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Compost, Witches Brooms and Pressed Flowers

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Is compost – homemade or purchased – a good substitute for fertilizer? What is that thick growth in a tree? Ellen and C.L. answer these questions and respond to a listener about uses for pressed flowers.


:26 True or False:   Compost is fertilizer.  

3:50  Eat/Drink/Grow:  Witches’ Brooms

19:58 Love Letters and Questions: Kelly asks for ideas about what to do with pressed flowers.

Check out the pressed flower art by Peggy Turner Zablotny

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