Program Information
April 2017


Air Dates: 6 & 9 | 13 & 16 | 20 & 23 | 27 & 30 |
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2540
Airs on 4/6/17 and 4/9/17

The emerald ash-borer is a significant threat to our urban, suburban and rural forests as it kills ash trees at an alarming rate.  Now documented in 30 states, including Tennessee, learn what you need to do to protect your home and property.  Jeff Poppen reveals one of his practices that will retain moisture in the growing fields, even during drought.  Marty DeHart tackles the questions of soil pH- what is it and why is it important.  Sheri Gramer browses the demonstration bed at Bennett’s Nurseries that showcases shrubs, trees and perennials- a ready-made garden.

Mentioned in Phillipe’s segment on the Emerald Ash Borer
A Mobile App to calculate the Benefit of Your Trees is
Or i-Tree Design at
For help in identifying trees,

Sheri’s segment was taped at Bennett Nurseries, 7002 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville AL 35810 and on facebook.  256.852.6211
The following plants were profiled:
Juniperous virginiana (Eastern red cedar)  ‘Prairie Pillar’
Panicum virgatum (Northwind switchgrass)  ‘Northwind’
Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Verdoni’
Acer palmatum ‘Tsukasa Silhouette’
Acer palmatum ‘Mikawa Yatsubusa’
Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress) ‘Peve Minaret’
Cuphea ignea (firecracker plant, cigar plant)
Sedum ‘Angelina’
Lobelia erinus ‘Techno Heat Electric Blue’
Rosa Meipicdevoj  Icy Drift Rose
Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ (Weeping Alaskan Cedar)
Acer palmatum ‘Bihou’
Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) ‘Pink Grapefruit’


Episode 2441
Airs on 4/13/17 and 4/16/17

Have you noticed the beautiful ornamental cherry trees planted in public spaces throughout Nashville?  The city boasts 800 trees to date, and still planting! This accomplishment is a collaboration of the Consulate General of Japan at Nashville, the Mayor’s Office, Nashville Metro Gov’t, and Japan-America Society of TN. Sheri Gramer shows how her bed of Echinacea keep proliferating.  Phillipe Chadwick explains that the ‘when’ to prune is as important at the ‘how’. Tammy Algood does herb butter with a delicious twist. and on facebook. The festival occurs on the 2nd Saturday of April on the Public Square in Nashville, TN
Japan-America Society of TN at
Prunus  yedoensis ‘Akebono’ and Prunus x yedoensis were featured.


Episode 2542
Airs on 4/20/17 and 4/23/17

A successful market garden begins with the seeds. Phillipe Chadwick visits Green Door Gourmet to watch their seed-starting operation first-hand. Troy Marden takes us along on a visit to Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. Miles of walking trails as well as a three mile loop drive highlight the scenic views of this 300 acre gift to nature lovers. Julie Berbiglia takes us on a spring wildflower walk.  Tammy Algood previews some of this season’s plant selection at O’Dells Nursery and Garden Center.
Phillipe’s segment was taped at Green Door Gourmet-a 350 acre organic farm, country store and event venue.
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Troy’s segment was recorded at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419

Tammy’s segment was taped at Digger O’Dell Nursery
11034 US-64, Arlington, TN 38002.  901.867.3515

Julie’s segment was taped at Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Highway 100, Nashville TN 37221
Wildflowers of Tennessee by Jack Carman was recommended.



Episode 2543
Airs on 4/27/17 and 4/30/17

Timing is everything on the farm, says Jeff Poppen.  He shares his insights into the best time to plant various crops in the middle Tennessee climate.  Julie Berbiglia visits with a Nashvillian who is installing a rain garden with advice from Metro Government and Cumberland River Compact.  Annette Shrader visits with a gardening couple who have transformed their backyard into a layered landscape.

Julie’s segment was taped with Cumberland River Compact.