Virginia Home Grown: September 2017 | Community Idea Stations


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Virginia Home Grown: September 2017

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:56am -- WCVE

Host Peggy Singlemann talks with Nature Photographer, Bob Schamerhorn, about how to attract birds using water features and bird-friendly plants. Bob will also demonstrate how to build a small birdbath.

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Co-Host John Thompson talks with Jacki Vawter about the educational and outreach efforts of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards (CATS). Tim Maywalt will demonstrate bare-root tree planting and Phil Stokes will answer viewer questions on behalf of CATS.

Susan Viemeister highlights the positive effects of planting native grasses in the garden for the Plant of the Month.

In our Tip from Maymont, Peggy demonstrates how to train a lateral branch to become a new leader on a young tree.

Viewers can interact with the experts by submitting questions via email to or by phone (toll free) to 1.866.220.0911 (only during the LIVE show).

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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.