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Flower Power Garden Hour

Nov 22, 2018

A listener questions episode this week featuring:

  • African violets….tips for re-potting
  • Succulent protection in cold weather and frost
  • All about Rue (Ruta graveolens)….growing tips
  • Mushroom infestation…potential diagnosis and recommendations
  • Pest control (beetles)…how to selectively predate their larvae

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Nov 7, 2018

Alan Yip, Masters in Horticulture and Biodiversity, joins for Part 2 on a discussion around everything houseplants. Here we focus on tips and tricks about how to optimize your indoor plants. Topics include:

  • Potting soils – how to choose or make your own
  • Make your plants shiny (?)
  • Protecting plants from cats
  • Treat...

Nov 4, 2018

Alan Yip, Masters in Horticulture and Biodiversity, joins today for a discussion on houseplants. Alan is an expert on orchids, and we will do an upcoming episode specifically on those. Here we talk about all things houseplants, focusing on ones which are easy to grow, tips for making them thrive, and common problems...

Oct 28, 2018

Delmar Duldulao was the Head Gardener at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA for over 20 years. The Winchester House is an 161 room estate in the heart of Silicon Valley, originally built by Sarah Winchester in the early 1900’s. Originally on 160 acres of fruit orchards, the house still sits on 4.5 acres,...

Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Richard Karban is a researcher at UC Davis, where he is an expert in the field of plant defenses and plant-insect interactions. His studies with sagebrush and how they “communicate” to decrease herbivore predation has been groundbreaking. Plant communication has been a hotly contested discussion for the...