August 04, 2022

Season 31 | Episode 03

Look at the natives found in typical yard; interesting home landscape; a memory care garde

Season 31 | Episode 03

August 04, 2022

Look at the natives found in typical yard; interesting home landscape; a memory care garde

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Natives in Plain Sight on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Natives in Plain Sight

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Landscape that's not cookie cutter on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Landscape that’s not cookie cutter

We tour the garden beds of a couple who enjoy growing. They have created interest in the landscape with rounded beds. They also take advantage o [...]

Glorious garden on a suburban lot on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Glorious garden on a suburban lot

Everything's coming up roses in this home garden in Hendersonville, Tennessee. It's a beautiful day in May, and this garden is flush with bloom [...]

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses, Crowder Fields

Sheri Gramer tours Crowder Fields where they specialize in field-grown ornamental grasses. We take a closer look at several varieties from tall [...]

Friendships Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Friendships Garden

Over time, a person's garden becomes a sentimental space. That certainly holds true for host Annette Shrader's garden. It is brimming with plant [...]

Green Manure: Plants and Benefits on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Green Manure: Plants and Benefits

Biodynamic farmer Jeff Poppen walks us through one of his large production fields in early spring that's covered in green manure crops. He share [...]

Gardening newbies on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening newbies

There's a lot of joy in gardening. Tammy Algood meets up with two new gardeners who are proud of their successes, and the knowledge gained from [...]

Backyard gardening: applying best practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Backyard gardening: applying best practices

Annette Shrader visits with a backyard vegetable gardener who is using sustainable methods that work with nature to build healthy soil and grow [...]

Soil Your Undies: How healthy is your soil? on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Soil Your Undies: How healthy is your soil?

A campaign was launched in December 2018 by Oregon farmers working with Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Soil Your Undies Challenge wa [...]

How to Assemble a Terrarium on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

How to Assemble a Terrarium

Plants can survive in a closed glass container, but what ingredients will ensure it is successful? Sheri Gramer steps through the process of ass [...]

Vole deterrent on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Vole deterrent

Voles are known for eating the roots of plants, consuming spring bulbs and tubers underground, and for chewing on the bark of trees and shrubs. [...]

Food forest - permaculture methods on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Food forest – permaculture methods

Annette Shrader visits with an experienced gardener who adheres to the methods of permaculture. All of the plants in his vast backyard are part [...]

Cold Hardy Succulents on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cold Hardy Succulents

Jumping cactus, prickly pear, and hens and chicks plants are cold hardy succulents that can be grown outdoors in USDA Zone 7. Troy Marden learns [...]

School garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

School garden

Jeff Poppen is on the campus of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville to learn both the challenges and rewards of having a school garden. Here, o [...]

Growing banana plants in zone 7 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing banana plants in zone 7

Banana plants can be a dramatic addition to a home landscape, and create a tropical focal point. Troy Marden visits with a home gardener who has [...]

Hellebore Collector on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hellebore Collector

Did you know there's a perennial that hits peak bloom starting mid-December and varieties that continue through March? Hellebores are frost-resi [...]

Barn Garden - an homage to the past on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Barn Garden – an homage to the past

Annette Shrader tours a unique home garden in rural Tennessee. The tobacco barn once stood at the front of the property. That footprint of the b [...]

Native Plants in the Home Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Plants in the Home Landscape

Native plants have evolved in a region with adaptations to the geology, climate, soil, wildlife, and the other plants. Therefore, a key to succ [...]

Home landscapes: benefits and risks beyond the property line on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Home landscapes: benefits and risks beyond the property line

There are parks full of Chinese privet and bush honeysuckle. But not so long ago, gardeners bought these plants at garden centers assuming they [...]

Color in Containers on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Color in Containers

The formula for an eye-catching container is a strong thriller, some complimentary fillers, and a spiller. Sheri Gramer visits with a gardener w [...]

Pet Threats from the garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pet Threats from the garden

Whether its a plant in the ornamental garden, a floral bouquet in a vase, or a houseplant, there are some that can cause harm to a pet. Some can [...]

Choosing a Bamboo Variety on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Choosing a Bamboo Variety

Chris Buker of Almaville Bamboo Company explains how he helps consumers get the right bamboo variety to match their objectives and the planting area.

Vertical hydroponics: growing UP on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Vertical hydroponics: growing UP

Marty DeHart tours Rally Farms, the first Nashville-based urban hydroponic farm utilizing a recycled insulated shipping container to grow produc [...]

Trees for Bees on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Trees for Bees

Flowering trees are great for pollinators! They provide high levels of pollen and nectar that bees need for their existence. Tammy Algood is at [...]

Popular Houseplants + Maintenance on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Popular Houseplants + Maintenance

Greenery brightens up indoor spaces, and is known to have mood-boosting qualities. Sheri Gramer reviews several popular indoor plants along with [...]

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