Episode 2601

Volunteer Gardener

July 06, 2017

Season 26 | Episode 01

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, we visit a beautiful shade garden. Annette Shrader finds colorful blooms and stately foliage in this terraced garden. Phillipe Chadwick visits an enthusiastic grower with raised beds. We’ll see how using espalier techniques can transform the ordinary into garden focal points. Plus a recipe for Dried Pear Bacon Bread.

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Dried Pear Bacon Bread on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dried Pear Bacon Bread

Tammy Algood combines fruit with bacon for a morning treat. Dried Pear Bacon Bread sounds yummy indeed.

Espalier Training for Non-fruiting specimens on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Espalier Training for Non-fruiting specimens

We’ll see various evergreens being trained with espalier pruning techniques to create fans, arches, screens and ornamental specimens.

Raised Vegetable Beds on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Raised Vegetable Beds

Phillipe Chadwick walks in the sunshine with an enthusiastic grower through her raised beds brimming with vegetables.

Shade Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Shade Garden

We have it made in the shade—a beautiful shade garden that is. Annette Shrader finds plenty of colorful blooms and stately foliage in this terraced garden that features caladiums, astilbe, fern and hydrangea.