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

Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint

Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint

Ep 087 – Radishes, Duct Tape, and Marauding Mint. C.L. and Ellen debate whether duct tape can be used to fix broken branches, discuss radishes, help a listener deal with a garden thug that’s disguised as a popular herb, and talk about the importance of mycorrhizae.

:30 radishes and milkweed
4:38 duct tape
8:37 mycorrhizae
19:49 lawn full of mint

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Foraged Ornaments, Edible Perennials and Tick Diseases

Ep 086 – Ellen and C.L talk about how to make ornaments for your garden from rocks or sticks you can find locally. We discuss what plants you can include in your perennial garden that are also edible and give tips for avoiding ticks and tick borne diseases. The episode ends with a question from Kelly about transplanting in June.

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Peat Moss, Beautiful Containers and Organic Labeling

Ep 085 – Listening to this podcast will help you choose some great plants for mixed containers and maintain them through the summer. You’ll find out why peat moss doesn’t make good mulch and why you’ll want to give every young person you know that book Gardening With Emma. And you’ll discover that just because a plant or product isn’t labeled “organic” doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily problematic.

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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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