Apps, blogs, podcasts


Criteria for inclusion: member recommendation; app store rating above 4.5.

iNaturalist (free). California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society. Social network of shared biodiversity information. Goals: (1) Connect people to nature and (2) generate biodiversity data from these interactions.

Seek by iNaturalist (free). California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society. Plant and animal identification spinoff of iNaturalist.

Picture This (annual Subscription). Glority Global Group Ltd. Plant Identification (flower, leaf, tree, or herb). 

Blossom Plant Identification (annual or monthly subscription). Conceptiv Apps LLC. Leaf identification and plant care. 


Criterion for selection: member recommendation. Note: Several of the recommended podcasts also have blogs.

GardenRant. “The Rant’s writing team of horticulturists, authors, nursery owners, columnists, ecologists, speakers, and activists provide an interactive, thought-provoking platform that tackles all aspects of gardening.”

The Humane Gardener. Gardening in tune with nature and wildlife. Vlog and blog.

The Prudent Lifestyle Newsletter. Approx. weekly. Pru Foster, gardener, scientist and mother‘s take on “use of sustainable practices to save the wilderness and ourselves.”


Criteria for selection: member recommendations; user ratings above 4.5.

Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden (Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, others). Weekly. Award-winning podcast and PBS radio show.

The joe gardener Show, Organic Gardening, Vegetable gardening, Expert Advice from Joe Lamp’l (Apple Podcasts and others; Weekly. Lamp’l hosts PBS’s Growing a Greener World.

Gardening with the RHS (Apple Podcasts; Weekly. Seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems; latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried-and-tested techniques from trusted gardening professionals.

Plantrama: Science, Art & Dinner—it’s all in your backyard ( Weekly. “Discover the amazing world of plants: in the garden, in the wild, and on your plate.” Three different topics in each episode, plus email questions from listeners. Hosts: C.L. Fornari (The Garden Lady) and Ellen Zachos.

GardenDC (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audible, others). All about gardening in the greater Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic area. Hosted by Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine.

The Garden Thyme (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts). A monthly podcast with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more from the University of Maryland Extension. 

Growing Greener (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music). Weekly. Thomas Christopher Gardens, producer. Provides a different perspective on how to make your personal landscape healthier, more beautiful, more sustainable, and more fun.