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
Allen's Favorites (Episode #1112H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Allen picks a few of his favorite topics to discuss in this episode. He talks to experts about antique furniture and blackberries. He also tells us about heirloom tomatoes and white superior potatoes. We'll also get educated in planting garlic and the different breeds of chickens. Plus Allen visits with an expert on pine straw.
Celebrating The Winter Season Inside and Out (Episode #1101H)
KQED Life: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Allen is knee deep in snow at the Garden Home Retreat! He wanders around the farm to show us the different structures of the garden and we check to see how the chickens are coping with all of the powdery white snow. Allen also demonstrates an easy way to decorate inside with Clementines. Special guests talk to Allen about Rumford fireboxes and test the house for energy efficiency. Plus, we'll learn about the advantages of using a real Christmas tree vs. an artificial tree.
Radiant Roses (Episode #1111H)
KQED Life: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
Allen loves roses! In this episode Allen visits Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, where he discusses antique roses and shrub roses. Allen then comes back to Arkansas to show off the new rose garden at the Garden Home Retreat. He also tells us how to problem-solve when your roses aren't blooming and how to plant roses in containers. We also visit a garden in Oregon with outstanding shrub roses.