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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Previous Broadcasts

Seasonal Change (Episode #1213H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith shows us ways to change out the seasonal decor in our homes from fall to winter, force bulbs indoors, recycle Christmas Trees, and attract birds to your yard in the winter. Plus, Allen shares some valuable tips on things you can do in your garden when it's cold, to gear up for spring. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Getting Ready for Christmas (Episode #1212H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 19, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith is gearing up for the Christmas Season with tons of fresh greenery and ways to use it inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room. Plus, he shows us how to make simple cinnamon pinecones and other fun holiday luminaries. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Autumns Allure (Episode #1211H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith visits Arkansas' newest cultural addition, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art where he gets a tour of the beautiful landscape surrounding the museum. While in Northwest Arkansas, Allen also learns about innovative environmental efforts to maintain quality landscapes. At Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of Thomas Jefferson, Allen talks to the Director of Landscaping about the massive orchard. Back at Moss Mountain Farm Allen shares tips about maintaining Keiffer Pear Trees and planting marigolds, and uses chicken wire to make Ghost Maiden Dresses for Halloween. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Celebrating Summer (Episode #1210H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

P. Allen Smith celebrates the summer season with a visit to the groundskeeper at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, who shows us how to maintain a perfect lawn. Back home, Allen showcases the new summer foliage at Moss Mountain Farm, shares design tips using summer flowering bulbs, and how to grow beautiful dahlias. On the road again, Allen visits Grant Park in Chicago, where an urban beautification program is underway, where perfume is made from the oil of locally grown flowers. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 1:00 PM
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