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Perennial Favorites (Episode #3401Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Host Jamie Durie kicks off VG's 34th season with an exploration of the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California;he explains how to use the art of staging to put your plants in the spotlight. Then, gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours the world-famous New York Botanical Garden, home to more than a million plants - including those in the vibrant, artist-inspired perennial gardens - and offers up his perennial favorites from this amazing collection. Are green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in your garden? Use them up before the cooler weather sets in. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a recipe for green tomatoes that you won't want to miss!

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Dark (Episode #3304Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

This week, we're keeping you in the dark! Deep, dark chocolate and black plants look great in any garden. Join Jamie as he visits the San Francisco Botanical Garden to see how they've worked dark plants into their collections. Paul Epsom shows off his favorite groundcover for dark locations. Got shade? Get moss! Starting a beautiful moss garden is easier than you think when you've got the right conditions. Not enough room in the city to grow everything you'd like? Chef Michel Nischan's "Homegrown" segment this week introduces you to the best farmer's market in New England, in the heart of Boston - where you'll learn to select the best, diverse produce with renowned chef Barbara Lynch.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 5:00 PM

Soft (Episode #3305Z)

KQED Life: Sat, Apr 6, 2013 -- 12:30 PM

What's SOFTscaping? Plainly said, it's anything that's not hardscape in the garden. But certain types of plants are better at softening than others. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits a specialty grass nursery in New Hampshire to see some best bets; there, he learns how grasses are year-round showstoppers. Host Jamie Durie visits the world-famous Filoli gardens in northern California to learn how good plant choices are used to soften design. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a not-to-be-missed recipe for green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in the garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 13, 2013 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
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