Charlie makes food and ornamental gardening and edible landscaping fun. His easy manner, and informative style, engages
listeners, viewers, and readers alike.
Charlie is well known as:
oin Charlie on a Garden Trip to Italy!
** Tour is full. Waiting list only.
Q. When should I plant my basil plants?
A. Although the weather is warmer, it's really the soil temperature that us important. Wait until the soil is at least 50F to plant basil seeds or transplants. In the North that can mean waiting until Memorial Day. Rushing them out only means the plants will sit in the cool soil and not grow much. The exception is basil grown in containers. You can plant those out any time now.
Check here to find out where Charlie will be speaking in 2013. I'll be at the Ripton Town Hall in Ripton, VT on May 16th talking about Gardening Q/A. Come see me if you're in the area!
"I sat in on your New Jersey Flower Show presentation and was very impressed. Youve inspired me to redesign my front yard landscape (including planting my first fruit trees) and I just wanted to say thank you. I had never thought of making a beautiful, edible garden in my front yard." Linda - New Jersey
Summer Garden Tour
Join Leonard Perry and myself on a three day bus tour of the Gardens of Greater Boston from July 29-31.
Learn all about the hat and fragrance garden at Shelburne Museum with me on WCAX-TV CBS, In The Garden.
Watch all my weekly gardening tips on WCAX-TV CBS-Vermont
Listen to Charlie
Hear my weekly In the Garden call-in radio show podcasted from WJOY-AM.
Books are Available!
My other latest book: Northeast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is available here and at Lowe's! This is what the publisher had to say about the book.
"I just finished going through the first layout pages of your book. Normally, as publisher I just flip through a set of pages reading a couple of paragraphs here and there. However, you got me on page one and I stayed late and read every word. Well done!
I found your writing style to be very enjoyable. You make your reader very comfortable, and your knowledge of gardening comes through with the voice of experience, not research. I have always believed that gardeners just want to talk to gardeners, and you do a wonderful job of being conversational and informative."
- Ray Wolf, Publisher, Cool Springs Press, Brentwood, TN