Program Information
November 2013


Air Dates: 7 & 10 | 14 & 17 | 21 & 24
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2145
Airs 11/7/13 and 11/10/13

We tour an established hilltop garden brimming with native plants at peak springtime perfection. Troy Marden highlights the perennials, shrubs and trees that provide color and fragrance plus dependability. Annette Shrader discovers Country Gardens Nursery, a garden center in VanLeer Tennessee known for having vine ripe tomatoes by mid-April. We learn their greenhouse production practices. Julie Berbiglia learns how easy it is to put together a raised bed and its requirements for growing vegetables or ornamentals.

Annette’s segment was taped at Country Gardens Nursery
Tim and Treva Yoder, proprietors
4212 Hwy. 49W.
Vanleer, TN 37181

Julie’s segment was taped at Home Depot #732, 100 Oaks
2535 Powell Avenue, Nashville TN
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Episode 2146
Airs 11/14/13 and 11/17/13

Troy Marden demonstrates how to prepare a garden bed with essential nutrients and additives that should get top performance from perennials. Annette Shrader has a showcase of sustainable plants that are sure to brighten the landscape for years to come. Jeff Poppen visits Bells Bend Farm to highlight their farming practices that will extend the growing season.

Annette’s segment was taped at Sunlight Garden Nursery
174 Golden Lane
Andersonville, TN 37705

Plants featured:
Woodland phlox
Creeping phlox
Columbine (wild)
Bleeding heart, old-fashioned
Japanese orchid
Virginia bluebells
Baptisia (false indigo)
Dianthus ‘Fire Pink’
Celandine poppy
Coreopsis ‘Mouse eared’
Tiarella ‘Pink Brushes’

Troy’s Soil Prep Tips:
*Break up soil, preferably in the fall. This aids in incorporating air into the ground.
*Add soil conditioner, peat moss, compost, pine fines, old mulch-mix into the soil to loosen the clay.
*If incorporating hardwood mulch into the soil, add fertilizer to replenish the nitrogen lost in the decomposition process of the mulch.

Jeff’s segment was taped at Bells Bend Organic Farm



Episode 2147
Airs 11/21/13 and 11/24/13

Troy Marden visits a large woodland garden that reflects the beauty of the surrounding countryside, with low maintenance and plant sustainability in mind. Julie Berbiglia learns the importance of selecting the right product for those lawn and garden tasks of fertilization and weed prevention. We learn about homeowner responsibilities towards the impact on neighborhood streams and waterways from a member of the Metro Storm Water division. Sheri Gramer shares an easy way to label tubers and bulbs before storing away for the dormant season.

Julie’s segment was taped at Home Depot, 100 Oaks
2335 Powell Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204