Growing Green Thumbs with Portland Nursery

Growing Green Thumbs with Portland Nursery

People aren’t born with green thumbs, they have to grow them. Join hosts John and Katie as they explore all things plants. Whether you’re a novice or experienced gardener, there’s something to be learned for everyone on Growing Green Thumbs with Portland Nursery.

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April 1, 2022 23 min

Season 2 Episode #12: Drought tolerant plants can liven up the hottest parts of your garden while saving you a bit of money along the way. This week, John and Katie are here to talk about those benefits, and more, while offering up a few suggestions to help get you going.



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Season 2 Episode #11: The Grass is Always Greener

Love ‘em or leave ‘em, lawns are part of the larger, gardening conversation. This week, John and Katie sit down with a very special guest to talk a bit about the debate, the benefits, and how to best maintain your lawn.


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Season 2 Episode #10: It’s All Cut and Dried

Planting flowers for cutting and drying is an excellent way to bring a bit of the garden inside your home. This week, Katie shares tips aplenty with John on everything from planting a cut floral garden, to healthy clipping techniques.


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Season 2 Episode #9: Herbs and Edible Flowers - Katie shares her passion for herbs and edible flowers with John, while offering tips on everything from growing and storing them, to the ways in which you can enjoy both throughout the year.


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Season 2 Episode 8: John and Katie sit down to talk with Aleksandra Apocalisse about her art, her garden, and the point at which the two practices come together. You can check out Aleksandra’s work by visiting www.apocalisseart.com or @apocalissea on Instagram.


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Season 2 Episode 7: Growing and preserving your own food in an urban environment can be challenging, but it’s no way impossible, and Katie has plenty of tips for John this week on everything from planting your own produce, to pushing your palate


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Season 2 Episode 6: John and Katie are joined by Jess Fancon from Iseli Nursery to chat about picking plant combinations that will not only make your garden a dynamic and healthy one, but one that also reflects your personal aesthetic.


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Season 2 Episode #5: PNW Native Plants John and Katie sit down with Steph from Portland Nursery to chat about the benefits of introducing Pacific Northwest native plants to your garden.


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Season 2 Episode #4-A Seed Worth Saving: Katie stays true to type while offering insights that will set you up for seed saving success, while John shares a story about the very first seed he ever saved.


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Season 2 Episode #3: Leah McDaniel, co-founder of Black Sheep Gardens, joins John and Katie from upstate NY to talk about her approach to floral design for weddings—touching upon everything from bouquets and center pieces, to larger installations like arbors and floral chandeliers.


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Season 2 Episode #2: Katie and John sit down with Patch from Portland Nursery to learn a bit about basic bonsai techniques, tool use, and troubleshooting.


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Season 2 Episode 1 - John and Katie are back with a new season of Growing Green Thumbs, and they’re starting things off with a walk through your winter gardens here in Zone 8b.


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Every fall, Portland Nursery brings in apples and pears from some of the regions most respected and long standing orchards, and this week, we’re happy to have Ken Whitten our guest. He’s the nursery’s apple aficionado


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This episode: Home is Where You Hang Your Houseplant

Houseplants don’t just bring a little green inside, they enrich the spaces in which we all live, work, and play. This week, John and Katie talk all things houseplants—from light and watering needs, to pest management and pet safety.

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Gardens are a great space for friends and family to gather, but they can also offer you a private place to unwind, relax, and catch up with yourself a bit. This week, John and Katie are here to talk about planting for privacy, and whether it’s in a garden or on a balcony, there’s plenty of options out there for you to explore.

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When it comes to plants, botanical names mean a lot, and while getting used to using them can be a little intimidating at first, it’ll start to feel like second nature once you get going. This week, Katie, John, and guest host Hoyt are here to help you take those first few steps with info on the history of botanical names, what they mean, and how they can help you out in the garden.

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Watching a plant grow from seed is an extremely rewarding experience, and it’s one that every gardener should try—even if you’re new to the garden game. Join John and Katie as they explore seed starting basics and show you just how easy it is get growing from the ground up.

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Gardening with kids is a great way to boost their self esteem while engaging all of their senses as they learn about the cycles of life. And it’s a lot of fun too! Join John, Katie, and their very first guest one the show, Sara, for an episode that’s all about the benefits of bringing kids out into the garden.

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Episode #7: Fall Forward Thinking - Summer is the perfect time to start planting your fall harvest veggies in the Pacific Northwest, and wile many in the region are able to easily enjoy the longer growing season, there’s just a few things you’ll need to keep in mind prior to planting. Katie and John are here to help you fill in the blanks between seasons so that your next fall harvest is a bountiful one.

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Episode #6: The Bees Knees - Pollinators—like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds—play an integral part in our food systems on both a global and garden scale. Join John and Katie as they discuss the benefits of planting a pollinator friendly garden, and with plenty of excellent options along the way, it’s an episode you don’t want to miss!

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