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

Jams, Jellies, Lemon Cypress and Scale

Jams, Jellies, Lemon Cypress and Scale

Ep 032 – In this episode Ellen shares her tips for making jams, we talk about how to keep a lemon cypress alive, and discuss scale infestations on indoor and outdoor plants. C.L. and Ellen give suggestions about how to know when to start your seeds indoors, and we answer Corey’s question about keeping greenhouse gift plants alive until they can be planted outside.

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Micro-greens, Pruning and Birds in the Landscape

Ep 031 – Ellen and C.L. explain how to grow your own micro-greens and what to look for if you suspect you have spider mites on your indoor plants (and how to treat them if you do). We talk about the basics of pruning shrubs and trees, and how to support the birds during the winter.

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Seeds, Snake Plant, and Plantrama in Seattle

Ep 030 – 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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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