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Erica Glasener Visits a Formal Garden in Georgia

GEORGIA One of the hard-to-get episodes of “A Gardener’s Diary” by horticulturist Erica Glasener. The show ran for 14 years on HGTV and is much missed.

Tropical San Diego Garden

SAN DIEGO, CA From San Diego’s gardening TV show “A Growing Passion.” In this episode: Join garden expert Nan Sterman as she visits a lush, tropical garden filled with unusual plants and garden art. This garden was created by San Diego’s legendary designer known as “Sinjen,” who, during his lifetime, was a close family friend …Read more »

Fall Tour of Aspen Grove Gardens

ONTARIO, CANADA From Robert Pavlis, the gardener at Aspen Grove Gardens: Garden Tour of Aspen Grove Gardens, fall 2015. Enjoy a video tour of this lovely private garden located in Southern Ontario. Learn how to make good use of ornamental grasses, water features, and focal points to create a stunning garden for 12 months of …Read more »

David Culp’s Layered Garden

PENNSYLVANIA Known as Brandywine Cottage, this two acre garden is the creation of David Culp (plantsmen, lecturer, instructor and author). David and his partner Michael Alderfer maintain the property that includes a woodland garden, perennial border garden, kitchen garden, roof garden, a ruined garden, and a 1790’s farmhouse. David is author of The Layered Garden: …Read more »

Front Yard Make-Over with Vines and Paint

GREENBELT, MARYLAND Front-yard make-over of Modernist home in Greenbelt, Maryland, using vines and paint. ARCHITECTURE Iconic example of the ‘International Style,’ a modernist style rarely seen in the U.S. With the old siding removed and the concrete block façade repaired, the unit is fully restored – except for the original color, which was white. (NOT …Read more »

Go Wild, Go Native

MINNEAPOLIS, MN By the Nature Conservancy Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign up at nature.org/GoNative to receive monthly “Plant This, Not That” gardening tips and updates …Read more »

Small-Garden Design, Part 1: Townhouse Front Yard Garden

GREENBELT, MD Video description from Garden Clips: Susan Harris of Garden Rant shows us her small townhouse front yard garden. Susan removed the existing lawn and put in a small patio to serve as a seating area. She planted the surrounding beds with easy-to-care-for perennials and potted annuals and provided a sense of enclosure with arborvitaes …Read more »

Nashville Dahlia Garden

NASHVILLE, TN: From the TV show “Volunteer Gardener.” Dahlias are a bit like roses. Or hostas. Most growers can’t grow just one. We’ll visit with one such dahlia grower whose efforts yield a spectacular reward. Dahlias mentioned in Phillipe’s segment: Sherwood Peach, Penhill Yellow Queen and Who dun it.

Tony Avent: Plant Hunter

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA PlantPop takes a trip to Raleigh, NC to visit Tony Avent, proprietor of Juniper Level Botanical Garden and Plant Delights Nursery. Tony has traveled the world many times over to find plants to add to his growing collection.

Brie Arthur: Transforming the Suburban Landscape

NORTH CAROLINA From PlantPop: “Down in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina (about 20 minutes south of Raleigh) professional landscape designer, Brie Arthur lets us look at her personal garden that incorporates edibles along with the usual shrubs, perennials, annuals, and trees. Her main goals with the garden is to educate and inspire suburban dwellers to think beyond …Read more »

Tantalizing Garden Tiers

AUSTIN, TX From KLRU’s Central Texas Gardener. When Syd Teague moved from Tucson to Austin, she wanted a water thrifty garden. As she shaped her land, it became her outdoor laboratory from succulents to flowering perennials. After corralling rainwater runoff in multiple berms and swales, she patterned rambling wanders and broad sweep views that converge …Read more »

Lee Reich’s “Farmden”

NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK Published Nov 2013, by Lee Reich. Before the snow flies, come and have a (video) look. What’s a farmden? Find out. It’s a little nutty — with chestnuts, filberts, black walnut, pine nut, and buartnut.