Program Information
May 2017


Air Dates: 4 & 7 | 11 & 14 | 18 & 21 | 25 & 28
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2544
Airs on 5/4/17 and 5/7/17

Hostas offer an array of leaf texture, leaf color, variegation, size and fragrance. Annette Shrader visits with a homeowner who has found this perennial to be just what his landscape was needing. Marty DeHart shares her tip for controlling weeds in the vegetable garden. Tammy Algood keeps it light- with Spicy Cauliflower Tacos.
Middle Tennessee Hosta Society at



Episode 2545
Airs on 5/11/17 and 5/14/17

Spring is good anywhere, but its best in a well-tended garden. Annette Shrader strolls through a grand perennial border as it awakens for the growing seasons. Turnip and mustard crops are closely related. Jeff Poppen shares his insights on growing these two crops in an organic garden. We tour an urban garden that is growing food, flowers, and relationships. This Wedgewood Urban Garden serves international residents in the community who come from an agrarian background, neighborhood residents, and the hungry of the community at large through The Nashville Food Project. Sheri Gramer demonstrates how to build a support system for leggy vegetables that are container grown.
Julie’s segment was with the Nashville Food Project at The Nashville Food Project manages an agricultural training program called Growing Together which expands access and opportunity to people from agrarian backgrounds. Men and women who wish to grow food to sell but have barriers to entry into the marketplace. Over the last three years, Growing Together has established relationships with growers who hail from Burma and Bhutan. Through this program, these farmers gain access to land, inputs, seeds and training. The participants continue to build upon their farming skills, and earn supplemental income through produce sales.



Episode 2442
Airs on 5/18/17 and 5/21/17

Troy Marden enjoys the innovative design ideas found in the grand exhibit gardens at the Nashville Lawn and Garden show. Then, we’ll learn about a fungal disease now evident in Tennessee that threatens boxwoods, from those still in nursery pots to well-established plantings. Julie Berbiglia visits Nashville Hydroponics where the growing never ends. Sheri Gramer keeps her bird bath clean by tossing in some copper pennies.

Featured gardens were by Todd Breyer, Landscape Architect and Designer
Paula Peace of PeacescapesĀ
Nature’s Best Nursery, 7362 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135 615.776.5372 Plants featured in this garden were Loropetalum chinense (Chinese fringe flower), Wisteria sinensis ‘Cooke’s Purple’, Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’, Justicia brandegeana (shrimp plant). Also mentioned using an antique geranium ‘Pink Cactus’. and on facebook @nashville hydroponics



Episode 2547
Airs on 5/25/17 and 5/28/17

Perennials are the backbone of a well-planned garden. They can provide texture, form and color for years, even decades. Matt Kerske showcases some of the best for our climate. Jeff Poppen explains how to achieve and maintain healthy soil without chemicals. He teaches us how to harness the nitrogen that is in plentiful supply above every square foot of earth. Sheri Gramer takes us on a guided wildflower tour in spring.

Matt’s segment was taped at Mary’s Greenhouse, 202 Meiser Lane, McMinnville TN 37110  phone: 931-668-2119
Pulmonaria (lungwort) ‘Trevi Fountain’
Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’
Helleborus x ballardiae HGC ‘Pink Frost’
Tiarella cordifolia ‘Sugar and Spice’
Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’
Heuchera ‘Blackberry Ice’
Heuchera ‘Electric Lime’
Heuchera ‘Tiramisu’
Heuchera ‘Caramel’
Huecherella (foamy bells) ‘Sweet Tea’
Scabiosa columbaria Flutter Deep Blue’ ‘Flutter Rose Pink’
Lavandula ‘Phenomenal’
Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’
Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’
Leucanthemum x superbum‘Daisy May’
Danthus ‘Fire Star’
Dianthus ‘Starlette’
Sedum nussbaumeranum (Stonecrop)  ‘Coppertone’
Segum aeonium ‘Kiwi’