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.

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Boxwood’s Garden Future – Pat Reilly – 094

By Craig McManus | January 26, 2023

Boxwood’s Garden Future – Pat Reilly – 094 In this episode we talk about the future of boxwood in the garden, a visit to Bunny Mellon’ Garden, and the return of the Norton Grape to Virginia with Pat Reilly. Pat educates homeowners and landscape professionals. Teaching them how to select, care and thrive the plants […]

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Growing Epic Tomato – Craig LeHoullier – 046

By Craig McManus | February 24, 2022

Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Growing Epic Tomatoes Click Now for Early Enrollment Discount Craig LeHoullier is known for many things in the tomato world. Some know him as the NC Tomatoman. Some know him as the […]

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Preparing for Your Spring Gardening – Joe Lamp’l – 045

By Craig McManus | February 17, 2022

Listen & Subscribe on Your Podcast App Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Growing Epic Tomatoes Click Now for Early Enrollment Discount Preparing for Your Spring Gardening – Joe Lamp’l – 045 Today we talk with Joe Lamp’l about Preparing for Your Spring Garden. We […]

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Year-Round Garden Interest from Cox Arboretum – Tom Cox – 044

By Craig McManus | February 10, 2022

Year-Round Garden Interest From Cox Arboretum – Tom Cox – 044 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 The seed planted in Tom Cox as a little boy have matured into the largest species collection […]

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A Flower Emergency – Terry Beasley – 043

By Craig McManus | February 3, 2022

A Flower Emergency – Terry Beasley – 043 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 Terry Beasley has seen his fair share of flower emergencies at Oelschig Nursery. When the unforeseen happens and blooms are […]

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Josh Fuder

Saving Heritage Apples – Josh Fuder – 042

By Craig McManus | January 27, 2022

Saving Heritage Apples – Josh Fuder – 042 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 Josh Fuder‘s search to identify the old apple trees growing at his newly purchase home ignited a path to discovering […]

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Creating Beautiful Spaces for Functional Outdoor Living – Pearce Butcher – 041

By Craig McManus | January 20, 2022

Creating Beautiful Spaces for Functional Outdoor Living – Pearce Butcher – 041 Ask Your Garden Question Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcast Android Blubrry Podchaser Podcast Addict Facebook Mobile RSS Subscribe by Email Pearce Butcher has always known that she is an artist who loves nature and science. In this episode 041 Creating Beautiful Spaces for […]

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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 We are at the beginning of Christmas season and it is time to display the Christmas Tree. Dr. Mel Koelling knows Christmas Trees. He and his wife Laurie have grown thousands of trees every year at Tannenbaum Farms in central Michigan. A nationally recognized […]

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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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