AFTER ONE TOO MANY hours behind the mower (and 1,000 too many weeds pulled), a girl needs a break, right? Nothing reinvigorates better than catching up with an old friend, and last week I got to spend time with Joe Lamp’l, creator of the PBS series “Growing a Greener World” and now of the advice-filled website and podcast “Joe Gardener.”
I hope you visit Joe’s latest inspiration-filled home base, and listen in to our chat that ranged from key landscape-design principles for real gardeners to how much I weigh (did I really say that out loud on the show?).
If you’ve never seen the TV episodes we filmed here—his first visit to my garden, and later a show about my obsession with gardening for the birds—those are recommended, too. (That’s us at one such meetup, above, with my trusty Kubota.)
And Joe has been a guest on my podcast multiple times:
- about beginning beekeeping
- about the importance of soil testing (fall is the perfect time!)
- about his run-in with “killer compost” laced with persistent herbicides
I for one hope there are many more conversations to come—and that you find as much to inform and entertain you at Joe’s place as I have been since he launched not long ago. Enjoy.