138 episodes

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
    • 4.7, 115 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.

    Apricots, Cucamelons, Weed Management and Angels Trumpets

    Apricots, Cucamelons, Weed Management and Angels Trumpets

    Hear about eating unripe apricots and growing the tiny, tasty cucamelons. Learn how to plant for better weed management, discover the exotic, fragrant Brugmansia plant and learn what thinning seedlings is all about.

    • 22 min
    Fertilizing, Flowering Vines, and Elderberries

    Fertilizing, Flowering Vines, and Elderberries

    Ellen and C.L. talk about how often plants need fertilizer, and several flowering vines you should know and grow. They review a product that treats poison ivy and poison oak and Ellen explains the difference between elderberry shrubs.

    • 22 min
    Dividing Perennials, Herb Gardens and Pruning Lilacs

    Dividing Perennials, Herb Gardens and Pruning Lilacs

    Learn when to cut back lavender, how to grow herbs in pots, and why your perennials may need dividing. Discover where to plant herbs. Hear about pruning lilacs and wisteria.

    • 23 min
    Dandelion Flowers, Foodscaping, and A Plant That Won_t Flower

    Dandelion Flowers, Foodscaping, and A Plant That Won_t Flower

    :32  What’s For Dinner  Dandelion Flowers
    4:51   Eat/Drink/Grow:  The Edible Landscape – Vegetable Gardens and Perennial Edibles aka “Foodscaping”
    21:35    Love Letters and Questions: I have a plant that won’t flower.
    In this episode, brought to you by Dramm Rainwands, we talk about eating dandelion flowers, foodscaping, and what to do with a plant that won’t flower. Is fertilizer the answer?

    • 24 min
    Galvanized Containers, Cocktail Ingredient Plants and Other Q&A

    Galvanized Containers, Cocktail Ingredient Plants and Other Q&A

    Learn about planting in galvanized containers, if hyacinth beans are edible, and underplanting trees with shrubs. Hear Ellen and C.L.’s picks for their three top garden ingredients for cocktails, what plants like coffee grounds, and C.L.’s favorite variety of kale. Plus more questions that came in from the audience at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle.

    • 24 min
    Cocktails With Flower Power

    Cocktails With Flower Power

    This episode was recorded live at our appearance at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle. This week, the second part of our talk on Flower Power and the Cocktail Hour. In this episode we give examples of flower-fueled cocktails you can make.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

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

Sarah Supernova ,

A favorite

Fun, engaging, educational. I put this on when I’m out on the garden and I feel like these chatty ladies are right there with me, keeping me company and teaching me some tips. 🌿

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