Master gardener Paul James shows how you can spiff up your evergreens. Then, Betsy Clebsh talks about salvia, a huge family of flowers. Too cold or wet in the garden? Terrariums might be the answer. Plus, storm-drain pet peeves.
The task of digging up and relocating a plant strikes fear in the hearts of many a gardener, but master gardener Paul James shows how easy it really is. Ted King talks about the 15th-century Chinese crown jewel, the chrysanthemum. Thinking about changing your front yard? Michael Glassman gives us big ideas on front yard makeovers. Finally, tips on readying plants several months ahead of a move.
Pruning is a subject that you can't get enough information on; master gardener Paul James offers more tips. Next, are you a fan of persimmons? We talk to longtime fruit grower Ed Laivo about this luscious fruit. If you don't have a porch in your front yard, landscape designer Michael Glassman can show you to create one. Plus, the history and handy uses for urns.
Master gardener Paul James does a little home gardening today to improve the looks of a problem area in his yard. Next, artist David McCrory explains how he turns junk into jewels in his garden. Then, horticultural expert Marianne Binetti shows some cool shortcuts in gardening. Finally, solar lights are one of the surest and inexpensive ways to enhance the look of landscapes.
Weeds may be the bane of the garden, but master gardener Paul James has ways of getting rid of them--without using chemicals. Next, are strawberry jars only for strawberries? These cool containers are much more useful than that. Then, expert Bob Miller gives us the lowdown on hydrangeas. Finally, tips and cautions on buying plants and planting them.
Every now and then master gardener Paul James likes to make a change in his garden; he shares some cool tips as he makes minor--yet very noticeable--changes to a garden bed. Next, he answers questions from gardeners. Then, expert grower Alan Merritt shares great advice on how to grow apples. Finally, for a greater appreciation of your yard, look at individual items in your garden up close and personal.
Master gardener Paul James explains how careful planning can you help avoid future problems--even with the most routine, instinctive gardening tasks. Next, do you want stronger, more vigorous crops next year? You can do it inexpensively with cover crops. Then, a camellia grower talks about breeding those bright blooms. Finally, why some lawns are both green and brown, and how to fix that problem.
Master gardener Paul James tries out self-contained tomato-growing systems. Then, Fred Hoffman shows how to inexpensively create and install a birdbath. Next, get great advice on how to plant Easter lilies. Finally, a tour of some of James' garden beds.
First, you'll love these handy ways to keep those annoying mosquitoes from biting you. Next, master gardener Paul James shows a few different species of conifers and their growing habits. Want festive foliage? We meet Hans Gerritsen, a longtime grower of the beautiful cyclamen flowers. Finally, find out how to keep dogs and cats under control around your precious gardens.
Master gardener Paul James does a world of planting in his yard and in containers. Next, he answers questions from fellow gardeners. Then, Karen Platt suggests great ways to brighten up your garden without spending a million bucks: golden plants!
Master gardener Paul James shares some good tips for beginner gardeners. Next, the unspeakable has happened: James' great oak has fallen over. He discusses who to call to clean up the mess, how to assess the damage done to the garden and how to remedy victimized plants. Finally, he removes the stump and sprinkles the barren spot with grass seed.
Master gardener Paul James leads off with a tour of his new garden beds. He also discusses several aspects on containers and container planting--from choosing the right soil, to how much you should water. Next, landscape designer Mark Jones shows how to increase living space in the yard by laying down a garden floor. Finally, James explains why not using a saucer for your potted plant is the way to go.
Master gardener Paul James shows off his collection of fresh herbs. Next, Michael Glassman says there is nothing to be sad about for weeping willows. Erin Scroll shows how to create a trough garden. Finally, how to keep the potatoes in your garden from turning green.