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

Asparagus, Marigolds for Insect Control, and Mixed Containers

Ep 039 – Asparagus, Marigolds for Insect Control, and Mixed Containers. Ellen and C.L. discus how you can grow asparagus (and what type to plant), explain about marigolds in the vegetable garden, and talk about designing mixed containers for your deck, yard, patio or porch.

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Questions From NWFGS Seattle

Ep 038 – When Ellen and C.L. spoke at the NWFGS in Seattle in February, there were more questions that came in from the audience than they had time to answer. So this episode addresses all of those excellent written queries that we brought home with us. From deer to yellow jackets…favorite books to cleaning Smart Pots, your answers are here.

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Edible Flowers, April Showers, and Skunk Cabbage

Ep 037 – Today we move from the lovely and delicious (edible flowers) to the strange and stinky (skunk cabbage). In our main segment we are all about drizzle and downpours as Ellen and C.L. discuss rain chains, rain barrels, rain gauges and rain gardens. We discuss the design and functional advantages to elevating containers and finish with a question about when to fertilize bulbs.

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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

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