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A Moss Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

A Moss Garden

We tour a hilltop garden and see the beauty, and practicality of incorporating a variety of mosses in the landscape.


Growing tomatoes in containers on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing tomatoes in containers

Container gardening is well-suited for growing tomatoes, yet it still has its challenges. We visit a grower who gleaned information and advice from Craig LeHoullier in his book 'Epic Tomatoes'. We learn from his experience how to minimize the damage of blight and blossom end rot.


Hops production on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hops production

The owner of Yazoo Brewery meets up with our Jeff Poppen at Bells Bend Farm where they grow hops for a special annual brew.


Amaranth on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Amaranth

A look at the USDA trials of several varieties of amaranth at Tennessee State University research farm. Amaranth is poised to be the super food of the future.


Japanese Maple Collection on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Japanese Maple Collection

A husband and wife started out with a fascination for bonsai Japanese maples, and soon collecting Japanese maples for their yard has become a passion.


Dahlias on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dahlias

We hit peak season in this dahlia field where we find 80 varieties.


Big Mama Tomato on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Big Mama Tomato

When we heard there was a tomato plant in our neighborhood that would tower over our heads when we stood next to it, we had to go check it out for ourselves.


Daffodils on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Daffodils

We tour the home gardens of a daffodil judge, daffodil judge trainer, and daffodil collector all rolled into one happy grower.


Intersectional peonies (Itoh hybrids) on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Intersectional peonies (Itoh hybrids)

Intersectional peonies have many attributes that make them desirable for the landscape. They are hybrids from a cross of tree peonies and herbaceous peonies. Troy Marden visits Iris City Gardens to pick out some favorites.


Touring an American Daylily Society Display Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Daylily World

We visit with a pair of renowned daylily hybridizers in their trial gardens.