May 12, 2022

Season 30 | Episode 19

Tour of a 'Barn' garden; native plants in the home landscape; proven garden performers.
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Season 30 | Episode 19

May 12, 2022

Tour of a ‘Barn’ garden; native plants in the home landscape; proven garden performers.

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Native Plants in the Home Landscape

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Native Plants Garden

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Pocket prairie

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Nature’s Way to Garden

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Clean Genes Farm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Clean Genes Farm

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No Till Agriculture

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Beekeeper + Flower Farmer

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Blessings of a Community Garden

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American Heritage Trees

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