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

Seeds, Snake Plant, and Plantrama in Seattle

Seeds, Snake Plant, and Plantrama in Seattle

In this episode we talk about “the Swiss Army Knife of plants,” the Sansevieria, and the science, art and dinner of seeds. Learn about the 2,000 year old seed that germinated, and why it’s to the vegetable gardener’s benefit to plan for what they want to grow this spring. Find out why advance planning may not be in the forager’s best interest.

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Paperwhite Narcissus, Cyclamen and The Franklinia Tree

From indoor edibles and Cyclamen to a tree that’s a part of American history, this episode touches on a variety of plants. iEllen and C.L. talk about Calamondin oranges, paperwhite Narcissus, Cyclamen wild and tame, and the Franklinia tree.

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Winter Cocktails, Poinsettias, Preventing Mouse Damage and A Solstice Celebration

It’s a good thing that we start this episode with winter cocktails because after that the conversation moves onto mice and a slight disagreement about Poinsettias. Do you love this holiday plant as C.L. does? Or do you agree with Ellen that they are a waste of money? And how about those spray-painted plants? C.L. thinks they are fun in a rock-and-roll kind of way, but Ellen says they are “crimes against horticulture.” Listen and weigh in with your opinion!

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Books by Ellen and C.L.

The Wildcrafted Cocktail
by Ellen Zachos

The Cocktail Hour Garden
by C.L. Fornari

Backyard Foraging
by Ellen Zachos

Coffee for Roses
by C.L. Fornari