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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Previous Broadcasts

Relaxing Environment (Episode #1011H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Allen hits the road to visit a few amazing garden destinations around the country including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Arlington National Cemetery and Bridge Gardens in Bridge Hampton, NY. Allen and his friend, Elizabeth Lear, take us to an amazing Parterre Garden and Labyrinth plus he talks about the air purifying ability of houseplants. In the kitchen, Allen makes a scrumptious chilled squash soup.

Celebrating The Winter Season Inside and Out (Episode #1101H)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 25, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

The Rose Show (Episode #1002)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Allen devotes an entire show to one of his favorite flowers, roses! Allen makes a trip to the Southampton Rose Society to visit with a Rosarian and also drops in on the Madoo Conservancy and talks to Robert Dash about his amazing rose garden. We'll get some rose care tips, find out what plants are good companions for roses and sink our teeth into a delicious fresh from the garden salad with Allen and guest, Chef Capi Peck.

Sacred Places, Sacred Spaces (Episode #1001)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Allen visits the historic Arlington National Cemetery for its annual Renewal and Remembrance event. Allen learns about the history of the grounds and what Memorial Day means for this historic cemetery. Allen also pays a visit to the Mt. Vernon Estate for a history lesson on the connection between Arlington and the home of our first President. Also, Allen shares his delicious Rosemary Chicken recipe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Time (Episode #913)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

P. Allen Smith explains the design principle of Time and they way the element is expressed in various garden styles through the ages. Allen also shares tips for growing asparagus, container gardening and even how chickens can help children learn. Plus, in the "Allen's Collections" segment, he reveals his fascination with glass bottles and demonstrates decorative ways they can be used.

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