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Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors

Apr 29, 2021

C.L. and Ellen tackle the myth that earthworms can grow once cut in half. They extol a favorite vine, the Passiflora, celebrate World Carnivorous Plant Day with margaritas, and discuss water-filled plant protectors.


:27 True or False?    Earthworms regrow.     

3:53  Eat/Drink/Grow:  Passion flower...

Apr 22, 2021

Spring plants are first and foremost in this episode as we talk about cress, foraged and farmed, the Year of the Hyacinth, and two spring flowers, Ranunculus and Bellis perennis. Ellen and C.L. tell Paul why old carpet might not make the best mulch. 

:40       What’s for dinner:  Cress wild and tame.  

10:13   ...

Apr 15, 2021

In this episode we talk about the white perlite in potting mixes, spend the main segment talking about edible flowers, and answer a question about why a listener’s zucchini plants aren’t producing well. 

:30 Plant Noob: What are the white specks in my pots?

3:41 Eat/Drink/Grow: Growing Edible Flowers

17:43 Love...

Apr 8, 2021

Ellen and C.L. talk about whether fertilizing is always a good thing, and they take a deep dive into the genus Rhododendron, which includes what we commonly call azaleas. Then they answer Candace’s question about whether her spouse’s pruning of the blue hydrangeas is grounds for divorce.

 :33 True or False:...

Apr 1, 2021

Today we discuss garden-grown and foraged food with earthy flavors, and do a deep dive into the importance of soil temperatures for planting, soil activity, seed germination and growth rates. We end with a discussion about what you can expect from houseplants in the winter, and how to decide which plants are appropriate...