I’m so happy you’re here!
I created the Growing Joy with Plants Podcast (formerly called Bloom and Grow Radio) to learn alongside you as I interview experts in plant care and wellness to help us all grow joy in our indoor jungles and lives.
Whether you are a plant killer, beginner plant parent, advanced plant parent, or even a horticultural expert,
I promise… if you love plants, we’ve got an episode for you.
Ep. 106: Hoya Care 101 & the Best Hoya's for Beginners, Intermediates and YOUR Plant Parent Personality!
Ep. 50: Maranta, Calathea and Stromanthe
Ep. 44/45: Aroids 101
Ep. 25: The Fiddleleaf Fig with @leighkiyoko
Ep. 99: How to Care for Ferns
Ep. 3: How to Not Kill Your Succulents
Ep. 86: Pause with Plants to Release Stress & Increase Calm
Ep. 59: How to Cultivate Healthy Plant Community: Online and IRL
Ep. 56: Plant Fail Lessons
Ep. 51: How to Live with A Crazy Plant Person
Ep. 43: Your Brain on Plants
Ep. 37: Horticultural Therapy
Ep. 93: The Wild World of Plant-Tube
Ep. 87: My Fiance Cared for My Plants for a Year While I Was Gone: Here’s What Happened
Ep. 85: Historic Black Plant People & Top 5 Plants from Africa with Colah from Black in the Garden Podcast
Ep. 66: 5 Tips for the Plant Shopping with PlantKween
Ep. 65: A Plant’s Journey from Grower to Your Home with Mickey Hargitay
Ep. 34: Hilton Carter
We wouldn't be here without you. So here are our promises to you. We will:
• Be relentlessly curious.
• ALWAYS ask the questions others may be embarrassed to ask. No "dumb" questions in this community of plant friends!
• Lead with kindness and positivity. No shaming or shade throwing here. There's enough of that in the world already.
• Continue sourcing you, our community of listeners, for the topics YOU want to learn more about. Have you taken the 2023 Listener Survey yet?
• Never take ourselves or plants too seriously. This hobby is supposed to be FUN, not stressful!
“I’m a newly addicted plant parent and I’ve learned SO MUCH from Bloom and Grow. It just makes me so happy and even more excited about my plant babies, as if that was even possible. If you love plants, listen to this podcast!"
Curious about a particular subject? Want Maria to interview one of your favorite planty people? We'd love to hear from you! Click below to contact Maria, and share your idea. You just might hear it featured on the podcast soon!