The Tip Of The Week
Write your state representatives, senators and governor to tell them we want to know about GMOs, so label them on our food. They do it in Europe, Canada, Japan, heck, even China! If you are going to put poison in the plants, we should be able to identify that in our foods. The alternative is to shut up and eat your poison like a good sheep (keep in mind sheep are now having 15% decreased fertility and dropping pregnancies from eating this stuff). Let em know now…
The Moscarillo’s Plant Of The Week is Pitcher Vine. Just mention Garden Talk and get 20% off this interesting and unusal plant. The kids will love it…
Moscarillo’s Garden Center is at www.moscarillos.com
The Winter Plant of the Week is sponsored by Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford. This week’s plant is Polyantha Primroses in the 4″ size. They come in about every color and will transfer nicely to the garden in spring. Mention Len and Lisa and get 20% off. www.moscarillos.com
The Stonehedge Tips of the Week-
Get that subscription to Connecticut Gardener!
Stake that driveway for the plow guy.
Review those catalogues and start planning for spring.
And get thee to…
The Winter Plant of the Week is sponsored by Moscarillo’s Garden Shoppe in West Hartford. This week’s plant is a Jade Plant. This houseplant will become a family member; they are long lived and problem free. Mention Len and Lisa and get 20% off. www.moscarillos.com
Happy New Year to All
The New Year can be a time for changes and this year I am making a big change; I will no longer co-host “Garden Talk” with Len. The time has come for me to spend more time with my family and my garden. So it is with regret that I must bow out and give someone else the opportunity to enjoy being in the “box” every Saturday. I hope to come on as an occasional guest but “Len and Lisa” is now “Len and Scott (Reil)”.
I want to thank Jenneen Lee and Steve Salhany for the opportunity and experience. Our producers: Mikey, Joey and Ryan along with all the subs who have helped Len and me sound somewhat professional. The people who have advertised with us and kept us going: Garden Barn, Prides Corner Farm, Moscarillo’s, Stonehedge Edible Nutmeg and many others over the years.
Also special thanks go out to our annual show participants; The CT Agricultural Experiment Station, the CTPA (Connecticut Tree Protective Association) with the yearly Tree Essay Contest winner show and the Hartford Flower Show’s on-location broadcast for a touch of spring in Winter. Also thanks to all the guests who’ve come on and made the show more interesting over the years.
And thanks to Len Giddix for getting me into this. What I thought would be a single show turned into almost 12 years. There aren’t many people that I could have spent so much quality time with or who could have spent it with me. I will not only miss our show but the commute’s scintillating discussions.
Finally, thanks to all our listeners who have put up with me for almost 12 years; after all you are the reason I was there. Every time I contemplated leaving, someone would call and thank us for inspiring them to try something new, you kept me going.
So now it’s Len and Scott. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scott for almost 20 years. He is an accomplished plantsman and will be a great sidekick to Len. And maybe Len can tame Scott’s use of “impressive” language; maybe not. In any event, I’ll be listening on Saturdays… from my garden.