Plant care is self care™.
Tend to your inner and outer garden.
The answer to a happier, more connected life could be simpler than you think:
Houseplants and gardening do more than beautify our homes and lawns...
the act of caring for them helps us reduce stress, increase joy and cultivate connections with ourselves, with others, with the earth.
At Bloom & Grow Media, we thrive alongside our houseplants and gardens.
I’m relentlessly curious and committed to asking the questions many might be nervous to ask - whether grilling scientists about the basics of photosynthesis, or asking a world renowned gardener what mulch is (yes, I did that).
Three years in, I’m honored that the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast has resulted in:
• 100+ Episodes
• 2 Million+ downloads
• 500+ 5-star podcast reviews
• Countless lightbulb moments
At the end of the day, I’m just a Plant Killer Turned Plant Lady on a mission to help you care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life.
…because plants are AWESOME (when you learn to help them thrive).
Believe me, I've been there.
plant friends!I wrote a book!
Growing Joy™: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants)
The ultimate level up
Join the Garden Society and get:
• Monthly “Node of Knowledge” professional level plant care lectures with Horticulturist in Residence, Leslie Halleck
• Access to our Horticulturist in Residence to troubleshoot your plant care struggles in monthly office hours
• Monthly “Growing Joy™” Community Calls: to explore the plant/person connection on a deeper level with Maria
• Full access to the Garden Party Platform (plant swap space, regional groups to make #plantfriendsIRL and weekly conversation prompts)
...and so much more!
Learn alongside me as I interview experts in plant care to help us all Bloom and Grow our indoor jungles and gardens.
Together we'll learn how to help our treasured plants thrive and cultivate more joy in our lives while doing so. Join me, plant friend!
Understanding Natural Light: General Rules
How to Water Your Plants
Your Brain on Plants
How to Not Kill Your Succulents
Grow Lights 101
Pruning Back to Inspire Growth: Thoughts of Transition
Check out the Podcast Episode Directory, where I’ve broken down 100 episodes based on the following categories:
• Individual Plant Care
• Nerdy Science Breakdowns
• Planty Business
"As I started to get into plants and became a crazy plant mom, I found myself confused with all the information out here on plants and this podcast has helped me so much. She isn’t afraid to ask the questions we all worry about and have and the variety of subjects helps you become an expert. She has also set up such a nice and welcoming environment. Her voice is also so soothing and I love listening to her personal plant stories. Keep up the AMAZING WORK!"
"I love the host of this podcast. She’s so positive and genuine and the podcast itself is really beginner friendly and easy to understand because she always breaks down everything. I’m in the middle of a plant awakening and I love plants and am dying for more plant content. Bloom and Grow Radio filled that need for me! Thanks!"
"Maria has a genuine enthusiasm for all things plant related.She’s been on a roll with guests during The Quar, and I loved learning about soil science by way of the NYBG! If you’re just starting out, this is a great podcast to listen to. For those of us a bit more experienced, it’s a great vehicle for a little early plant parenthood nostalgia (remember the first succulent you euthanized?), and to acquire new knowledge!"
"I’m a new plant hobbyist and I’ve learned so much from this podcast. A fun and easy listen. I feel like I’m listening to a good friend while listening to the show. I patiently await every new episode."
"Would definitely recommend this podcast for some positivity and learning more about plants in such a chill atmosphere! Great for beginners, because she asks great questions but also good for experienced plant people because she brings on such knowledgeable and wonderful guests!"
"The jingle perked me up one day and Maria’s upbeat persona kept me listening. As the show has bloomed, I came to appreciate Maria’s joy at learning from her listeners and responding to them. The engagement is fantastic. I feel like I’m growing with the show. Great listening on my commute to work."
"I love this podcast so much! I listen to it daily while at work and it helps me learn about plants in such a relaxing way! This podcast is great for any plant-lover, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro- Maria has all the deats thanks to the amazing people she interviews. I recommend this podcast so much, I could give it 10 stars."
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In my 3+ years of plant parenthood, I’ve found some amazing products and educational resources that I have collected and curated (some with pretty fierce discounts). I’ve gathered them all in one place for you, alongside our Bloom and Grow Radio merch - check it out!
Come on in! Check out my current plant collection, plant care routines and best tips I've learned in my plant parenthood journey. You'll also find behind the scenes clips of the podcast interviews, plant-inspired DIY tutorials, home makeovers, and more!
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