Friday, March 18, 2011

The Weekend Gardener is Back!!

Starting on May 1st from 11 am to 1 pm Atlantic time, The Weekend Gardener will be back for a 5th season!! You can join me every Sunday on News 95.7 FM, News 91.9 FM or News 88.9 FM or live online at

I can't believe that it's been 5 years - time flies.. the show has changed so much too. We started off with a 1 hour early Saturday morning show, but within a year the show was lengthened to 2 hours and moved to Sunday. There have been a lot of changes to the show itself, but also trends have altered dramatically since we began 5 years ago. Back then, veggie gardening was just starting to get back in vogue. Now, it's the #1 gardening topic!

I'm still working on the guest list for 2011, but you can be sure that some of our regular favourites - the North Carolina Tomato Man Craig LeHoullier, tree and shrub expert Cathy Oulton (of Bloom Greenhouses), Owen Bridge (of Annapolis Seeds), Carla Isnor (good friend and garden know-it-all) and many many more will be back. Plus, I've been busy booking the authors of all the hot new gardening books. These include Andrea Bellamy, the author of Sugar Snaps and Strawberries, Amy Stewart to talk about Wicked Bugs, Richard Bitner who wrote Designing with Conifers and The Week by Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook by the father-daughter team of Ron and Jennifer Kujawski.

We will also talk to both local experts and those from across North America on a wide variety of garden issues, news and topics. Plus, as mentioned before in the blog, I want to hear from you with your ideas and opinions.

Spring is just 2 days away and the snow is melting fast. The season is about to begin.. are you ready!?

Happy Gardening!


  1. That's great. Spring is definitely in the air... pun intended.

  2. I always listen to your show and I really like it,and especially when there are a lot of callers. I was just making a note of just how few gardening shows there are on TV these days. In fact,there is the home and garden network,but I can't recall any shows on there about gardening! When I was growing up, there were lots of shows about gardening, and the CBC radio had a show in the mornings called(I think)The Maritime Gardener. Maybe if the price of food gets high enough,some of these skills will be more in focus....and make jobs for more gardeners perhaps.

  3. I am sooo ready. I didn't get to garden at all last year because we were moving to NS. Now I have a completely blank slate and can't wait to get the garden started.


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