Virginia Home Grown May: Landscape Design; Water Grass Program; Rose Care; Biocovo CranesbillAmy delves into landscape design with Scott Price of Snow Knows. Peggy steps into the James River to participate in a water grass conservation program run by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This month’s “Tip from Maymont” is about pruning roses and how to spot Rose Rosette Disease. Scott Burrell from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College features his Plant of the Month, the Biocovo Cranesbill, geranium.
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.
Richard Nunnally’s Garden Tips:
Increase the Height of Your Lawn Mower
As summer heat arrives, fescue lawns will be more resistant to the stress of high temperatures and dry soil if they are mowed no shorter than 3 inches. The taller blades also help grass plants choke out pesky weeds.
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.
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