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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Previous Broadcasts

Radiant Roses (Episode #1111H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 27, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Better Berries (Episode #1110H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 20, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

What's better than a nice juicy summer berry? Allen talks about blackberry planting, and shows us how to put together a blueberry container. We also visit some blueberry farmers in Oregon. And Allen shares tips on freezing berries

The Water Show (Episode #1109H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Allen focuses on water in this episode. From fountains in the garden to drought-tolerant plants, Allen keeps it fun! Allen will also demonstrate how to make a galvanized bucket feel a little more at home in nature and teaches us how to make an herbal ice bowl. Allen also talks to an expert on pine straw and how to use it for erosion control. Plus, we'll learn about water features and how to make bath blends out of fresh herbs.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 19, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Elegance Indoors (Episode #1108H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 6, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

We go inside the Garden Home Retreat where Allen demonstrates exciting ways to enhance the look of your home. Allen visits with experts on the proper way to light your home, use shades in the windows and freshen up a room by adding a few things from the garden. Allen also shows us how to care for orchids and how to use houseplants through the seasons.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 12, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Gardening with Kids (Episode #1107H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 5, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Getting kids out in the garden can be educational and fun! Allen shows us how to make a fun garden ornament with kids out of a recycled bowling ball. Plus, we learn how to attract butterflies to the garden and to plant sunflowers. We also visit a poultry show where Allen is teaching kids how to care for the chickens they are raising. We'll also visit a garden in Kentucky and watch Allen swing from the trees on a zip line in North Arkansas.

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