"Garden Smart" is a "hands in the dirt" program that provides its' viewers with practical, timely gardening advice. Produced in association with The National Gardening Association, a non profit organization whose purpose is to educate and promote gardening to young and old alike, "Garden Smart" each week provides valuable gardening tips, the latest trends "on the verge" and design advice, all with the purpose of making gardening fun and interesting. "Garden Smart" is filmed each week at beautiful resorts and gardens in every region of the country. These locations provide not only a stunning backdrop but additionally provide a sort of mini vacation for the viewer. The visiting resident horticulturist and the host provide practical advice useful to a country-wide audience. Plants are tagged on-screen with growing zones where they thrive. Even when filming at a hot, desert location information will be presented making it pertinent for those in cold climates - how to grow Cactus in containers, for example. Gardeners are always looking for new ideas and new plants - "Garden Smart" is unique in that it's a gardeners show and presents new information each week that lets gardeners know what other gardeners are growing and how. Frequently addressed topics include landscape design, household and garden pests and kids gardening. The goal each week is to take the mystery out of gardening, make it fun, present new ideas and let the audience "Garden Smart." Viewers are encouraged to contact the shows' experts and ask gardening questions via email and toll free phone lines, when a trend is noticed that topic is then addressed on the show. No other gardening show provides the timely, up to date gardening advice available from "Garden Smart." Don't let other names cause confusion- there is only one "Garden Smart."
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Containers provide multiple opportunities to have a great garden, especially in places where gardening would otherwise be difficult.
Spending a day with an accomplished gardener in their garden is always a treat.
Color and beauty are the stated goals of this wonderful garden.
Having trouble getting your favorite plant to grow? It may not be you.
We enjoy seeing beautiful plants grow in our yard.
As gardeners, we want to create dynamic, year-round interest in our growing spaces.
GardenSMART visits with a very talented gardener who grows vegetables that are not only tasty, but great looking, too.
We've heard about gardening in the land of the midnight sun, so GardenSMART decided to visit.
Gardeners may think of shade as challenging, however there are thousands of worthy plants that thrive in it.
Old time garden design principles can be highly adaptable to today's gardens, because good ideas never go out of style.
In this episode GardenSMART visits a garden composed of many different styles, each with a distinct look.
Whether a small patio garden or a hundred-acre botanic garden, the finest share the amazing ability to connect us to nature.
GardenSMART visits a beautiful and expansive garden that uses native plants to reflect a very unique personality.
For gardeners, it can be a tug of war between a natural garden and one with all the latest and greatest flowers.
Some have described the garden we visit this week as a garden on steroids.
When water is an overriding concern, one must garden a little differently.
GardenSMART visits a garden that is very old. Even more important, it is filled with beautiful, significant plants, many with fantastic stories.
Shade in our yards and gardens doesn't mean we can't grow a wide variety of great looking plants.
GardenSMART visits a gorgeous garden designed in the Romantic period (1857).
GardenSMART visits a garden that not only has beautiful grounds, but one that incorporates community and hard work into every aspect of what they do.
GardenSMART visits with an exceptional plantsman who elevates every plant under his watchful eye.
Farmers markets just keep growing in popularity. It's great to find fresh vegetables and flowers.
Ever wonder where your flowers or bulbs come from? We have.
Millions of Americans participate in the weekly ritual of mowing the lawn.
Farm to table restaurants were unheard of 20 years ago.
We all want our gardens to look their best. How do we get there? GardenSMART visits with an expert who shares their ideas and tips for a great looking garden.
Edible plants are one of the hottest trends in gardening and have been for some time.
As we get older gardening can become more difficult.
The best gardens are the result of years, even decades, of attention and devotion.
Visiting a new garden is always a treat. Having an expert eye and ear provide behind-the-scenes insight makes it even more exciting.
Trees, Trees, Trees. Replacing, conserving and protecting.
Where should we start when deciding on the "perfect" landscape for our yard? It's a daunting question but GardenSMART visits with an accomplished garden designer who walks us through the process.
Create balance and structure in your garden. Your garden should compliment your house but how do you go about doing that? Join us as GardenSMART addresses this question with garden and landscape experts.
Choosing containers and siting them where they will look best are important considerations for a beautiful landscape.
Defining the entryway of our home is important. And there are many ways to do it, including walls, trees, plants, containers, etc.
Trees, ground covers and great looking plants. What's not to like? Be sure to tune in as we GardenSMART and watch and learn as our landscape project comes together.
Once our landscape plan comes together there are finishing touches that can make a huge difference.
Once the landscape is in place and we're happy with the results, the real work begins.
Fall can be a beautiful time in our garden. But making it beautiful takes a little planning.
A little work in our gardens in the Fall can reap huge rewards in the Spring.
Containers, Containers, Containers. They can be useful in landscaping even a difficult area and make such a positive difference.
Nothing says welcome like a beautiful front entrance.
Many of us see a plant we like and buy it. But thinking ahead and selecting plants for color, texture and size can make a huge impact on our landscape.
Nothing says springtime to gardeners more than daffodils.
After a long, cold winter, early season color is a welcome change.
GardenSMART visits a town that takes their name seriously.
GardenSMART visits a conservatory located in the middle of New York City.
GardenSMART visits an amazing garden that has color themes repeated throughout.
Today we often take for granted the many conveniences of gardening.
We don't often think about how we utilize space in our garden, but it's something we should, at least, consider.
Garden tours offer us a look into different gardens, and along the way provide ideas we may incorporate into our own gardens.
