The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building and growing smarter gardens that work.

Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers. Discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow.

This is your next step in creating a beautiful year-round, environmentally connected, low maintenance, and healthy thriving outdoor spaces!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert there will always be something inspiring when you listen to “The Garden Question” podcast.

Host Craig McManus.

Current Episode

The Gardens of Mount Vernon Estate – Dean Norton – 064

By Craig McManus | June 30, 2022

The Gardens of Mount Vernon Estate – Dean Norton – 064 Dean Norton fell in love with the Mount Vernon Estate Gardens 53 years ago and never left. After receiving a degree in horticulture from Clemson University he began his horticultural career as the estate’s boxwood gardener. The historical gardens of the first president of […]

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Brie Arthur

Foodscaping Revolution – Brie Arthur – 040

By Craig McManus | January 13, 2022

Foodscaping Revolution – Brie Arthur – 040 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Have you ever thought about how you could make your landscape beds more interesting and productive?   Well maybe harvesting tomatoes […]

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Cherokee Garden Library – Staci Catron – 039

By Craig McManus | January 6, 2022

Cherokee Garden Library – Staci Catron – 039 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Staci L. Catron has one of the coolest jobs ever. She gets to live gardening in the past, in the […]

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Russell Camp

Mulch, Mulch Baby! – Russell Camp – 038

By Craig McManus | December 30, 2021

Mulch, Mulch Baby! – Russell Camp – 038 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Russell Camp knows what healthy garden plants love in a mulch. In our 38th episode “Mulch Mulch Baby” we discuss […]

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Jim Frederick

Lighting Your Garden for Drama – Jim Frederick – 037

By Craig McManus | December 23, 2021

Lighting Your Garden for Drama – Jim Frederick – 037 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Jim Frederick is passionate about adding new garden drama and engagement through outdoor lighting every season. In our […]

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Charles Daniel Coastal Garden Keepers

Home Grown Citrus – Charles Daniel – 036

By Craig McManus | December 16, 2021

Home Grown Citrus – Charles Daniel -036 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Fresh squeezed orange juice off his own tree is Charles Daniel’s dream come true.   In this episode 036 Charles shares […]

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Jordan Daneker

Bringing Your Outdoor Spaces to Life – Jordan Daneker – 035

By Craig McManus | December 9, 2021

Bringing Your Outdoor Spaces to Life – Jordan Daneker – 035 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question In this episode we talk with Jordan Daneker about the little things that bring your outdoor spaces […]

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Bruce Holliday

Adding Value With Your Landscape Design – Bruce Holliday – 034

By Craig McManus | December 2, 2021

Adding Value With Your Landscape Design – Bruce Holliday – 034 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question In this episode we will talk with Landscape Architect Bruce Holliday about his landscape design philosophy and […]

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Mel Koelling

It’s Christmas Keep It Real – Dr. Mel Koelling – 33

By Craig McManus | November 25, 2021

It’s Christmas Keep It Real – Dr. Mel Koelling – 33 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question We are at the beginning of Christmas season and it is time to display the Christmas Tree. […]

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Hardscape Details That Matter – Aaron Phifer – 032

By Craig McManus | November 18, 2021

Hardscape Details That Matter – Aaron Phifer – 032 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question It’s the details that matter when design, building, or maintaining your hardscape outdoor living spaces. Our guest for this […]

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Are Backyard Chickens Worth It? – Doug Scott -031

By Craig McManus | November 11, 2021

Are Backyard Chickens Worth It? -Doug Scott – 30 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Doug Scott‘s path to his own landscape design firm is anything but typical. After earning a BA degree from […]

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David Brown Hills and Dales

Floral Designs from Your Garden – David Brown – 30

By Craig McManus | November 4, 2021

Floral Designs from Your Garden – David Brown – 30 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question He seeks to acquire the perfect cutting for his amazing indoor arrangements. In our conversation he tells us […]

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Charles Daniel Coastal Garden Keepers

Why Camellias Work in Your Garden – Charles Daniel – 029

By Craig McManus | October 28, 2021

Why Camellias Work in Your Garden – Charles Daniel -029 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question So much of Charles Daniel’s Garden world revolves around camelias. In this episode he talks about how to […]

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Dewayne Gallatin

Successful Container Gardening – Dewayne Gallatin – 028

By Craig McManus | October 21, 2021

Successful Container Gardening – Dewayne Gallatin – 028 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Dewayne Gallatin earned his nickname “King of Containers” while overseeing The Sibley Horticultural Center at Callaway Gardens. His primary horticultural […]

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Creating Home Outdoor Spaces Children Love – Eric King – 027

By Craig McManus | October 14, 2021

Creating Home Outdoor Spaces Children Love – Eric King – 027 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question For decades Eric King has been designing award-winning gardens that work with nature and encourages people to […]

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Your Most Successful Lawn – Jutt Howard – 26

By Craig McManus | October 7, 2021

Your Most Successful Lawn – Jutt Howard – 026 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Jutt Howard loves what he does. Every day is a new adventure when growing hundreds of acres of grass […]

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Designing a Garden that Fights Off Harmful Insects – Dr. Bethany Harris -025

By Craig McManus | September 30, 2021

Designing a Garden that Fights Off Harmful Insects – Dr. Bethany Harris – 025 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Dr. Bethany Harris is the Director of Education at Callaway Gardens, where she oversees […]

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How Healing Gardens Work – Dr. Richard La Fleur – 024

By Craig McManus | September 23, 2021

How Healing Gardens Work – Dr. Richard La Fleur – 024 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Today we are having a conversation with Dr. Richard La Fleur about the importance of healing gardens. […]

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Lisa’s Garden Revealed – Lisa Nunamaker – 023

By Craig McManus | September 16, 2021

Lisa’s Garden Revealed – Lisa Nunamaker – 023 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question This is episode 023 Lisa’s Garden Revealed on The Garden Question Podcast. A follow up to episode 22 Communicating Your […]

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Communicating Your Garden Ideas on Paper – Lisa Nunamaker – 022

By Craig McManus | September 9, 2021

Communicating Your Garden Ideas on Paper – Lisa Nunamaker – 022 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Award-winning designer, artist and educator, Lisa Nunamaker is a master at teaching others how to communicate garden […]

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Get Acquainted with Your New Garden – Connie Cottingham & Mike Sikes – 021

By Craig McManus | September 2, 2021

Get Acquainted with Your New Garden – Connie Cottingham & Mike Sikes – 021 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Connie Cottingham and Mike Sikes’ garden is every plant collector’s fantasy. Each of their lifetime […]

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Hiring a Professional for Your Next Garden Project -Mary Kay Woodworth – 20

By Craig McManus | August 26, 2021

Hiring a Professional for Your Next Garden Project – Mary Kay Woodworth – 20 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Mary Kay Woodworth talks about how to hire your next professional for your garden […]

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Becki Griffin

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census – Becky Griffin – 019

By Craig McManus | August 19, 2021

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census – Becky Griffin – 019 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Being a self-confessed “Geeky Kid” with a great love for insects she wore out the bee book in […]

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Becki Griffin

Gardening with Children – Becky Griffin – 018

By Craig McManus | August 12, 2021

Gardening with Children – Becky Griffin – 18 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Becky Griffin knows gardening connects future generations to agriculture and how they will benefit from that experience. Our children today […]

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Organic Fall Vegetable Gardening – Mike Cunningham – 017

By Craig McManus | August 4, 2021

Organic Fall Vegetable Gardening – Mike Cunningham – 017 Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Ask Your Garden Question Mike and Judy Cunningham are harvesting the last summer crops at Country Gardens Farm. Fall gardening is just around […]

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