(Carol’s hyacinths from Aldi.)
On this week’s episode, we went with a dry theme because personally, I love dry humor…
Wait, that’s not why we chose dry as the theme…
We went dry because one of our favorite garden writing colleagues, Noelle Johnson, the AZ Plant Lady, who gardens in Arizona has a new book out! You can read on down to find out more about it.
But before you do that, grab some water or some iced tea because keeping yourself hydrated, no matter where you garden, is good for you.
And it’s good for you to read all these extra notes about this episode.
Thanks to one of our listeners, I have an order of several blends of loose leaf tea coming today from Piper & Leaf Tea Co. in Alabama. I can’t wait to try them.
On the gardening front, everyone thinks that it’s hard to garden where they live, but let’s face it, some climates are more challenging than others. In fact, I think Dee’s climate is more challenging than mine. You can read an article she wrote, “Oklahoma: Hard to garden” to find out what makes Oklahoma gardening challenging.
Then just for fun, check out one of the finest dry gardens in the world: Beth Chatto Gardens in the UK.
On the bookshelf, we are thrilled to be talking about Noelle’s new book! Dry Climate Gardening: Growing Beautiful, Sustainable Gardens in Low-Water Conditions by Noelle Johnson. Honestly, we think when anyone moves to Arizona or any other dry climate area from a place like Oklahoma or Indiana, someone should gift them this book so they can dig right in and not try to replicate their “home-sweet-home gets-plenty-of-rain” garden in a dry climate.
We have two bits of dirt. One is the Montezuma Orchard Project, about two partners in southwestern Colorado who are doing all they can to preserve heritage apple varieties grown in that region.
(My Little Dibby and Little Dibby XL tools.)
The other is the ‘Little Dibby’ gardening tools by Sean and Allison McManus of Spoken Garden. Dee and I love ours for sowing seeds and pricking out seedlings. You can go to Spoken Garden on Etsy for information on ordering your own. Also visit their website to find out about other gardening products, books, and videos they offer.
Just one rabbit hole this week… The Urban Nemophilist on Instagram. Who else loves the forest and wants to replicate a tiny piece of it in a small glass container? Raise your hand and join me down this rabbit hole.
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