Recent Volunteer Gardener Clips
July 01, 2021
Marty DeHart visits with a passionate plants person who hybridizes and cultivates hellebores. It's mid-March, and these 'jewels of winter' are showing off their colors in beautiful blooms. We learn the successes of hybridization: the new characteristics, bloom size, colors, and habit are evident in the several cultivars we examine.
Tropical Home Landscape
June 24, 2021
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.
Touring an American Daylily Society Display Garden
June 17, 2021
Annette Shrader tours a country estate landscape that has some of the very best cultivars of the daylily, earning it the status of an official American Daylily Society Display Garden. She learns which characteristics of this easy-care perennial this collector enjoys the most. Hint: its the variety in colors and petal forms, and the way one plant can have blooms over a period of several weeks. His collection tops 1,800 plants.
June 17, 2021
Referred to as the money tree, or lucky plant, jade plants are native to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, and Mozambique. They have become a common houseplant worldwide. Tammy Algood visits with a collector to learn the number one mistake people make in caring for their jade plant, and how easy they are to propagate.
May 27, 2021
Coleus now comes in hundreds of varieties that offer season-long color and texture. No longer just for the shade garden, there's a big selection of sun coleus too. Coleus grows in the ground as well as in containers. Growing habits range from tall to small upright varieties to trailing or sprawling types. Tammy Algood introduces us to a home gardener who is a big fan of coleus who demonstrates how easy it is to propagate from cuttings.
Bare Root Tree Stock
May 27, 2021
The cost of a bare root tree is typically 1/4 the cost of ball and burlap ones of similar size. Wanting to make the biggest impact toward the Root Nashville campaign to plant a half million trees by 2050, Metro Water Services in Davidson County TN is nurturing 100 bare root trees. To successfully do that, they've built a raised bed and filled it with gravel. The bare root trees are held here, getting regular irrigation, for 3-6 months. During this time their root systems will grow stronger and ready for planting.
Floral Design – Color + Structure + Vase Life
May 20, 2021
Troy Marden hosts a fresh florals workshop with famed floral designer J Schwanke of J Schwanke's Life in Bloom. Learn how to set a mood with the flower colors chosen for an arrangement. Plus, these two designers share tips for creating structure in a vase, and for longer vase life.