Program Information
December 2016


Air Dates: 15 & 18 | 22 & 25 | 29 & 01
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2447
Airs on 12/15/16 and 12/18/16

Phillipe Chadwick tours a home garden that has a wealth of plants, and where each day holds something new.  Matt Kerske strolls the re-designed, revitalized portion of Centennial Park and finds a Nashville landmark has been rediscovered.  Jeff Poppen steers us toward grape varieties that will thrive in our humid climate. Tammy Algood shares a variety of Citrus Dressings.

Jeff Poppen recommends Concord, Delaware and Niagra varieties of grapes.  European vine grapes do not do well in Tennessee because they need drier air.



Episode 2449
Airs on 12/22/16 and 12/25/16

Having a garden that supports butterflies can be rewarding for you, and of course beneficial for these pollinators. But what if space is limited? Julie Berbiglia visits Cedars of Lebanon State Park to find a plant palette suited for the task. We head to Long Hungry Creek Farm where Jeff Poppen mixes up a batch of barrel compost. Then Troy Marden and Phillipe Chadwick talk about the revision to the U.S. Hardiness Zone map and how that increases the perennials that will thrive.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road
Lebanon, TN 37090

Featured plants in the butterfly garden:
Phlox pilosa (prairie phlox)
Ptelea trifoliate (hoptree, stinking ash, wafer ash)
Asimina triloba
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Asclepias syrica (common milkweed)
Asclepias incarnate (swamp milkweed)
Asclepias asperula (antelope horns)
Aristolochia tomentosa (wooly pipevine)
Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Featured plants for pushing the climate zone:
Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’
Colocasia ‘Mojito
Colocasia ‘Blue Hawaii’
Colocasia esculenta ‘Elena’
Hedychium coronarium (butterfly ginger)



Episode 2452
Airs on 12/29/16 and 1/1/17

Troy Marden discovers a collection of spectacular shade garden specimens at the UT gardens in Jackson. Plus, we grab a container and head to the terrarium buffet for some creative fun. Also, we’ll tour an urban oasis that features natural elements for a laid-back vibe.

Julie’s segment was filmed with Matt Holden of Mad Landscapes (follow on Instagram, Like on facebook)  email:

The terrarium buffet is at Gardens of Babylon
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

Plants featured in the shade garden at UT AgResearch in Jackson, TN:
Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’
Heuchera ‘Princess Silver’
Forsythia x intermedia ‘Gold Leaf’
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’
Heuchera ‘Solar Power’
Pulmineria longnopholia ‘Diana Clare’
Hosta ‘Cathedral Windows’
Edgworthia (paper bush)