Phlox subulata
Image by Teresa Golden

Phlox, Rudbeckia, Root Crops & Siegel-Kline Kill on Nature Calls:Conversations from the HV

Episode 38: Phlox, Siegel-Kline Kill and Root Crops

This episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley covers a lot o territory. It starts with Jean Thomas, Master Gardener Volunteer, discussing two popular perennials, phlox and rudbeckia. The phlox name is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘flame’. The genus includes 67 species including phlox paniculata, subulata, and divaricata. Rudbeckia, more commonly known as black-eyed-susans, are native plants known for their bright yellow flowers. Jean provides more detail on both perennial types.

Then Heidi Bock from the Columbia Land Conservancy is back taking us on a virtual tour of Siegel Kline-Kill .This 55 acre parcel, with about 1 mile of trails, is located in Ghent, New York and features a native plant restoration project and a floodplain forest.

Finally, Master Gardener Volunteer, Teresa Golden (The Veggie Patch), talks about root crops which include a wide range of vegetables that grow beneath the soil. The many options are relatively easy to grow and offer many tasty treats throughout the gardening season.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Jean Thomas, Heidi Bock, and Teresa Golden

Photo by: Teresa Golden

Production Support: Linda Aydlett and Teresa Golden


It’s All Greek to Me (Jean Thomas): Plant Finder ( ; Explore Cornell - Home Gardening - Introduction ; Etymonline - Online Etymology Dictionary

Trekking the Trails (Heidi Bock): Siegel-Kline Kill – Columbia Land Conservancy (

Veggie Patch resources (Teresa Golden): 10 Root Vegetables You Can Successfully Grow ( ; Explore Cornell - Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides

Last updated October 13, 2022