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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Previous Broadcasts

Garden & Home Alternatives (Episode #1209H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith shares tips on do-it-yourself projects at home and in the garden using broken terra cotta saucers, how to turn bulbs into party favors for guests, and using recycled Christmas lights and home fixtures to light a garden path. Allen showcases plants that make great screens for unwanted views and excellent ground covers at Moss Mountain, makes a trip to a special eco garden in Kansas City, Missouri, and shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Garden Fun with Kids (Episode #1207H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith brings kids in the garden for some fun! They learn how to make flowers turn a different color, make mosaics with rocks and homemade salt dough, and assemble a birdbath for the garden. Allen takes us to the Children's Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the turn-of-the-century Children's Farmstead in Kansas City, Kansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Stepping Back In Time (Episode #1206H)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

The Great Outdoors (Episode #1205H)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 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.

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