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January Podcast: 2010 Garden Trends; Gardening World & Social Media

January 29, 2010

Spring is right around the corner. In fact, spring will be here sooner than you think … according to the old traditional calendars. This episode reveals strange facts about the start of spring and weather predictions – and provides ideas for your garden this year.

Hear about hot 2010 garden trends released by Suzi McCoy of Garden Media Group/IMPACT Marketing & PR, as well as Jenny Peterson of J Peterson Garden Design, an Austin-based landscape designer.

To get started, click the orange button on the audio bar to listen. Be patient, takes a couple seconds to load the audio.  Don’t forget: your comments, questions and topics are always welcome (email us at NestInStyle @ Thanks for all the input so far.
January Podcast by NestInStyle

Plus, we kick off a two-part look at social media gardening trends with some of the hottest names in garden books, television, magazines and garden shows, all talking about what to expect in 2010.

In Part One of “The Gardening World and Social Media:”

Don’t miss our interview with Jean Ann Van Krevelen of Cool Springs Press. She’s the first social media director in the garden book publishing world. Hear how Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are effecting garden books, and why that’s not a bad thing.

Nest in Style also talks with Laura Schaub of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. She tells listeners how garden shows have become leading sources of horticultural seminars, gardening ideas and exciting new products. And she gives the “inside scoop” on what to expect at the San Mateo Event Center, March 24-28, 2010.

Listen to the Interviews

Short on time?  Click on the orange buttons below to listen to Teresa O’Connor’s interviews with Jean Ann Van Krevelen and Laura Schaub.
Jean Ann Van Krevelen by NestInStyle

Laura Schaub by NestInStyle

Resources Mentioned

Start of Spring – Select Sources

More on Equinox: The Spring Equinox occurs each year around March 21. (As Teresa meant to say, of course. Not May 21.) In 2010, the equinox occurs March 20 at 1:32 p.m. EDT. Here’s more information.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 10:57 am

    Naturally, I think this was a superlative podcast! But thanks so much also for highlighting Jean Ann’s thoughts on publishing as well as lifting up the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show via Laura Schaub! Highest respect for them both, and I can’t wait to land in SF on the 23rd! Thanks again!

    • January 31, 2010 10:26 am

      Thanks for the nice comments Jenny! We really enjoyed reading and discussing your Top 5 Trends. Can’t wait to meet you in San Fran!!!

  2. January 29, 2010 10:11 pm

    Hi Jayme,
    I can’t get the players to start. Darn! I want to hear your show.
    Shirley Bovshow

    • January 31, 2010 10:25 am

      Sorry for the inconvenience Shirley. The player is working on my two computers. Here’s another option on SoundCloud. You can download the tracks from the website too. Let us know what you think!

  3. January 30, 2010 6:36 pm

    This was a fun informative podcast.
    Thoroughly enjoyable.
    But if you are into the greening of our world, sustainability and clean air the so called trend of wood burning fire pits was so yesterday….20 th century actually.
    If you are interested in the environment , the health of your family and the health of your community you shouldn’t be burning wood in your firepits.
    Be green and don’t pollute. Use clean burning gas , denature alcohol or propane.
    Your lungs and the lungs of others that you are infecting will thank you.

    • January 30, 2010 6:57 pm

      That is an excellent point Michelle! We should have been more clear on this issue because you are exactly right! I have a propane-fueled patio campfire myself. Not great as a heat source for a large party but good enough for an intimate gathering. Teresa and I will address this in our next podcast in early February, stay tuned.

      Thanks again for the comment!


  4. January 31, 2010 2:22 pm

    Hey guys that was really good. I’m looking forward to the interview with Joe at the NWFGS. Keep up the good work.

    • February 1, 2010 10:20 am

      Thanks for listening Anna! The Joe interview should be a good one. Stay tuned!


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