In the first half of the show Charlie Nardozzi tells us about growing blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries—as well as unusual berries such as honeyberries (a.k.a. haskaps). He’ll also give us pointers on growing berries in containers. Charlie is an award-winning garden writer, speaker, and radio and television personality. We met him this past March at Canada Blooms and love his approach to making gardening simple, fun, and practical.
Citrus And Camellias
In the second half of the show we chat with Darren Sheriff, who goes by the name The Citrus Guy. Darren is a garden writer, educator, and speaker in South Carolina, where he fills his yard with 55 varieties of citrus—all in containers! Darren will also tell us about another passion of his, growing camellias. He is the president of the Coastal Carolina Camellia Society, and the current American Camellia Society South Carolina State Director. But more than that, he has a great knack for explaining gardening.
Biggs On Figs
In the Biggs-on-Figs segment, Steven chats with Ross Raddi. Ross is a 27-year-old backyard orchardist in the Philadelphia area who is passionate about growing his own fruit and vegetables. Ross will share tips for transitioning fig trees from winter to spring. Find Ross on YouTube. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, he goes by @rossraddi.
Tomato Talk With Emma
In Emma’s Tomato Talk segment, she speaks with tomato expert Linda Crago, who runs Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm in Niagara, Canada. Linda’s specialty is tomatoes—and lots of them. Every May long weekend she has a Tomato Days plant sale with hundreds of varieties. She will tell Emma about compact tomato varieties such as ‘House.’