The Garden Thyme Podcast

S3:E04 Spring Ephemerals

April 06, 2022 Garden Thyme Podcast
The Garden Thyme Podcast
S3:E04 Spring Ephemerals
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Hello Listener, 

April is National Garden Month! So Happy National Garden Month everyone.   One of the most clear signals of spring is the emergence of spring ephemerals- daffodils, crocus, tulips… these bulbs are some classic examples, but we have so many more to enjoy! Our woodland wildflowers may be more subtle, but are no less impressive and are even more rewarding. This month we taking a break from our garden and all the spring chores to talk about some of our favorite woodland spring ephemerals.

Ephemeral covered n this episode includes: Dutchman’s Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Mayapples, Bellworts, Spring Beauty's, Jack-in-the-pulpit  and Pink Lady Slipper. 

We also have our: 

  •  Native Plant of the Month ( Sessile trillium) at 22:15
  • Bug of the Month (Termites) at 25:35
  •  Garden Tips of the Month at (36:55)

 If you have any garden-related questions, please email us at or look us up on Facebook at For more information about UME and these topics, please check out the UME Home and Garden Information Center and Maryland Grows Blog at 

 The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. 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).

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Native Plant of the Month
Bug of the Month
Garden Tips of the Month