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a podcast about plants with Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari

Fertilizing, Rhododendrons, and Plants That Lead to Divorce

Fertilizing, Rhododendrons, and Plants That Lead to Divorce

Ep 183 – 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.

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Earthy Flavors, Soil Temperatures and Houseplant Growth

Earthy Flavors, Soil Temperatures and Houseplant Growth

Ep 182 – 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 for an area that’s sunny in the winter and shaded in the summer.

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Spring Pestos, Photosynthesis, Mulch and Fennel Seeds

Spring Pestos, Photosynthesis, Mulch and Fennel Seeds

Ep 180 If you think that pesto has to be made of basil, think again! Ellen and C.L. talk about spring pestos, how quickly plants start to photosynthesize, and discuss the pros and cons of various types of mulch. We end with a question about the best fennel to grow if you want the seeds.

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Books by Ellen and C.L.

The Wildcrafted Cocktail book by Ellen Zachos

The Wildcrafted Cocktail
by Ellen Zachos

The Cocktail Hour Garden book by C.L. Fornari

The Cocktail Hour Garden
by C.L. Fornari

Backyard Foraging book by Ellen Zachos

Backyard Foraging
by Ellen Zachos

Coffee for Roses book by C.L. Fornari

Coffee for Roses
by C.L. Fornari

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