Recent Volunteer Gardener Clips

Cleaning the ornamental garden to serve beneficial insects on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cleaning the ornamental garden to serve beneficial insects

September 22, 2022

Late September finds us doing clean up in the ornamental garden after the growing season. But not so fast. Host Marty DeHart, along with Rita Venable (author of 'Butterflies of Tennessee'), will have you looking at garden clean up a different way. They look at several common garden specimens with suggestions of what to do to benefit pollinators and beneficial insects for the winter.

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Pretty plant palette for a shady backyard on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pretty plant palette for a shady backyard

September 22, 2022

From the back door of the house all the way to the fence line, there are pretty plant combinations filling this backyard. Host Tammy Algood enjoys the established plants in the beds that add dimension to the space, and the containers that hold some outstanding plant specimens.

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Landscape Vignettes into Cohesive Design on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Landscape Vignettes into Cohesive Design

September 15, 2022

This plant collector/gardener has created lovely vignettes throughout his large backyard. One vignette leads to the next and unifies all of the garden spaces.

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Fall vegetable garden pointers on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Fall vegetable garden pointers

September 15, 2022

Fall vegetable gardens require planning, especially if those plants are to be grown from seed. Calculating the days to maturity allows one to start seeds at the proper time. Host Annette Shrader visits an experienced grower to see how the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and peas are performing mid-autumn.

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Gardening makes me happy on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening makes me happy

September 08, 2022

We visit a gardener who took the blank slate that was her home's backyard and turned it into a lovely garden space she can't wait to go check out each morning. Tammy Algood walks the paths of this energetic gardener who loves her ornamental plants, the vegetable beds, and her water feature.

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Rose Care for hybrid tea on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Rose Care for hybrid tea

September 08, 2022

Marty DeHart explains how to plant, prune and care for hybrid tea and grandiflora roses. She shares her preferred fertilizer and application information. Marty also discusses the diseases and pests that these roses are susceptible to and how to manage it effectively.

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Pretty garden with a personal touch on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pretty garden with a personal touch

September 01, 2022

There are so many wonderful themed garden spaces to see in the landscape of a couple of ambitious, creative and passionate homeowners. There's an Asian garden, a Railroad garden, and a couple of vintage areas featuring antique gas pumps, a beloved old truck, and Ronald McDonald pieces from yesteryear.

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Community strengthened by a garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Community strengthened by a garden

September 01, 2022

We visit the McGruder Community Garden in North Nashville where neighbors grow healthy food, and enjoy learning together. We hear about how the history of this productive space, and how it works now to meet the needs of the community.

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Dividing Hardy Perennials on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Dividing Hardy Perennials

September 01, 2022

Autumn is a good time to divide hostas, daylilies and peonies. Troy Marden demonstrates how to divide, and how to pot them up in his own soil mix recipe.

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Natives in Plain Sight on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Natives in Plain Sight

August 04, 2022

We visit a gardener who cherishes native plants even though a lot of lawn services refer to them as weeds. Her yard is a certified wildlife habitat, and she provides as best she can on her urban lot.

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Landscape that's not cookie cutter on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Landscape that’s not cookie cutter

August 04, 2022

We tour the garden beds of a couple who enjoy growing. They have created interest in the landscape with rounded beds. They also take advantage of the sunny areas of the yard to plant flowers and vegetables.

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Glorious garden on a suburban lot on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Glorious garden on a suburban lot

July 28, 2022

Everything's coming up roses in this home garden in Hendersonville, Tennessee. It's a beautiful day in May, and this garden is flush with blooms on more than 150 rose plants. We learn about some of the grower's top performers including climbers, shrub roses and miniatures.

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