Host Paul James tackles a few chores around the garden--he fills the gaps between flagstones, dresses up his iron basket with flowers, and pulls potatoes and garlic for dinner. In Portland, Oregon, expert Allan Rogers talks about his perfect peonies. Next, Mark Jones shows how to build inexpensive arbors for spiffing up the garden. Finally, how to determine a plant's hardiness.
Master gardener Paul James shows how to take care of pests and disease in the garden by sparingly using organics and practicing sanitation. Next, it's off to Phoenix where Kirti Mathura discusses hot desert flora and how to take care of them. Then, James fields questions on ferns, pesticides, mint and James' self-watering tomato system. Finally, Atlas weeping cedars.
Master gardener Paul James suggests ways to protect yourself from the sun, reviews the symptoms of sun illnesses and burns, and tells how to take care of them. Next, an iris aficionado gives the scoop on these lovelies, from growing habits to proper care. In Phoenix, Patrick Quirk talks about the prickly cactus plants. Finally, cicadas.
Master gardener Paul James shares pointers on creating and installing borders to keep grass out of garden beds. Next, he shows how to get rid of those pesky moles and gophers--safely and simply--by repelling them with a granular form of castor oil. In Portland, Oregon, Louise Clements discusses how to care for different types of roses. Finally, the importance of earthworms and how to repopulate your soil with worm cocoons.
Master gardener Paul James answers queries about insects, toxic plants, garden chemicals, tasty plants and native plant diversity. Next, Ed Laivo shares tips on how to grow delicious blueberries. Then, in Eugene, Oregon, Toby Hemingway talks about conserving and recycling. Plus, Paul answers one last question about horticultural oils.
Master gardener Paul James talks about fungal diseases on plants and shows how to take care of the problem with very simple and easy-to-use sprays. In Menlo Park, California, David Mizejewski shows how to create a wildlife sanctuary in the backyard. In Portland, Oregon, Greg Haines talks about ecoroofs. Plus, hand care for gardeners.
Master gardener Paul James shows how to inspect sick plants for insect damage and disease--and how you can deal with the problems you find. Then, find out how to prevent and correct soil compaction. Next, Lori Ann Asmus shows how to cheer up workmates and cubicles with plants. Finally, James visits the University of California at Davis where he takes a whiff of the odiferous corpse flower.
Get to know your local plant retailer who may then save for you the cream of the crop. So suggests master gardener Paul James, who offers other great plant-buying advice. Next, Ellen Ecker Ogden gives gardeners the word on basil. In Poulsbo, Washington, Timmy Crabtree is a successful and extraordinary gardener who gives much to the community, and he's only 8 years old. Finally, James shows how to pot bamboo.
Creating different plant combinations--varying color, size and shape--can make your garden more interesting. Next, master gardener Paul James answers a number of gardeners' questions. Then, how to make your yard dragonfly-friendly and later, trees that grow in wet regions.
Master gardener Paul James does assorted plantings in the ground and in containers. Then he answers gardeners' questions on trees, shrubs and weeds. Next, Danielle Ferguson talks about the world of fragrant plants. Finally, James offers great tips on finding the latest gardening trends, the coolest tools and a wide variety of plants--all on the Internet.
Master gardener Paul James talks about invasive plants and lists several that are problems in various regions. Next, Michael Glassman shows how to pretty up the yard with berms. Then, Bonnie Marquardt talks about flowers that bloom well in the early spring. Finally, tips for minimizing crabgrass.
Master gardener Paul James shares some interesting concepts related to planting in the fall, USDA zone planting and manipulating plant growth. Next, he answers some not-so-ordinary gardening questions. In Vermont, Ray Allen gives a lesson on wildflowers. Finally, how to prevent your ground from freezing in the winter.
Master gardener Paul James tackles some chores on his long to-do list--container planting, seeding, border maintenance and checking on the area planned for his new pond. Next, he's discovered some new and handy gardening tools. In Farmington, Connecticut, Steve Silk shows how you can grow more of your favorite plants by propagating tip cuttings. Finally, ornamental peppers.