GardenSMART visits a very unique location that has utilized a lot of different gardening ideas.
The rose is the queen of the garden. But with so many different varieties, new introductions and innovations, it's hard to keep up.
Native plants are a hot topic. And when we visit an exotic location these plants are especially interesting.
GardenSMART visits with a landscape designer who takes us behind the gates of several very interesting and beautiful gardens.
Designing your garden can seem overwhelming. But if you narrow your focus and do some basic plant research, the job can be easier.
GardenSMART visits two beautiful European cities and tours an amazing garden.
A garden dating to the mid-sixteenth century holds many tips for gardeners today.
An ancient castle with beautifully restored gardens provides a look into gardening in the 17th century.
Windmills and gardening - not a combination you might typically consider.
An historic 500 year old garden in the heart of Amsterdam has an amazing plant collection.
GardenSMART visits one of the most iconic bulb gardens in the Netherlands, if not the world.
Every wonder where florists get all those beautiful cut flowers? In this episode GardenSMART visits one of the largest demonstration gardens in the world, then travels to one of the world's largest floral auction houses.
GardenSmart usually visits well-established gardens, but in this Episode we visit a garden that's undergoing a radical transformation.
Fresh vegetables from the garden, what's not to like? Sometimes vegetable gardens can look drab.
The studio garden of a world class garden designer provides some great garden tips.
Placing the correct plant in the correct place is an art and science.
The sound of moving water and the reflections from a pond can be beautiful as well as therapeutic.
Gardening is a delicate blend of art and science. In this Episode GardenSMART visits the home of a well known portrait artist whose canvas of choice was nature.
"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.
Hedges can be an important part of our landscape. But planting, pruning and care are often overlooked.
GardenSMART visits a stunning 80-acre botanical garden in the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest.
Have you wondered where many "trees" get their start? Or how a new tree makes it to market? We have, so thought it worthwhile to visit an industry leader that has introduced or co-introduced more than 50 patented or trademarked cultivars and is carefully growing more than 500 varieties of deciduous trees.
GardenSMART visits a nursery that is widely known for its breeding programs, which have produced an impressive 800+ plant introductions.
Although winter is upon us and it appears all activity in the garden has stopped, until it freezes there's a lot going on underneath the soil.
Bringing life to inner cities with plants is a "hot" topic.
One man's passion for unusual plants took him all over the world.
Gardeners are always looking for plants that look good during the fall and winter, but that's not always easy.
Turf is often the cornerstone of our landscape. But turf demands an understanding of the fundamentals of plant nutrition, irrigation and maintenance.
GardenSMART visits one of the most unique cottage gardens in the country.
GardenSMART visits one of the most incredible floral displays in the world.
Keeping the site in mind as you develop your landscape or garden is a basic tenet of good design.
The possibilities that exist for container gardening are virtually unlimited.
After a cold winter, early season color is eagerly anticipated.
GardenSMART visits a cutting edge tree nursery to learn how they propagate trees and bring improved cultivars to the marketplace.
Conifers can transform your landscape. But with hundreds of different varieties it can be confusing choosing the right one.
GardenSMART visits one of the largest private collections of conifers in the U.
A garden doesn't need to be complete the very first day.
As with so many things in life, preplanning is the key to success.
What are some elements we might include in our garden? And how do we ensure those elements work well together.
GardenSMART reviews a garden makeover from the beginning.
Early season color is always a welcome change. A lot of history and a lot of evolution make the garden visited this week a special one.
It's that time of year when we think about our lawn.
Vegetables in containers. Beautiful and great yields.
There are few things in life more gratifying than taking an active role in what we eat.
There are 4 things that drive chronic disease. And food choice is one.
A vegetable garden doesn't need to be large or unsightly.
GardenSMART visits a memorable garden that immerses us in the Victorian experience.
GardenSMART visits with an accomplished landscape designer who shares his ideas for a beautiful landscape, Since every space we garden in is different, the objectives for those spaces can differ, too.
GardenSMART visits a garden 30 years in the making.
Want to install a garden, or spruce up an older garden? Where might we start? Good questions.
Designing a garden can seem like a daunting task. Where do we start? As with anything in life, we approach it in steps.
An interesting garden doesn't consist of one big space, but different areas.
GardenSMART visits with an expert gardener who provides planting tips.
Working with majestic miniatures provides a unique opportunity for gardeners to go beyond the taming of nature to seek the greatest potential with some very interesting plants.
GardenSMART visits a stunning revival home and gardens dating back to the early 1900's.
GardenSMART thinks it smart to remember our nation's history, and one way to do that is through plants.
Is your garden older and established, or a brand new one? Either way it's important to consider the site.
Botanical gardens are great places to visit to learn about plants.
GardenSMART visits with an excellent gardener who likes growing and working with native plants.
Have you ever thought your city or town could use some sprucing up? GardenSMART visits with an accomplished urban thinker and designer who has interesting plans and ideas for future cities.
GardenSMART visits two gardens that provide valuable design lessons.
Garden plants may change somewhat over the years but gardening ideas and principles, for the most part, stay the same.
GardenSMART visits with the landscape architect that transformed Atlanta.
GardenSMART visits with two quirky gardeners and both, surprise, surprise, have quirky gardens.
Revamping your yard can be an enjoyable experience and it doesn't need to cost a fortune.
Gardening provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn many different educational disciplines.
Rare and unusual plants make a garden exciting. When they also grow well in shade, they are true finds.
A desert garden can be a treasure trove of interesting plants.
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