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 10: Raingardens

Episode 10: Raingardens

With more than six inches of rain in less than three weeks, we've got water everywhere and today we discuss how to proactively direct runoff into a "green" stormwater solution - a raingarden. With proper planning, a hearty team of helpers and a cacophony of plants,...

Episode 9: Houseplants Part 2 – Going Bigger

Episode 9: Houseplants Part 2 – Going Bigger

You've mastered the basics of cultivating common houseplants and are ready to get more tropical ... so how do you do it? We chat with a local plantsman who took the leap from quit his day job to pursue growing large tropical houseplants as his business. His enthusiasm...

Episode 8: So much about SEEDS

Episode 8: So much about SEEDS

The turn of the calendar year means the arrival of seed catalogs in mailboxes and seed packets in the nursery. The time to plan is upon us and today we discuss how to decide which seeds are best for your garden.You can also find the Podcast available on these...

Episode 7: Festive Feast Fodder

Episode 7: Festive Feast Fodder

Want to wow your friends and family with fun facts about traditional holiday plants? Listen no further than this podcast! We've got the skinny on holly, ivy, misteltoe, Christmas cactus and the Virgin Mary's favorite plant. There's a tidbit in this Plantcast for...

Episode 6: Celebrating the Solstice

Episode 6: Celebrating the Solstice

Lighten up on the shortest day of the year with the Plantcast with conversations about how to celebrate with bits of trees and a little creativity. There's also a worldwide bloom happening and we tell you how to identify it (pssst ... it's bamboo).You can also find...

Episode 5: Perfectly Pretty Poinsettias

Episode 5: Perfectly Pretty Poinsettias

The poinsettia is synonymous with Christmas. Erin and Justin chat with Todd Nakamura from StarLake Greenhouse, a Western Washington grower of this beautiful holiday favorite. They also discuss how to take care of this delicate flower.

Episode 4: Cut Greens

Episode 4: Cut Greens

It's time to decorate for the holidays! Locally sourced cut greens have filled our greenhouses and we talk about where they come from and what we do to spruce them up so they're ready to spruce up your home (and no, it's not all spruce). Worried about keeping your cut...

Episode 3: Dabbing in Conifers

Episode 3: Dabbing in Conifers

We dip into the world of Justin's favorite topic and the reason our beautiful state is called the Evergreen State, conifers. It's not all Christmas Trees and cedars around here. Justin tells the story of bringing in our new big crop of Mountain Hemlocks and we get...

Episode 2: HouseplAAAAAnts!

Episode 2: HouseplAAAAAnts!

Directly from our greenhouse to your living room, today we discuss houseplants.  This episode highlights four popular houseplants. Erin & Justin will tell you how to care for them, how to help them thrive indoors throughout the cold winter months and maybe, just...

Episode 1: Dealing with Dirt, Garlic & Fall Color

Episode 1: Dealing with Dirt, Garlic & Fall Color

In our first episode, we chat about what to do in the garden this weekend to set yourself up for success in the spring, planting garlic and what to plant now to ensure stunning fall color NEXT year. You can also find the Podcast available on these platforms: