Garden ready

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Asclepias tuberosa, Consolida ajacis (syn. Delphinum ajacis) and fine textured Nassella tenuissima make a vibrant combination in the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer.
(Photo credit, Lisa Roper)

Asclepias tuberosa, Consolida ajacis (syn. Delphinum ajacis) and fine textured Nassella tenuissima make a vibrant combination in the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer. (Photo credit, Lisa Roper)

The daffodils are blooming, cherry trees are blossoming, and the perennials are beginning to appear – that means it’s a great time to start thinking about your garden! This hour, we’ll get some gardening advice for the coming summer season from JENNY ROSE CAREY, director of Meadowbrook Farm and the author of Glorious Shade, and DAN BENARCIK, horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan will talk to them about native plants, vegetables, mulch, compost, trees, weeds, moss, and much more. And we’ll look at why so many apple trees are dying in Pennsylvania and across the country. Penn State research professor in fruit tree pathology, KARI PETER, fills us in on the mysterious die offs.

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