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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

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...

Oct 22, 2020

C.L. and Ellen explain that succulents are easy to propagate, and talk about why we should care about the life cycle of insects. The episode ends with a discussion about collecting rainwater for houseplants.

:30   Plant Noob:   How to propagate succulents  
9:41       Eat/Drink/Grow:   Life cycle of most...

Oct 15, 2020

For better or worse, in this episode Ellen and C.L. are delving into Pumpkin Spice. We start talking about allspice, and then do a deep dive into the plants that produce the flavors in the most popular seasonal latte offered at local coffee shops.  

:30   True or False:    Allspice is a mix of several spices.
3:44 ...

Oct 8, 2020

We’re celebrating fall with autumnal beverages, talking about applying fertilizer in the fall, and discussing cleaning up houseplants when you bring them back indoors.


:31   True or False: Winter is a good time to fertilize gardens.

4:38  Eat/Drink/Grow: Fall Cocktails and other garden or plant-based...

Oct 1, 2020

It’s time to take stock of the vegetable garden and consider what thrived and which crops were a bust. Ellen and C.L. discuss why Ellen loves to forage for chestnuts, and how she cooks them, plus we answer a question about dandelion foliage in the lawn.  

:35 What’s For Dinner:  Chestnuts!