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NPR Office Plants:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly


Listen to Ketzel as she surveys the office plants at NPR Headquarters February 23, 2002 -- Follow Ketzel and Weekend Edition Saturday guest host John Ydstie as they wander the halls of NPR looking for evidence of life - that is, plant life!

Bonsai

Dead Bonsai As Objet d'Art
Chris Mandra plays on themes of existential despair and the horrors of fossil-fuel emissions in this emboldened use of a desiccated bonsai. Well done, Chris!


Philodendron
Up With Native Plants!
Shelly Franklin shows her political savvy by growing pothos, a plant native to mall planters and office cubicles.
Barbara
Light Works!
Despite rumors to the contrary, Barbara Sopato proves that even in an office florist's cyclamen will flourish.
Spider plant
Barbara Scores Again
This time with a spider plant, the queen of air-quality control.
Orchid
Guaranteed Date Bait
Brigid McCarthy lures passers-by into her office with a tantalizing Phalaenopsis orchid.


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