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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Nov 26, 2020

Discover spice rubs, a hot “Curio” houseplant, and hear what to do with the bulbs and other plants you haven’t yet placed into the ground.

:30  What’s for dinner: Spice Rubs for Meat and Tofu

5:18  Insider Information:  A suddenly “hot houseplant” - Curio rowleyanus, syn. Senecio...

Nov 19, 2020

In this episode we consider how drought and snow effect plants, creating a plant-filled Zoom Room, and spring bulbs that come up before spring.

 :30  Plant Noob:  Is snow hard on plants? 

7:05  Eat/Drink/Grow:  Drought!  The long-term consequences of dry periods.

14:23  A Plant-Filled Zoom Room: How to create a lush...

Nov 12, 2020

Hear Ellen and C.L. discuss fertilizers for houseplants, the amazing avocado, and cranberries, wild and cultivated.

:30 True or False:  You have to use special fertilizer for each type of indoor plant.

5:23 Eat/Drink/Grow:  Avocados are AMAZING!

14:40 Love Letters and Questions:  Do cranberries grow under water?

Nov 5, 2020

Learn about eating juniper berries, bodacious begonias, pots for orchids and keeping cats away from plants.


:30 What’s For Dinner:  Juniper berries

6:49 Eat/Drink/Grow: Growing Begonias

17:50 Insider Information:  Do you need special orchid pots for your orchids?

20:40 Love Letters and Questions:    Mark: My cat...

Oct 29, 2020

In this episode Ellen and C.L. discuss the herb that gets no respect, parsley. We also talk about planning garden trips for the spring, what evergreens will grow in containers on a balcony, and providing supports for indoor plants.


:28  What’s For Dinner:  Parsley.

6:42   Eat/Drink/Grow: Plan a garden trip for next...