The Garden Thyme Podcast

Garden Thyme Podcast

A monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. https://extension.umd.edu/. University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all.

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S03:E09 Fall Colors
Sep 12 2022
S03:E09 Fall Colors
Hello Listener,  Fall is almost here, and we are ready. Nothing signals the start of fall like the changing of the leave. In this episode, we discuss what causes the leave to change color. It was also really hard to choose, but we picked our top 5 trees with the best fall color.  We also have some suggestions for shrubs, grasses, and flowers that make great additions to the garden in the fall. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - New England Aster ( ~37:22 )Bug of the Month - Paper wasps (~41:30)Garden Tips of the Month  (~49:15)If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S03:E09 Fall Colors
Sep 12 2022
S03:E09 Fall Colors
Hello Listener,  Fall is almost here, and we are ready. Nothing signals the start of fall like the changing of the leave. In this episode, we discuss what causes the leave to change color. It was also really hard to choose, but we picked our top 5 trees with the best fall color.  We also have some suggestions for shrubs, grasses, and flowers that make great additions to the garden in the fall. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - New England Aster ( ~37:22 )Bug of the Month - Paper wasps (~41:30)Garden Tips of the Month  (~49:15)If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:08 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure
Aug 5 2022
S3:08 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure
Hello Listener,In this month's episode, we are speaking all about Climate Change and Sea Level Rise with Dr. Kate McClure from the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. We talk about the effects of climate change that we are seeing right now and what sea level rise looks like.Dr. McClure also gives us some online prediction tools to help us better plan our landscape for the future. NOAA Climate Explorer My Coast .org Tree Atlas We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)Bug of the Month - Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)Garden Tips of the MonthIf you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.Images by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org &   Ohio State Weed Lab , The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
S3:E07 Shade Gardening
Jul 7 2022
S3:E07 Shade Gardening
Hello Listener, The summer heat is here, and if you are like us, you are taking a break under the shade of a lovely tree. In this episode, we are talking all about shade. Why we love it, some tips for gardening in your shady area ( 10:07 ), and a list of native plants ( 16:35 )  that enjoy the shade as much as Mikaela.We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month - Northern Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum pedatum  at 30:35Bug of the Month - Eastern Beach tiger beetles at  33:50 Garden Tips of the Month at  39:45If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E06 Abiotic Disorder
Jun 6 2022
S3:E06 Abiotic Disorder
Hello Listener, It has been a weird spring weather wise, and that weird weather may have stressed some of your plants out.  In this months episode we are talking all about abiotic disorder  in the garden.  Abiotic disorder in plants are caused by non-living factors such as weather,  and the enviroment .   We will give some examples of what we have seen so far this year,  and what you should be looking for in your garden . We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month  (Bottlebrush grass) at 26:45Bug of the Month (Green Lacewing) at 30:15Garden Tips of the Month at 36:45 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Senior Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E05 Container Gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins
May 6 2022
S3:E05 Container Gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins
Hello Listener,In this month esiopde we are talking about continer gardening with Ashley Bachtel-Bodkins, Senior Agent Asso. & MG Coordinator for UME in Garrett Co.  If you are limited on space and time a container garden may be a perfect way to add in the garden you’ve always wanted.   We talk picking the correct size container for your plant needs, drainage tips and growing media. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month (Sweet Bay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana ) at 26:00 Bug of the Month (Spongy moth, Lymantria dispar) at  30:45Garden Tips of the Month at 38:45. If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E04 Spring Ephemerals
Apr 6 2022
S3:E04 Spring Ephemerals
Hello Listener, April is National Garden Month! So Happy National Garden Month everyone.   One of the most clear signals of spring is the emergence of spring ephemerals- daffodils, crocus, tulips… these bulbs are some classic examples, but we have so many more to enjoy! Our woodland wildflowers may be more subtle, but are no less impressive and are even more rewarding. This month we taking a break from our garden and all the spring chores to talk about some of our favorite woodland spring ephemerals.Ephemeral covered n this episode includes: Dutchman’s Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Mayapples, Bellworts, Spring Beauty's, Jack-in-the-pulpit  and Pink Lady Slipper. We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month ( Sessile trillium) at 22:15Bug of the Month (Termites) at 25:35 Garden Tips of the Month at (36:55) If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E03 Spring Weeds
