Episode 3110

Volunteer Gardener

October 13, 2022

Season 31 | Episode 10

Troy Marden and Mike Berkley, both respected plantsmen, share their picks for native trees, shrubs and perennials that will draw attention in the fall. Tammy Algood tours Southall Farm & Inn where guests are encouraged to experience the on-site agriculture that includes an orchard, kitchen garden, orangery and production fields. Annette Shrader visits a gardener who enjoys the colors of caladiums.

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Native Plants with Fall Interest on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Plants with Fall Interest

Native plants make good, dependable performers in a home landscape. Troy Marden is at GroWild Inc. in Fairview TN to show off some favorite plants that offer fall interest.

When a Chef Becomes a Farmer on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

When a Chef Becomes a Farmer

Tammy Algood introduces us to Tyler Brown of Southall Farm & Inn. We gain insight into farming from his perspective as a chef who strives for great flavor coming straight from the field. It;s here where guests are encouraged to explore the various gardens and growing sites on the farm.

Caladiums on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


Caladiums are known as 'angel wings'. We check out the varieties in the garden beds and containers of a grower who has included caladiums in her home landscape for more than 30 years. She tells us how and when to plant in USDA zone 7. She also shares when and how to store properly.