Program Information
September 2013


Air Dates: 5 & 8 | 12 & 15 | 19 & 22 | 26 & 29
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2210
Airs 9/5/13 and 9/8/13

For this episode, you may want to take notes! Troy Marden is back in the garden of Paul and Dot Schneider, plant enthusiasts extraordinaire. We’ll learn about the more unique specimens in their plant collection. Phillipe Chadwick introduces us to the Urban Hydro Project that has a vegetable production facility in a residential building in downtown Nashville. Sheri Gramer highlights the Franklin Farmers Market summer outreach program that’s designed to teach kids about growing vegetables. Marty DeHart shares her experiences growing sweet peppers.

Troy’s segment was taped in Portland, KY with Paul Schneider. Plants highlighted:
Hermerocallis hybrid ‘Primal Scream’ and ‘Gold City Sue’ (Mentioned Gold Coast Nursery near Portland KY as source for the Gold City series of daylilies)
Berberis gladwynensis ‘William Penn’
Sesli gummiferum (moon carrot)
Talinum calcaricum (limestone fameflower)
Ruellia (false petunia)
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tenzan’ ‘Tansu’
Sciadopitys verticillata (Japanese umbrella pine)
Cryptomeria japonica ‘Dacrydioides’ (whip-cord Japanese cedar)
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Ogon’
Phyllostachys vivax ‘Aureocaulis’
Trachycarpus fortune (Chinese windmill palm)
Juniperus rigida (Japanese temple juniper)

Urban Hydro Project can be found at or on Facebook: urban hydro project

Marty recommends Boynton Bell sweet peppers that she gets from Harris Seeds in Rochester, NY
Other peppers she plants are Giant Keystone Resistant, Jupiter, Charleston Belle

Johnny’s Selected Seeds 877.564.6697 or
Park’s Seeds 800.845.3369 or

For information on Sheri’s segment:
Franklin Farmers Market has developed and manages Growing Kids Educational Garden in cooperation with the City of Franklin. It is located in the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. For more information or to volunteer in the garden, contact Lisa Tidwell at



Episode 2211
Airs 9/12/13 & 9/15/13

On this episode, we visit a unique setting for glorious gardens. Marty DeHart finds the Cumberland Plateau’s natural rock formations serve as both the inspiration and the focal point for the various beds of this master gardener. Jeff Poppen assesses the effect this wet summer has had at Bells Bend farm. Tammy Algood spends just minutes to create a tasty summer side of Marinated Lima Beans. Sheri Gramer demonstrates how to know when it’s time to snip flowers for drying.

Marty’s tour was in the gardens of Carol Burdett, master gardener with Cumberland County. Learn more at

Jeff’s segment was taped at Bells Bend organic farms,

They sponsor several annual events at the farm, so visit the website for current information. Featured crops in this segment were South American Dynamite popcorn, Orient Charm eggplant, and Clemson Spineless okra.



Episode 2212
Airs 9/19/13 & 9/22/13

How does one grow a 200 pound watermelon? Bryan Obara learns the seed variety, growing methods, and special accommodations that have to be made to support such prize-winning produce as grower Freddie Burcham shares all. Annette Shrader enjoys the hosta collection of a gardener in Bartlett. Marty DeHart visits a specialty nursery that features native fruit-bearing shrubs and trees.

Marty’s segment was taped at in Cookeville, TN Recommended trees and shrubs mentioned in the segment: pawpaw, American persimmon, jujube, hardy kiwi ‘Ananasnaya’ and medlar.


Episode 2213
Airs 9/26/13 and 9/29/13

This episode is chocked full. Julie Berbiglia tours the demonstration gardens at Ellington Agriculture Campus with the Davidson County master gardeners who plan and maintain it. We’ll see various bed designs and gain their knowledge about what’s worth trying, and avoiding. Phillipe Chadwick learns about urban homesteading 2013 style on a tour of a city backyard garden that strives to create a nutrition loop and employ sound organic gardening practices. Tammy Algood has plenty of corn and other fresh ingredients for a hearty Crowder Pea Succotash.