As gardeners, Spring instills in us an eager excitement as the outside world begins to awaken after the cold dark days of Winter are finally in our rearview mirror. Whether in containers, a small patch, vast acreage, or somewhere in between, there is always joy to be found in our gardens. The hobby (often an obsession) is artistic, good exercise and emotionally satisfying—and yes, at times a bit disappointing. But we get over those slumps quickly and move on.
“The world’s longest living people have one thing in common: They garden,” says Jeff Hughes, co-host of GardenFit, airing on PBS starting March 21. The show follows Jeff and expert gardener Madeline Hooper across the country to farms and gardens as they offer advice and tips. You may want to add it to your short list of series to watch.
Make sure to mark your calendars for the April 27 meeting, when renowned presenter Jenny Rose Carey celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. She is a respected educator, historian, and author, and the senior director at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Meadowbrook Farm in Jenkintown. She previously worked at Temple University for over a decade, first as an adjunct professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and then as director of the Ambler Arboretum.