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 104: Rabbit and Deer Resistant Plants

Episode 104: Rabbit and Deer Resistant Plants

Them pesky vermins everywhere buddy and ain't nothing you gonna do about it - or is there? This episode is full of tips to keep the unwanted visitors out of your beloved garden. And really only one of the ideas is ridiculous. Erin and Justin also discuss what you can...

Episode 103: Valley Grown

Episode 103: Valley Grown

At Valley Nursery, a huge selection of our product is grown by ... us. It started as a small endeavor but over the last 10 years, our Valley Grown program has increased so much that we even employ a pig to help out. Justin and Erin chat with the head grower at our...

Episode 102: What Now? February

Episode 102: What Now? February

February is a mixed bag - you get snow, you get sun and now you can get pretty much anything that you're looking for to have an incredible garden this spring. This week Justin and Erin chat about new arrivals and a few of the things you can do in the garden right now....

Episode 101: Plants with Heart (shaped leaves)

Episode 101: Plants with Heart (shaped leaves)

Valentine's Day isn't the only day we should appreciate hearts. There are a plethora of plants with heart shaped leaves that make great additions to your garden or house plant collection ANY time of the year. Justin and Erin chat about some of their favorite...

Episode 100!: A Conversation with THE Cisco Morris!

Episode 100!: A Conversation with THE Cisco Morris!

For our 100th episode we invited PNW gardening legend Cisco Morris into our Poulsbo studio for a jovial conversation about gardening. He gave us tips on how to prepare for spring and suggested hacks all gardeners should implement. This renowned horticultural hoot has...

Episode 99: What Now? Late January/Early February

Take advantage of pockets of dry and mild weather between our wet squalls to get a jump start on planting for spring! Take inventory of what you have, what you want, what you need and be ready to make your garden better than ever. Super special guest host Maria helps...

Episode 97: Bringing Home Berries

Episode 97: Bringing Home Berries

When it's this cold, all we can do is plan our gardens. Why not plan on adding edible berries? Our nursery is stocked with a big variety of edibles right now and we discuss the differences in the types of berries that will add flavor and color to your landscape! Plan...

Episode 96: How to survive snowmageddon

Episode 96: How to survive snowmageddon

Snow in the forecast looms large this week and we've got some tips to help you and your plants breeze through unscathed. Bundle up, stay warm and bring a little brightness into your home as winter blankets us all in snow (or maybe more rain!). You can also find the...

Episode 95: Low Light Loving Plants

Episode 95: Low Light Loving Plants

The winter solstice is has less light than any other day of the year so we are celebrating plants that thrive in low light conditions on this episode of the Plantcast. Here's to renewal, rebirth and the return of the light! You can also find the Podcast available on...

Episode 94: What Now? December

December is proof in the pudding that gardening can be done year-round in the Pacific Northwest. This episode offers some advice for lite gardening activity to do during the darkest month of the year.You can also find the Podcast available on these platforms:

Episode 93: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

Episode 93: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide!

Looking for the perfect gift for anyone on your list - look no further friend because we have it here at Valley Nursery! We chat with our beloved gift shop guru Bailey about some of the items she's brought into the shop for this season of giving and share a few of our...

Episode 92: Christmas Trees & Lights & Giving

Episode 92: Christmas Trees & Lights & Giving

Our Christmas tree selection is at it's finest and our trees are the freshest in the county and their purchase brings so much more than just holiday delight to your home ... find out about where part of your purchase goes this holiday season on this episode.You can...

Episode 91: Rare and Rade Houseplants

Episode 91: Rare and Rade Houseplants

Indoor gardens can be as rewarding as their outside brethren especially if you add a rare plant to the mix. Valley has several options that will add new depth and texture to anyone's collection. Yet - there are those who aren't so savvy with their houseplants and...

Episode 90: What Now? November.

Episode 90: What Now? November.

The days are shorter and the rain has increased but the work in the garden isn't over. Justin and Erin discuss what they're doing this month in their gardens and offer suggestions for what to plant right now and what to do to keep you busy throughout the fall as well...

Episode 89: A Conversation with Richie Steffen

Episode 89: A Conversation with Richie Steffen

Fern fanatic and horticulturalist extraordinaire Richie Steffen is our guest on this episode of the plantcast. He spreads his enthusiasm for fern tables easier than wind spreads spores and discusses what keeps him so enchanted with all things horticulture. His fern...