Dry shade is often a challenge in creating a successful garden. Such conditions require careful plant selection and insights. Hayes Jackson believes "there's a plant that loves that spot no matter how bad or how difficult you think it is."
He loves exploring local native woodlands, the hill country of Texas, and internationally for the next fascinating plant.
We delve into personal gardening stories, favorite plants, and future plans for new Longleaf Botanical Gardens along with a deep-dive into the world of horticulture.
Hayes shares his valuable insights, practical experiences, and unique philosophies on gardening.
00:02 Introduction to The Garden Question Podcast
00:41 Understanding Dry Shade Gardening
01:02 Interview with Hayes Jackson: A Plant Geek
02:00 Creating Dry Shade Gardens: Challenges and Solutions
04:31 Exploring Plant Options for Dry Shade Gardens
06:31 Ground Covers and Bulletproof Plants for Dry Shade Gardens
08:50 Winter Blooms and Blooming Sequence in Gardens
11:58 Growing Palms in Dry Shade Gardens
17:04 Becoming a Plant Geek: A Personal Journey
19:24 Longleaf Botanical Gardens: A Plant Geek's Paradise
22:48 Garden Design Tips: Right Plant, Right Place
24:31 Overcoming Invasive Weeds in Natural Gardens
24:46 Creating Low Maintenance Gardens
25:01 Designing a Natural Garden: A Personal Story
26:13 Busting Garden Myths: Embracing Color and Texture
34:09 Gardening with Big Dogs: Challenges and Joys
35:26 Valuable Lessons from Gardening
37:38 The Impact of Climate Change on Gardening
40:01 The Joy of Plant Propagation and Sharing
44:15 The Challenges and Rewards of Maintaining a Mature Garden
45:13 The Fascination with Unique and Rare Plants
47:27 The Journey of a Patented Plant: Hydrangea Hay Starburst
48:47 Adapting Gardening Practices to Weather Conditions
49:44 Connecting with Hayes Jackson: Resources and Contacts