Program Information
March 2012


Air Dates: 1 & 4 | 22 & 25 | 29 & 4/1
Monthly Program Listing

Volunteer Gardener will be pre-empted on 3/8 and 3/15 for special programming

Episode 2009
Airs 3/1/12 and 3/4/12

Marty DeHart creates eye-catching container designs that combines annuals with a showy succulent. The secret to success is the soil mix. Jeff Poppen discusses the pros and cons of an entire field planted in only one crop. Sally Reynolds tours the gardens of a rose grower in Hendersonville. He’ll share his picks for good companion plants. Tammy Algood demonstrates how to braise meats to seal in the flavor.

To contact Jeff Poppen, visit

Sally Reynold’s segment was taped with Nashville Rose Society’s Consulting Rosarian Ron Daniels.

Contact Ron at or 615.824.4262



Episode 2010
Airs 3/22/12 and 3/25/12

Troy Marden strolls the color borders at Cheekwood to observe the combination of textures and dependable seasonal blooms that make a showy display over many months. Julie Berbiglia meets with a representative from Metro Codes in Davidson County to learn about property regulations that can affect gardeners. Marty DeHart shares a selection of dependable shrubs that peak with Autumn color. Sheri Gramer tours an estate garden with vistas of perennial beds planted in mass.

Troy’s segment was taped at Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville.

Plants featured:
Zinnia ‘Profusion Yellow’
Ageratum houstonianum ‘High Tide Blue’
Pennisetum glaucum ‘Jade Princess’
Coleus ‘Henna’
Angelonia augustifolia (Summer snapdragon) ‘Serena’
Verbena bonariensis (Tall verbena)
Gomphrena haageana ‘Strawberry Fields’
Cynara cardunculus – Cardoon (Artichoke thistle)
Acalypha (Copper Leaf)

Marty’s segment was taped at The Barn Nursery
1801 East 24th Street Place
Chattanooga, TN

Shrubs featured:
Nandina ‘Firestorm’ and ‘Sienna Sunrise’
Skimmia japonica
Viburnum ‘Davidii’
Picturata acuba ‘Gold Spot’
Encore Azalea ‘Amethyst’
Hydrangea ‘Limelight’



Episode 2011
Airs 3/29/12 and 4/1/12

Julie Berbiglia visits the community garden in Old Hickory that is producing healthy food and brimming with neighborhood pride. Troy Marden reveals the keys to installing and establishing a great lawn. Sheri Gramer learns the necessities to keep a pond well-maintained heading into Autumn and Andy Sudbrock shares his picks for great-performing magnolias.

Troy’s segment was taped at Garr’s of Mt. Juliet
11620 Lebanon Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

Andy’s segment featured:
Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia)
Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay magnolia)
Magnolia macrophylla (Big leaf magnolia)