Rank #1: Indoor Plants and Vintage Styling with Hannah & Branko from Storytellers Workshop.
Hannah and Branko, a young couple from Adelaide, South Australia share a mutual passion for vintage decor, design and indoor plants. Storytellers Workshop was born through their love of collecting unique, one-off treasures for their own home. Hannah and Branko believe that a home is a sanctuary and that we are able to enhance our mood by surrounding ourselves with objects that are meaningful to us. Being thoughtful about what we place in our homes means that over the years you will have a space that is rich in character and a reflection of your own personality – and that kind of home will never go out of style!
Join Jo as she chats with Hannah and Branko about the role indoor plants play in styling, vintage trends and even how to clean and care for vintage cane and brass planters.
You can follow Storytellers Workshop on instagram via @storytellersworkshop or better still, check out their website, www.storytellersworkshop.com.au.
May 09 2019
Rank #2: B.T.S. Of Podcasting & A Love For Houseplants w/ Jane Perrone
In episode 12, Jo sits down with Jane Perrone, a UK broadcaster, freelance journalist and host of the On The Ledge Podcast. Jo and Jane talk about the behind-the-scenes aspect of podcasting, getting started in the houseplant space and the exciting times ahead in the digital houseplant space.
Jul 22 2019
Rank #3: Fungal gnats, mealybugs and spider mite, is there an environmentally friendly way to deal with them on houseplants?
Steve Falcioni from Australian Company Organic Group Protectants, speaks to Jo about the range of environmentally friendly products for use by domestic indoor plant collectors and hobbyists, such as neem oil and eco oil. Listen to find out what products Steve recommends indoor plant enthusiasts to use to treat common problems with pests, fungicides and diseases on indoor plants.
Apr 26 2019
Rank #4: Cuttings, Losses and The Wishlist w/ Miguel Pasqual
In this episode, Jo sits down with Miguel Pasqual, the President of the Aroid Society of Australia Inc., and has a chat about the recent trend of selling cuttings, losing plants and the special plants that are on Miguel's wishlist in 2019.
Jan 31 2019
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Rank #5: Episode 13 with Clayton, Sproutwell Greenhouses
In this episode, Jo chats with Clayton, co-owner of Melbourne based Sproutwell Greenhouses.
Sproutwell Greenhouses was established in 2011 and has grown from strength to strength. Sproutwell greenhouses are a firm favourite amongst plant collectors and hobbyists alike and they have witnessed a resurgence in their popularity. Sproutwell Greenhouses is a family business that has enjoyed helping gardening enthusiasts and commercial growers achieve their vision.
So many interesting aspects of glasshouses and greenhouses were discussed in this interview and if you don't have the space of property to have one of these, this is still worth a listen. Clayton and his wife built the company from scratch in 2011, so it is also wonderful story to listen to about how they did it!
Aug 09 2019
Rank #6: Orchids, Potso & Rare Plants w/ Alice McDonald
In this episode, Jo sits down with the owner of Potso, a new rare and hard to find indoor plant shop in Adelaide, about her experiences in the plant world, and the world of rare plants.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #7: Moist Planties & Balancing Plant and Family Life w/ Ashlee Yap
In episode 6, Jo sits down with Ashlee Yap, the owner of Moist Planties, a fabulous little indoor plant shop in the bayside suburb of Semaphore in Adelaide, and talks about the constant balance of managing plant, business and family life.
Apr 02 2019
Rank #8: Life As An Architect and Indoor Plant Collector w/ David Brown
David Brown is an Architect and owner of BB Architects. His workplace is a stunning converted warehouse that aside from providing accommodation for his staff, his home to his collection of close to 1000 indoor plants.
David started his adult life by collecting rare palms. He soon realised that these would struggle to grow indoors and so increased his area of interest to include mosntera, philodendrons, ferns and sansevieria to name just a few. After listening to this episode and you would like to see images of what his studio looks like, please check out and follow David on instagram via @theplantedstudio.
Apr 12 2019
Rank #9: Plant Expeditions, International Quarantine and the Future of Houseplants w/ Greg Ruckert
In this episode, Jo sits down with Greg Ruckert, owner of www.elitebulbs.com.au, former aroid collector/hunter and currently the President of the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia, a national committee member of the Garden Clubs of Australia and Vice President of the Horticultural Media Association, to talk about Greg's experiences on expeditions through China and Burma to catalogue and discover new plant species, the process of international quarantine (importing plants/bulbs into Australia) and where he thinks houseplants are moving in the future.
Jun 14 2019
Rank #10: Life At The Arboretum w/ Peter Sargent
In this episode, Jo sits down with Peter Sargent, the caretaker and creator of the Whyanbeel Arboretum in far northern Queensland, 85km north of Cairns. Listen to Peter's experience as well as the impact of social media and the internet on the houseplant industry.
Jan 30 2019