Host Peggy Singlemann visits a private garden to talk with Bob Henley and Penny Seay about deer resistant plants. Plants mentioned in this segment include:
- Boxwoods, highlighting the Variegated and 'Elegantissima'
- Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'
- Carex 'Gold Strike'
- Scabiosa 'Pink Mist' and 'Butterfly Blue'
- Miscanthus Grass 'Morninglight'
- Evergreen Fern 'Autumn Brilliance' and 'Christmas'
- Dwarf Butterfly Bush
- Osmanthus 'Goshiki'
- Poet's Laurel
- Nandina 'Blush'
- Cephalotaxus 'Prostrata'
- Cryptomeria 'Globosa'
- All varieties of Abelia are said to be deer resistant.
- All Miscanthus grasses are said to be deer resistant.
- Not all Nandina plants are deer resistant.
- Not all Fern varieties are deer resistant.
Co-Host John Thompson visits with Jan Sievers Mahon to talk about Flotation Gardening at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University. Plants mentioned in this segment include:
- Papyrus (Dwarf and Giant)
- Sweet Potato Vine
- Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia)
- Sweet Flag (Acorus)
- Elephant Ears (Colocasia, Alocasia)
The Plant of the Month is presented by Kyle Dosie, of Reynolds Community College. Kyle talks about growing your own scrubbing pads on a vine from the cucumber family: Luffa (Luffa cylindrica).
Peggy’s Tip from Maymont provides advice on how to force blooms on a Christmas or Holiday Cactus.
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Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Peggy Singlemann, and Co-Host, John Thompson, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.