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Award-winning houseplant podcast celebrates 100th episode

PRESS RELEASE — June 26, 2019

Bedfordshire, UK—Houseplant podcast On The Ledge reaches a milestone this Friday (June 28), as episode 100 goes live.

Back in February 2017, journalist and lifelong houseplant enthusiast Jane Perrone put out the very first episode of On The Ledge. The show has blossomed into a weekly series that’s enjoyed by thousands of listeners in the UK and all over the world, from Australia to the US.

This week, Jane is also celebrating being awarded a Silver Medal in the podcast talent category at this year’s GardenComm awards in the US, a national online media awards program for the gardening communications industry.

Jane says, “I’m delighted to have won this award: it’s gratifying to know that the judges loved the show. The podcast has evolved along the way, but I’ve always stuck to my core principles: looking after houseplants should be fun, and the more you know, the more you can experiment and try out more new and exciting plants, from venus flytraps to orchids.”

Jane Perrone is a freelance journalist who writes about plants and gardens, as well devoting time to her passion project, On The Ledge. “I started keeping cacti and succulents and making bottle gardens from a young age: my nickname at school was Botany! As someone who just about remembers the last time houseplants were in vogue, it’s really gratifying to see so many people discovering the joy of raising beautiful plants indoors.”

The 100th episode will be a celebration of the podcast, including messages from listeners about what the show means to them: from someone who found On The Ledge a comfort following a family bereavement to someone with dyslexia who finds audio a great way to learn about houseplants. Jane is also giving away a Mother LED growlight and showcasing the top ten episodes of the past two years.

“I set out to share my love of indoor gardening with as many people as possible, through a medium that I adore - podcasting. Little did I know that I would end up with a worldwide community of houseplant lovers.”

About Jane Perrone

Jane Perrone is a freelance journalist who works for a range of publications, including the Guardian, the Financial Times, Gardens Illustrated, Grow Your Own magazine and The English Garden. Until 2017 she was gardening editor of the Guardian, where she hosted the gardening podcast Sow, Grow, Repeat with Alys Fowler. She lives in Bedfordshire with her family, her lurcher Wolfie, and many houseplants.

About GardenComm

GardenComm, formerly GWA: the Association for Garden Communicators, is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GardenComm members. Find out more about the awards here:

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On The Ledge
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