Author Archives: Andrew Keys

About Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys is a writer, designer, and lifelong gardener, and he hosts the RadioGarden podcast on Horticulture Radio. Do you have a story at the intersection of people and plants? Email Andrew at radiogardenmc AT gmail DOT com. Descended from Mississippi cotton farmers, Andrew was raised with a reverence for the land passed down generations, and first fell in love with plants among thickets of Aralia spinosa in the woods of his childhood home. Andrew may be found online at his blog, Garden Smackdown, on Twitter and Facebook. He is a member of the Garden Designers Roundtable, and lectures for the New England Wild Flower Society. Andrew's company, Oakleaf Green Landscape Design, is centered on the philosophy that the crux of every 21st century design problem is our role as stewards of the Earth.

RadioGarden :: Episode 6 : Friend or Foe

Plants are the source, at least in part, of most of our most basic needs–food, clothing, and shelter–and as gardeners, we know they give us beauty, wonder, livelihood. As gardeners, we also know plants aren’t all good, and in fact some are downright dastardly. Are they friend or foe?

RadioGarden :: Episode 5 : Edible Rebels

What evil strikes fear in the heart of the common gardener? Lock up your daughters, listeners! This month on RadioGarden, it’s Edible Rebels: stories from two well known food gardeners, one who thinks we should all be afraid, and one whose methods proved tantamount to fear itself, at least for her neighbors.

RadioGarden :: Episode 4 : Checking Out

Ever wish you could check out of the rat race and live in your garden instead? This month on RadioGarden, a podcast of stories at the intersection of people and plants, I’ll talk to Margaret Roach, whose new book And I Shall Have Some Peace There is about doing just that.

RadioGarden :: Episode 3: A Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This month on RadioGarden, a podcast of stories at the intersection of people and plants, I talk to three artists who speak for plants through pictures on Botanical Interests seed packets, among other places.

RadioGarden Is On iTunes

Hi folks: We’re thrilled to announce RadioGarden is finally available on iTunes! That means you can subscribe to and download the show quickly, painlessly, and of course absolutely free, and you can take us with you anywhere you can take …

RadioGarden :: Episode 1: Moving

Human beings never seem to sit still. It’s the year 2010, and as usual, people everywhere are uprooting their whole lives–some by choice, and some not. But how many are moving away from gardens? In the debut of RadioGarden, a podcast of stories at the intersection of people and plants, I’ll talk to Lynn Felici-Gallant, a gardener preparing to leave her garden behind.