Grow Well

Grow Well
Hey there! My name is Dusty Hegge and I’m so freaking glad that you’re here! I can’t help but see the beautiful parallels between plant growth and human growth and I KNOW that is by God’s design. So, on Grow Well, we talk about both! Everything from soulful personal growth to how to keep your fiddle leaf fig alive - we’ll talk about it all!

048. PlantyISH: Marriage
Dec 9 • 53 min
A little bit about plants, a lot about life and marriage. We fully expect all your marriages to be perfect after hearing this episode. LINKS MENTIONED: Velodrome Coffee: Velodrome Coffee Subscription (there is a gift…
047. Healing and Growing After Loss
Dec 2 • 50 min
Healing from trauma and pain isn’t all that different from growing. The two go hand in hand. Even when we feel as though we are taking three steps backward as we are forced to slow down while we grieve, God is preparing the soil of our hearts for…
046. Orchid Basics and Houseplant Expectations with Darryl Cheng
Nov 25 • 45 min
Darryl Cheng founder of Houseplant Journal is a wealth of houseplant knowledge. Today we chat orchid basics, a whole lot about light, and all about his new book called The New Plant Parent. This conversation was candid, informative, and reminded me why I…
045. How to Pick the Right Pot for Your Houseplant
Nov 18 • 22 min
Choosing the right planter for your houseplant is one of the most important steps. This is an area of houseplant care I get SO many questions about! More often than not I see people overcomplicate this decision so today I want to simplify this process for…
044. Pothos Houseplant Care Guide
Nov 11 • 14 min
Pothos are my top recommendation for an easy-care houseplant AND for low-light houseplants. They are classy, forgiving, communicative, and so stunning. In this episode, I explain how to keep your pothos alive and happy! Show notes and even more info on…
043. Lessons from a Vegetable Garden
Nov 4 • 38 min
As we approach the cold of winter it feels like the perfect time to reflect back on the growing season and glean all we can from our experiences in the garden. Whether you are a vegetable gardener or not this episode is PACKED with wisdom from my guest,…
042. PlantyISH: Strong stems, dancing goats, and native heritage
Oct 14 • 34 min
This is the second PlantyISH segement…episode? I still don’t know what to call it. Anyways, it’s a fun one! Johannah and I talk: Why houseplants have weaker stems than outdoors plants Coffee facts (including dancing goats, cat poop, and tamping) Sh*t our…
041. Toxic Houseplants and How to Involve your Kids in Houseplant Care
Oct 8 • 20 min
What houseplants are non-toxic? Is my houseplant safe to be around my kids and pets? Which houseplants are toxic? I answer all of these questions in today’s episode! Plus I share some of my favorite ways to involve your kids in houseplant care. ENROLL IN…
(Bonus) 040. Crediting the Creator
Oct 2 • 11 min
This episode is directly from Get Planty Course in the Growth Mindset module. Here is an excerpt: “When we come into contact with great art, we don’t say, “Look at what this piece of art made!” That would be ridiculous. Even saying that sentence out loud,…
039. Chinese Money Plant Care and History with Mackenna Rowley
Sep 30 • 44 min
How to grow a Chinese money plant in your home and all about their history. This conversation with Mackenna Rowely from Piep Co. is PACKED with planty goodness! We talk about: How to grow a Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) in your home The…
(Bonus) 038. Why Curiosity Matters & Get Planty Course is LIVE!
