Episode 2505

Volunteer Gardener

August 04, 2016

Season 25 | Episode 05

Gardening on a Tennessee mountaintop is going to have its challenges for sure, but oh, the rewards. Plus, we'll learn how to start a fertile garden in any sunny outdoor piece of land utilizing the lasagna method. And if you have ever been confused about when to harvest yarrow for dried floral projects, advice is on the way.

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Gardening on the Mountaintop on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening on the Mountaintop

This is a tour of an extraordinary garden. It is special in that it is on top of Signal Mountain in Tennessee. It is special in its size, covering what amounts to seven residential lots. It is special in plant palette and presentation. And it is impressive in that the garden continues down the mountain side. Troy Marden leads us on the tour with the homeowner/gardener.

Lasagna Gardening on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Lasagna Gardening

Patricia Lanza, author of "Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens", demonstrates how to create a fertile garden bed in 45 minutes.