Program Information
February 2011


Air Dates: 2 & 5 | 9 & 12 | 16 & 19 | 23 & 26
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2002
Airs 2/2/12 and 2/5/12

Everyone loves hydrangeas from the big stately blooms to the delicate and dainty. Sheri Gramer strolls down the hydrangea trail at Bennett Nurseries with stops spotlighting several varieties. Marty DeHart shares what you need to know for the best chance of success growing peaches in Tennessee. Troy Marden shares design ideas from the perennial borders at Cheekwood Botanical Garden.

Sheri’s segment was taped at Bennett Nurseries
7002 Memorial Parkway Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35810-1002

Hydrangea varieties featured:
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ (Oakleaf hydrangea)
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Veitchii’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ami Pasquier’
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’

Troy’s segment was taped at Cheekwood Botanical Garden
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205-4206

Peach varieties for Tennessee as recommended by Dave Lockwood, UT Agriculture Ext. Specialist
‘Contender’, ‘Carolina Gold’, ‘Intrepid’, ‘Nectar’, ‘China Pearl’. Mr. Lockwood also noted two reliable mail order retail outlets: Millers, Starks



Episode 2003
Airs 2/9/12 and 2/12/12

We’ll look at plants that thrive in very different growing conditions. Annette Shrader takes in the many gradations of green found in the dappled sunlight of a backyard shade garden while Marty DeHart enjoys the bold and brilliant blooms of the water lilies found at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Julie Berbiglia shares a list of fruit-bearing shrubs suitable for novice urban farmers. Tammy Algood uses her summer harvest in Tomato and Parmesan Pastry Tarts.

Marty’s segment was taped at Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Some varieties mentioned were ‘King of Siam’, ‘Starfire’, and ‘Attraction



Episode 2005
Airs 2/16/12 and2 /19/12

What’s the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? Both are sustainable agriculture that is kind to the Earth. Jeff Poppen, the barefoot farmer, will explain. Troy Marden takes us to Jackson Nursery to see brand new forms of a popular favorite tree, the redbud. Sheri Gramer walks through the cutting beds of a flower grower at peak harvest time. Julie Berbiglia has an urban farming tip for those with a small space and little time.

Julie’s segment was taped in conjunction with Gardens of Babylon
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208

Troy’s segment was taped at Jackson Nursery
Proprietors: Ray and Cindy Jackson
6115 Lexie Beans Creek Road
Belvedere, TN 37306
New redbud varieties featured were ‘Whitewater’, ‘Ruby Falls’, ‘Rising Sun’, ‘Pink Heartbreaker’



Episode 2008
Airs 2/23/12 and 2/26/12

Marty DeHart visits a garden that shows how shrubs, trees and perennials that portray the flavor of the Orient also perform well in our climate. Tammy Algood shows us how spaghetti squash is easy and versatile. Sheri Gramer takes on the task of pond maintenance recommended at the end of the summer season. Annette Shrader profiles the latest plant introductions from Monrovia.

Recipe cards including Spaghetti Squash are available at

Annette’s segment was taped at Bates Nursery
3810 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37207-1802
Plants featured:
Viburnum davidii
Pyracantha x ‘Cadvar’ (Silver Lining Pyracantha)
Vaccinium corymbosum ( Blueberry) ‘Bountiful Blue’
Vaccinium x ‘Sunshine Blue’ (Southern Highbush)
Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’ (Taylor juniper)
Loropetalum chinense ‘Ghang Nian Hong’ (Ever Red Fringe Flower)
Pennisetum setaceum (Purple fountain grass) ‘Fireworks’
Berberis thunbergii (Crimson Ruby Japanese Barberry) ‘Criruzam’