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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. Tammy Algood introduces us to this gardener with a love for nature and a great eye for garden design. You'll want to take notes!


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 and contributions of the community members who grow here.


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 enjoying the scenery.


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 from the space. Materials and styles are then selected. Finally, a walk through the updated space with Matt.


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 space there's big, bold foliage along with bright shades of flowers. Host Troy Marden learns the maintenance involved for this garden in USDA Climate Zone 7.


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 American Daylily Society Display Garden. She learns which characteristics of this easy-care perennial this collector enjoys the most. Hint: its the variety in colors and petal forms, and the way one plant can have blooms over a period of several weeks. His collection tops 1,800 plants.


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 of sun coleus too. Coleus grows in the ground as well as in containers. Growing habits range from tall to small upright varieties to trailing or sprawling types. Tammy Algood introduces us to a home gardener who is a big fan of coleus who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate from cuttings.


Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Ann and Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail

The sculpture trail was established in 1999 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens through a donation from Ann and Monroe Carrel Jr. The trail underwent renovation to upgrade the pathways and add to the plant collection. Reopening in 2020, the trail features 10 works on a 1.5 mile woodland walkway. The plant palette is 100% native with very few cultivars. More than 700 trees and shrubs were added during the renovation, with the continued goal to have as much plant diversity as possible.


An Enchanting Garden Space on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

An Enchanting Garden Space

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

A Plant’s Best Friend

Annette Shrader visits with a nurturing gardener who proclaims to be the best friend a plant could have. She can't let a single one fade. We tour her home garden to see her prized trees, perennials and fruit producers.


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 worked together with her spouse over 30 years on this landscape. We tour their pleasing and pleasant backyard featuring trees, border beds, raised beds, and container plants. They also have functional and interesting hardscapes for gathering.


Winter Interest in the Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Winter Interest in the Landscape

Is there much to look at in your home landscape in the winter? Get some ideas on how to sustain beauty and interest year-round as Phillipe Chadwick strolls an estate garden that features several plant specimens that take center stage outside the prime growing season.