Late-To-Migrate Hummingbirds, Yellow Leaves, and Comparing Apples to Oranges

Are you wondering if the plant with yellow leaves will recover and turn green again? Have you ever wondered if we can indeed compare apples to oranges? And what plants are good for a slope in part sun? Ellen and C.L. discuss all of these, and C.L. tells a story about a late-to-migrate hummingbird.

:27 Plant Noob: When leaves turn yellow, are they likely to turn back to green again?
5:04 Eat/Drink/Grow: Comparing Apples to Oranges
8:18 Story: A late to migrate hummingbird.
16:34 Love Letters and Questions Sue wrote asking for recommendations for plants to hold soil on a slope that gets morning sun.

It’s not a great photo, since I was using my phone from a distance, but the arrow points to the hummingbird that was feeding on my late Salvia plants in mid-November.

Ellen likes sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) as a groundcover for part shade.

CL loves Geranium macrorrhizum because it is weed-smothering.

Another fast-to-establish but not invasive groundcover that C.L. loves is Carex ‘Ice Dance.’

Let’s compare apples to oranges…

Learn about an easy, vegetable comfort dish and the Norfolk Island Pine houseplant. Discover great holiday gifts and find out what is meant by “genus and species.” There are no stupid questions here, as long as the topic is plants!

:30 What’s For Dinner:   Twice Baked Potatoes
6:42  Eat/Drink/Grow:   Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla native to Norfolk Island, a small island between Australia and New Zealand and not really a pine.
14:34 Insider Information: The Plantrama Gift List
21:28 Love Letters and Questions: Could you please explain the terms species and genus?

Gift List:
Our Books and Plantrama Merch
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening: Rare Varieties - Unusual Options - Plant Lore & Guidance Matt Mattus
Orbit B-hyve Irrigation
Gift certificate from Botanical Interest Seeds

All sorts of veggies can be mixed into the potato...kale, broccoli, chard, or winter squash are some favorites

You can freeze twice baked potatoes after you put them together. Then they are ready to take out of the freezer and bake when you need healthy comfort food.

People appreciate a Norfolk Island Pine as a substitute indoor Christmas tree because it's bright green and the layered branches can hold some ornaments.

Some put this plant out in a dappled sun location for the summer. If you wish to do so, wait until all danger of frost is past.


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