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

Understanding Your Garden Color – Dr. Laura Deeter -170

By Craig McManus | July 11, 2024

Understanding Your Garden Color – Dr. Laura Deeter – 170 Color excites us more than any design element in the garden because it speaks emotionally to us. In this episode we will dissect and learn how color speaks to us in our garden. In this episode of ‘The Garden Question’ podcast, host Craig McManus discusses the […]

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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 Today we are having a conversation with Dr. Richard La Fleur about the importance of healing gardens. We will discover how they promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing as well as encourage self-care. Dr. La Fleur is an author, international speaker, researcher and educator […]

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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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Hills and Dales Garden Wisdom – Jo Phillips – 016

By Craig McManus | July 29, 2021

Hills and Dales Garden Wisdom – Jo Phillips – 016 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 Jo Phillips is the Horticultural Manager for the best-preserved 19th century garden in the United States. The first […]

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Where Do Trees Come From – Paul Chappell – 015

By Craig McManus | July 22, 2021

Where Do Trees Come From – Paul Chappell – 015 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 – Click Here Paul Chappell grows trees headed to a landscape garden near you. He talks about the […]

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Designing Garden Rooms – Susanne Hudson – 014

By Craig McManus | July 15, 2021

Designing Garden Rooms – Susanne Hudson – 014 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 – Click Here You’ll never want to leave a Susanne Hudson designed garden. Each garden room is an invitation to […]

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Native Plant Wisdom – Gail Woody – 013

By Craig McManus | July 8, 2021

Native Plant Wisdom – Gail Woody – 013 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 – Click Here Gail Woody knows native plants and why they are important for our gardens. She has been gardening […]

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Pollinator Garden Success – Lanie Riner – 012

By Craig McManus | July 1, 2021

Pollinator Success – Lanie Riner – 012 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 – Click Here Lanie Riner knows pollinator gardens and why thy are so important to our lives. In this episode Lanie […]

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Building a Great Garden – Brooks Garcia – 011

By Craig McManus | June 24, 2021

Building a Great Garden-Brooks Garcia – 011 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 – Click Here Brooks Garcia is fulfilling his dream in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. The sun awakens him every day to […]

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Wild Flowers and Native Plants – Carol Hight – 010

By Craig McManus | June 17, 2021

Wild Flowers and Native Plants – Carol Hight – 010 Carol Hight is a native plant and wild flower advocate. She is a prolific writer for local publications and is a very in demand speaker for wildflowers. Her blog is BloomingBeautiful.com She is a 30-year retired 5th grade science teacher. Carol is currently active with […]

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Greg Huber

Successful Landscape Renovation – Greg Huber – 009

By Craig McManus | June 10, 2021

Successful Landscape Renovations – Greg Huber – 009 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 – Click Here Greg Huber is a public service and outreach faculty member of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service […]

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Landscape Hardscapes – Joe Raboine – 008

By Craig McManus | June 3, 2021

Landscape Hardscapes – Joe Raboine – 008 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 – Click Here Joe Raboine started his career as a landscape contractor over 25 years ago. His garden hardscape expertise and innovation […]

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Speaking for Trees – Christy Bryant – 007

By Craig McManus | May 27, 2021

Speaking for Trees – Christy Bryant -007 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 – Click Here Christie Bryant speaks for trees every day. She loves to be in a person’s yard meeting their dogs […]

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Dr. Bodie Pennisi is an Extension Horticulture Specialist at the University of Georgia

Successful Herbs and Fresh Garden Plants – Dr. Bodie Pennisi – 006

By Craig McManus | May 20, 2021

Successful Herbs and Fresh Garden Plants – Dr. Bodie Pennisi – 006 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 – Click Here Dr. Bodie Pennisi is an Extension Horticulture Specialist at the University of Georgia. […]

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Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden – Gail Woody – 005

By Craig McManus | May 13, 2021

Attract Hummingbirds To Your Garden – Gail Woody – 005 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 – Click Here Gail Woody knows Hummingbirds and how to attract them by the hundreds each day. Her […]

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Garden Design Starts Inside Your Home – Tara Dillard – 004

By Craig McManus | May 6, 2021

Garden Design Starts Inside Your Home – Tara Dillard – 004 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 – Click Here Tara Dillard is a nationally recognized garden designer, author, and speaker. She has hosted […]

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The Pruning Guru – Rick Smith – 003

By Craig McManus | April 29, 2021

The Pruning Guru – Rick Smith – 003 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 Rick Smith is the pruning guru. In today episode your deepest pruning fears are comforted with Rick’s interesting and high impact […]

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