Savor Life's weekly hour dedicated to the splendor and beauty of everything growing in our region.
Since 1994 your host Michael Warren Thomas has brought his knowledge of gardening, landscape design, and horticulture to listeners through this show.
Callers often have questions about when to prune trees, when it's safe to put new plants in the ground, and how to care for their gardens. Additionally, Michael is often sent photos of things that callers are hoping to identify and learn more about!
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Erik Fellenz of Fellenz Family Farms has a large CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with some shares still available for the main summer season. He also grows lot of transplants and vegetables for farmers markets.
Larry Nau of Bergen Water Gardens is the featured guest. He is building a Lotus, Tropical Waterlily, and Carnivorous Plant empire on Buffalo Road just west of Churchville. He is shipping some of these plants around the country and around the world.
This month before the lilacs bloom might be the most beautiful time of the year in Highland Park, with the first cherries and magnolias starting to bloom along with all the bulbs. Jean Westcott’s shop The Artful Gardener, is right across Mt. Hope Avenue from Highland Park and adjacent to Mt. Hope Cemetery. Jean called to give an update on her method of business during the shutdown, curbside service at the back door of the shop, and lots of new artwork/jewelry/planting containers on her website, www.TheArtfulGardenerNY.com
The Yellow Dogwood is in bloom now, often mistaken for Forsythia, but the Shad (Serviceberry) Tree makes a better small ornamental tree that is also a native species. The show includes a short discussion about alternatives to a chemical crabgrass control, letting your grass grow taller, adding grass seed, and fertilizing your existing grass.