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 36: Dahlias

Episode 36: Dahlias

Dahlias are everywhere right now and who better to chat find out how to care for the growing and cut blooms than the wonderful woman behind the little yellow flower shack in Port Gamble, Gamble Cove Dahlias very own Yvonne. She shares her secret for the longevity of...

Episode 35: An Abundance (of mistakes and produce)

Episode 35: An Abundance (of mistakes and produce)

Our gardens are bursting and we talk about the successes and mistakes that shaped our season and guide you into planting for an abundant fall harvest. We also give folks some suggestions about what to do with all of the extra veggies multiplying in gardens this...

Episode 34: Delightful Deciduousnesses

Episode 34: Delightful Deciduousnesses

Showy summer blossoms overshadow the silent bones of our gardens that bring delight after the season fades into cooler temperatures. We chat about a few different multi-season deciduous trees that can be planted now to bring joy throughout the year.You can also find...

Episode 33: The Duality of Perennials

Episode 33: The Duality of Perennials

Erin and guest host Maria reach into their witchy roots to chat about perennials that are more than just pretty flowers. With Justin on vacation, the gals talk about common summer bloomers used throughout history to quell crazy, calm aches and soothe soreness. All can...

Episode 32: The Duplicity of Blackberries

Episode 32: The Duplicity of Blackberries

How easy it is to love one of the most difficult plants to remove in our yards -  blackberries. The common Himalayan blackberry is delicious and devilish - hard to remove and hard to resist. We chat about what makes them so voracious in the landscape and how to remove...

Episode 31: Summer Care for Containers and Houseplants

Episode 31: Summer Care for Containers and Houseplants

Keep those stunners stunning with specialized care in the summer guided by Valley's custom container specialist Maria. Her expertise extends beyond the creation of vibrant containers and glorious hanging baskets and her tips will help your garden darlings remain...

Episode 30: The Gardener’s Partner … Tools

Episode 30: The Gardener’s Partner … Tools

We talk tools every gardener needs to get the job done in this super summer episode full of guest appearances. The sun is shining, the garden is growing, the landscape in lush and we tell you about the tools to help you maximize your time, minimize your backache and...

Episode 29: A rose is a rose is a rose

Episode 29: A rose is a rose is a rose

To prepare for the Kitsap Rose Society Rose Display at Valley Nursery on June 26, we chatted with Master Consulting Rosarian Elena Williams about selecting and growing roses in the PNW.You can also find the Podcast available on these platforms: 

Episode 28: Weeds are the WORST

Episode 28: Weeds are the WORST

No one is safe from weeds. This cool, wet spring has been glorious for the weeds and gardeners can't win but we CAN make progress. This episode identifies some of the more common weeds in our region and offers advice on how limit spreading.You can also find the...

Episode 27: The Ephemeral Peony

Episode 27: The Ephemeral Peony

Peonies are in full bloom in Kitsap County and in this episode, we chat with Rebecca from Persephone Farm about these stunning spring bloomers.You can also find the Podcast available on these platforms:

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...