Sep 27 • 13 min
Ready to learn how to keep your houseplants alive? The answer is much more simple than you think: CURIOSITY. When you start asking questions and then actively looking for answers you can form meaningful relationships, draw nearer to our Maker, and grow as…
037. How to Style Your Houseplants with Meegan Bushor
Sep 23 • 39 min
Interior styling and houseplant styling can feel overwhelming! There is great value in designing a space that reflects your personality and makes you feel cozy and surrounds you with beauty. Today I am joined by Meegan Bushor from Mia Interiors and she…
036. PlantyISH: An introduction
Sep 16 • 31 min
A brand new, ultra hilarious, kinda planty and kinda not monthly episode with my dear friend Johannah Hafner. We talk about: - plants (of course) - trends we are loving and trends that we don’t love - crazy stuff our kids do - how we are pursuing growing…
35. How to Transition Your Houseplants Inside after Summer
Sep 9 • 15 min
Bringing your houseplants indoors when the weather gets colder is really important and there are a few steps you should be doing to ensure that your beloved houseplants stay healthy. I’ll cover: How to prepare your home How to prevent and fight houseplant…
034. Growing After Trauma with HER Campaign
Sep 4 • 56 min
Today’s episode is a deep one that I urge you not to skip over. Sexual exploitation is an issue so prevalent today. This horrific crisis feels too big and too awful and far too misunderstood to even begin to make a difference. (All show notes:…
033. How to Stop Believing Lies About Yourself with Brittany Good
Aug 19 • 34 min
We chat depression and anxiety and Brittany’s system to filter out lies and cling to God’s truth. Show notes:
032. Eating and drinking for the glory of God with Sarah Hauser
Aug 5 • 54 min
Food? Houseplants? Cocktails? What’s not to love!? Fun conversation topics aside Sarah Hauser and I get real deep real fast. Sarah is a wife, mother, and food blogger and she has so much to teach us. She shares her heart for feeding the poor and how she…
031. How to diagnose houseplant problems and identify warning signs
Jul 29 • 25 min
Does your houseplant have yellowing leaves? Brown tips? Is it dropping leaves? Or do you see those annoying little black flies EVERYWHERE? Today I am give you three simple steps to identify and diagnose houseplant problems. Houseplant care is such a…
030. How to study scripture well with Phylicia Masonheimer
Jul 22 • 64 min
Today’s episode is one I have been SO excited to share with you! I have Phylicia Masonheimer on and I am not gonna lie, I felt a little star struck getting to interview her! She is a an author, blogger and speaker teaching women how to discern what is…
029. Photosynthesis for the houseplant collector
Jul 15 • 40 min
Today we are talking photosynthesis! Photosynthesis is the process by which houseplants create their own food. Which is pretty incredible, right!? Outdoors, in their native habitat, they grow in such a way that they can utilize the resources around them…
028. 8 Simple Things I am Doing to Heal from Depression and Anxiety
Jul 8 • 29 min
Depression feels a lot like you’re doing life underwater when everyone else is on land. It is hard to breathe down here, my mind feels so weak, and it’s far to easy to believe lies that would otherwise feel ridiculous. This is a battle I have been…
027. Fungus gnats
Jun 26 • 12 min
How to get rid of fungus gnats in your houseplants. If I am honest they are more annoying more than anything, but eventually they will cause your sweet lil’ houseplant harm. The adult flies actually aren’t the issue - the larva are! In today’s quick…
026. Fighting Houseplant Pests 101
Jun 3 • 21 min
Houseplant pests suck. But guess what! You CAN get ride of (most) of them if you are willing, determined, and have the right information. Today I want to give you 6 simple steps to begin that buggy-fight no matter the houseplant pest! These rules are good…
025. 3 Things You Should Do When Get a New Houseplant
May 27 • 18 min
Bringing a new houseplant home is exciting! But then what? It was just pulled from near PERFECT growing conditions and is now in your home. Where the conditions aren’t always very ideal - but don’t worry! In today’s episode, my goal is to leave you with 3…
024. Wisdom in Telling Your Story Well with Instagram & Writing Coach Christina Lynn
Apr 25 • 67 min
This episode is raw, deep, and so very vulnerable. We talk about hard stuff and you don’t want to miss this one! Instagram and writing coach Christina Lynn (and my dear friend!) unpacks the power found within sharing even the vulnerable and intimate parts…
023. A Quick Tip to More Beautiful Houseplants
Apr 17 • 7 min
A quick tip on how to get a more even growth and a much more beautiful houseplants! Get the course:
022. Growing Well in Busy Season with Christina Wilcox
Mar 29 • 45 min
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021. How to start a houseplant collection well
Mar 20 • 28 min
How do I start houseplant care? I get this question ALL of the time - and for good reason! Houseplant care can feel like an overwhelming topic! My goal is to help you enjoy the growth process, add beauty to your home, and help you to feel confident in…
020. Coffee from Seed to Brew with Brice Sturmer from Velodrome Coffee Company
Mar 14 • 42 min
Coffee? Plants? This episodes is full of both and it’s basically my DREAM episode! Brice Sturmer, founder and co-owner of Velodrome Coffee Company, shares his expertise on the coffee industry and how he is approaching ethically made coffee. Plus, we chat…
019. The Art of Botanical Fragrances with Gina Benedetto founder of Veyali
Mar 7 • 42 min
Gina Bendetto, owner and founder of Veyali - a luxurious, botanical fragrance brand with high-quality perfumes, room and linen sprays. She owns her own design company of 14 years, is a powerhouse businesswoman, and has extensive training in the art or…
