Saturday, November 04, 2023

GardenDC Podcast Episode 172: Scent in the Garden

In this episode of GardenDC: The Podcast about Mid-Atlantic Gardening, we chat witChristopher Barrett Sheridan, The Flower Sommelier, about fragrance in the garden. The plant profile is on Loofah 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 Fairy Gardens by Christy Page at the Food Gardening Network.

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Show Notes: 00:01:34 Fragrance in plants and scent. 00:04:03 Christopher’s childhood spent with plants. 00:05:17 Leaving law for a career in garden communication. 00:05:37 A passion for gardening and nature. 00:09:43 His longer growing season “down at the shore.” 00:12:07 Language and perception of scents. 00:12:08 Wine descriptions and the fragrance wheel. 00:15:36 Scents tied to cultural significance. 00:18:31 Scent in plants attracts pollinators. 00:20:26 Fragrance and seed spreaders. 00:22:41 Fragrance categorization in plants. 00:23:01 More fragrance categorizations. 00:26:29 Distinctive scents for different flowers. 00:27:45 Classifying scents beyond floral and sweet. 00:31:41 Fruits with surprising interiors. 00:32:00 Fragrance can evoke different emotions. 00:34:26 Fragrance and the language of flowers. 00:36:41 Fragrant flowers in the house. 00:37:00 Scent can enhance flower experiences. 00:40:21 Matching fragrance with flower. 00:44:09 Rare flower essences. 00:47:36 Explore scented flowers in workshops. 00:48:36 Fragrant summer flowers. 00:54:57 Low-maintenance alternatives to lawns. 00:57:17 Fairy gardens and childhood magic. 00:59:47 Gardens bring immeasurable joy. 01:00:19 Listener support and subscriptions.

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


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