Program Information
April 2014


Air Dates: 3 & 6 | 10 &13 | 17 & 20 | 24 & 27
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2240
Airs 4/03/14 and 4/06/14

Annette Shrader tours a garden that looks as pretty as a framed work of art. We’ll learn design tips about layered landscaping from this couple of talented do-it-yourselfers. Phillipe Chadwick encourages us to think outside the box when displaying fresh floral stems. Troy Marden selects some winning perennials and shrubs for year-round interest in a small courtyard garden.

Troy’s segment was taped at Moore & Moore Garden Center, Nashville TN. (615) 662-8849

Plants showcased:

  • Cedrus deodara ‘Feeling Blue’ grafted on a tree standard
  • Prunus incisa (Little Twist) ‘Carlton LT’
  • Malus ‘Urban Tasty Red’
  • Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’
  • Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Munchkin’
  • Spiraea japonica
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’
  • Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Rainbow Ascot’
  • Iberis sempervirens (candytuft)
  • Helleborus niger ‘Josef Lemper’
  • Other suggestions for a courtyard garden:
  • Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’
  • Syringa pubescens ‘Miss Kim Lilac’
  • Drift series of roses
  • Heucheras (coral bells)
  • Acer palmatum dissectum (weeping Japanese maple)
  • Creeping phlox

Note: Many shrubs can be grafted onto a standard and perform well i.e. roses (including knockouts) and hydrangeas.


Episode 2241
Airs 4/10/14 and 4/13/14

Marty DeHart meets her horticultural match in this gardener who selects good-performing trees and shrubs which are unique in form, color and texture.  Each garden vignette along this backyard path blends seamlessly into the next, making a cohesive and thematic garden. Julie Berbiglia learns the necessities for success with succulent containers.  Sheri Gramer demonstrates how easy it is to make scented sugars using rose petals, lavender and other scented foliage and flowers.

Julie’s segment was taped at Home Depot, 100 Oaks location, Nashville, TN  For more information on the store’s do-it-yourself clinics or join the Home Depot gardening club, visit

  • Marty’s segment was taped with Leon Olenick.  Specimens mentioned:
  • Acer japonica ‘Aconitifolium’ which translates into ‘Dancing Peacock’
  • Parrotia persica (Persian ironweed)
  • Acer palmatum ‘Inaba Shidare’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Kiyohime’
  • Acer palmatum ‘Shishigashira’ (Lion’s mane, Lion’s head)
  • Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’
  • Pinus thunbergii (Japanese Black Pine)
  • Taxus cuspidata ‘Emerald Spreader’
  • Picea orientalis ‘Skylands’


Episode 2242
Airs 4/17/14 and 4/20/14

Julie Berbiglia tours a successful market gardening operation in which the whole ‘farm’ is housed in a basement.  Micro greens such as kale, arugula, carrots and herbs are grown in a controlled, clean environment. Then the crops are delivered, still in their growing medium, for local chefs to harvest as needed for fresh at its best. Bryan O’bara takes a stroll next to his favorite landscaped front yards in his neighborhood and tells us what elements make it so appealing for passerby. Phillipe Chadwick has a warning about aster yellows disease and shows examples of it on echinacea. Tammy Algood makes a tasty entrée with Skillet Thighs.

Julie’s segment was taped in conjunction with CC Gardens
Charlie Crawford, grower
The following micro greens were in production at the time of our visit: thyme, sorrel, broccoli, ruby mustard, carrots, basil, red amarynth, arugula, Russian red kale, china rose raddish.

Troy’s segment featured the following plants in the container design:

  • Ligularia ‘Crested Leopard’
  • Heuchera ‘Geisha’s Fan’
  • Hakonechloa macra ‘Auerola’ (Japanese golden forest grass)


Episode 2243
Airs 4/24/14 and 4/27/14 

Some evergreen shrubs and trees have suffered during the low temperatures and frozen precipitation of winter, as evidenced in the bronzing of leaves and needles.  We’ll take a closer look at the damage and get recommendations for these favorites of the garden.  And Marty DeHart tours an urban landscape that optimizes space and function for the family while boasting an impressive plant palette. Troy Marden learns safe and effective ways to control the critters that can cause headaches for vegetable and ornamental gardeners.

The garden Marty tours was designed by Bill Hewitt, Hewitt Garden and Design Center, Nashville, TN 
Plants highlighted were:

  • Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Munchkin’
  • Rohdea japonica (Sacred lily)
  • Picea abies ‘Cupressina’ (Columnar Norway spruce)
  • Cryptomeria japonica ‘Sekkan-Sugi’ (Japnanese cedar)
  • Abelia grandiflora ‘Sunshine Daydream’

Troy’s segment was filmed in conjunction with Garr’s Rental and Feed.  It closed August 31, 2013.