018. 3 Traits You Need to Be a “Natural” Green Thumb
Mar 5 • 17 min
Are you ready to become a crazy plant person - or at least keep your houseplants alive!? Well, guess what, It’s not as hard as you think IF you keep this in mind: I have found there to be three main qualities in a person who seems to have a “natural”…
017. My Boundaries to Prevent Failure and Grow Well in 2019
Feb 28 • 30 min
This episode is a part two of sorts in response to my failure episode 017. Today I am sharing the ways I am changing in response to a year filled with failure. Some mindset stuff but mostly very tangible and practical boundaries I am placing on all of…
016. Planting Seeds With Words with Jillian McClenahan from Anastasia Co
Feb 14 • 39 min
Words carry such weight and power. Jillian McClenahan plant lady, owner, designer, and photographer from Anastasia Co shares her passion for beautiful design and planting seeds of faith and hope using your words to pursue growing well. All show notes:…
015. A Year Filled With Failure (My biggest failures & success in 2018)
Feb 11 • 42 min
(Alternate title: Stop letting failure OWN you!) // Saying there is no such thing as failure is like saying there is no such thing as a stupid question. We ALL know there really are stupid questions and we ALL know failure is real - and that it’s…
014. Succulent Care with Botany Box Founder Cait Khosla
Feb 6 • 35 min
How do I water succulents? What is a succulent botanically speaking? How much sunlight do succulents need? This episode answers ALL those questions and so much more! Cait Kholsa is founder of Botany Box a succulent subscription box with a love for…
013. How to get outdoors more often and pursue the hobbies you love with Deanna Jensen
Jan 24 • 29 min
Adventuring, getting outdoors, and traveling doesn’t have to be complicated. Just getting outside for a short walk each day can do wonders for our health and remind us of the beauty found within growing well. Deanna Jensen sheds some light on how we can…
012. AIRPLANTS: How to grow airplants with Josh Rosen from Airplant Man
Jan 17 • 53 min
How do I keep my airplants alive? Do tillandsia need to be watered? How do I water my airplants? How much light do airplants even need? All of these questions (and so many more!) are answered by Josh Rosen founder of Airplant Man on the Get Planty…
011. Planning for a life you love with Pace and Pattern founder Allison Rhea
Jan 10 • 38 min
How do I reach my goals? How can I plan for a successful year? How do I live a life I love? We all ask ourselves these questions and we all certainly want to live a life we are proud of! But without a plan, even the best intentions fail. Allison Rhea from…
010. Growing Well in Business with Branding Expert Lilah Higgins
Dec 20, 2018 • 53 min
Branding coach and designer, Lilah Higgins, shares about how her business has grown from a small (unsuccessful) Esty print shop to a fully staffed branding agency! She gets real about how she couldn’t slow down to enjoy her most financially successful…
009. How to grow a Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert with Claire Akin
Dec 13, 2018 • 34 min
What do I do if my fiddle leaf fig has brown spots? How much sunlight should my fiddle leaf fig get? Should I fertilize my fiddle leaf fig? How do I keep my fiddle leaf fig alive!? Claire Akin from Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource answers each one of these…
008. Ethical Fashion, Slow Living, and Learning to fail well with Olivia Youngs
Dec 6, 2018 • 60 min
Olivia Youngs from Simply Liv and Co and I talk about how to approach ethical fashion, slow living, and the power found in learning to fail well. SHOW NOTES: Podcast Instagram:
007. Understanding light and Houseplant Mindset with Darryl Cheng from Houseplant Journal
Nov 29, 2018 • 57 min
Darryl Cheng from Houseplant Journal unpacks how we can better understand how much light houseplants really need, we chat about how to learn as you go, and the best mindset to have to approach houseplant care. SHOW NOTES:
006. 3 ways to water your houseplants and a little about humidity
Nov 22, 2018 • 21 min
Watering your houseplants is a BIG topic and the area of houseplant care where most people make mistakes. I want to help you fix these mistakes (I pinky promise it’s super easy). Here are three ways to water your houseplants and how to do it the right…
005. How to tell when to water your houseplant
Oct 11, 2018 • 18 min
People say that overwatering is the number one reason houseplants die. Well, that’s only kind of true. Watering your houseplant can be tricky everyone from the plant killer to crazy plant lady sometimes gets this part of houseplant care wrong! There are…
004. Q&A: Toxic Plants, Fungus Gnats, & the Best 1st Time Houseplant
Sep 23, 2018 • 19 min
We cover toxic plants and I list a few plants that are safe to have around kids and pets. How to get rid of fungus gnats and my TOP selection for a first time houseplant.
003. My 5 Best Tips for Thriving Houseplants
Sep 14, 2018 • 19 min
More often than not people overthink houseplant care. It does NOT have to be complicated! These 5 (overly) simple houseplant tips will help you to have happy, thriving houseplants. Instagram: Show Notes:…
002. Keep these 3 things in mind as you grow your houseplant collection
Sep 10, 2018 • 7 min
In today’s episode, we chat about what to keep in mind when you bring houseplants in your home. Growing a healthy, thriving houseplant collection takes time and practice! Give yourself the grace to slow down and grow well and remember these three things.…
001. Our Intentions: A planty introduction
Sep 10, 2018 • 6 min
In the very first episode we cover what it means to Grow Well, why houseplants are a powerful tool, and our intentions for this Podcast and Revive Nursery. Show Notes: Instagram: