Saturday, November 05, 2022

GardenDC Podcast Episode 127: Unusual and Specialty Flower Bulbs with Brent Heath

In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we talk with Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs all about lesser-known bulbs. The plant profile is on Garlic and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events in the What's New segment. Dr. Allan Armitage shares the The Last Word on Joe-Pye Weed. He is also offering a discount for free domestic shipping starting on November 7, 2022, and expiring on December 6, 2022, at allanarmitage.net enter code LAST WORD at checkout.


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Show Notes: 01:17 Introducing Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs 02:14 A brief history of Brett and Becky's bulbs 05:18 What's growing down there like? 08:43 What makes a specialty bulb? 10:31 Colchicum 12:35 Fall crocus / saffron crocus 15:50 Cyclamen 19:47 Snowdrop / Galanthus 21:13 "We tend to forget about the leaves. The leaves are the cake; the flowers are just the icing." -Brent 24:11 Sternbergia / Autumn Daffodil 27:12 Alliums 35:47 Anemones 41:06 Arum 43:12 Camassia flower 46:13 Eranthis to Eremurus to Fritillaria 57:07 How to get in touch with Brent 1:00:32 “Plant a lot of bulbs, harvest a lot of smiles. If more people planted bulbs, I believe we could have world peace.” -Brent: 1:01:00 This week’s plant profile… Garlic! 1:03:23 What’s new in the Garden? Nippon daisy, black spanish radish, and white german garlic 1:04:01 What’s going on around town? Pumpkin smash, Online talks, Christmas at Longwood, and wreath workshopsat Tudor Place 1:07:29 The Last Word on Joe-Pye Weed from Dr. Allan Armitage

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Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Editing: Brandie Bland
Show Notes: Jaime Breeden

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