Category Archives: Bob Tanem in the Garden Podcasts

Bob Tanem in the Garden: October 13, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 this morning was Peggy Anne Montgomery, and she was here to talk to us about bulbs!  She was also on about pollinators, and explained how these two subjects intersect. Edie Tanem starts off the hour and updates us on the list of opportunities to plug in to garden-related events all over…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: October 6, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 was Orin Martin, author of Fruit Trees for Every Garden. Orin, who is also faculty at UC Santa Cruz, is expert on growing fruit trees in a variety of conditions, and can troubleshoot too!   We also took calls throughout the hour. Edie Tanem and her list of Garden-related Goins-on around…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: September 29, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 was Toni Gattone, Speaker and Author; her latest work is The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease at Any Age, and it’s all about “adaptive gardening” — that is to say, setting up gardening to work for the individuals and physical abilities we happen to have, even if older or disabled. Edie…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: September 22, 2019

Our guest this morning was Peter Geiger, editor of The Farmers’ Almanac. In fact he’s the 7th editor of the almanac, continuing an early American tradition, including both the hard copy and a searchable online version nowadays. Edie Tanem gets the hour off to crisp start and then it’s right back to our phones, stacked…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: September 15, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 was Marc Hamer, author of a remarkable little book called “How to Catch A Mole and Find Yourself In Nature.”   In it, he retraces his own journey in life and likens it to the life of a mole in a way; though the irony is for a time, Marc made…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: September 8, 2019

No guest today just a fresh-picked bunch of callers from all over the Bay Area who need help with their yards, gardens and trees!  America’s Happy Gardener Bob Tanem keeps the phone lines full all morning. First we take care of some calls, then Edie Tanem comes on to update the listeners with this weeks’…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: September 1, 2019

Our guest this morning was the inimitable, upbeat Jere Gettle: the man behind not only the Petaluma Seed Bank and Baker Creek Seeds, but also the National Heirloom Expo, which is about to be held in Santa Rosa, Tuesday Sept. 10 through Thursday Sept. 12, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: August 25, 2019

Bob forewent a guest today in order to go all-calls; we filled the lines too: America’s Happy Gardener answers questions about gardens, fruit trees, soil prep, and more! Edie Tanem’s segment came at 9:15, as we had callers holding over from the previous hour; nevertheless the Gardening Calendar of Events was in fact broadcast,  brimming…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: August 18, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 was Kevin Espiritu, author of the Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live.  Talks about container gardening, indoor and out, and various challenges, how to overcome them. Edie Tanem starts off the second hour of the show with her Gardening Activities of Interest report;…MORE

Bob Tanem in the Garden: August 11, 2019

Our guest at 8:30 was Jan Tolmasoff of the Russian River Rose Company; she is an expert at growing all sorts of roses in our region, so…. Edie Tanem is on duty and starts off the hour with a rundown of upcoming events of interest to gardeners in the Bay Area in the weeks ahead;…MORE