Program Information
October 2014


Air Dates: 2 & 5 | 9 & 12 | 16 & 19 | 23 & 26
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2240
Airs on 10/02/14 and 10/05/14

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 talented couple of 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’as 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 and hydrangeas.



Episode 2241
Airs on 10/09/14 and 10/12/14

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 the Home Depot gardening club, visit



Episode 2242
Airs on 10/16/14 and 10/19/14

Julie Berbiglia tours a successful market gardening operation where 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 the neighborhood and tells us what elements make it so appealing for passerby. Phillipe Chadwick has a warning about yellow aster disease. 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.


Episode 2243
Airs on 10/23/14 and 10/26/14

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’


Episode 2244
Airs on 10/23/14 and 10/26/14

Outdoor tasks are easier with good quality tools that are properly maintained.  Sheri Gramer visits Hart Ace Hardware to find out how to keep tool edges sharp and surfaces free of rust.  Proper storage is important too.  Annette Shrader explains the A-B-Cs of hydrangea pruning.  And we’ll learn the pros and cons of monoculture with Jeff Poppen.

Sheri’s segment was taped in conjunction with Hart Ace Hardware
5304 Harding Pike  Nashville, TN 37205  615.352.5252
8203 Highway 100  Nashville, TN 37211  615.662.6767

Annette’s segment was taped in conjunction with Creekside Nursery
106 Harding Place, Nashville TN 37205  615.356.2201