Mar 5 2022
S3:E03 Spring Weeds
Hello Listener, How do I control weeds is probably one of the most common questions we get. So in this month's episode, we are chatting all about spring weeds. What is a Weed? Which ones are our favorites? What's the difference between a typical weed, an invasive plant, and a Noxious Weed? We also have our:  Native Plant of the Month ( Golden Ragwort) at 49:00Garden Tips of the Month at 33:00Bug of the Month (Carpenter Bees) at 33:10To learn more about Maryland Noxious Weeds, check out the Maryland Noxious Weed I.D. guide. Plant Invaders of the Mid-Atlantic is a great guide and resource for helping understand invasive plant biology and control methods. Some extension offices have these available in print. If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne's County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song: By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S3:E02 Winter Pruning with Andrew Ristvey
Feb 12 2022
S3:E02 Winter Pruning with Andrew Ristvey
Hello Listener, Although it may be cold and dreary outside, it’s the perfect time to take inventory of your deciduous trees and shrubs to see which plants would benefit the most from pruning. In this months episode we’re sitting down with Extension Specialist in Commercial Horticulture, Dr. Andrew Ristvey. Dr. Ristvey is giving us the ins and outs on winter pruning. We also have our: Bug of the Month  (Winter Stoneflies) at 37:30Garden Tips of the Month at 45:55 Native Plant of the Month ( American holly)  at   49:00Here are some great resource to learn more about pruning: The University of Georgia Extension:  Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Virginia Tech Pruning HandbookVirginia Tech Shrub Pruning CalendarVirginia Tech Deciduous Tree Pruning CalendarVirginia Tech Evergreen Tree Pruning Calendar If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E11 Food Safety
Nov 18 2021
S2:E11 Food Safety
tHello Listener, The season of  food and eating is upon us! In this episode, we are talking wit Dr. Shauna Henely of UME Family & Consumer Sciences, all about how to keep our garden food safe to eat from pathogens,  testing our soils for lead,  washing produce and how to handle leftovers.  We also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Bushy bluestem) at  33:20Bug of the Month (Boxelder bugs)  at 37:05Garden Tips of the Month at 41:40This is our last episode of the year. We hope you enjoyed it and will tune in next year for more garden tips.  If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:10 Carnivorous plants
Oct 7 2021
S2:10 Carnivorous plants
Hello Listener, In this episode, we keep with our October tradition of talking about spooky plants by chatting all about carnivorous plants! Carnivorous plants are predatory flowering plants that kill animals, primarily insects, to derive nutrition from their bodies.   Fun fact: Did you know that there are 19 different species of carnivorous plants found in Maryland. This episode covers the famous Venus flytraps (~2:57 ), native pitcher plants (~9:17), bladderworts(~15:28 ), and and the cutest of all carnivorous plants, the sundew (~19:54 ). Maryland Biodiversity project:   We also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Wax myrtle) at  ~23:41Bug of the Month ( American Burying Beetle)  at ~ 27:54Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 33:30We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.  If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at   The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E9 Rain Gardens
Sep 8 2021
S2:E9 Rain Gardens
Hello Listener, In this month's episode, we are chatting all about the benefits of rain gardens (~12:45).  Every time it rains, water runs off impervious surfaces such as roofs, driveways, roads, and parking lots, collecting pollutants along the way. Maryland's average rainfall is about 44”. That is a lot of stormwater, isn't it? Think about how much water can go back into our groundwater table vs directly into a storm drain by using a rain garden.  We also answer a listener's question about how to prepare an area for planting a new garden next year by removing turfgrass (~00:45). Helpful Resource: Rain Gardens Across Maryland  We also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Woolgrass) at  29:50Bug of the Month (splitter bug aka frog hopper) at ~ 33:40Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 38:45We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.   If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden. The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E8 Monarchs and Milkweed
Aug 13 2021
S2:E8 Monarchs and Milkweed
Hello Listener, In this month's episode, we are chatting about the marvelous relationship between monarch butterflies and milkweed.   Undoubtedly, there is no other butterfly so easily recognized with its orange and black wings fringed with white spots. Their seasonal flight from Mexico through the United States towards Canada is long anticipated for gardeners.Timing : Milkweed and Monarchs: ~1:36Migration and Life cycle: ~6:58Milkweed recommendations for Maryland: ~ 11:06Native Plant of the Month: Joe-pye weed- Eupatorium spp. at  ~ 27:40 Bug of the Month: Asian Tiger Mosquito at ~  ~33:05Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 39:20We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website.    If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com  or look us up on Facebook at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension.  Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity of Maryland programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E7 Worms!
