P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Explores earth-friendly gardening methods, international trends, recipes for fresh garden produce, innovative public garden designs and how to adapt them for the home, and classic garden plants makeovers by plant breeders.
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Previous Broadcasts
Stepping Back In Time (Episode #1206H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
P. Allen Smith takes a step back in time on a whirlwind tour starting with Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where we learn about the historic plants in the estate's gardens. Allen also visits Longwood Mansion, the largest octagonal house in the United States, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi; and the home of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois. Allen offers tips on how to make terra cotta look vintage. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.
The Great Outdoors (Episode #1205H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
P. Allen Smith shows us an outdoor living space that serves as a sitting and dining area. Allen's gardening tips include how to plant hostas in the shade and how to identify poison ivy. Plus, we learn about raising goats in the city and get a peek at a creative chicken coop. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.
Intriguing Interiors (Episode #1204H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
P. Allen Smith is keeping us indoors to talk about interior design with the help of a few friends. Plus, we get a little history lesson from Allen on how the sleeping porch became so popular. On the road, Allen tours the award winning Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.
Colorful Spaces (Episode #1203H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors to make a huge impact on a garden room, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs. On the road, Allen tours The Kauffman Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.
Gardens & Art (Episode #1202H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
P. Allen Smith shares tips on decorating flower vases, adding garden ornaments to any landscape, and takes us along as he tours the fountains of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the Monet Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the unique sculptures at the Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.
Cozy Settings (Episode #1201H)
KQED Life: Mon, Jan 5, 2015 -- 1:00 PM
P. Allen Smith visits Natchez, Mississippi and tours the newly restored Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast and historic Ravenna House. Allen shares tips on how he decorated his basement to make it cozy, and roasts smores indoors in a fun and safe way. There is also a sneak preview of the Garden Home Challenge!