Virginia Home Grown: Hellebores, Alleyway Oasis, Tree PeonyAmy finds out about how to grow and care for Hellebores. Peggy visits an alleyway transformed into a garden oasis complete with flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. Peggy also explains the difference between herbs and spices and gives advice on how to grow an herb garden. The Tree Peony is the Plant of the Month, presented by Grace Chapman of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Tune in April 30th for Virginia Home GrownAmy finds out about how to grow and care for Hellebores. Peggy visits an alleyway transformed into a garden oasis complete with flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. Peggy also explains the difference between herbs and spices and gives advice on how to grow an herb garden. Join us April 30 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.
Virginia Home Grown: Historic Gardens; Horticulture Program; DaffodilsAmy visits Solliden Garden, a private garden near Wintergreen that is featured in the 80th Historic Garden Week sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. Peggy visits the J. Sargeant Reyonolds Goochland campus to learn about the Horticulture Program there. Monticello’s curator of plants, Peggy Cornett will bring us the Plant of the Month feature on daffodils.
Virginia Home Grown October: Landscape Design; Hoop House Farming; The AsterAmy travels to Palmyra to talk with Landscape Architect Joan Albiston about how she worked with the property owner to develop a unique landscape design. Richard meets with Chris Mullins at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm to learn about hoop house raspberries and other unique farming practices. Peggy Cornett with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will present the Plant of the Month–the Aster.
Richard Nunnally’s Garden Tips:
Pinch Back Your Mums
By removing the terminal bud on the end of each branch you’ll force the lateral buds to develop, resulting in a thicker plant. By repeating this process in June and July, you’ll not only develop thick healthy plants, like the ones at the garden center, but you also delay any premature bloom.
Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Amy Barton Williams, and Co-Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.
Interact with the experts by submitting your questions: send us an email to VHG@ideastations.org or phone in your questions toll free to 1.866.220.0911 (during the LIVE show only).
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