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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Dec 30, 2021

We start out discussing what can be substituted for rice when you cook. Our main segment is about grafted plants, and we end with a discussion about vegetable seeds that you might want to start in the winter, and whether it’s worth it to save a poinsettia from year to year.

:30  What’s For Dinner  Alternatives to...

Dec 23, 2021

In this just-after-the-solstice episode, Ellen and C.L. discuss how to use juniper berries, supporting heavy amaryllis flowers, taking cuttings and Cyclamen.

 Ellen's Smreka recipe here.

:30 What’s for dinner: What can you use juniper berries for?

5:00 Insider Information: Supporting heavy Amaryllis flowers


Dec 16, 2021

In this episode C.L. and Ellen explain what “bare root plants” are and why you might want them. Next, they talk about the genus Dracaena, which includes some of the most popular houseplants. They end by disagreeing about general rules for pruning (sorry Morgan).

:27  Plant Noob: Bare Root...

Dec 9, 2021

If you’re wondering if you need to protect your perennial plants with a winter mulch, this episode is for you. Ellen and C.L. go on to talk about the moth orchids, the most commonly sold orchid and an easy one to grow. The show ends with a discussion about the pros and cons of leaving the leaves in your landscape and...

Dec 2, 2021

Ellen and C.L. give ideas for the best low-tech kitchen tools, gift suggestions for all on your list, and tips for why ordering your seeds now is a good idea. We end with some audible plant-based listening suggestions for a listener. 

:29    What’s For Dinner:  Some suggestions for must-have, low-tech kitchen...