Margaret Roach
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Ken Druse  on Garden Visiting – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – June 17, 2024
What’s one of the best sources of inspiration and information about gardening you can get outside of a classroom, and that is also wonderfully entertaining? By making time to go visit other people’s gardens, we can open ourselves up to... Read More ›
Jun 14
29 min
Hardy Kern on Neonic Dangers – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – June 10, 2024
I suspect every gardener has for years now, over and again, heard the warnings about the most widely used pesticides in the US, neonicotinoids – or neonics for short.  In 2013 the American Bird Conservancy issued a report, warning of... Read More ›
Jun 7
30 min
Neil Diboll on Prairie Plants – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – June 3, 2024
Interest and awareness around native plants has been trending in recent years, and it makes them almost feel new. But of course natives are the original plants of an area—and even in certain specialty corners of the nursery industry they... Read More ›
May 31
28 min
Basil Camu on Supporting Trees – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – May 27, 2024
Most people call in an arborist when they think it’s time for a tree to be removed—a costly process both financially and environmentally, since trees are critical drivers of diversity. Today’s guest runs a tree-care company and also a tree-focused... Read More ›
May 24
28 min
Apiary Studio on Regenerative Landscaping – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – May 20, 2024
Landscape design may be part of the green industry, but sometimes rethinking a garden space, or creating a garden where there didn’t used to be one, can create a lot of very un-green waste material—especially true when you’re designing in... Read More ›
May 17
28 min
Peter Zale on Native Orchids – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – May 13, 2024
Today’s topic is orchids, but not the ones you might be growing as a flowering houseplant. Our subject is native terrestrial types that are more often than not under great pressure in the wild, their numbers dwindling.  Now, thanks to... Read More ›
May 10
27 min
Philadelphia Gardens – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – May 6, 2024
The area around Philadelphia is well-known for its richness of public gardens, including many historic ones, but the region is also home to an impressive roster of distinctive private landscapes—from formal 19th century European-style estates to mid-century modern residences and contemporary... Read More ›
May 3
28 min
Mary Phillips on Rethinking the Lawn – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – April 29, 2024
You’ve probably heard the expression No Mow May in recent years, a campaign borrowed from an effort in the UK meant to increase diversity by leaving lawns unmown for the one spring month, but is that the answer for US... Read More ›
Apr 26
28 min
Stephen Procter on Ceramic Garden Art – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – April 22, 2024
It’s that time of year when we gardeners are shopping, shopping, shopping, often in hot pursuit of just the right plant that will make the design of a bed or the larger landscape hang together—that elusive missing ingredient. But what... Read More ›
Apr 19
27 min
Hilton Carter on Propagating Houseplants – A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – April 15, 2024
I for one have a number of houseplants that would look a whole lot better right now if given a pinch or two or three, plus I could potentially enjoy the benefit of more plants from those trimmings, whether to... Read More ›
Apr 12
27 min
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