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Submit Your Garden Questions to the Experts

February 3, 2010

Garden Shows are a great way to meet national garden experts and your favorite book authors. I will have a chance to interview the following 5 garden experts at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle for Nest In Style’s upcoming podcasts. Each expert has their own garden focus, so here’s your chance to get your questions answered without having to leave the comfort of your computer chair.

Submit your questions to me, Jayme Jenkins, by Thursday evening, February 4. Yes, that’s tomorrow night!

Nan Sterman will be one of our special guests for our Starting from Seed Podcast later this February. Nan is one of California’s leading authorities on: low water gardens, growing organic fruits, vegetables and fruit, and No-Lawn gardens. She is the author of California Gardener’s Guide and currently writes for Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Sunset Magazine and Pacific Horticulture. I first met Nan at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show last March, where she presented on plant propagation. My handout was littered with useful tips by the end of her talk.  No worries, Nan’s expertise stretches way beyond California’s borders.  Nan’s NW Flower & Garden Show Speaking Schedule.
Joe Lamp’l, you know him, the guy in the orange shirt who wrote the book, Green Gardener’s Guide, and TV host of the upcoming PBS series Growing a Greener World. As an extension of our Social Media & Garden Expert interviews from January, I’ll be talking with Joe about the influence of 2010’s garden trends and social media on garden TV shows.  Catch the inside scoop and the behind-the-scenes action on the show’s Facebook Fan Page Growing a Greener World. Joe’s NW Flower & Garden Show Speaking Schedule.
Steve Aitken. What gardener hasn’t picked up a copy of Fine Gardening Magazine? I’ll be catching up with Steve Aitken, THE editor of Fine Gardening, at the NW Flower & Garden Show to discuss how garden “trends” and social media has influenced what we read either on the web or in magazines. Steve’s writing on reflects his dry sense of humor personality, from The Hard Truths of Gardening, to Green Roof Plants, to The Worst Plant Tag Ever. Besides being a funny guy to talk to, he’s pretty knowledgeable about garden stuff, but please hold the questions about houseplants, he openly admits to killing them.
Debra Lee Baldwin. If you love succulents as much as I do and spend an ounce of time on the Internet, then you’ve heard about Debra Lee Baldwin’s new book Succulent Container Gardens.  After a few short weeks, her book is currently #5 on Amazon’s list of the top 10 bestselling gardening books.  I will be interviewing Debra about succulents, obviously, for our May podcast about Saving Water in the Garden.  Yes, it’s a long ways off, but I couldn’t miss an opportunity to interview Debra in person and shower her with praise and admiration.  Debra’s NW Flower & Garden Show Speaking Schedule.
Christina Salwitz. What is a Garden Coach? Where did the term come from? What’s the difference between a “coach” and landscape designer?  Christina Salwitz, of Personal Garden Coach based in Renton, Washington, will be answering those questions and more during our interview at the NW Flower & Garden Show.  Teresa and I plan to air Christina’s segment during Nest In Style’s March podcast, so stay tuned. For now, look for Christina on Twitter @Arcadia1 or on her Personal Garden Coach blog.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2010 1:52 pm

    Cool! E-mailing you right now, Jayme. This is an awesome idea.

  2. February 4, 2010 10:03 am

    What is the one vegetable that you would recommend for first time gardeners that is damned near impossible to screw up?

  3. February 6, 2010 4:52 pm

    Had a wonderful time with you the other night at the reception! Here’s to you kid! I’ll go get caught up on your pod casts. Say hey to Lisa for me.

    • February 7, 2010 7:01 pm

      You are so sweet MA and a total kick in the pants. You now have two friends in Eugene, OR, so more reason to visit. Lisa says, “hey.”

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