What do goldenrod, milkweed, and wild bergamot have in common? All are plants that are native to the New England region.
This hour, we talk about the beauty and value of native plant gardening with Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe, co-authors the new book Native Plants for New England Gardens.
What native plants are best suited for your backyard plot or porch pots? We take your questions.
Plus: sowing in the city. A Connecticut garden expert shares her tips for successful urban planting.
- Mark Richardson - Director of the Botanic Garden at the New England Wild Flower Society; co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens
- Dan Jaffe - Propagator and stock bed grower for the New England Wild Flower Society; co-author and photographer of Native Plants for New England Gardens
- Sarah Bailey - State Coordinator for the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.