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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Mar 15, 2018

:35 What’s For Dinner: Edible Landscaping

We discuss some of the plants that do double duty in the landscape: these are attractive and edible! The plants mentioned are: Roses, crabapple trees, plum trees, blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) old-fashioned quince (Chaenomeles japonica 'Toyo-Nishiki’), bee balm, ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), potato-bean vine (Apios americana), doyle's thornless blackberry, rainbow chard, salad greens, and nasturtiums.

10:05 The Plant Noob: Buying Plants in 6 packs vs. 4” Pots

Those new to planting often wonder why some plants are sold in inexpensive six packs, while others are only available in small pots. Ellen and C.L. explain.

14:15  Eat/Drink/Grow: Growing Plants From Pits and Leftovers

Have you ever wondered if you can grow an apple or orange tree from the pit of the fruit you bought in the store? And how about making a houseplant from the top of a pineapple or the seed from an avocado?

21:25 Insider Information: Those Cheerful Supermarket Primroses…

They have round flowers in bright colors and make us believe that spring is, indeed, just around the corner. Ellen and C.L. talk about whether you can plant these outside once the warmer weather actually arrives.

29:00 Love Letters and Questions: Soil Treatments

Is it possible to treat the soil to get rid of all your insect and disease problems?