Episode 2745

Volunteer Gardener

May 09, 2019

Season 27 | Episode 45

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Annette Shrader takes us on a tour of a spectacular home landscape that starts at the curb and follows all the way around the house. Julie Berbiglia learns about the Nashville Mayor's office initiative to plant 500,000 trees by 2050. Troy Marden highlights Rohdea, a little known shade plant that stays green year-round.

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Home Landscape Vignettes and Plant Combinations on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Home Landscape Vignettes and Plant Combinations

This lovely home landscape begins at the curb and continues throughout the property. The various garden beds and garden vignettes sparkle with combinations of shrubs, trees, and perennials. The variance in height, color and texture speaks to good garden design. The plant palette contains some showy specimens, but none that are difficult to maintain.

Rohdea: An Evergreen Shade Option on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Rohdea: An Evergreen Shade Option

One of our landscape designer/host says Rohdea (Sacred Lily) is the most under used dependable performing perennials for shade. The biggest attribute is that it remains evergreen in winter. This plant is native to southeast Asia. It mimics an evergreen hosta in the landscape.Deep green, leathery leaves spring from a central growing point followed by inconspicuous flowers that later provide showy cones of red berries nestled in the foliage. Rohdea tolerates dry shade.

ROOT Nashville on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

ROOT Nashville

The Mayor of Nashville launched a campaign in October 2018 to plant and care for 500,000 trees across Nashville by 2050. Julie Berbiglia learns about the collaboration behind this effort with various non-profits, government agencies, private companies, philanthropic partners, volunteers, and citizens. The campaign is designed to increase the city’s tree canopy and create a more equitable distribution of the health and sustainability benefits of urban trees across all neighborhoods.