Plantcast Podcast Episodes

Valley Nursery Plantcast is a weekly conversation about plants. Gregarious gardeners Erin & Justin didn’t know much about gardening until they discovered Valley Nursery in Poulsbo, Washington. Elbow deep in dirt and surrounded by experts, they use their blossoming knowledge to share practical and seasonal planting, pruning, purchasing and fertilizing advice.
Episode 26: Hype for Hydrangeas

Episode 26: Hype for Hydrangeas

Showy hydrangeas are the undeniable scene stealer of most northwest gardens - regardless of time (and money) spent curating a stunning garden, a full blooming hydrangea is always bound to get attention. Rightly so. With an abundance of variety and color, these...

Episode 25: Brad Talks Tomatoes

Episode 25: Brad Talks Tomatoes

The ultimate garden vegetable is here and ready to be planted. Tomatoes are in stock and hearty and beautiful and Vallery Nursery's owner and tomato grower extraordinaire Brad Watts chats with us about his sure-fire strategy for home-grown love apples (that is a...

Episode 24: Preferred Perennials

Episode 24: Preferred Perennials

With so many different perennials, it's difficult to choose favorites. Sun loving, shade loving, tall, squat, spreading, robust, delicate ... dang folks, we've got them all. Erin & Justin chat about a few of their favorites and the benefits of adding these...

Episode 23: Hanging Basket Glory

Episode 23: Hanging Basket Glory

Nothing brightens up a home more for the summer than a vibrant hanging basket and ours are blooming NOW. For more than 30 years, Valley's grown beautiful mixed baskets and we discuss the evolution of the basket and how to care for them in this episode of the Valley...

Episode 22: So Slugs … ew

Episode 22: So Slugs … ew

Our super rainy spring is prime slug season ... the nasty garden destroyers are slowly creeping through the overgrowth on a mission to destroy your hard work. Take action. Unite in removing these slimly vermin from the gardens that we all love! Here are some humane,...

Episode 21: Japanese Maples

Episode 21: Japanese Maples

They're worthy of a prominent place in your yard so why not talk about them? Now is the time to plant these year-round pleasers and our stock is at its peak. Find out what all the fuss is about as we discuss the virtues of the iconic Japanese Maple.You can also find...

Episode 20: Container Gardening … just do it

Episode 20: Container Gardening … just do it

Lack of space doesn't mean you can't be a gardener! Container gardening is a great way to get growing. We chat with Valley's custom container specialist about how to have success planting in any sized container. It's spring - get your hands dirty and grow baby...

Episode 18: Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Fuchsia

Episode 18: Fuchsia, Fuchsia, Fuchsia

Our annual fuchsia planting begins March 26 and we discuss planting, growing, fertilizing and pinching these delicate and delightful flowers for blooming success throughout the spring and summer. We had to call in Brad - we couldn't event pretend we knew it all.You...

Episode 17: Spring Sale Preview

Episode 17: Spring Sale Preview

It's time for our annual Spring Sale! In this episode we discuss what items we have on sale during this awesome spring event. Check your mailbox for our mailer and come on in - there's something for everyone - no matter what color your thumb is.You can also find the...

Episode 16: Brad Talks Early Spring Vegetables

Episode 16: Brad Talks Early Spring Vegetables

We welcome back Valley's owner Brad Watts to discuss what vegetables to start indoors and outside right now (don't worry - you're not too late!). He's got advice on what to plant if you've never grown your own food before and reminds folks with experience of a few...

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The docile mason bee is one of the earliest pollinators in spring and the benefits of hosting them in your garden extend beyond the confines of your yard. We chat with one of our favorite horticulturalists today about how to create a happy habitat for these gentle...

Episode 14: Brad Talks Strawberries

Episode 14: Brad Talks Strawberries

Valley Nursery owner Brad Watts is our special guest this week and chats with us about strawberries and boosts confidence about plant survival through a late season sudden drop in temperature. You can also find the Podcast available on these platforms:

Episode 13: Fruit Trees … Booya

Episode 13: Fruit Trees … Booya

A fruit tree in your yard is as classic as white picket fences and golden retrievers but these symbols of Americana are shrouded in misinformation about care and growth. Today we set the record straight on three fruit tree myths and share one Washington specific...

Episode 12: Into the Subterranean

Episode 12: Into the Subterranean

Take advantage of this lovely false spring and get outside. It's time to dig those trenches and plant your asparagus and potatoes. Prep your beds for summer color with our bold beautiful bulbs. As ever, mind your soil folks, turn it, supplement it, get it covered!...

Episode 11: Bareroot Bonanza

Episode 11: Bareroot Bonanza

The bareroots are coming! The bareroots are coming! Select bareroot fruit trees, shade trees, flowering shrubs are arriving regularly, and in this episode, we talk about how we care for them, how you select them and how to plant them. You can also find the Podcast...