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Radio Smart Talk for Friday, May 3:
Are you ready to get the hands dirty and dig?
Friday's Radio Smart Talk is typically one of the most popular programs of the year. Erica Jo Shaffer, the nursery manager at Highland Gardens in Camp Hill joins us to answer all your questions about gardening, planting, and maintaining your flowers, plants, and trees.
The early bloomers were a little later than usual this year in Central Pennsylvania due to the colder temperatures that seemed to hang on longer. But the last two weeks has seen spring in all its glory punctuated by the perennials that came up and brought the color back after a gray winter.
Early May is a good time to think about annual flowers, vegetable gardens, trees, shrubs, and your lawn.
Pests that can take a toll on your plants are also starting to get rejuvenated too so you may need to think about your strategies for dealing with them as well.
Do you have a question for Ms. Shaffer?
Send us a photograph of your colorful flowers, plants, or trees and we'll post them on our website! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the episode below.
View a slideshow of garden photos from Radio Smart Talk guests, as well as photos of Erica Jo Shaffer on the show, below.
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