Garden Home Episodes
PASGH XI – Episode Descriptions
1101 - Celebrating the Winter Season Inside and Out
Allen is knee deep in snow at the Garden Home Retreat! He wanders around the farm to show us the different structures of the garden and we check to see how the chickens are coping with all of the powdery white snow. Allen also demonstrates an easy way to decorate inside with Clementines. Special guests talk to Allen about Rumford fireboxes and test the house for energy efficiency. Plus, we'll learn about the advantages of using a real Christmas tree vs. an artificial tree.
1102 - Visual Sensations
Allen is on the road in this episode. He visits gardens in Oregon to talk gladiolas, and Chicago, to visit the sensational Botanic Gardens. We also visit a beautiful daylily garden and Allen talks about buckwheat and lacewings. Allen also demonstrates how to use hydrangeas on the mantle and makes a beautiful orchid arrangement that’s perfect for a hostess gift.
1103 - A Passion for Poultry
Allen is very passionate about poultry! In this episode, Allen talks turkey, chickens and ducks with a few poultry experts. He also shows us his flock of Sebastopol Goslings and the new waterfowl shelter. So if you want to learn a little more about the importance of poultry, this is the show to watch!
1104 - Bulb Gardening
Bulb gardening is easier than you think. In this episode Allen gives us some tips to help us through the process, including protecting newly planted bulbs from squirrels. Allen shows us some exquisite dahlias, the secret to planting paper whites and how to make a beautiful tulip and hyacinth arrangement. We'll also visit a daffodil festival. The Duggar family visits the Garden Home Retreat for a day of fun, lunch and daffodil gathering.
In this episode, Allen explores restoration. We visit with an expert who is restoring an antique chest for the Garden Home Retreat as he demonstrates the proper way to work with antiques. Allen also shows us the newly constructed octagon buildings in the garden that were made with recycled materials and we take a trip to Mt. Vernon. Plus, we visit a garden in Chicago and talk to an expert about restoration tile.
1106 - City Gardening
Allen is in the Argenta District of North Little Rock where a special event to benefit The Susan G. Komen Foundation is taking place. The Plant it Pink event is where the entire district is planted with 25,000 pink tulips to honor families affected by breast cancer. Allen then travels to Chicago for visits to the Victory Gardens and The Trump Towers rooftop garden. Back home in Little Rock, Allen's staff has created their very own vegetable garden; we'll see how it’s coming along.
1107 - Gardening with Kids
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.
1108 - Elegance Indoors
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.
1109 - The Water Show
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.
1110 - Better Berries
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
1111 - Radiant Roses
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.
1112 - Allen's Favorites
Allen picks a few of his favorite topics to discuss in this episode. He talks to experts about antique furniture and blackberries. He also tells us about heirloom tomatoes and white superior potatoes. We’ll also get educated in planting garlic and the different breeds of chickens. Plus Allen visits with an expert on pine straw.
1113 - Keeping it Local
In this episode, Allen discusses the importance of buying locally in your community or growing your own. He shares tips on planting gourds and when to harvest garlic. Plus, instead of using an artificial tree, we talk to an expert about buying from a local Christmas Tree Farm. Allen also heads to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, to talk about the massive vegetable garden and he also visits a garden in Chicago that was planted for the community to enjoy.
Distributed by American Public Television