Claire Johnson is the Digital Sales Coordinator here at WHNT News 19. Claire joined the ranks at WHNT in May 2016, and is thrilled to be part of such an amazing team.

Growing up, Claire split her time between upstate New York and Huntsville. She attended college at the State University of New York at Oswego where she majored in Broadcasting and Mass Communication. She then made her final move to settle down in Huntsville in the fall of 2009.

Claire is happy to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team, and loves working on the digital side of sales, where she is always learning something new.

Recent Articles
  • Daylilies shine in your summer garden

    The temperature’s warm, the sun is high in the sky, and the Daylilies are beginning to bloom. Daylily is a dependable perennial that can be easy to grow. The flowers of Daylily only last from one morning until the next night, but even though the blooms only last for a day or so, there are multiple blooms waiting in line to open over the next few weeks. They can flower in almost all colors of the rainbow; yellows, oranges, reds, […]

  • Pruning can take your plants to the next level

    Sunshine, fertilizer, and water are the only things you need to grow beautiful seasonal, annual, and perennial flowers, but with a little pruning here and there, you can take your flowers from good to great. Here’s a look at how deadheading and trimming can make a difference in your plants. As flowers finish blooming, some varieties hold their old flowers on the plant while seeds may mature in the old flower bud. By leaving the old bloom, energy is used […]

  • Bagworms may be affecting your evergreens

    If you have evergreens, such as Cedar, Juniper, or Arborvitae, there’s a good chance that you will have to deal with Bagworms at some point. Bagworms are small caterpillars that feed on plants, and especially evergreens. It’s often hard to see the caterpillars because they disguise themselves with bits of silk and foliage from the plants that they’re eating. What you may see are their bags, which look like cones or branches hanging from the plant. These bags are left […]

  • Get the most out of your potted plants year round

    Potted plants make great decorations around your garden or patio. And you may not realize it, but all plants can grow in pots. The question is how long do you expect them to stay in the pots. Here are some tips for having permanent potted plants in your garden. In comparison with planting in the ground, a potted plant will be dryer in the summer and colder in the winter. So, you may have to water more often during the […]

  • Hydrangea’s not blooming? This may be the reason.

    If you have a Big Leaf Hydrangea or French Hydrangea, and you’ve noticed that it does not flower every year, we may be able to explain why. Big Leaf Hydrangea blooms on the previous year’s growth. That is to say, they need last year’s stem for this year’s blooms. If anything causes last year’s growth to be gone before this spring, there’s a good chance you will not have any flowers this season. Here are a couple reasons you may […]

  • Succulents can thrive in dry Alabama summers

    We all know that plants need four basic ingredients: sunshine, air, nutrients, and water. But when we have a summer drought, it can be hard to make sure your plants are getting enough water. Succulents are good for dry times. Here are some tips on how to help them thrive. For most succulents, plant in a soil that drains extremely well. You can try blending sand or expanded slate with a soil to improve aeration. Succulents actually store water, so […]

  • Plant a culinary herb garden and enjoy the flavorful results

    We all know about different culinary herbs used to season our food, but not everyone has ventured so far as to create their own herb garden. Here are some tips for starting one for yourself. Start with herbs you’re familiar with, like those on a pizza: oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic chives. You can plant your herb garden in a raised bed, in the ground, or in pots. Start with some good potting soil and add a little organic fertilizer. […]

  • Add summer color to your porch with basket flowers

    It’s perfect weather for sitting out on a porch or patio, so why not add some seasonal color in pots or baskets to enjoy while you’re out there. There are no rules for combining the endless options you get with summer flowers, but here are a few tips. If you’re planting in pots, consider using a tall, bold plant for the centerpiece, like a Red Banana or black elephant ear. Then, surround your bold centerpiece with filler like Calibrachoa or […]

  • It may finally be time to plant your tomatoes

    Easter has passed, tax day is behind us, and we may finally have some warmer weather ahead, which means it’s time to plant your summer garden. No summer garden is complete without tomatoes, so whether you like red, pink, yellow, purple, white, beefsteaks, slicers, cherries, or grapes, here are some tips on getting your tomato garden started. 1. Pick a sunny location. Most tomatoes will thrive when temperatures are warm. 2. Make sure your soil is rich in organic materials; […]

  • Shady ground cover options that will bring a pop of color to your landscape

    If you have shade in your garden, it can be tough to find ground cover that offers a pop of color, especially in a perennial that will come back each year. Here are a few choices that can work in the shade and bring you the ground cover you need and the color you want. Laumium, also called Dead Nettle, has a pink flower, but sometimes blooms white with a silver variegated leaf. Ajuga is a common ground cover that […]

  • Salvia is one of the easiest flowers for your garden

    Salvia, often known as Sage, is one of the most hassle-free flowers for a sunny spot in your perennial garden. There are more than 700 species of Salvia available, and most require a similar environment. Make sure they have sun and loose, well-drained soil. They will begin to bloom in the spring and will continue to bloom off and on through the summer. Salvia attracts pollinators, like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. And if you have problems with deer in your […]

  • Look at native wild flowers to bring some color into your garden

    If you have a shaded or semi-shaded garden and you’re looking to add some perennial color, consider bringing in some native wild flowers. Here are a few varieties to look at: Bleeding Heart: This wild flower comes with red or white heart-shaped flowers and loves the shade. It’s early to bloom and will go dormant in the summer, but it will come back again next spring with more blooms. Celandine Poppy: Celandine poppy boasts a yellow flower and blooms in […]