Program Information
July 2016


Air Dates: 7 & 10 | 14 & 17 | 21 & 24 | 28 & 31 |
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2501
Airs on 7/07/16 and 7/10/16

We all get the opportunity to become polleneers as we visit with Jay at Williams Honey Farm. Sheri Gramer spotlights their mission to support local farmers, and provide education about the tasks and accomplishments of the bee population. Also, Annette Shrader visits the historic home of a master gardener who started from the ground up in her outdoor spaces.

Visit for information about seed bombs, hive removal, and honey-related products.



Episode 2502
Airs on 7/14/16 and 7/17/16

Did you know you can grow tasty mushrooms in a bale of wheat straw? We’ll learn step-by-step how easy it is to grow these edibles. Sheri Gramer tours a grand garden where herbs are incorporated into the landscape borders and also have a courtyard to spill and sprawl. Annette Shrader joins in a fun concrete project that preserves interesting leaves for ornamental pieces.
Troy’s segment was taped with Angel Miller of 2 Angels Mushrooms. More information is available at

Leaf Casting video is available at



Episode 2005
Airs on 7/21/16 and 7/24/16

What’s the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? Both are sustainable agriculture that is kind to the Earth. Jeff Poppen, the barefoot farmer, will explain. Troy Marden takes us to Jackson Nursery to see new hybrids of a popular tree, the redbud. Sheri Gramer walks through the cutting beds of a flower grower at peak harvest time. Julie Berbiglia has an urban farming tip for those with a small space and little time.
Julie’s segment was taped in conjunction with Gardens of Babylon found at
Troy’s segment was taped at Jackson Nursery. Proprietors are Ray and Cindy Jackson.  931.967.3783

Redbud varieties featured: Whitewater, Ruby Falls, Rising Sun and Pink Heartbreaker.



Episode 2008
Airs on 7/28/16 and 7/31/16

Marty DeHart visits a garden that shows how shrubs, trees and perennials that portray the flavor of the Orient also perform well in our climate.
Tammy Algood serves up silly string squash that is easy and versatile. Sheri Gramer takes on the task of pond maintenance recommended at the end of the summer season. Annette Shrader profiles plant introductions from Monrovia.

Annette’s segment was taped at Bates Nursery

Plants featured:
Viburnum davidii
Pyracantha x ‘Cadvar’ (Silver Lining Pyracantha)
Vaccinium corymbosum ( Blueberry) ‘Bountiful Blue’
Vaccinium x ‘Sunshine Blue’ (Southern Highbush)
Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’ (Taylor juniper)
Loropetalum chinense ‘Ghang Nian Hong’ (Ever Red Fringe Flower)
Pennisetum setaceum (Purple fountain grass) ‘Fireworks’
Berberis thunbergii (Crimson Ruby Japanese Barberry) ‘Criruzam’