uploads at a new time. Our podcast will now come out the following week on the morning of the live broadcast. If interested in listening to the live show, it is on Sundays from 6:00 till 7:30 for the Shade Garden and 7:30 till 9:00 EST for Archer's Blues Pit on xrpradio.c…
 
Today's episode features special guest Cameron Bonsey, Director of Marketing for Coast of Maine. Coast of Maine is a producer of the finest organic soil products in the country. Cameron discusses a variety of topics including his previous career in the television industry, the company's roots in the state of Maine, and how important the quality of …
 
Spring time is here and that means one thing.. the Bloomers in the Garden Hotline has been ringing off the charts! We got a ton of questions from our loyal listeners this week and we're going to try to answer each and every one. Keep sending them in everybody! The biggest question we are receiving right now is "Is it time to plant yet?" Well, it de…
 
Today's episode features special guest Sam Lemheney, Chief of Shows & Events for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Sam is responsible for directing, planning and executing all events for the PHS and most notably the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, which this year will be moved outdoors for the first time ever from June 5th - 13th. Sam joins …
 
Have you ever wanted to grow fruit as delicious as you can buy in the grocery store? Think about adding a Fruit Tree to your landscape this Spring! Len and Julio spend the first two segments of today's show breaking down the different types and all the things you should consider when planting. Next, we get into some yard work to talk about Mulch! T…
 
Want to make sure your roses bloom the best possible flowers this season? Len and Julio recommend in our first segment that now is a great time to prune them, but it depends on what variety you have. We'll explain how to cut them back in order to get the best results! Heading to the lawn, preventing crabgrass is always much easier than dealing with…
 
Special episode with a 4 part interview with dunkie members Anthony Price and Wayne Bassett about their upcoming release of the EP "The Vanishing and Other Stories." Joining them in the interview are Mark Purnell and Sarah Birch to talk about their collaboration on the track "Deep Dark Heart" from the dunkie EP, but we also get some insights into t…
 
Spring is in the air with our region expecting to be in the 60's next week! That only means one thing... it's time to start working in the yard! In our first segment, Len and Julio will discuss Hellebores aka Lenten Roses which are beginning to bloom right now in early-spring through May. Have you been considering a commercialized 4-Step Program fo…
 
It's a first in The Shade Garden! Juniper held her first interview with a favorite indie musician from her home state, K Michael Joseph! Tune in to hear what inspires him, what his musical background is, and other fascinating facts about his music. Also, tune in to hear many other great independent and unsigned artists as heard on XRP Radio. Note..…
 
In today's show we bring in "The Plant Hunter" Tim Wood! Tim is the Product Development and Marketing Manager for Proven Winners Spring Meadow Nursery. Tim travels the world searching for new plants that will perform as well in your landscape as they do where they were first discovered. And Tim's work includes discovering some of the most popular p…
 
Today's episode begins with Len and Julio singing the praises of the Vegepod, a fantastic raised gardening system that makes gardening unbelievably easy. This self-watering, raised garden bed was introduced to the world on the Australian version of Shark Tank and Bloomers Home & Garden Center has been carrying them since they entered the US market.…
 
Valentine's Day is tomorrow so leading off today's show we have some helpful tips to help make those rose bouquets last longer to keep your Valentine happy! In our second segment we talk about Early Spring Cover Crops - when you should begin planting them and why they are useful in your garden. And wrapping up today's episode, we've been getting su…
 
If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region you know that we just got clobbered with our first major snowstorm in a couple years and are bracing for more snow this weekend! Len and Julio break down how snow impacts your garden and landscape and what you need to know. In our second segment, we'll review some care and feed tips for the birds that still se…
 
We're keeping it indoors with this week's episode and focusing on houseplant care! We're going to devote today's entire show towards insects, pests and diseases that you should be paying attention to. Topics include Mealy Bugs, Powdery Mildew, Scale, and the Soil Fungus Gnat. Wrapping up the show we take a question from a caller about caring for Ca…
 
Get your boots and hat and join me in the garden for some bluegrass, country, and country-like tunes. Nothin' like an angsty country sad song or one that makes you want to do a line dance! Y'all come round and get ready to tap your toes, kick up your heels, and cry over your beer.על ידי The shade Garden
 
Just when you thought Christmas was over and we were looking forward to the Spring, today's episode looks ahead to next Christmas season already. Len is fresh from the Winter Market, an annual trade show in Atlanta (with COVID safety precautions) that previews all the trends and merchandise coming for Christmas 2021 and he's back to tell you all ab…
 
In today's episode, Len and Julio preview all-new plants and varieties you can expect to see in garden centers this Spring. We'll spend the first two segments previewing new, exciting varieties of Hydrangeas from the macrophylla and paniculata families. And later in the episode we'll discuss the latest in landscape roses coming from Proven Winners.…
 
Now that you've taken the Christmas tree out after the holidays, you may be missing a little greenery in your home! So, Len and Julio thought they should dedicate today's episode to houseplants. They cover everything you need to know, including the psychological benefits of surrounding yourself with plants, the best places to put them in your home,…
 
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