May 27, 2021
In this episode Ellen and C.L. discuss plants to grow or forage for with the barbeque in mind. They explain that not all microorganisms are good for all plants, give suggestions for great annuals, and talk about cutworm protection.
:40 What’s for dinner: Gearing up for the BBQ season.
7:30 Insider Information: ...
May 20, 2021
Do you need shade for your outdoor office? Want a low-maintenance, colorful landscape? Do you hand-water your vegetable plants or want to make your hydrangea flowers blue? This episode addresses all of these issues!
:29 Your Outdoor Office: Ways to make shade
7:10 Eat/Drink/Grow: Dwarf Conifers
May 13, 2021
C.L. and Ellen discuss the internet-based rumor that you should dig a square hole when planting trees, and give suggestions for plants to grow on small trellises and arbors. We finish with a discussion about how to know if a perennial plant will reliably return, or if it’s a “temperennial.”
:40 True or False:...
May 6, 2021
The Plantrama team discusses growing and foraging for asparagus, reviews a lovely book about public gardens you ought to see, and answers a listener’s question about the weed called nightshade. They also disagree about topiary…C.L. loves them, Ellen? Not so much.
:32 What’s For Dinner: Asparagus ~ wild...