Garden SMART

"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."

Sat, Aug 13 9:30 A.M. Great Plants for Shade     NH CREATE

Shade in the garden is a challenge for many. In this episode GardenSMART visits a collector's garden that features many rare and unusual plants that add color and interest to shady areas.

Sat, Aug 20 9:30 A.M. Container Design and Plant Pairings     NH CREATE

How can we make the plants in our planters look their best? GardenSMART consults with a landscape designer and author for ideas.

Sat, Aug 27 9:30 A.M. Emphasize Color and Texture In Containers     NH CREATE

Color - and that often overlooked element, texture - are important to successful container design.

Sat, Sep 3 9:30 A.M. Proper Techniques for Planting Large Containers     NH CREATE

An often-asked question is, "How should we best prepare our containers for planting?" Pamela has some great tips.

Sat, Sep 10 8:00 A.M. Iconic Southern Garden     NHPBS

Roses, azaleas, hybrid tea roses, and much more. GardenSMART visits a beautiful garden on the absolute best day of the year, for a stunning floral display.

Sat, Sep 10 9:30 A.M. Beginning The Backyard Makeover     NH CREATE

In front this home was Yard of the Month. In back? Well, not so much.

Sat, Sep 17 8:00 A.M. A Wonderful Oregon Garden     NHPBS

GardenSMART visits an 80-acre garden that features more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing amazingly diverse botanical beauty.

Sat, Sep 17 9:30 A.M. Grading, Installing a Retaining Wall, and Irrigation     NH CREATE

It's important to approach a makeover by planning and executing the correct steps in the proper order.

Sat, Sep 24 8:00 A.M. Gardening in a Tropical Paradise     NHPBS

GardenSMART travels to Maui and visits a fascinating tropical garden that features many early Hawaiian crops.

Sat, Sep 24 9:30 A.M. Outdoor Lighting and Containers     NH CREATE

As with so much in life, it's the details that can set the great apart from the good.

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WLED-TV Ch. 48 Littleton

WEKW-TV Ch. 18 Keene

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