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Focus on Flowers

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Focus on Flowers is a weekly podcast and public radio program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.

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Focus on Flowers is a weekly podcast and public radio program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.

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Focus on Flowers

Latest release on Oct 15, 2020

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Focus on Flowers is a weekly podcast and public radio program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.

Pincushion Flower

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A plant that attracts butterflies to our garden is the pincushion flower. The botanical name is Scabiosa, and these plants usually have blue, white, or pink flowers. As their common name suggests, the shape of the flower resembles a pincushion as the central florets form a rounded shape.

Oct 15 2020

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A Surprising Uninvited Guest in Gardens

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One often sees Veronia, a.k.a. ironweed, on roadsides and in fields and ditches. The wind disperses the seeds, which explains why it is a surprise when it appears in our gardens like an uninvited guest.

Oct 08 2020

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Cut Them Back

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We should cut back most perennials in the fall. They don’t look good once it gets cold, so it is best to cut them to the ground and they will come back well next spring.

Oct 01 2020

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Tall Natives

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Joe-Pye weed looks great next to a splash of sunshine yellow from goldenrod or helianthus.

Sep 24 2020

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Late Summer Color

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As summer transitions into fall, we usually rely on mums and asters to give us color as the growing season wanes. But here are some other reliable bloomers.

Sep 17 2020

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Lycoris Does, Indeed, Surprise Us!

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Surprise lilies bloom from late summer into early September, and their cool pink flowers do indeed surprise us when their pale lily-type blooms suddenly appear on their long bare stalks.

Sep 10 2020

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Goldenrod

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Goldenrod is a perennial that is native to Europe and Asia, but it has naturalized throughout Northern America to the extent that it seems as if it has always been here.

Sep 03 2020

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Helianthus annuus

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“Heli” means sun and “anthus” means flower.

Aug 27 2020

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No Deadheading

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Many annuals need to be deadheaded to keep blooming all season. While snipping off the spent blossoms can hardly be described as hard work, it is easier not to have to remember to do this chore. For that reason, many of us try to buy annuals that do not need deadheading in order to re-bloom all season long and right into fall.

Aug 20 2020

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Shakespeare's Plants

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William Shakespeare included so many botanical references in his plays that there are about 175 mentions of flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, seeds, weeds, trees, spices, herbs, and vegetables in his works.

Aug 13 2020

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Hot & Dry

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I don’t have a watering system, so I get tired of watering when there are long periods of hot, dry summer weather. Here in the Midwest when it is over 90F, potted plants need watering twice a day and beds on slopes do too. It is a chore that makes me wish I had more drought tolerant plantings.

Aug 06 2020

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Writer-Director Paul Shoulberg

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Janae Cummings speaks with Paul Shoulberg, the writer and director of The Good Catholic and Ms. White Light.

Jul 26 2020

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Artist Ana Teresa Fernández

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IU Assistant Professor of Photography Elizabeth Claffey speaks with artist Ana Teresa Fernández about the ideas of immigration and gender she explores in her work, and what inspires her to create.

Jul 19 2020

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Laurie Kilmartin

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Host Aaron Cain speaks with author and comic Laurie Kilmartin about the anatomy of a good joke, and about how the truth isn’t always funny.

Jun 14 2020

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Kevin Locke

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Shayne Laughter speaks with musician, dancer, teacher, and cultural ambassador Kevin Locke.

Jun 07 2020

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Graphic Novelist Nate Powell

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Payton Knobeloch speaks with New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell about how graphic novels and comic books have earned a place in literary culture, and in the classroom.

May 31 2020

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Writer And Documentarian Sam Stephenson

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David Brent Johnson speaks with writer and documentarian Sam Stephenson, about what’s inspired him to create his unique, prize-winning brand of cultural research.

May 24 2020

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Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

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Join us for music by a Czech violinist and composer who was sought after by Haydn and Beethoven, in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart, and very much a star of the Vienna musical scene.

May 18 2020

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Barthold Kuijken

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Host Aaron Cain speaks with Barthold Kuijken, groundbreaking baroque musician, teacher, conductor, and artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

May 17 2020

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The Warbling Chalumeau

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The chalumeau was a single-reed ancestor of the clarinet, whose brief popularity left a lasting impression. We’ll explore music for the chalumeau--plus, torchsongs on historical instruments, on our featured release Songs Without Words on this week’s edition of Harmonia.

May 11 2020

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