Image by Tim Kennelty

Viburnums, brassicas and shovels on Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley

Episode 94: Brassicas, Viburnums and Shovels

Dig into this podcast episode that includes comfort food cooking with brassica vegetables, insights into both native and non-native viburnums and helpful information on various types of garden shovels,

Annie Scibienski, a Master Gardener Volunteer, starts us off with a new From Patch to Plate segment about cooking with cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Awaken your taste buds with her descriptions of recipes involving these popular vegetable varieties.

Viburnums are a very admired and fast-growing flowering landscape shrubs or small trees with a large number of cultivars available. Bloom times span from early spring through June, followed by attractive fruit and great fall foliage. However, not all viburnums are created equal. Learn about the differences between the native and non-native species from Master Gardener Tim Kennelty on Good Plant/Bad Plant.

Have you ever stopped to think about what a groundbreaking invention the shovel is?   Annie Scibienski returns with a discussion about different types of shovels on The Grateful Shed. The shovel, spade, and trowel are featured with descriptions of the benefits of each type and their uses in the garden.

We hope you find some interesting bits of new knowledge on this episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Tim Kennelty and Annie Scibienski

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibienski


From Patch to Plate (Annie Scibienski)

Good Plant/Bad Plant (Tim Kennelty)

The Grateful Shed (Annie Scibienski)

  • Smith & Hawken: The Tool Book for the Well-Tended Garden by William Bryant Logan


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Last updated November 9, 2023