Focus on Flowers

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Focus on Flowers is a program on flowers and gardening hosted by Moya Andrews and produced by WFIU Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana.

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https://indianapublicmedia.org/focusonflowers
Description
Focus on Flowers is a program on flowers and gardening hosted by Moya Andrews and produced by WFIU Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-02-15 07:40
last episode published
2019-02-14 15:22
publication frequency
7.0 days
Contributors
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Explicit
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Number of Episodes
55
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Sports & Recreation Games & Hobbies Outdoor Design Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
14.02.2019

In My Dreams

During the winter when I can’t actually garden outdoors, I plan many garden improvements and most of them include buying new plants.
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7.02.2019

Georgia O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe is an art world star and her paintings of larger-than life-flowers are unique.
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31.01.2019

Azalias & Mums Indoors

Azalea mollis is sometimes successful as a houseplant.
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24.01.2019

Bulb Glasses

Hyacinth are some of the most popular bulbs to force in bulb glasses.
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17.01.2019

Lady Clive

Clivias have attractive thick, strap-like dark green leaves.
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10.01.2019

Streptocarpus’ Blooms Are Cheerful

Cape primrose is a wonderful houseplant because it blooms for a long period of time.
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3.01.2019

Lush And Velvety Gloxinia

Gloxinia plants look lush and there are many varieties.
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27.12.2018

Cyclamen: It’s All About The Buds

Buy cyclamens that have a number of unopened buds to prolong their flowering.
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20.12.2018

Clean Air

Plants add freshness to the air in our homes during winter and help cleanse the air and remove pollutants.
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13.12.2018

Orchids Indoors

Orchids make great holiday gifts, as they keep on giving--possibly blooming for up to three months.
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6.12.2018

Tropical Hibiscus

It is possible to keep a tropical hibiscus plant alive in a pot all through the winter...The plant will probably not look great, but it will survive.
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29.11.2018

Saintpaulia

African violets flower exuberantly but need some attention to achieve their best efforts.
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22.11.2018

November Musings

Though we miss the flowers of spring, summer, and fall there are still wonders to behold in the landscape.
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15.11.2018

Preparing For Winter

I make my potpourri using the rose petals and flower heads that I cut off while deadheading all summer.
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8.11.2018

Calla Lilies

Calla lilies can put a "twist" on your existing landscape.
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1.11.2018

Mood Elevators

As we tend our indoor plants, it often seems to soothe and calm our spirits. Some health experts have even suggested that our plants may help lower blood pressure.
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25.10.2018

Intermingling For A Softer Effect

Intermingling is similar to creating a prairie planting where the plants grow together without any defined edges or structure.
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18.10.2018

Dead Nettles

Plants with common names that are not so pretty should not deter us from using them in our gardens.
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11.10.2018

Late Bloomers: Sedums, Autumn Sage, Heleniums

Sedums with dark-colored leaves look striking in the fall garden and contrast with the colorful autumn leaves.
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4.10.2018

Selma (Steele) In The Garden

One of impressionist painter T.C. Steele’s most admired paintings is “Selma in the Garden.”
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27.09.2018

Not Appetizing

These are few of my favorite deer-resistant plants.
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20.09.2018

Billowing Beds: Autumn Asters

When autumn arrives, one can never have too many asters!
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13.09.2018

Cohesion: Avoiding A Mish-Mashed Look In Your Garden

When one has lots of different plants, it doesn’t always contribute to harmony and cohesion in a garden...
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6.09.2018

Folk Wisdom For Gardeners

Let's get some sage advice from Duncan Crosbie’s book Tips From the Old Gardeners...
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30.08.2018

Butterworts

Charles Darwin identified the Pinguicula genus in the 1870s.
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23.08.2018

Bladderworts

Some species of bladderwort are aquatic and have no roots.
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16.08.2018

Worts

"Wort" is defined as a plant or herb, and recently I have become acquainted with some carnivorous ones.
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9.08.2018

Lysimachia

There are about 150 species of perennials and shrubs in the genus Lysimachia.
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2.08.2018

Prunella

Prunella is a member of the mint family, so that tells us immediately that it is a vigorous, spreading plant.
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26.07.2018

Why I Don’t Like Spiderwort

There’s one plant that self-seeds all over my yard that I pull up whenever I see it, even when it is in flower.
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19.07.2018

Honesty Is Only One Of This Plant’s Common Names

This biennial plant has been and remains popular in gardens over many generations.
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12.07.2018

Fragrant Freesias

In the Midwest, freesias are almost impossible to grow without a greenhouse.
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5.07.2018

John Gerard

Gerard's Herball is one of a kind and provides a unique insight into which plants were grown in the 16th century in England.
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28.06.2018

Isn’t Tricyrtis A More Pleasant Name Than Toad Lily?

Toad lilies are not plants that I’ve been drawn to because the common name is so unappealing.
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21.06.2018

Timeless Wonders

As I look at my garden, my eye goes to a few plants that I've had for years and feel I could not live without.
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14.06.2018

Hummingbird Mint

These are good plants for an informal, colorful, easy-care planting that will show up well from a distance.
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7.06.2018

Glorious Glads

The yellow and orange colors of the glads we have today came from the genetic legacy of a variety called Gladiolus primulinus.
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31.05.2018

Low Growers

Low growers are like the glue in garden beds, holding things together and making the garden look cohesive.
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24.05.2018

Direct Sowing

There are some seeds that I direct sow onto my garden once the soil has warmed up.
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17.05.2018

Mass Mounds

Mass can be created by a few large plants placed together, or a grouping of many similar medium-sized plants.
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10.05.2018

A Color Theme

I have been thinking about color-themed beds.
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3.05.2018

Mothers Gifts

Cut flowers are lovely, but there are alternative gifts for mothers who garden.
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26.04.2018

Planting Newbies

My garden is so full of plants already that I'm wondering where I'll put all of the new plants that I'll buy this year...
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19.04.2018

Bethlehem Sage

Pulmonaria, a.k.a., Bethlehem sage, is a perennial with especially interesting foliage.
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12.04.2018

Heucheras

Coral bells' foliage and texture present many benefits beyond blooms.
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5.04.2018

Edging Plants

A garden looks neat if it has well-defined edges.
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29.03.2018

Garden Favorites

What popular flowers do you have planted in your garden?
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22.03.2018

Top Sellers

Retailers in the Midwest attend trials in Michigan, where the new plant introductions are grown outdoors en masse.
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15.03.2018

Ranked By Popularity

And fourth place goes to... Alstroemeria!
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8.03.2018

Easter Flowers

The Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, is potted up and sold all over the United States every spring.
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