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“Growing a Greener World,” Season 7

Promotional video for the PBS show “Growing a Greener World” with Joe Lamp’l.

Blogger Les Parks: A Tidewater Gardener

HAMPTON ROADS, VA Meet Les Parks, the author of A Tidewater Gardener, a blog about gardening in Hampton Roads, VA and travels abroad. Les talks with us in his own garden in a historic neighborhood in Norfolk, and explains what attracted him to blogging. From PlantPop, a horticultural film studio that tells interesting stories about …Read more »

“Hometown Habitat” Trailer

Hometown Habitat is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Featured is entomologist, Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the …Read more »

Bountiful Bonsai by Richard Bender

Bountiful Bonsai: Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens with Edible Fruits, Herbs and Flowers – the book trailer. by Richard W. Bender,  published by Tuttle Publishing.

“Get Busy Gardening” Blog

MINNESOTA From Amy Andrychowicz: “A short introduction to me, my gardens and my blog Get Busy Gardening!   Photography by Eric Kraus. “

American Bonsai in Garden Design Magazine

GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE Garden Design’s editor in chief, Thad Orr, talks about how bonsai master Ryan Neil of Bonsai Mirai (near Portland, Oregon) develops bonsai with a uniquely American twist. A story on Neil titled “American Bonsai” is featured in the Autumn 2016 issue of Garden Design magazine.

Beautiful No-Mow Lawns by Evelyn Hadden

BEAUTIFUL NO-MOW LAWNS Book trailer for Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives by Evelyn Hadden, from Timber Press. “Get a peek inside award-winning author Evelyn Hadden’s guide to designing and caring for nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes with less lawn.”

Central Texas Gardener

AUSTIN, TX What’s a gardener to do when heat, pests, water restrictions and bad soil—or not much at all—crowd the path to creative, beautiful outdoor handiwork? Central Texas Gardener is here to help! See how to tackle the techniques, pick drought-tough plants for wildlife, fill up your kitchen with fresh food, and enrich your soul …Read more »

The Less is More Garden – Interview with Susan Morrison

AUSTIN, TX by Central Texas Gardener Got a small garden? California designer Susan Morrison and author of The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard, puts the plus into downsized spaces (to adapt for big gardens, too). GGVideo Note: Susan is a garden designer in the SF Bay Area of California.

New Sunset Western Garden Book

NEW SUNSET WESTERN GARDEN BOOK For generations of Westerners, the Sunset Western Garden Book has been the go-to guide for all things plant related. But the new ninth edition – entirely revised and redesigned, and filled with thousands of photos – is the ultimate handbook for today’s gardener. Sunset’s gardening editors Kathy Brenzel and Johanna …Read more »

Lawn Gone by Pam Penick

Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard by Austin, TX writer Pam Penick. Published by Ten Speed Press The book trailer. Lawn Gone! is an essential guide to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners and anyone concerned about the environmental costs of maintaining a lawn. Filled with how-to information, design ideas, and …Read more »

“Backyard Parables” Book Trailer

UPSTATE NEW YORK Trailer for Margaret Roach’s 2013 gardening memoir The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life. Visit Margaret at her award-winning blog Away To Garden.