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 120: Watering Again

Episode 120: Watering Again

Watering is paramount this time of year - rain feels like a distant memory as the thermostat rises and the sky stays brilliantly blue. This episode is a retooled rebroadcast of our watering episode from 2023 - the information is completely applicable to today. Erin...

Episode 119: A Conversation with Shayne Chandler

Episode 119: A Conversation with Shayne Chandler

Shayne Chandler is a celebrated plantsman, international plant collector and landscape designer from Kingston. Erin and Justin chat with him about how to create a garden that integrates the unusual and unexpected into an existing garden space. He talks about his...

Episode 118: 2024 Gardening Trends (you can do it!)

You want to know what is really trending in the gardening world? Gardens. Specifically, your garden. Being a little wild, trying something different, trying anything - that is what gardening gurus are encouraging. And so are we. Justin and Erin discuss how to create a...

Episode 117: Maple Trees

Maple trees are not the basic bobs of the garden - there are more than 150 varieties worldwide and here in the PNW they are majestic pops of color in the fall, reliable shade havens in the summer and a lovely addition to your yard because they come in sizes, shapes...

Episode 116: Tomato Troubles

Episode 116: Tomato Troubles

Cold and wet are not ideal conditions for growing tomatoes and that was the hand we were dealt this spring. As it is finally starting to warm up, we diagnose a few common tomato problems and help you move forward to juicy, abundant tomato success.You can also find the...

Episode 115: Questions from the Floor

Episode 115: Questions from the Floor

All day, every day, we are inundated with questions from customers. We have great plants, we have great people and it makes sense that folks come here seeking answers about the former from the latter. With the help of a few of their co-workers, Erin and Justin share...

Episode 114: Hydrangeas are Happening.

Episode 114: Hydrangeas are Happening.

Hydrangeas are happy in the Northwest ... their blooms are showy and vibrant. The variety is at its best right now at Valley. Justin and Erin chat about how to make them thrive in your landscape with tips on watering, fertilizing and placement. They even dabble in...

Episode 113: What Now? May

The warm wonderful days we have been waiting for are finally here! What are you supposed to be doing in the garden right now? Duh! Everything! We have the tips on what to prioritize and how to keep things looking incredible as you bring them home and add them to your...

Episode 112: Zone Pushers

Episode 112: Zone Pushers

There comes a time in our gardening journey when we want to try something new, something harder. Adding a zone pusher is exactly what you CAN do add a plant that will reward you for your TLC simply by surviving and being cool. Justin and Erin discuss a few of the...

Episode 111: Lotta Veggies for a Little Sun

Shade is more common than bright sunny spots in these parts. Let that NOT be a hinderance to you having a successful vegetable garden. If you have a spot big enough for a pot that gets more than 4 hours of direct sunlight (when the sun shines) then YOU TOO can grow...

Episode 110: Low Maintenance Perennials

Episode 110: Low Maintenance Perennials

So many plants, such little time. Not to worry listeners, we chat with our resident horticulturalist and very talented plant picker Taylor about some easy perennials you can add to your garden and pretty much leave alone. She and Erin talk about a a couple plants that...

Episode 109: Ethereal Ephemerals

Episode 109: Ethereal Ephemerals

Look quickly because ephemerals are Spring's here today gone tomorrow darlings. They bloom beautifully and briefly and can be a real challenge to grow. On this episode, we talk about how to bring some of these elusive lovelies into your own garden and help them...

Episode 108: What Now? April

It's the perfect time to do everything! April is a glorious month to be the garden, days are longer, weather is warmer and the garden center is full of everything you need, want and dream of to improve and reshape your own landscape. Within this episode, we help you...

Episode 107: Grass is not just GRASS

Episode 107: Grass is not just GRASS

Not all grass is created equal. Ornamental grasses need care (albeit minimally) and your lawns need the right kind of attention at the right time. This is the season taking care of all of them and we talk about what to do to what to ensure your grasses grow!You can...

Episode 106: The Spring Sale Continues!

Episode 106: The Spring Sale Continues!

Merrily we sale along! As spring officially begins, we barrel into the second weekend of the Spring Sale with more specials and a restock of thousands of plants for your home! On this episode, Erin chats with the folks responsible for ordering and maintaining the...

Episode 105: Spring Sale Preview 2024

Episode 105: Spring Sale Preview 2024

It's the SALE of the year! Our annual spring sale is an incredible time to jump start your garden for 2024. We have daily in-store specials on plants, we've got week-long 20% sales on a huge variety of other plants and you have that coupon in your mailbox (or on the...