Jul 8 2021
S2:E7 Worms!
Hello Listener, In this month episode, we are chatting about the wonderful world of worms. Yes, worms. Although worms are slimy and wiggly, they play a vital role in our ecosystem. Earthworms increase air and water into the soil horizon, and usually, their presence is an indicator of a healthy soil system rich in nutrients and organic matter. Think of them as tiny tillers that incorporate organic matter, air, and water into the soil. Timing : Ecology and Worms:~ 2:25Vermicomposting: ~ 5:06Invasive Jumping Worms: ~ 14:26Native Plant of the month:  Black-eyed Susan’s- Rudbeckia spp.at ~ 22:25Bug of the Month : Fire Flies/ Lightning bugs at ~29:10Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 36:00We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips. For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website.    If you have any garden related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com  or look us up on Facebook at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension.  Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity of Maryland programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E6 June Maryland Wildlife
Jun 7 2021
S2:E6 June Maryland Wildlife
Hello Listener, In this month episode we are speaking with Kerry Wixted, Education and Outreach Specialist for Maryland DNR about Maryland wildlife.   Did you know we have native rattle snake in Maryland?  Learn why possum are so useful to have in your garden?  What can you do to increase the wildlife vaule of your garden.  Here is a link to the MDNR Wild Acres website:    also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Button Bush)  at ~ 26:10Bug of the Month ( Manson Bee) at ~ 30:50Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 36:25We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.   If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden. The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E5 May Herbs Herbs Herbs!
May 6 2021
S2:E5 May Herbs Herbs Herbs!
Hello Listener, In this month episode we are talking about herbs. Now there are too many amazing herbs our there to cover them all in one episode so in this episode we are cover:  what is a herb, three common herbs (basil, chives and thyme) and some of our favorite herbs for the garden.  We also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Wild Ginger) at ~ 27:10Bug of the Month (Rose Slug Sawfly) at ~ 31:30Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 36:15We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.   If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden. The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.
S2:E4 April Permaculture
Apr 7 2021
S2:E4 April Permaculture
Hello Listener,  Spring is here! We are so ready to get in our gardens and hope you are as well.  In this episode, we are joined by Justinian Dispenza, who runs the Eastern Shore Permaculture Institute.   We talked all about what permaculture is and how to incorporate its ideas into our own gardens.   Permaculture is an approach to land management and philosophy that adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems.We also have our: Native Plant of the Month (Eastern columbine, Aquilegia canadensis) at ~29:00Bug of the Month (Bee Flies) at ~ 35:30Garden Tips of the Month at ~ 37:40We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.   If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at  The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden. The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. All content © 2021 The Garden Thyme Podcast.
S2:E3 March 2021 Backyard Chickens
Mar 4 2021
S2:E3 March 2021 Backyard Chickens
Hello Listener,  In this episode, we are joined by the University of Maryland Extension Poultry Specialist Jon Moyle. We invited Jon to give the cockadoddledoo details on raising backyard chickens. Jon covers information such as basic chicken biology, basic needs, and protocol for keeping poultry at home. More importantly, Jon discusses important facts homeowners should consider before taking on their own flock. To learn more about backyard flocks, visit the University of Maryland Extension Small Flock Production website. To register your flock through the Maryland Department of Agriculture click here. You can signup for Jon Backyard program here. Timing: Native Plant of the Month (Spicebush- Lindera benzoin) at ~30:55Bug of the Month (Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle) at ~35:50Garden Tips of the Month at ~38:30We hope you enjoyed this month's episode and will tune in next month for more garden tips.   If you have any garden-related questions please email us at  UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center website at  Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County). The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. Theme Song:  By Jason IncUniversity programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.