Garden design expert P. Allen Smith demystifies the process of designing beautiful gardens and opens up new possibilities for homeowners looking to create their own garden paradise. P. ALLEN SMITH'S GARDEN HOME highlights colorful gardens, easy how-to projects and expert tips that novice and experienced gardeners can apply to their own homes.
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.
Monday, April 01, 2013 Length : 25 min MPT2
Celebrating Summer Episode # 1210
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.
Monday, April 08, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Autumns Allure Episode # 1211
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.
Monday, April 15, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Getting Ready for Christmas Episode # 1212
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Seasonal Change Episode # 1213
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.
Monday, April 29, 2013 Length : 26 min MPT2
Dazzling Daffodils Episode # 701
Allen showcases his new "Daffodil Hill" where each fall, thousands of new bulbs emerge from the fertile soil in a delightful show of cheery blooms. Viewers learn how to plant their own daffodil display.
Monday, May 06, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT2
Vegetable Delight Episode # 702
What's Allen growing this year? His organic vegetable garden goes retro with Allen's traditional favorites. As a special treat, Allen takes viewers to the historic property of Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Monday, May 13, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT2
Really Great Roses Episode # 703
Allen enjoys using roses in all of his gardens, and they play important roles in several areas of the Garden Home Retreat. Learn about these interesting varieties and how they compliment other plants on the property.
Monday, May 20, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT2
Hooray for Herbs Episode # 704
What would a garden be without herbs? Allen shows us some of the varieties he is growing and explains how to work herbs into the garden. Even if a garden is a patio or deck, herbs can be combined with flowers for dramatic displays
Monday, May 27, 2013 Length : 28 min MPT2
Wonderful Wildflowers Episode # 705
Allen deals with last season's disappointing wildflower display, but now has high hopes for a new seed mix designed especially for drought prone areas.
Monday, June 03, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Something About Shrubs Episode # 706
Shrubs are essential background items in all gardens. Allen brings these often overlooked plants to the forefront and shows how some very large boxwoods give his entrance a mature look and feel.
Monday, June 10, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Something Seedy Episode # 707
A new greenhouse is the perfect place to start seedlings at Allen's Garden Home Retreat during the cool months, but it's also a fantastic garden room during the summer. Learn how to start Sweet Peas and other seeds to transplant into the garden for stunning displays.
Monday, June 17, 2013 Length : 27 min MPT2
Fruits and Berries Episode # 708
From grapes along the fences to apples and pears in the orchard, Allen's rural garden is going to be a testing ground for strawberries, blueberries and a wide variety of fruits.