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Bloom and Grow Radio

Nov 28, 2017

Part two of my Christmas Tree extravaganza is all about celebrating you houseplants enthusiasts who want to take the leap, and jump into the joys of having a LIVING, potted Christmas Tree. This trend has become more popular over the years, and as I was researching it, I came across an amazing article by Joe Lamp’l about this intriguing idea. After reading it, I knew he would be the perfect guest for this episode and I am BEYOND thrilled to have him!

Joe is a podcaster himself with his amazing gardening podcast, The Joe Gardener show. He is also the Creator, Host and Executive Producer of the award-winning national PBS series, Growing a Greener World® and Founder of He is also the previous host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network, as well as on-air contributor to The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Weather Channel.

He is a gardening and podcast veteran who takes us through everything we need to know about jumping on the Living Christmas Tree Trend and the joys of replanting your tree and cherishing it forever. If it’s something that interests you, this episode is for you!

In this episode we discuss:

  • What a Living Christmas Tree actually is
  • What the options are for using your tree after the holiday season
  • The entire process from selection to replanting of a Living Christmas Tree
  • Average length of time for a Living Christmas Tree to be indoors
  • The secret to preserving moisture in your Living Christmas Tree
  • The experiment that might cause me to get two trees this year…
  • The importance of mulch
  • Proper technique for replanting your tree
  • Using your tree as an heirloom


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Here is the blog I mentioned!

 Are you inspired? I hope so! Make sure to check out Episode 5 about cut Christmas trees if Living Christmas trees don’t fit into your Holiday this year!