Roses, Mealy Bug, and Sensitive Plants

Roses, Mealy Bug, and Sensitive Plants

Ep 118 – We begin this episode with the types of roses that are available for gardens, and which are the easiest to grow. Next we discuss the cottony bug that plagues many houseplants, the mealy bug. And we end with a question from a listener about the sensitive plant, a mimosa with leaves that close when you touch them.

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Monstera Plants and Growing Your Own Wedding

Monstera Plants and Growing Your Own Wedding

Ep 117 – Do you want to know what it takes to successfully grow a Monstera? Ellen and C.L. explain the first three things you need to know about this stylish plant. In the main segment we discuss options for DIY brides…or anyone planning to have a large event in their yard or garden. The episode ends by talking about what type of lights are needed for starting vegetable seedlings.

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Heavy Amaryllis Flowers, Seed Catalogs and Houseplant Vacation Care

Heavy Amaryllis Flowers, Seed Catalogs and Houseplant Vacation Care

Ep 115 – In this episode we talk about using Sumac as a spice, how to keep those huge and how to prevent those heavy Amaryllis flowers from falling over and breaking off. In the main segment we discuss seed catalogs and end with Fred’s question about how he can keep his houseplants alive when he’s away on vacation. Plus a link to The Wild Spice Cabinet, Ellen’s online course.

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Taming Overgrown or Too Large Gardens and Garden Design Tips

Taming Overgrown or Too Large Gardens and Garden Design Tips

Ep 114 – We begin this episode with the importance of planting something new “at ground level.” Next Ellen and C.L. discuss what to do if your gardens have grown too large or unmanageable. We give garden design tips and end with Kerry’s request for different holiday plant suggestions.

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Rosemary, Native Switch Grass, and Moldy Cannabis

Rosemary, Native Switch Grass, and Moldy Cannabis

Ep 113 – This episode gives you some hints about growing and cooking with rosemary. Ellen and C.L. discuss what makes a plant deserve the label of “invasive” and we talk about Panicum virgatum, aka switch or panic grass. And speaking of panicking…P.J. writes about mold on his Cannabis buds.

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Edging Flower Beds, The Right Sized Pot, and A New Plant On the Block

Edging Flower Beds, The Right Sized Pot, and A New Plant On the Block

Ep 109 – Do you like that nice, crisp line that edging a lawn provides in your landscape? Are you hungry for a delicious stuffing to prepare this Thanksgiving? Ellen and C.L. have thoughts and suggestions. They are also anxious to introduce you to the new kids on the block…not the band, but some great new varieties of a native shrub. All of that plus a discussion about the importance of the size of pots for indoor or outdoor containers.

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