Wilted Plants, Tree Bark, and Planting on Steep Slopes

C.L. and Ellen discuss wilted plants and how to tell why they are drooping, we recommend two newsletters to sign up for, and discuss the bark on trees…what it does and why it’s different on each type of tree. Ellen tells us the story of how she went from a Broadway performer to plant geek, and we answer Ami’s question about plants to put on a sunny slope.

:30 True or False? A wilted plant needs watering.

3:48 Plant noob: Great newsletters to subscribe to.
Ned Friedman’s observations from the Arnold Arboretum
Adam Haritan’s newsletter about wild foods and plants.

7:20 Eat/Drink/Grow:   Tree Bark – what it is, what it does, and why it’s different for the various types of trees.

11:49 Story Time: Ellen’s story about how she became a “plant person.”

14:48 Love Letters and Questions  Ami asks about planting on a sunny slope.

Bark varies from tree to tree.

Ellen recommends Houttuynia as a ground cover for slopes. (C.L. advises against it…just sayin’)

‘Zagreb’ Coreopsis makes a good, weed-smothering ground cover for sunny slopes.

Ellen Zachos, backstage during a Les Misérables production.



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