The Garden Thyme Podcast – Preventing Ticks

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Hello Listener,

You may have noticed our podcast name has changed. It has come to our attention the previous name may have been offensive to some listeners, and we apologize for not considering the issue beforehand. We want to emphasize that our podcast should be open to and enjoyed by all, and it was not our intent to discriminate or offend anyone. Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to bringing you more great episodes.

As quarantine guidelines loosen up in our communities, our gardens have not missed a step. It may feel like our lives our standing still but our gardens are a continual reminder that life is beautiful. For our July episode, we talk about propagating hydrangeas (~4:40), Japanese beetles (~12:00) and preventing ticks (~20:50), along with our native plant of the month: (marsh hibiscus, ~34:20), timely garden tips (~37:30) and our bug of the month (~eastern cicada killer wasp, 42:50).

The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. If you have any garden questions, you can email us at For more Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).


7 thoughts on “The Garden Thyme Podcast – Preventing Ticks

  1. Janis Harvey July 29, 2020 / 11:45 am

    Thank you for the Podcast name change!

  2. Missy July 29, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    Sorry about the name change. I think we have lost our sense of humor. Whatever your name I’ll be listening

    • James E Thompson July 29, 2020 / 3:54 pm

      It was a cute name. Please reconsider your name change.

  3. Joy Adler July 29, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    It’s a pity your podcast name wasn’t taken in the spirit in which it must have been chosen. Excelsior, Mesdames.


  4. Crystal July 30, 2020 / 1:50 pm

    Don’t let people hoe shame you!

  5. Paris Davis-Reed July 30, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    Ladies, thank you for continued good humored Pod Cast. I find them very informative and appreciate your attempts to keep them light and fun. Keep up the good work!!

  6. Cheryl Huyck July 31, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    Piece on ticks had good reminders and I never thought @ using sticky lint rollers. Great idea. Thanks for giving me ammo re: bayberry hosting ticks. Hate ours and have recommended they be removed. You’ve given me yet another very good reason they don’t belong in our garden. As always an enjoyable and informative podcast.

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