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Host: Scott LaMar

Answering your gardening questions

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | May 11, 2018 4:06 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, May 11, 2018:

Spring is here, and that means flowers are in bloom, trees are leafing out and it is time to plan and plant vegetable gardens. It also means it is time for Smart Talk's annual gardening show.

Erica Jo Shaffer, the nursery manager at Highland Gardens in Camp Hill, joins us to answer your questions about gardening, planting, and maintaining your flowers, plants, and trees.

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Erica Jo Shaffer

The early bloomers were a little later than usual this year in Central Pennsylvania, due to cooler temperatures that seemed to hang on longer.  But spring has indeed arrived, and trees and perennials are blooming at the same time. That means beautiful colors, but also, a tough one-two punch for allergy sufferers. 

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The pests that take a toll on your plants are also making their first appearances, so you may need to think about 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! Post them on WITF's Facebook page.

Three Weed Salad

Three Weed Salad Recipe:

2 cups dandelion greens chopped

2 cups chickweed chopped

1 1/2 cup of almonds

Zest of one lemon

Juice of one lemon

2  teaspoons of turmeric

3 cloves of garlic

1 cup of shredded parmesan

Mix together in a food processor

Then add 1/2 cup of olive oil

Embellish with Wild Violets

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