If you happen to see some cyclamen like those pictured above that Dee saw at a local-to-her garden center, and you’re able to walk away without buying them, that may be your super gardening power.
Or your super gardening power may be that you understand that these cyclamen are eventually going to go dormant, at which point you might be tempted to toss them out because the flowers have faded and the leaves have died.
But don’t do that. Instead, listen to this week’s podcast episode and learn how you can get these florist’s cyclamen to rebloom!
Because that’s our first topic: florist's cyclamen. Then we move on to chlorophyll sauce and the smells of Christmas.
If you’d like to read more about florist’s cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum, you can check out this Cyclamen Society link or this information on cyclamen from NC Extension.
I had never heard of chlorophyll sauce but Dee learned all about it from the LaPitchoune show on Discovery Plus. She made the great sacrifice of re-watching the episode so she could let you know it is on the video at the 17:17 mark, if you want to check it out. (You need to subscribe to Discovery Plus to do so.).
On the bookshelf, we talked about Common Spring Woodland Wildflowers in the Midwest: A Pocket Guide by Tess Park (Amazon link). It would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys heading out to see wildflowers in the woods.
For our dirt, we talked about the impactful scent of a real Christmas tree and also
November 11, St. Martin’s Day, when they traditionally roast chestnuts all over Portugal.
If you want to try Dee’s recommended candle for a real honest-to-goodness Christmas tree scent, check it out at this affiliate link: Paddywax called Cypress and Fir.
Down in our rabbit holes, Dee visited Carols and Crumpets which has returned to the Tulsa Garden Center.
And I read/listened to Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley (Amazon Link).
And that was this week’s episode. If you decide to make chlorophyll sauce, let us know how it goes! Or let us know if you’ve gotten a florist’s cyclamen to rebloom. Or do you have another super gardening power you want to brag about?
And finally, the usual stuff:
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Carol, Thank You for the comment and praise for my Common Spring Woodland Wildflowers in the Midwest: A Pocket Guide. You are correct in that for anyone interested in spring wildflowers, it is the book I wished I had had 45 years ago when we moved to our 3.3 acres in the Carmel/Westfield area and wanted to identify all the flowers I saw growing in our woods and those we saw while hiking in many states of the Midwest over many decades of vacations. Thanks to digital photography, I finally could achieve good photos that should make the flowers easy to identify with their foliage. I hope your great nieces and great nephews get out to the woods and hunt for those little beauties. There are new flowers that appear every 5-7 days. However, the Twin Leaf is only in bloom for about 24-48 hours depending upon the spring rains and winds! We found the motherload of Twin Leaf when we hiked Cali Nature Preserve near North Vernon on the Muscatatuck River. Anyway, I hope they get out of the house and go wildflower hunting this spring!!! More fun than just one day of Easter Egg hunts!! Thanks again for all your help pointing me in the right direction to get my book published!!