Virginia Home Grown October: Fall Interest; Plant More Plants Program; Clumping Bamboo; Fall Garden TaskAmy interviews Sam Saunders about how to brighten the fall landscape. Peggy visits Colesville Nursery to talk about using natives and other plants to help prevent storm water runoff. Clumping Bamboo is the “Plant of the Month,” offered by Ian Robertson. Peggy reviews fall garden tasks.
Virginia Home Grown September: Tree Farming; Private Garden Tour; Golden Lotus BananaAmy takes a trip to Spring Hill Nursery to learn about tree farming. Peggy visits Sandy McDougle’s private garden in Mechanicsville. The “Tip from Maymont” tells us about proper planting techniques for trees and bushes. Scott Burrell from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College talks about the Golden Lotus Banana.
Virginia Home Grown August: Butterfly Garden; Ornamental Grasses; Coleus; Seasonal Lawn CareAmy travels to Crozet to learn about attracting butterflies to the garden. Peggy visits Poplar Ridge Nursery for a feature on Ornamental Grasses. Find out why Elizabeth Fogel of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden selected Coleus as the Plant of the Month. Peggy discusses Seasonal Lawn Care in the “Tip from Maymont” segment.
Watch Virginia Home Grown August 27Amy travels to Crozet to learn about attracting butterflies to the garden. Peggy visits a wholesale nursery in Warsaw for a feature on Ornamental Grasses. We then go to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to find out why Coleus is the Plant of the Month. Peggy discusses Seasonal Lawn Care in the “Tip from Maymont” segment. Join us Tuesday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS or Saturday at 5:00 p.m. on WCVW PBS.
Richard Nunnally’s Garden Tips:
Test Your Soil
Have the soil from your vegetable garden tested. With the surplus rains this year, many gardens produced an abundance of plant material. That, combined with the leaching effect of excess rainfall, may have depleted your soil of some valuable nutrients. A simple test now will allow you to correct deficiencies in time for next spring’s garden.
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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