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There's always something new to learn about gardens and gardening!

Welcome to Empress of Dirt's Two Minutes in the Garden. In bite-sized informative updates—two minutes and some seconds each—we cover a wide range of topics from gardening basics to current research and assessing myths and folklore. Listen to all previous episodes below!

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Dec 8, 2019

We all know about tree rings, but there's a lot to know about trees and how they grow.

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Dec 5, 2019

What can you do with your poinsettias after Christmas? Many end up in the garbage, but there are much better alternatives.

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Dec 2, 2019

This month, hundreds of people will post very considerate reminders that poinsettias are poisonous to pets. But how dangerous are they?

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Nov 29, 2019

For gardeners on your Christmas gift list -- some ideas for practical gifts they'll enjoy.

READ MORE at Empress of Dirt: 20 Essential Gifts for Garden Nerds


Nov 26, 2019

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the U.S. -- the only holiday we have that's based, in part, on growing vegetables.

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