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

Spring Flowering Bulbs, Amaryllis and Fertilizing Houseplants

Spring Flowering Bulbs, Amaryllis and Fertilizing Houseplants

Ep 211 – The Plantrama team discusses the importance of soil temperature when planting bulbs for spring bloom. In the main segment we talk about handling the amaryllis bulbs you have kept from last winter, and how to bring them into flower in December. We end with a question about how frequently houseplants should be fertilized.

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Root Stimulator, and Houseplants, Houseplants, Houseplants

Root Stimulator, and Houseplants, Houseplants, Houseplants

Ep 210 – Ellen and C.L. discuss what root stimulator products are and if they are necessary when you plant. They also address why houseplants might drop leaves when you bring them back inside for the winter, and how to fit even more plants in your house.

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Fall Purees, Watering and Pesky Black Gnats

Fall Purees, Watering and Pesky Black Gnats

Ep 209 – In this episode we are making purées for use later in the winter, and considering when you might need to water in the fall. Ellen and C.L. discuss managing those pesky fungus gnats (tiny black flies) that can emerge from your houseplants, and we answer a question about using red pepper to deter rabbits, deer and other critters.

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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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