On this episode, Annette Shrader visits with a gardener whose new home site was once barren. Now it’s a sea of green featuring cottage garden beds popping with color. Julie Berbiglia is amazed with an innovative tower garden for home use that nourishes plants through an aeroponic growing system. Troy Marden walks the grounds of Iris City Gardens to spotlight some of his favorite non-bearded iris. Sheri Gramer travels to a nursery specializing in espalier specimens to see the new varieties of trees and shrubs they are pruning and training for dramatic effect. Marty DeHart reviews the many attributes of the Yellowwood tree.
Julie’s segment featured The Tower Garden by Juice Plus
The Tower Garden is available in Nashville at Ace Hardware of Donelson
Troy Marden’s segment was taped in conjunction with Iris City Gardens
Marty’s segment featured Cladrastis kentukea (Kentucky Yellowwood)
Sheri Gramer’s segment was taped in conjunction with River Road Farms
Majestic trees, heirloom flowers, and heaps of city history await visitors at the Nashville City Cemetery. Marty DeHart visits with members of the Davidson County master gardeners who take good care of the shrubs and garden beds in this peaceful place that’s also a horticultural treasure. Annette Shraders visits My Big Backyard, the children’s garden at the Memphis Botanic Garden, and sees how it’s catered to family fun. Julie Berbiglia spotlights the seed exchange program available at 4 branches of the Nashville Public Library. Andy Sudbrock learns about tree varieties that supports butterflies with food and habitat.
Julie’s segment was in conjunction with the Nashville Public Library, Bellevue Branch located at 650 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville, TN 37221 / 615.862.5854
Marty’s segment was in conjunction with the Nashville City Cemetery www.thenashvillecitycemetery.org
And also with the Master Gardeners of Davidson County www.mgofdc.org
Annette’s segment was in conjunction with Memphis Botanic Garden
Andy’s segment was with Rita Venable, author of Butterflies of Tennessee: Field and Garden available at www.ritavenable.com
On this program, we spotlight gardens with a purpose beyond the harvest. Plus, we’ll introduce you to the motivated and passionate garden managers who make it happen. Whether it’s a garden where the community comes together to plant and reap, or one that provides fresh produce to feed the hungry, there’s a lot of good growing in Tennessee.
Marty’s segment was taped in conjunction with Abe’s Garden
Julie’s segment was taped in conjunction with The Nashville Food Project,
We pay a visit to David Allard’s vegetable garden that is both high-producing and pretty as a picture. A terraced hillside takes advantage of the sunniest spot on a wooded lot, maximizing usable garden space. Julie Berbiglia reviews the various ways to water the garden, keeping cost and efficiency in mind. And we’ll learn ways to prevent compromising the neighborhood’s water supply while doing outdoor watering chores. Marty DeHart shares her experience growing cantaloupes with planting methods and variety recommendations.
Marty has good results with Hale’s Best, and Burpee Ambrosia hybrid for tasty cantaloupes, and Black Diamond watermelon.
We return to David Allard’s gardens, but this time we stroll through the hillside ornamental shade garden. It takes optimum advantage of the site, providing grand views from the house. And we take in the scents and sights of the display garden of The Herb Society of Nashville. Also, we visit with an orchid enthusiast who gives us an overview of the species, and the basic requirements necessary for these beauties to thrive.
The Herb Society of Nashville display garden is located behind the Arts Center in Centennial Park, Nashville. It is free and open to the public. www.herbsocietynashville.org
American Orchid Society at aos.org