Welcome to our first Nest In Style podcast! Your hosts: Jayme Jenkins (that’s me) of aHa! Modern Living and Teresa O’Connor of Seasonal Wisdom. Nest In Style will bring you the latest in home and garden trends with a twist of the past.
In this episode, you’ll find lots of strange facts about the holidays. For example, did you know that Christmas was once outlawed? You’ll also receive great gift giving tips from folks around the nation. We also share special holiday traditions from others that help add magic to this time of year.
- Teresa O’Connor’s aHa! Modern Living guest blog, Earth-Friendly Ways to Recycle Christmas Tree.
- Grocery Gardening Book
- Good Enough Gardening Podcast
Select Podcast Resources
- The Oxford Book of Days
- The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain
- The Perpetual Almanack of Folklore
- More Christmas History at TripAtlas.com
- History of Hanukkah
Garden Gift Ideas
Mike @CanarsieBK – heirloom seeds of local veggies
Fern @LifeOnTheBlcy – good Clippers, gloves, pot pods
Jodi @WesternGardener – small electric chipper to mulch garden waste
Annie @AnniesAnnuals – electric nail brush cleaner
Shawna @ShawnaCoronado – recycled teapot wind chime, Kombi Shovel, Cobra Head Tool
Kylee @OurLittleAcre – weather station (UV monitor, attach to PC, remote, weather alert capabilities)
Christina @Arcadia1 – Soil Scoop, foldable hand truck like the one in Sweet Rebecca’s blog.
Laura @InterLeafer – a simple leaf-shredder
Jenny @MulchMaven tool I can’t afford (like felcos), something decorative, really cool handmade pottery, a better designed watering can
Susan @SusanLMorrison – a living succulent wreath, a milder climate so I could grow more succulents!
Miriam @miriamwildflr – obsessed with terrariums, any shape and size
Alice @BayAreaTendrils – emollient or hand cream scented with lavender, natural herbal insect repellent
Billy @CoolGreenGardens – A solar powered, non-polluting hedge trimmer with a blade that randomly transforms its shape into natural curves, thereby overriding the lack of imagination of the operator.
More People Mentioned in the Podcast
Jean Ann Van Krevelen, @JeanAnnVK on Twitter (Oregon)
Amanda Thomsen, @kissmyaster on Twitter (Illinois)
Susan Morrison, @susanlmorrison on Twitter (California)
Marie Iannotti Gardening on About.com
Kerry Michaels Container Gardening on About.com
Carol Hackney (Idaho)
Hilary Bruffell, @Hilary_b on Twitter (England)
Hanne Calcina (Rhode Island)
Ellen Sousa, @THBFarm on Twitter (Massachusetts)
Poppy Davis, @PoppyDavis on Twitter (California; Washington, D.C.)
Rose Hayden-Smith, @VictoryGrower on Twitter (California)
Helen Yoest, @HelenYoest on Twitter (North Carolina)
By the way, you will notice that Nest In Style will transform over the next couple of months. Obviously, the first change you will notice is that the blog will be the home of many, many informative and entertaining podcasts. From time to time, I will post various garden related articles and highlight products too cool to pass up. The blog will also get a face-lift, and then ultimately be moved to a new website.