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Virginia Home Grown Live Stream: April 2016

George Cowart, Horticulture Manager, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, talks with Peggy about planting early, middle and late-blooming plants & dealing with cold-damage.

Doug Coleman, Biologist and Executive Director of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, speaks with John Thompson about native plants.

In the “Tip from Maymont” segment, Peggy talks about how to identify and prune suckers (various types of shoots which grow from a bud at the base of a tree or shrub) and waterspouts (upright shoots that develop on the trunk or large branches of a tree as a result of damage or stress to the tree).

Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello, discusses the Plant of the Month, which features a plant Jefferson noticed in his garden in 1766. He called it Dwarf Flag. Today, it is referred to as Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata). (Show #1602)

The live stream will be available starting at 8:00 p.m. on the same day and time as the TV broadcast.

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