BONUS: Gardening Ghosts of Christmas Past
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Edith
2M ago
We have put down our hoes and, like our garden, are settling down for long winter’s nap. BUT! Before we are carried off to a deep hibernation filled with dreams of next year’s garden, we wanted to spread some holiday cheer and share with you our favorite holiday pod plays just for the gardener, the wanna-be gardener and anyone who considers well-aged manure a thoughtful gift.   An inspiring “Night Before Christmas” The kookiest “Gift of the Magi” A funny solution to all your holiday cooking A Gardener's Christmas Carol The perfect rom-com movie 12 Days of craziness A New Year’s para ..read more
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118. Good News for You and Good Night To Our 2023 Gardens
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Lindsey
4M ago
The garden is wrapping up for the year, pumpkins have been turned to jack o’ lanterns, green tomatoes are in the attic and onions are a’ walkin. So, let’s celebrate all the garden good news stories of the year! Christy and Lindsey share good news about: Updates on Lahaina Banyan Tree The benefits of urban gardening The discovery of a holly tree in Brazil A gardener who has created over 300 community gardens A pear tree that refuses to die, A whole new spin on rooftop gardening How mushrooms can protect trees And what renewable resource is working great in Ireland Plus we have pod plays that ..read more
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117.- What’s Up Witches? It’s Thyme for Witchy Herbs - An Upside Down Halloween
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Kathryn
4M ago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Kathryn and Christy get in costume to celebrate Halloween and the end of the garden season!  We dig into our herb book and get witchy with it! We share natural witchy herbal remedies from our gardens commonly used to offer some relief as we head into flu and cold season.  Learn how to make all kinds of soothing tea  from basil to echinacea to oregano to thyme!  Why is garlic so prized in the healing world? And why we putting stuffed turkeys in our bathtub? Pod Plays? Yup, we have stuffed this Halloween special with all the fan ..read more
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116. Who Says You Can’t Fool Mother Nature? We Show You How!
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by Christy & Kathryn
5M ago
Asters and marigolds are blooming, finches are enjoying sunflowers - and the harvest is finally coming in.  We welcome Fall!  And we scheme how to squeeze in a few extra weeks before Mother Nature decides to fully blanket us in snow.  So, Kathryn and Christy have curated some of our favorite tips and tricks to fool Mother Nature.  And not just in the Fall, but in ALL four seasons. How watering helps when Jack Frost is a’comin? The ins and outs of covering: What materials? When? Why uncover? How to anchor? What are the best plants to snatch away from Mother Nature – and how ..read more
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114. From Acorn Squash to Zucchini: Garden Fresh Recipes to Use up the Harvest
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Karen
6M ago
Hungry?  Great!  Karen joins us and we have a bunch of recipes perfect for the gardener! Ratatouille: A wonderful harvest stew to serve with some crusty bread. Eggplant Parmesan: Karen’s Italian accent makes this recipe sound so mouthwatering! Roasted Tomato Soup: Find out what Christy’s secret ingredient is! Acorn Squash Gnocchi: You won’t believe how easy this recipe is. Gazpacho: A very special recipe from one of our favorite restaurants. Tomatillo Salsa: The coolest plant makes the most delicious salsa verde! Sauerkraut: All you need is cabbage, salt and squeezing. You know you ..read more
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BONUS: Happy Curmudgeons Day!
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Edith
6M ago
Since January 29 is National Curmudgeons Day,  we thought we would share one of our favorite pod plays and honor all the cranky and fussy people in our lives. We enjoy curmudgeons so much, one of our Garden Party categories is named for them.  (For just $2 a month, you can be an Upside Down Tulips Curmudgeon.  Just click HERE) Good laughs and celebrating the garden are what we are all about at Upside Down Tulips.  We will be back next week with a brand new episode filled with our fun garden tips and tricks and bad jokes. xoxo Christy & Friends P.S: Thanks to the wonderf ..read more
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98. We Are on Point! How to Care for Poinsettias and Other Holiday Plants
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by Christy & Leslie
6M ago
This week we chat about what’s alive, what’s dying, what dead and what plants cheer us up for the holidays. Learn all about Poinsettias and how to pronounce it. How to get a Christmas Cactus to bloom. What holiday plant is hard to kill? Why you need an Amaryllis this season. How to grow Rosemary indoors this winter. Don’t have room for a Christmas Tree? Try a Norfolk Pine. Plus learn about root rot, why you should never place basil in your fridge, what is a zone, what does Persephone Period mean for gardeners. Oh – and a new Phoebe Pod Play! Support UDT by joining our Garden Party and get fu ..read more
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95. Deadly Plants to Give You Nightmares - An Upside Down Halloween
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Karen
6M ago
Karen and Christy are in costume and ready to celebrate Halloween and the end of the garden season!  We have curated a special episode just for the gardener.  We warn you about deadly plants that can kill, tempt you with recipes for spooky season, share scary stories and treat you with a pumpkin bucket full of full of fun, original pod plays that we only play during Halloween. Yup, we have all the fan favorites: Ichabod Grain, Stranger Garden Things, Silence of the Lamb’s Ear and The Killing Frost.  And we have a BRAND NEW Pod Play about The Squirrel’s nightmare on Halloween nig ..read more
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93. Squirrel Away These Great Wormy Tips for the Best Garden!
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by Christy & Karen
6M ago
Meet Karen!  A new guest host and voice behind the infamous Squirrel in our pod plays. Karen tells us all about her garden:  full of beautiful tomatoes, rogue pumpkins, pokey peppers and zilch zucchini.  Cathy Nesbitt from Cathy’s Crawlers joins us to talk all about vermicomposting and how to get a worm composting system all set up.  She answers all your questions: What kind of worms? How to feed your worms?  What is the best location? When to harvest their amazing poo?  What if you are afraid of worms? What does Bruno have to do about it and why can’t we talk abo ..read more
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92. Romaine Calm! We Share Simply Radishing Ideas on September Planting
Upside Down Tulips - A Garden Podcast
by Christy & Kathryn
6M ago
Kathryn is back and says “moist” a lot. Christy has Pumpkin Pride.  And we both still hate squirrels. Find out what Christy found in her driveway. And what the heck a Treegator is and why  you probably need one.  Did you know there is a lot you can still plant in September?  We get all into it.  From veggies like lettuce and radishes you can enjoy before your first frost -- to garlic and beets you can plant now and enjoy in the  Spring.  We don’t forget flowers!  We tell you all about how to beautify your garden for the next month with pansies, marigolds ..read more
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