Episode 3218

Volunteer Gardener

May 02, 2024

Season 32 | Episode 18

Amaryllis flowers can brighten up the winter days. Julie Berbiglia learns the origins, the culture and the care of these flowering bulbs that can last 25 years or more. Troy Marden tours the campus of the new Lakeshore Park in Knoxville alongside the landscape designer. They discuss various plant choices for the site. Sheri Gramer gathers garden treasures for vases that doesn't include flowers.

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Amaryllis: Culture and Care on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Amaryllis: Culture and Care

Hippeastrum, commonly referred to as amaryllis, is in the grass family and is native to South America. Bulbs can remain viable for many years with the correct care. When dormant, they only need watering once a week. When the bulb starts producing a shoot, watering should be more frequent.

Plantings for a public space on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plantings for a public space

There's a new use for the 185 acres campus where Lakeshore Mental Health Institute once operated. The picturesque setting overlooking the Tennessee River is now a recreational public park welcoming 1 million visitors annually. We learn from the landscape architect about the plant choices for the park, and see how they are used.