Saturday, September 30, 2023

GardenDC Podcast Episode 167: Flinging with the Garden Tourist

In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we chat with Jana Milbocker, the Garden Tourist, all about the recent Fling tours of gardens in the greater Philadelphia, PA, region. The plant profile is on Jujube and we share what's going on in the garden as well as some upcoming local gardening events in the What's New segment. We close out with the Last Word on Cooking with Apples by Christy Page at the Food Gardening Network.

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If you liked this episode, you may also enjoy listening to:

~ GardenDC Episode 34: Colorful Foliage and Longwood's Mum Festival with Karl Gercens

~ GardenDC Episode 111: Flower Combinations with Jenny Rose Carey

~ GardenDC Episode 43: Galanthus with David L. Culp

~ GardenDC Episode 94: Magnolias with Andrew Bunting

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Show Notes: 00:01:11 Jana Milbocker is a garden enthusiast turned professional gardener. 00:01:30 Jana's gardening background. 00:01:33 The Garden Bloggers Fling tour. 00:06:24 Garden travel guides. 00:07:26 What plants are you passionate about? 00:09:20 Fruit trees, vegetable garden, plant collection, and experimentation. 00:12:38 Join plant societies for knowledge. 00:13:43 What is The Fling? 00:16:47 Behind-the-scenes tour of Longwood Gardens production facility. 00:16:57 Longwood Gardens has impressive greenhouses. 00:18:37 Training delicate mums for topiaries. 00:18:41 Massaging stems for stronger mums. 00:23:07 Flower walk at its prime. 00:24:26 Longwood Gardens is a must-visit. 00:26:48 Tropical plants in gardens. 00:26:29 Tropical plants add late-season color. 00:26:50 Tropical plants as ornamentals. 00:31:09 Eclectic garden designs. 00:32:21 Unique and creative garden experiences. 00:36:32 Chanticleer and unique seating. 00:40:49 Hybridizing for foliage. 00:44:34 A hosta collection and more. 00:49:44 An explosion of color. 00:53:09 Swarthmore College campus gardens aka the Scott Arboretum. 00:54:38 Jenny Rose Carey's Northview Garden 00:57:06 The Garden at Mill Fleurs - an amazing plant collector's garden. 01:02:18 Fling board and garden tours. 01:07:23 What's new in the garden? 01:07:47 Gardening events in Washington, D.C. 01:10:52 Discover new gardening inspiration and tips. 01:12:57 Perfecting the apple pie. 01:14:07 Healthy apple recipes.

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Episode Credits:
Host and Producer: Kathy Jentz
Interview Edit and Show Notes: Christine Folivi


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