September 02, 2021

Season 30 | Episode 08

A home garden focused on beauty, and pollinator support; seed saving; community garden.
Episode 3008 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Season 30 | Episode 08

September 02, 2021

A home garden focused on beauty, and pollinator support; seed saving; community garden.

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Pollinators welcome in this garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinators welcome in this garden

Troy Marden, knowing how gardens evolve, checks back in at a home garden in Nashville. Updates include the instillation of a lot of lilies, bog [...]

Farm in the City 2021 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Farm in the City 2021

Tammy Algood visits the community garden near downtown Nashville known as Farm in the City. Established in 2010 by Metro Development and Housing [...]

Seed Saving on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Seed Saving

Jeff Poppen shows us a variety of seeds that are pretty simple to harvest and store. Kale, beans, peanuts and pumpkins are some that are discussed.

An appreciation for the beauty of garden plants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

An appreciation for the beauty of garden plants

Host Sheri Gramer tours the home landscape of a life-long gardener who plants the tried and true, but enjoys experimenting with new plants too.

To me

To me, the garden is magical

Annette Shrader introduces us to a gardener who chooses to grow vegetables in raised beds. She began with 8, and it wasn't long before she had m [...]

Freia Farm: Small Intensive Agriculture Farm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Freia Farm: Small Intensive Agriculture Farm

An enthusiastic pair of young farmers focus on building the soil, knowing it will pay off year after year. There's is a no till farm. Their mark [...]

Pretty Plant Combinations and Stunning Blooms on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pretty Plant Combinations and Stunning Blooms

This home garden was designed and installed by hard-working and talented homeowners. Host Annette Shrader marvels at the variety of plants, the [...]

Hardscape and Landscape: From Conceptualization to Completion on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hardscape and Landscape: From Conceptualization to Completion

Host Tammy Algood tours a well-planned, well-executed, tree-filled outdoor space that is simply spectacular. And it was all done by the talented [...]

The Joy in Seeing a Garden Grow on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

The Joy in Seeing a Garden Grow

There are so many lovely vignettes, places to sit and reflect, and a seemingly endless array of plants to enjoy in this mature home landscape. T [...]

Growing Health Orchids on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing healthy orchids

Orchids are popular house plants and can produce beautiful blooms over many years, if they receive the proper care. Annette Shrader sets out to [...]

Straw Bale Gardening on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Straw Bale Gardening

Necessity is the mother of invention for this gardener who has no yard that gets enough sun for a garden. Instead, she gardens in straw bales on [...]

Growing Pecans on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Pecans

More folks are growing their own food these days, so perhaps a nut crop could fit into the home landscape. Tammy Algood goes to Bethpage TN to l [...]

Episode 3003 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Garden Diversity

Jeff Poppen visits the Pegram Community Garden to learn about the diversity of crops in the many raised beds, and the diversity in the talents a [...]

Gardening = nourishing body and soul on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening = nourishing body and soul

Annette Shrader visits with a Clarksville grower who finds joy, gratitude and peace when she's in the garden, whether it's planting, weeding or [...]

Conifer Showcase

Conifers can provide evergreen color and structure to a home landscape with minimal maintenance. They are also a great choice if you are looking [...]

Adding function to the backyard on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Adding function to the backyard

Matt Kerske takes us along on one of his backyard renovation projects. First to happen is an assessment of the features and functionality wanted [...]

Hellebore hybridizing on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hellebore hybridizing

Marty DeHart visits with a passionate plants person who hybridizes and cultivates hellebores. It's mid-March, and these 'jewels of winter' are s [...]

Baked Cheese Plantains and Hot Cilantro Drizzle on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Baked Cheese Plantains and Hot Cilantro Drizzle

The Hot Cilantro Drizzle is a great finishing touch to this appetizer of baked plantains.

Tropical Home Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tropical Home Landscape

From their deck, this couple's backyard landscape reminds them of one of their favorite tropical vacation spots. Within this densely planted spa [...]

Boxwood Blight! on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Boxwood Blight!

Boxwood blight has been found in many regions of the U.S., including the middle Tennessee area. University of Tennessee agriculture extension ag [...]

Dependable Annuals on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dependable Annuals

Marty DeHart showcases a wide variety of annuals that she endorses as outstanding performers for season long color in garden beds and containers.

Tropical Plant Introductions on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tropical Plant Introductions

Brian Williams of Brian's Botanicals wows us with some interesting tropical plants, specifically elephant ears in a compact form that he's been [...]

Touring an American Daylily Society Display Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Touring an American Daylily Society Display Garden

Annette Shrader tours a country estate landscape that has some of the very best cultivars of the daylily, earning it the status of an official A [...]

Jade Plants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Jade Plants

Referred to as the money tree, or lucky plant, jade plants are native to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, and Mozambiqu [...]

Coleus Collector on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Coleus Collector

Coleus now comes in hundreds of varieties that offer season-long color and texture. No longer just for the shade garden, there's a big selection [...]

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