April 11, 2024

Season 32 | Episode 15

Grand garden design featuring outdoor rooms; hummingbird support garden; illicium shrub.
Episode 3215 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Season 32 | Episode 15

April 11, 2024

Grand garden design featuring outdoor rooms; hummingbird support garden; illicium shrub.

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Hummingbird Attractor and Support Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hummingbird Attractor and Support Garden

Keeping something in bloom when hummingbirds are expected is a key to attracting them to your yard. Matt Kerske visits with a gardener who plans [...]

Illicium on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Illicium

Illicium are one of the few evergreen shrubs that are native to the Southeastern U.S. Referred to as 'anise', this plant species is particularly [...]

Grand Garden in Arts and Crafts Style on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Grand Garden in Arts and Crafts Style

Troy Marden tours a garden designed by the acclaimed American designer Ryan Gainey in the early 2000's. Taking inspiration from the Formal Garde [...]

Unique Trees on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Unique Trees

Trees are important to the urban landscape, and the Nashville Tree Foundation celebrates trees with its annual Big Old Tree Contest. This year t [...]

Children's Teaching Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Children’s Teaching Garden

We tour a children's teaching garden in Franklin Tennessee where every element of this immersive and interactive gardening space enables and ins [...]

Re-mineralizing on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Re-mineralizing

For optimum yields, a farmer has to replenish the minerals in production fields.

Gloxinia on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gloxinia

Gloxinia are magnificent flowering plants in the same plant family as African violets but with bigger blooms and leaves. Troy Marden shows off h [...]

My garden is my favorite place on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

My garden is my favorite place

We tour a home garden that's been 40 years in the making, by a woman who says gardening brings her joy. There's no mowing in her backyard, as it [...]

Colorful Canvas on a Hillside on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Colorful Canvas on a Hillside

We are introduced to a gardener with a 'can do' spirit. She meets the challenge of growing in various micro-climates among the various border be [...]

Winter-time seed sowing on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Winter-time seed sowing

Want to feed your gardening soul during the bleak winter months, and save money? Annette Shrader gets a lesson on starting seeds at home on a la [...]

Regenerative gardening practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Regenerative gardening practices

We learn about healthy fertile soil on a visit to Red Thread Farm, a micro family farm in Franklin TN. There's no mechanized tillage that happen [...]

Protecting Plants during Winter on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Protecting Plants during Winter

Whether it's a tender perennial, an herbaceous perennial, or a sub-tropical like dahlias, April Moore explains how to protect plants over winter [...]

Making a Landscape Your Own on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Making a Landscape Your Own

We visit the home gardens of a couple who enjoy living on the banks of the Red River. They set out to complement the river view by adding a vari [...]

Winter Blooms for Indoor Spaces on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Winter Blooms for Indoor Spaces

Troy Marden shares his experience and some growing tips for plants that offer blooms during the winter months. Holiday cactus, poinsettias, and [...]

Leave the Leaves on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Leave the Leaves

We are encouraged to 'leave the leaves' and 'save the stems' to provide valuable organic matter, and to build up healthy soil in our yards and g [...]

Cheerful medley of color and forms on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cheerful medley of color and forms

This garden was transformed from a typical lawn into this colorful, pollinator-friendly garden not that long ago. We'll meet the gardener to lea [...]

Evolution of a Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Evolution of a Garden

Gardens are constantly evolving. Tammy Algood takes us on a stroll through one such garden where there's always room for another plant. In this [...]

Oaks Collection on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Oaks Collection

Host Annette Shrader is in awe of the beauty found in a collection of desirable varieties of oak trees on a visit to the home landscape of a cou [...]

Growing Cherry Tomatoes for Market on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Cherry Tomatoes for Market

Jeff Poppen learns the methods necessary for growing a successful crop of cherry tomatoes in a market garden greenhouse. Bloomsbury Farm in Smyr [...]

Native Trees with Fall Brilliance on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Trees with Fall Brilliance

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, near Nashville Tennessee, is certified a Level III arboretum. Host April Moore tours the grounds to spotlight some g [...]

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden, Tennessee Aquarium

There's so many species of butterflies to see in the tropical lush setting of the Butterfly Garden at the Tennessee Aquarium. We'll learn what a [...]

Taking on a Large Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Taking on a Large Landscape

Rita Venable is in awe of the large border beds and island beds these homeowners have created in their very sizable backyard. It's all a labor o [...]

Recipes: Oven Roasted Tomatoes; Basil Pesto Corn; Irish Sour on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Recipes: Oven Roasted Tomatoes; Basil Pesto Corn; Irish Sour

Summer brings a bounty of fresh vegetables. Sheri Gramer learns some recipes for tomatoes, corn, and herbs from a couple who have some delicious [...]

Houseplants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Houseplants

Houseplants are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, especially among young people. Not only do they add to the decor of an indoor space, bu [...]

Thornless Blackberry on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Thornless Blackberry

Marty DeHart recommends Prime-Ark Freedom Primo cane blackberry plants for homeowners that want to try growing fruit. The attributes of this hyb [...]

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