Flower Fluctuations, Fall Pansies, and Are You Tired of Kale Yet?

Flower Fluctuations, Fall Pansies, and Are You Tired of Kale Yet?

Ep 108 – Should you really plant pansies in the fall? Why didn’t my plant bloom well this year when last year it was beautiful? Are you tired of kale yet? These are some of the deep questions that Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari consider in this episode of Plantrama. Oh….and evergreen plants for stylish winter containers.

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Ornamental Fun With Fall Grasses, Leaving the Leaves, and Wild Grapes

Ornamental Fun With Fall Grasses, Leaving the Leaves, and Wild Grapes

Ep 106 – C.L. and Ellen explain how you can make your ornamental grasses look amusing and fun for the fall into the winter holidays. We discuss the benefits and drawbacks to not raking the leaves out of your gardens, and talk about wild grape vines. The episode ends with Sara’s question about her houseplants that got frosted.

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Compost, Drying Plants Upside Down, and Fried Sage Leaves

Compost, Drying Plants Upside Down, and Fried Sage Leaves

Ep 104 – In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about a great way to prepare fresh sage leaves for a garnish, whether hanging herbs and other plants upside down to dry is important, the basics of compost, and how long carrots can be left to grow in the ground.

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Fall Cocktails, Winter Protection and Growing Fig Trees

Fall Cocktails, Winter Protection and Growing Fig Trees

Ep 102 We start off this podcast with a toast to fall as Ellen presents an autumnal cocktail…a frozen persimmon margarita! We discuss protecting plants for the winter (should you?) and growing figs in cold climates. The glorious, fall-flowering goldenrod is a plant we celebrate, and we’re happy to announce the arrival of Plantrama shirts and other merch.

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Repotting Orchids, Coffee Plants, and Saving Seeds

Repotting Orchids, Coffee Plants, and Saving Seeds

Ep 101 – Do you need to repot an orchid? Want to grow a cup-a-Joe in your living room? Maybe you’re interested in saving seeds from plants you’ve grown in your garden, or you need a handy tool for deadheading and cutting flower bouquets. If any of this is of interest, have we got a podcast for you!

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Overwintering Plants in Pots, Firepit Plantings, and Eating Dahlias

Overwintering Plants in Pots, Firepit Plantings, and Eating Dahlias

Ep 100 – Ellen and C.L. celebrate their 100th episode with talk about keeping potted plants alive through the winter, plantings that make your fire pit experience more fragrant or beautiful, and fertilizers for every type of plant. We begin by revisiting how dahlia tubers and petals are edible and end with a question about rain gauges.

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Flower Garlands, Fall Fix-ups, and Quince

Flower Garlands, Fall Fix-ups, and Quince

Ep 099 – In this episode the Plantrama team talks about creating colorful flower garlands for a celebration, fall fix-ups for containers, gardens and curb appeal, and quince bushes or trees. We end with a question from Torry about what “soil amendments” are and what they can do.

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