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Plant Problems

Dramatic Winter Damage on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dramatic Winter Damage

Troy Marden shares his findings and lends insight into the plant damage that occurred during a rapid and dramatic drop in temperature in late December 2022. Trees, shrubs, and perennials - so many treasured garden plants were affected. Learn how long you should 'wait and see', and what is likely lost in total.

Growing Health Orchids on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing healthy orchids

Orchids are popular house plants and can produce beautiful blooms over many years, if they receive the proper care. Annette Shrader sets out to de-mystify orchid growing with an orchid hobbyist and member of the Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee. Growing medium, proper watering and fertilization, re-potting, pests + solutions are all discussed.

Boxwood Blight! on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Boxwood Blight!

Boxwood blight has been found in many regions of the U.S., including the middle Tennessee area. University of Tennessee agriculture extension agent David Cook and UT Plant Pathologist Alan Windham show examples of this blight, and what you should be on the lookout for.