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Perennial Favorites (Episode #3401Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Vertical: Think Up! (Episode #3204Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Think Up! Find the best climbing plants with garden correspondent Paul Epsom. Create a vertical element in the garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by the Getty Museum's art. Stir up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Cool:Create A Garden That's Cool (Episode #3205Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 16, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Edible (Episode #3306Z)

KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 9:30 AM

Edible gardens are making a comeback as the cost of food skyrockets. This week, four different stories feature edible gardening. Host Jamie Durie visits COPIA, the American Center for Food and Wine. There, he tours their extensive vegetable gardens and orchards to learn about the COPIA philosophy and especially the innovative beds that feature herbs, ornamentals and edibles together. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits an herb nursery, where he learns about unique selections. This week's "Homegrown" segment shares a technique that will teach viewers how to dry in-season produce for use throughout the winter. Then, Jamie learns about the benefits of compost tea in the garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Soft (Episode #3305Z)

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 8, 2012 -- 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.

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