Episode 2701

Volunteer Gardener

July 05, 2018

Season 27 | Episode 01

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, we tour the botanical garden at Austin Peay University that boasts more than 300 plants native to the Southeast region of the U.S. Then we learn about the emerald ash borer and the how deadly it is proving to ash trees across the United States. Water features come in a wide array of options. We find out about the upkeep expected.

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Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, Austin Peay State University

This 3,000 square foot garden was established in 2010 by Dr. Wayne Estes and boasts more than 300 native plants. The garden is used for education and research, and is open to the public.

Emerald Ash Borer in Tennessee on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Emerald Ash Borer in Tennessee

In Tennessee, 271 million ash trees could potentially become infested with the emerald ash borer. Prevention against this pest is the key. Dean Glascock of Arbor Art Tree Care shares information about tree evaluation and treatment options.

Water Feature Upkeep on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Water Feature Upkeep

Whether it is a pond, or a pondless water feature, Derek Johnson of JVI Secret Gardens shares realistic expectations of the maintenance involved to keep a selection of features running smoothly.