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

Plantrama Live In Seattle

Plantrama Live In Seattle

Ep. 036 This episode of Plantrama was recorded live at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. We talk about great plants and products, provide cocktail hour recipes and give garden design tips gained from the displays at this flower show. Thanks to our good friends at Smart Pots for sponsoring our appearance.

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Rhubarb, Curb Appeal and The Invasion of the Garden Gnomes

Ep 035 – In this episode we talk about rhubarb and Japanese knotweed (the forager’s rhubarb?), what is meant by “curb appeal” and how to get it, The Invasion of The Garden Gnomes (should you be afraid?) and chickweed. C.L. challenges Ellen to create a chickweed cocktail. See the final beverage in our show notes: it’s practically a spring tonic!

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Edible Landscaping, Houseplants From Supermarket Pits, and Primroses

Ep 034 – Ellen and C.L. discuss ideas for landscaping around a house with plants that have edible parts. We talk about how people grow houseplants from pits and seeds saved from supermarket fruit, plus discuss those cheery florist primroses you find in supermarkets and garden centers at this time of year.

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Cymbidiums, Shamrocks, Spring Edibles, & Cold Frames

Ep 033 – Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari talk about foraging for spring mustards and cresses, and if there is any truth to the saying that we “plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day.” Next we give tips for keeping Cymbidium orchids alive and bring them back into flower. In our main segment we talk about cold frames and other ways of getting a jump on spring planting. Other topics include care of shamrocks sold as gift plants in March and how early pansies can be planted.

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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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