Episode 2920

Volunteer Gardener

June 24, 2021

Season 29 | Episode 20

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Troy Marden visits with a couple whose tropical backyard landscape reminds them of their favorite vacation spot. Marty DeHart showcases a selection of annuals that perform well all season long. Plus, boxwood blight has been found in middle Tennessee. We find out how to identify it, and what to do if we find it.

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Tropical Home Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tropical Home Landscape

From their deck, this couple's backyard landscape reminds them of one of their favorite tropical vacation spots. Within this densely planted space there's big, bold foliage along with bright shades of flowers. Host Troy Marden learns the maintenance involved for this garden in USDA Climate Zone 7.

Boxwood Blight! on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Boxwood Blight!

Boxwood blight has been found in many regions of the U.S., including the middle Tennessee area. University of Tennessee agriculture extension agent David Cook and UT Plant Pathologist Alan Windham show examples of this blight, and what you should be on the lookout for.

Dependable Annuals on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dependable Annuals

Marty DeHart showcases a wide variety of annuals that she endorses as outstanding performers for season long color in garden beds and containers.