Episode 2610

Volunteer Gardener

March 01, 2017

Season 26 | Episode 10

Troy Marden tours the home landscape of a gardener who appreciates and provides for Mother Nature. Annette Shrader meets a gardener who changed out the entire plant palette in her dozen garden beds so deer no longer linger. Plus, some interesting herbs to try in your home garden.

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A Native Plant Palette on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

A Native Plant Palette

A tour of a home garden that is adjacent to a forested area. Once garden beds were established and some native plants installed, other native wildflowers and plants found their way into the suitable and nurturing environment.

Oh Deer! on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Oh Deer!

Imagine that you are faced with a decision. Change the entire plant palette in the dozen backyard garden beds you love, or quit gardening altogether. Meet the tenacious gardener who traded out roses and hostas for only deer-resistent ornamentals in what is now a cutting garden.

Unusual plants for the home garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Unusual plants for the home garden

Comfrey, stinging nettle and American elderberry are a few of the plants profiled in this gardener’s home landscape that features medicinal herbs and berries.