Foraged Ornaments, Edible Perennials and Tick Diseases

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

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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May Foraging, Annual Sunflowers and What Plants Do At Night

May Foraging, Annual Sunflowers and What Plants Do At Night

Ep 084 – In this episode you’ll hear what you can forage for in May, learn about what plants do in the nighttime, and discover the joy of planting annual sunflowers. Ellen and C.L. also explain how some plants deliver beauty inside during the winter and outdoors in the summer. Plus we answer Sara’s email asking if it’s too late to plant in her yard and gardens.

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May Cocktails, Liming Lawns and Gorgeous Salads

May Cocktails, Liming Lawns and Gorgeous Salads

Ep 083- In this episode Ellen and C.L. toast the month of May with spring cocktails, explain how to figure what amount of mulch you need, and talk about creating beautiful salads that are foraged or farmed. Plus we end with Pete’s question about liming lawns.

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Dealing With Deer, Pebble Trays For Houseplants, and Live Show Questions

Dealing With Deer, Pebble Trays For Houseplants, and Live Show Questions

Ep 081 – This episode of Plantrama was recorded live at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Ellen and I talked about what we can learn from flower show displays, outwitting rabbits and deer, plus we argue about the benefit of pebble trays filled with water for humidifying plants. We end with attendee questions about deer and cannabis, deer training and more.

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Dock, Dill, May baskets, Stems, and Squash Bugs

Dock, Dill, May baskets, Stems, and Squash Bugs

Ep 080 – In this Plantrama episode Dock and Dill are on the spring menu, we vow to make May baskets this year, and look at stems from the point of view of science, art, and dinner. We end with Todd’s question about squash bugs in his vegetable garden.

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Mustard Greens, Pansies and Brown Leaves After Winter

Mustard Greens, Pansies and Brown Leaves After Winter

Ep 078 – In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about growing and foraging for mustard greens, explain what is meant by the term “hardening off,” and discuss a favorite spring flower. We wonder why pansies are said to “have faces” and answer Carl’s question about the brown leaves on his rhododendron.

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Deer or Rabbit Resistant Plants and More From Seattle

Deer or Rabbit Resistant Plants and More From Seattle

Ep 077 – At the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Ellen and C.L. talked about foraging for garlic mustard and C.L.’s favorite summer squash. We give recommendations for plants that Bambi and Thumper don’t like, and take questions about succulents and mushrooms.

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