The Plant Report- Every Plant Has A Story

The Plant Report- Every Plant Has A Story

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Every Plant Has A Story


The Happiness Tree: Albizia julibrissin
Aug 10 • 50 min
Albizia julibrisson is one of my new favorite new trees. Commonly called The Tree of Happiness, Persian Silk Tree, and Mimosa, Albizia is native to Asia and a member of the Fabaceae family. I love its pink puffball flowers, gorgeous fragrance, whimsical…
The Amazing Amaranth Family
Jul 25 • 48 min
Episode 32: Meet the broad and beautiful Amaranth family in this episode with farmer and seed saver Andrew McMillion. Andrew shares his experiences propagating and growing Amaranth and tells us about his favorite members in this low maintenance and…
The Mighty Oak
Nov 11, 2019 • 57 min
Journey into the world of Quercus, the amazing Oak. Found worldwide, Oaks have been revered for thousands of years. Horticulturalist Byron Joel is an avid Oak fan and shares his knowledge about Oaks from tiny acorn to robust tree.
Nettle- The Prickly Medicinal Herb
May 3, 2019 • 34 min
If you’ve ever wandered into a patch of Nettle, you probably remember its ferocious sting! But, did you know that Nettle is a nutritional powerhouse and herbal medicine rock star? To learn about this medicinal herb that “bites’, I speak with Western…
Meet the Geranium Family!
Aug 31, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, I speak with Geranium expert Robin Parer about the entire Geraniaceae Family: Hardy Geraniums, Pelargoniums, Erodiums,and Monsonias. Robin talks in depth about how to grow and propagate them, where they are found in nature, the mistaken…
The Lovely Loquat
Apr 13, 2018 • 25 min
Have you ever heard of Loquats? In this episode, farmer, educator, and author Ken Love talks about this sweet and prolific fruit tree. Found throughout the world, Loquats (Eriobotrya japonica) are easy to grow and maintain. Also known as Biwa and Pipa,…
Lovely Lavender
Feb 23, 2018 • 51 min
Lori, aka Lavender Lori, farms Lavender in Western Montana on Rosalie Ranch where she distills her own brand of essential oils, hydrosols, and salves. In this interview Lori tells us how to propagate, grow, and harvest Lavender and shares with us some of…
Native Plants of the Appalachian Woodlands
Oct 13, 2017 • 50 min
Learn about native Appalachian herbs in this interview with educator, designer, and farmer Trevor Piersol. In this episode, Trevor talks about American Ginseng, Goldenseal, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, and two of the many fungi that grow in this region,…
Hawthorn for the Heart
Jun 23, 2017 • 36 min
With Herbalist Bonnie Rose Weaver
The Medicinal, Edible Thistle
Mar 7, 2017 • 17 min
The Many Uses of Thistle
Marvelous Mallow
Mar 3, 2017 • 9 min
The Medicinal, Cosmetic, and Culinary Uses of Malva
Durian: The Aromatic King of Fruits
Dec 11, 2016 • 50 min
It’s Always Durian Season Somewhere
Relax and Calm With Lemon Balm
Oct 14, 2016 • 26 min
The Crowd-Pleasing Herb
The Power of Pulses with Dan Jason
Jun 30, 2016 • 34 min
How Pulses Can Help Renew Our World
Paw Paw: The Forgotten Fruit
Dec 30, 2015 • 38 min
North America’s Largest Edible Fruit
The Beautiful Rose
Oct 24, 2015 • 33 min
Edible, Therapeutic, and Medicinal
Amazing Yeast- Tiny, Ubiquitous, and Invaluable
Aug 14, 2015 • 17 min
Dr. Ian Roberts of the NCYC
Kalo- An Important Hawaiian Plant
Jul 11, 2015 • 21 min
Colocasia esculenta at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
The Magic of Mulberries
Jun 14, 2015 • 15 min
The Delicious, Medicinal, and Hardy Mulberry
The Winter Squash Fan Club
Apr 17, 2015 • 20 min
Learning About Cucurbita with Organic Farmer and Seedsman Justin Huhn
Thistles- The Prickly Plant With An Important Job
Mar 27, 2015 • 14 min
Larry Santoyo on Reading the Landscape and the Role of Thistles
Chaya- The High Protein Greens You’ve Never Heard Of
Mar 14, 2015 • 17 min
Tree Spinach
Moringa- The Miracle Tree
Nov 14, 2014 • 8 min
Edible, Medicinal and Delicious!
Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation
Sep 16, 2014 • 29 min
Growing Gourmet Fungi At Home!
Hala- The Hawaiian PVC Pipe
Aug 24, 2014 • 11 min
A Useful Hawaiian Plant- Canoe Sails, Leis, Woven Mats and Famine Food
Feijoa- An Affable Edible Plant
Jul 13, 2014 • 18 min
Pineapple Guavas- Delicious Fruit. Beautiful Flowers. Easy To Grow.
Bunya-Bunya Tree
May 18, 2014 • 17 min
Watch Out For Those Falling Edible Cones!
Goumi- A Beautiful Bush With Benefits
Mar 31, 2014 • 13 min
Elaeagnus multiflora- Nitrogen Fixer With Gorgeous Berries and Foliage
Arracacha- The Peruvian Parsnip
Mar 16, 2014 • 16 min
Perennial Plant From The Andes
Ashitaba- Nature’s Super Food
Feb 22, 2014 • 9 min
Tomorrow’s Leaf
Titan Arum-The Largest Unbranched Inflorescence In The World!
Jan 11, 2014 • 18 min
You’ve Got To Smell It To Believe It!
Comfrey- A Plant With Many Uses
Dec 27, 2013 • 11 min
A Gardener’s Friend
Nature’s Medicine Chest- Elder (Sambucus)
Apr 22, 2013 • 15 min
The Tree of Music and Health