Annette Shrader visits with a new gardener who got the bonus of a sloped backyard with terraced garden beds at the home she purchased. The space had been lovingly designed, complete with stone walls and a collection of trees, by a gardener who lived there for decades. The beauty of it is appreciated by the current owner as she maintains it and adds new interest.
Twenty years ago, this backyard space was bare land. The homeowners planted trees, laid out garden beds, and accentuated the ravine. Now this backyard is a breathtaking landscape with sweeping, gorgeous garden beds. Troy Marden discusses the plant palette and the design elements that make this a jewel of a garden.
A backyard can come to life, just like you've envisioned. Sheri Gramer visits with homeowners who made their plan a reality. They always wanted a pond, so they built one. They installed attractive border beds, raised beds, and have provided a supportive space for birds, bees, and butterflies.
Learn what it means to have a living landscape. Host Rita Venable introduces us to a dedicated couple who have spent many years eradicating the exotic invasive plants from their property. Those have been replaced with native perennials, trees and shrubs. Some have even sprouted up on their own! Pollinators and wildlife are now flourishing.