Program Information
June 2014


Air Dates: May 29 & June 1 | 19 & 26 | 26 & 29 |
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2248
Airs 5/29/14 and 6/1/14

Annette Shrader tours a garden that exemplifies what is possible in a small backyard space.  This one boasts specimen trees, favorite perennials, shrubs and a water feature.  Marty DeHart gleans some growing tips from a vegetable gardener that does her farming in containers on the deck.  Troy Marden showcases native azalea cultivars; sharing tips on how to site and plant for optimum performance.

Troy’s segment was in conjunction with GroWild Nursery (by appointment)
7190 Hill Hughes Road
Fairview, TN 37062


Episode 2251
Airs 6/19/14 and 6/22/14

Fridays during the summertime are happenin’ at the Hip Donelson Market where you can find local produce, gardening advice, live plants and live music.  Marty DeHart learns how a large rain garden is created on the Ellington Agriculture campus to divert storm water run-off.  A palette of suitable plants are also spotlighted. Tammy Algood uses up those harvested tomatoes in Appalachian Tomato Marmalade.  Bryan Obara gets a quick lesson about growing contorted gourds.  And Jeff Poppen shares his experiences growing blueberries.

Julie’s segment was in conjunction with Hip Donelson
The Farmers market is 4-7pm Fridays through October 31, 2014 at the Ace Hardware complex,  2730 Lebanon Road.  For timely information, visit the Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market on facebook.
Vendors profiled were:
Dream Harvest, Max Dougherty owner.  Organic fertilizers: llama, worm.  615.330.5994

Hopewell Gardens on facebook at hopewellgardening

For more information on rain gardens:
Tennessee Department of Agriculture at (rain gardens, low impact development and watershed restoration in Davidson County
Metro Water Services (educational and technical information, Davidson County projects and examples nationwide)
Plants mentioned in the rain garden: Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed), Lobelia, Chelone glabra, turtlehead, hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’ and ‘Luna Pink Swirl’, coreopsis x ‘Limerock Passion’, L. cardinalis (cardinal flower)


Episode 2252  
Airs 6/26/14 and 6/29/14

On this episode, we’ll see how one person’s pledge to be a good steward of the natural resources on her property ultimately benefits the wetlands and creek just beyond.  And Marty DeHart visits White House arboretum where noteworthy mature trees are on display.  Phillipe Chadwick visits a great cash and carry source for a huge variety of fresh florals, sourced from right down the street and on the other side of the globe.

Caroll Marrero mentioned she used community resources available to her to achieve the storm water mediation plan she designed for her 45-degree angled backyard garden:  Metro Water Department, Nashville – Storm Water Division (Mary Bruce) or 615.862.4600 and
Cumberland River Compact, Mekayle Houghton, Executive Director  615.837.1151.  These Metro Nashville resources as well as Caroll’s education through the Davidson County Master Gardener program she says were invaluable in her efforts.

Phillipe’s segment was filmed at Import Flowers
3636 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Marty’s segment was filmed at White House Arboretum
210 Rolling Acres Drive
White House, TN 37188
Trees Marty highlighted and recommended for home use for their beauty and reliability were:
Meta sequoia glyptostroboides ‘Ogon’ (dawn redwood)
Thuja occidentalis ‘Emerald’.  Marty also mentioned ‘Degroot’s Spire’ that spirals.
Magnolia macrophylla (big leaf magnolia)
Asimina triloba (pawpaw)
Zelkova serrata (Japanese zelkova)