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Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari help you discover the amazing world of plants: in the garden, in the wild, and on your plate. They show you how to grow plants successfully, how to enjoy your natural surroundings, and how to make the most of your harvest, whether it's cultivated or foraged. (Spoiler alert: they don't always agree!) You'll find three different topics in each episode, plus email questions from listeners.

Plantrama - plants, landscapes, & bringing nature indoors Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.6, 129 Ratings

Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari help you discover the amazing world of plants: in the garden, in the wild, and on your plate. They show you how to grow plants successfully, how to enjoy your natural surroundings, and how to make the most of your harvest, whether it's cultivated or foraged. (Spoiler alert: they don't always agree!) You'll find three different topics in each episode, plus email questions from listeners.

    Your Outdoor Office, a Deep Dive into Daylilies and Mosquitos

    Your Outdoor Office, a Deep Dive into Daylilies and Mosquitos

    Ellen and C.L. give ideas for making your outdoor office (or Zoom Room) greener. We talk about the maintenance of daylilies, and answer a listener’s question about controlling mosquitos.

    • 22 min
    Zucchini Mania, Plants That Change Spontaneously, and Top Foraging Plants

    Zucchini Mania, Plants That Change Spontaneously, and Top Foraging Plants

    Hear how to use all the summer squash from your garden, learn about the new foraging calendar from Amber Lotus Publishing, and listen to Ellen give her top plants for foraging in the Midwest and Northeast. In our main segment we’ll talk about why a plant might change growth habits, or develop different foliage and flower colors.

    • 23 min
    Bolting vegetables, Houseplants Outdoors, and Tree Transplantations

    Bolting vegetables, Houseplants Outdoors, and Tree Transplantations

    Wondering why your salad, broccoli or radishes are flowering? Thinking that the houseplants you put out for the summer aren’t looking fantastic? Learn about attractively arranging houseplants outside, summer orchid care, what “bolting” means in the veggie garden, and a good time to transplant a tree.

    • 25 min
    Mulch and Nitrogen, Smartweeds, and Aliens in Junipers

    Mulch and Nitrogen, Smartweeds, and Aliens in Junipers

    Ellen and C.L. discuss whether the use of mulch robs the soil of nitrogen, and we take a dive into the Polygonaceae family…smart weeds and knotweeds. We give you the scoop on two informative webinars for anyone interested in growing hydrangeas, and answer a question about the odd, jelly-like forms that a listener has found on some junipers.

    • 20 min
    Omelets, Peonies, Oak Galls and Soap in the Garden

    Omelets, Peonies, Oak Galls and Soap in the Garden

    This episode will inspire you to make an omelet using vegetables you’ve grown or foraged for. Ellen and C.L. take a deep dive into peonies and all the questions people have about them not flowering, when to move them, how to control mildew and more. Finally, we clue you in about the fascinating (and mostly harmless) round growths on oak leaves, and advise a listener about the use of soap in the garden.

    • 27 min
    Weed Control, Brambles, and Pinching Cannabis

    Weed Control, Brambles, and Pinching Cannabis

    If you’re wondering about growing blackberries or raspberries, want to know how to use a hoe for weed control or how to pinch your cannabis plants for bushy growth, this episode will help. Plus foraging for pineapple weed and growing pineapple sage.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Hilleryocsnally ,

Bingeworthy and helpful!

I binged all the episodes while I was building my raised beds and filling them and planting them and mulching them. Definitely my favorite gardening podcast. Full of useful information and the hosts have great chemistry and make you feel like you’re all old friends.

Stellabarracuda ,

One of my top 3 favorite gardening podcasts

There’s so much to love about Plantarama! The hosts are funny, cover different areas of the US, super knowledgeable, and provide tips and tricks for beginners (plant nubes) and pros. I love listening to this podcast every week!

CCCabbage ,

Great Podcast

Just listened to my first two and love the variety of topics

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