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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Apr 25, 2019

In this Plantrama episode Dock and Dill are on the spring menu, we vow to make May baskets this year, and look at stems from the point of view of science, art, and dinner. We end with Todd’s question about squash bugs in his vegetable garden.

:30 What’s For Dinner: Dock and dill

9:05 Insider Information:...

Apr 18, 2019

C.L. and Ellen discuss what the weeds are telling you about your soil, the pros and cons of raised bed vegetable gardens, and the widespread myth about black walnut trees poisoning other plants.

:32  Did You Know: Signature weeds

4:56 Eat/Drink/Grow: Raised beds

18:46   Inside Information Black Walnut myth busting

Apr 11, 2019

In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about growing and foraging for mustard greens, explain what is meant by the term “hardening off,” and discuss a favorite spring flower. We wonder why pansies are said to “have faces” and answer Carl’s question about the brown leaves on his rhododendron.


:30 What’s For...

Apr 4, 2019

At the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Ellen and C.L. talked about foraging for garlic mustard and C.L.’s favorite summer squash. We give recommendations for plants that Bambi and Thumper don’t like, and take questions about succulents and mushrooms.

:35    What’s for dinner: garlic mustard and summer...