And expertise is available in droves during "Smart Gardens," WCCO's new hour-long hit show covering gardens, lawns and more. A sampling from a recent show:
- Will blood meal really repel squirrels? Callers report good results.
- What's a good fruit to plant in southern Minnesota? Consider a Saskatoon berry.
- Where should I plant a rhododendron? Anywhere between part shade and full sun, in moist, acidic, well-drained soil.
"This is what we were looking for," says Long, a 'CCO veteran familiar to listeners throughout the state. "We like having Extension here because people know they're getting trustworthy information. It's great - and it's proven wildly popular."