Program Information
August 2013


Air Dates: 1 & 4 | 22 & 25 | 29 & 9/1
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2205
Airs 8/1/13 and 8/4/13

Troy Marden spotlights two dependable evergreen perennials: rhodea and ginger. Both can provide winter interest in the shade garden. Sheri Gramer reviews a garden’s development from the idea stage through to the enjoyment of it. Bryan Obara shows how he enjoys growing fresh herbs even though he resides in an apartment building. Tammy Algood reviews several types of rice.


Episode 2208
Airs 8/22/13 and 8/25/13

Troy Marden lists the key points of good garden design on a tour of a friend’s landscape that has both shade and sun. Amending the soil, planning pathways, selecting hardscape materials, choosing good performing plants, and planting them in the right spot; it all adds up to beautiful garden beds. Julie Berbiglia reviews the basics of container gardening, while Annette Shrader demonstrates an easy way to create uniformity throughout the garden with painted containers.

Troy’s segment referenced The Well Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust


Episode 2209
Airs 8/29/13 and 9/1/13

Troy Marden tours the expansive gardens of an avid plant collector. Julie Berbiglia visits with a licensed home beekeeper to learn how individuals can support these vital insects. Sheri Gramer explains how to determine when everlasting flowers should be snipped for use in crafts. Tammy Algood shares a recipe for versatile Ruby Raspberry Vinegar.

Troy’s segment was videotaped at Paul Schneider’s garden and they spotlighted the following plants:

Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’
Juniperus virginiana ‘Grey Owl’
Juniperus communis ‘Golden Schnapps’
Opuntia whipplei
Yucca flaccida
Opuntia imbricata
Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant)
Helianthus maximilani
Musa basjoo (hardy banana)
Musella lasiocarpa (Chinese dwarf banana)
Datura meteloides
Cornus kousa (Chinese dogwood)
Eupatorium purpureum
Vernonia novaboracensis (ironweed)
Saccharum arundinaceum (hardy sugar cane)
Ricinus communis ‘New Zealand Purple’ (purple castor bean)
Lilium formosanum
Rhapidophyllum hystrix (needle palm)
Tetrapanax papyrifera (rice paper plant)
Thalia dealbata (water canna)
Carex elata ‘Bowles Golden’
Tradescantia (spiderwort) ‘Sweet Kate’ ‘Bilberry Ice’
Salix elaeagnos (Rosemary-leaved willow)

Beekeeping information:

Tennessee Bee Population Declines

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

Tennessee beekeeper regulations are found at

Nashville Area Beekeepers Association is found at

TN Beekeepers Association is found at