Episode 3109

Volunteer Gardener

October 06, 2022

Season 31 | Episode 09

We tour a backyard garden that's certainly pretty to behold, but it's also a pollinator paradise. We look at many of the plants in this palette. We share a few of our favorite trees for brilliant and long-lasting fall color. A couple of growers show us the varieties growing in their tomato patch and tell us about their unique tomato club. Plus some simple, fresh cut arrangement ideas.

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Trees for Fall Color on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Trees for Fall Color

Autumn brings nature’s annual color festival of leaves in brilliant shades of red and gold. Troy Marden shares some of his favorite trees that have remarkable fall color that hold their leaves for 6-8 weeks.

Pollinator and Wildlife Friendly Home Landscape on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator and Wildlife Friendly Home Landscape

We tour a home landscape that is certainly spectacular to look at, but it's also a pollinator paradise. This gardener enjoys choosing native plants that will support their need for food and habitat. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are common sites in this garden.

Tennessee Tomato Club on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tennessee Tomato Club

We visit with a couple who are part of a grassroots group that call themselves the Tennessee Tomato Club. Members get together during the winter to cull seed catalogs and decide what they'll be growing for the coming tomato season. We visit their large tomato patch to see how those selections are producing.