Episode 2905

Volunteer Gardener

September 17, 2020

Season 29 | Episode 05

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Troy Marden discusses the evolution of an estate garden that was installed 30 years ago by a designer friend who was once a host of the show; Jeff Poppen explores the horticulture efforts at Mansker's Station in Goodlettsville; herbs suited for containers; beekeeping at home.

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Enjoying Garden Maturity on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Enjoying Garden Maturity

Thirty years ago, Sally Reynolds began visualizing her home landscape. Now dubbed 'Mille Fleurs', her underlying goal was to have long views, garden rooms to wander through, deep foundation plantings, and lovely vistas. Now, with time, those goals have been realized. Troy Marden visits with his ole garden design friend for a retrospective of the choices over the years, a discussion of some of her favorite plants, and highlights of this garden's evolution.

Mansker's Station Community Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Mansker’s Station Community Garden

Sumner County Master Gardeners maintain several garden areas at historic Mansker's Station in Goodlettsville TN. These include a vegetable and herb garden, a pollinator waystation, and a wildflower area. Jeff Poppen explores the garden beds to see what's growing, and to learn about the educational opportunities for school age children as well as community members.