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Growing On The High Plains: House Plants For Health Care

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One of High Plains Public Radio's very own "house" plants adorns a desk at the Garden City studios.

We often choose to surround ourselves with living organisms because we can indeed feel their presence. After more than a year of lockdown, quarantine, and isolation, the delights of keeping houseplants seems to have caught on with many whose thumbs were hardly “green” before the pandemic.

From ferns to African violets, it’s nice to have company! Tune in to Growing on the High Plains today as we discuss houseplants and how they can provide fulfilment and companionship.

I’ll also share some history about a little-known album from 1976 that was created to be “music for plants.” The record was Mother Earth's Plantasia, created primarily by Mort Garson on a Moog synthesizer. Click here to hear the full album – either for your own enjoyment, or to entertain your potted housemate, Fern.