Northern Gardening

Northern Gardening: New perennials and shrubs

Do you ever wonder who decides what new perennials or shrubs end up being for sale in our garden and nursery stores? This month, Northern Gardening hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam discussed just that.

Joining Diane and Joan was Debbie Lonne, a horticulturist for Bailey Nursies. Bailey Nurseries is headquartered in southern St. Paul and is one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the country. Also joining the program were Rene Swadberg from the Blue Moose in Grand Marais, Sandy Maxwell from Maxwell’s Nursery in Finland, and Sally Berg, local U of M Extension Master Gardener.

Northern Gardening airs the second Thursday of the month at 7 pm and is rebroadcast the following Saturday at 6 am. All previously aired programs are archived on our website to listen to at any time.