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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Jun 30, 2022

C.L. and Ellen have suggestions for edible flower petals, whether you want to use them for visual or taste appeal. Hear a discussion about taproots - what are they and what they mean for you – and hear if you need to be concerned about crop rotation.


:38 What’s For Dinner: Flowers petals!

5:53 Eat/Drink/Grow:...

Jun 23, 2022

Ellen and C.L. discuss ways to use the mint you grow, the basics of harvesting garlic, and ways of supporting vegetables and newly planted trees. Plus we answer a listener’s question about spraying fertilizer directly onto foliage.

:33   What’s for dinner:  Mint beyond mojitos   
4:12    Insider Information:...

Jun 16, 2022

Ellen and C.L. talk about a common insect that causes damage in many vegetable gardens: flea beetles. Next they address questions and issues that arise when houseplants have been put outside for the summer, review an inspiring new book, and answer Ryan’s question about possible ground cover crops for weed suppression...

Jun 14, 2022

C.L. and Ellen discuss what to do if your tree dies, and what actions to take when something has already happened and you need to respond or do your best to fix it.


:30     True or False:   You should remove dead trees from your property

6:24    Eat/Drink/Grow:  After the fact. Or, I’ve already done it! Now...

Jun 2, 2022

:38    What’s For Dinner: Dill.   
8:59    Eat/Drink/Grow:  “Is it too late to plant?” 
20:14   Insider Information:  What alliums do.
22:42   Love Letters and Questions: Donna re: miniature lemon cypress tree

In this first of five June episodes, C.L. and Ellen talk about growing dill, planting in the summer, and...