Program Information
February 2014


Air Dates: 6 & 9 | 13 & 16 | 20 & 23
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2208
Airs 2/6/14 & 2/9/14

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 2/13/14 & 2/16/14

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



Episode 2210
Airs 2/20/14 & 2/23/14

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