May 06, 2021

Season 29 | Episode 15

Latin American garden; growing peanuts; plant supports; home garden tour.
Episode 2915 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Season 29 | Episode 15

May 06, 2021

Latin American garden; growing peanuts; plant supports; home garden tour.

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Staghorn Fern Collection on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Crape Myrtle Bark Scale on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Homeowner Responsibilities toward Healthy Waterways on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Cul2Vate on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cul2Vate

Julie Berbiglia visits the Cul2Vate farm in Nashville TN. This non-profit seeks to feed the hungry by growing food and growing people. First, Cu [...]

An Enchanting Garden Space on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Sheri Gramer enjoys this mature landscape that has a charming water feature, a fairy house, a variety of ferns, wildflowers and hydrangea.

A Plant's Best Friend on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Joe Smith Floral Design Gallery @ Nashville Lawn and Garden Show on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Growing Carrots on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Jeff Poppen has grown a lot of carrot crops over the years. He shares his experience and knowledge as to the soil preparation, the planting, and [...]

Fruit Tree Pruning on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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"I've yet to see a fruit tree that was over-pruned", says Dave Lockwood, Fruit & Nuts Crop Specialist with UT Extension. Dave demonstrates how h [...]

Creating a landscape over time on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Creating a landscape over time

A new home in a new subdivision is a blank canvas for homeowners who are Do-It-Yourselfers. Tammy Algood visits with one of the plant-lovers who [...]

Winter Interest in the Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Storage of Surplus Crops on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Backyard Bounty on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Drake's Cove Community Trail on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Right Plants in the Right Spots on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Right Plants in the Right Spots

This gardener has experience, and we benefit from her knowledge during this tour of her home gardens. There are shady areas, a large, deep sunny [...]

Types of Roses on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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These homeowners are indeed landscape designers, and plant people. Annette Shrader takes us through the gate to find a densely planted backyard [...]

Pruning Young Blueberry Shrubs on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pruning Young Blueberry Shrubs

For a better yield in the future, it's best to prune off the budding fruit on young shrubs for the first 3 years. Tammy Algood discusses best pr [...]

Growing Garlic on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Garlic

Garlic has been cultivated by humans for 5,000 years. Jeff Poppen likes growing garlic for several reasons. It's easy, it gets planted in Septem [...]

Mansker's Station Community Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Enjoying Garden Maturity on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

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Thirty years ago, Sally Reynolds began visualizing her home landscape. Now dubbed 'Mille Fleurs', her underlying goal was to have long views, ga [...]

Changes to the Plant Palette on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Changes to the Plant Palette

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