Episode 2611

Volunteer Gardener

September 14, 2017

Season 26 | Episode 11

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Troy Marden tours a home garden adjacent to a forested area that features native wildflowers and plants. Annette Shrader meets a tenacious gardener who traded out roses and hosta for only deer-resistent ornamentals. Then we meet a gardener who encourages others to try at least one new thing in the garden each year.

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Border Beds for Sun and Shade on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Border Beds for Sun and Shade

We stroll through 3 very different border beds of Graymar Farm, each one with its own personality and unique plant palette.

Establishing a Moss Lawn on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Establishing a Moss Lawn

A home gardener finally gave up on growing grass in a large shady spot in the backyard and said yes to the moss that was there and doing well. He added several variety of mosses and now has moss established in a large section.

Hoop House Production on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hoop House Production

Hootin' Hollow is an organic farm that produces year round thanks to the early starts and the lingering late season crops that a hoop house provides.

Pollinator Hotel on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Hotel

What's a pollinator hotel? A habitat for beneficial garden insects. In this example assembled by the Davidson County TN Master Gardener Association, it is comprised of various items that mimic the preferred habitat found in nature for a wide variety of insects. It is recommended that a pollinator friendly structure should be located within 100 feet of the main garden beds for optimum benefit.