The Healing Power of Plants
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The therapeutic benefits of gardening have been documented since ancient times. Today, horticultural therapy is making huge strides in working with senior citizens. No matter our age and health, gardening has many positive benefits. Be sure to tune in as GardenSMART explores the field of horticultural therapy.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 53 seconds

Episode Number: 7205

About 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."

Future Broadcast times for "Garden SMART": (show all)

Sat, Dec 9 8:00 A.M. From Soil, to Planting, to Furniture: A Garden Makeover     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Dec 9 9:30 A.M. Finishing Touches for the Quadrant Garden     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Dec 16 8:00 A.M. Butterflies and Pollinator Gardens     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Dec 16 9:30 A.M. Water Features in the Garden     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Dec 23 8:00 A.M. A Farmer's Market Brings A Community Together     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Dec 23 9:30 A.M. Each Garden Is A Little Different, Thus Its Objectives Are Different     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Dec 30 8:00 A.M. Telling Roses Apart     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Dec 30 9:30 A.M. Transforming An Ignored Piece Of Land Into An Inviting Backyard     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Jan 6 8:00 A.M. Two Great Long Island Gardens and Gardeners     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Jan 6 9:30 A.M. The "Foundation" of a Makeover     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Jan 13 8:00 A.M. An Iconic And Recognizable Landscape In The Netherlands     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Jan 13 9:30 A.M. Finer Point Details for a Makeover     NH Create (11.4)

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