Taking care of tree roots helps keep trees happy and healthy; master gardener Paul James explains how and when to plant and water--plus how to avoid injurying--a tree. Then, Alex Fernandez demonstrates modern-day applications of the old art of knot gardening. Next, Rosemary Nightingale shares her love of all things lavender. Finally, a look at the numerous varieties of pots available to gardeners today.
Paul James answers questions about hot-weather gardening, then presents cool, new things for the garden. Next, in Denver, Lauren Springer-Ogden discusses the weather resiliency of plants. Finally, types of manure.
Master gardener Paul James shares handy tips for hot-summer gardening. In Santa Cruz, Renee Shepherd gives a lesson on the care and planting of sweet peas. Next, Paul heads to Chilliwick, British Columbia, where Nancy Moore explains how to create a Shakespearean-themed garden. Finally, 'Endless Summer' hydrangea blooms throughout the summer.
First, master gardener Paul James shows off his new gardening gadgets. Next, we learn about moss and its care. Then, Scott Ogden shows how to use backlit plants for a dramatic effect, using only the sun as the light source. Finally, a stone solar light--this cool device provides enough soft light to illuminate pathways, and the stony look lends a natural look to the garden.
First, learn about the USDA hardiness zones in an informational Q&A. Next, Colby Eierman of Napa Valley talks about the basics of growing beans. Then in New York City, Barbara Hobens-Feldt discusses rooftop gardening. Finally, possible reasons for sudden plant deaths.
Master gardener Paul James introduces some new plants in his garden. Next, Renee Shepherd shows how to grow cosmos from seed. Then, urban gardener Barbara Hobens-Feldt shows us that having a garden on a sloped hill in the middle of a city is not impossible. Finally, rust disease on plants.
First, master gardener Paul James explains where unexpected plant volunteers come from and how to remove them. Next, Seattle plantsman Randall Hitchin talks about the many varieties of maple trees. Then learn how to create topiaries for your garden. Lastly, the proper way to prune your plants.
First, take a good look at leaves--their different shapes and sizes and what function they serve for plants. Next, master gardener Paul James answers a mixed bag of questions about pH and nutrients. Then, horticulturist David Salman of Santa Fe, New Mexico, talks about attracting hummingbirds with hyssop. Finally, how to clean up a muddy pond after a heavy storm.
The summer season is over, and master gardener Paul James is busy making changes in his garden to help transition it for the cooler seasons ahead. Next, nurseryman Chris Aycock shows dwarf selections of your favorite plants. Then, Erica Renaud offers helpful tips in creating an organic garden. Finally, a warning about planting trees too close to each other and the house.
Master gardener Paul James surprises his mother for her birthday by dressing up one of her garden beds. Next, Connecticut gardener Steve Silk shows his collection of cool coleus. Then in Seattle, Ciscoe Morris gives the low-down on adding pizzazz to the garden with sedum and echevaria. Lastly, ornamental grasses for the shade.
First, find out what's going on in your soil and learn how to keep it nice and healthy. Then in Vermont, Joe Eck gives a lesson on colchicums. Next, Lee Reich shows some unusual yet delicious fruits to grow at home. Finally, don't let a plant's name fool you.
First, get advice on how to welcome birds into your garden. Next, Steve Silk discusses how to design your garden into a work of art. Then, Renee Shepherd discusses the differences between heirloom and hybrid plants. Last, putting burlap to good use.
Fall is a great time to do chores around the yard, especially in preparation for the winter ahead. Next, take a look at some of master gardener Paul James' favorite "sharp" gardening tools. Then, Ciscoe Morris talks about fabulous fuchsias. Finally, tips on caring for houseplants in the fall and winter months.