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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 spring bulbs - including paperwhites, are highlighted.

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 couple who are passionate about plants.

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 grand specimens with beautiful autumn color. The arboretum boasts nearly 100 trees, including 6 nearly 200 year old cedar trees, 19 species of oak trees, and 5 species of hickory trees.

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 attributes of a plant make it attractive to butterflies.

Houseplants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


Houseplants are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, especially among young people. Not only do they add to the decor of an indoor space, but greenery contributes to a positive environment. Troy Marden showcases a collection of pretty aroids.

Fall Greens on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Fall Greens

In autumn, the display garden beds at the entrance to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are planted in heirloom varieties of greens. These tasty greens are plants that you can cut continually until first frost, and beyond.

Herbs beyond the typical on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Herbs beyond the typical

Growing herbs can be fun, rewarding, and a taste sensation. Tammy Algood discusses herbs that are easy to grow, and worthy of a spot in the garden.

The allure of daylilies on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

The allure of daylilies

Since the early 1930s, hybridizers have made great improvements in daylilies. From the color range, to the patterns, to the form, there's a lot to love. Annette Shrader visits Bluebird Springs Farm where the daylilies are blooming, and taking center stage.

Cost of a nursery plant on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cost of a nursery plant

What determines the price of a potted perennial, or a mature field-grown tree? Troy Marden visits with Matt Dawson, the owner of Samara Farms wholesale plant nursery, to gain insight into what costs are incurred from acquisition to consumer. It goes beyond the nursery pot, media, fertilizer, and infrastucture.

Daffodils: Undemanding and Reliable on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Daffodils: Undemanding and Reliable

Daffodils are some of the easiest flowers to grow, and they multiply readily. They come in different forms and colors. Some even change color as they mature. April Moore shares several of her favorites.

Hellebores: Culture and Attributes on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hellebores: Culture and Attributes

Hellebores are a hardy perennial that is a star during late-winter and early spring. Thanks to hybridization, they come in a dazzling array of bloom varieties. Marty DeHart visits with hybridizer Joe Woodard to discuss the attributes and culture of this popular plant.

Pollinator Plants for the Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Plants for the Garden

Certain plants can provide vital support to pollinators by offering nectar, pollen, shelter, and gathering spots. Marty DeHart showcases a variety of these plant superstars that can have your garden buzzing with activity.