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Program #3201: Dry * Season Premiere

September 1, 2007

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Use less water in your landscape

PLANT your own water-wise garden with tips from host Jamie Durie on how to recycle rainwater and put it to good use.
LEARN how to create a dry-laid garden wall with our hardscape experts, the Stone Guys.
GROW a fire-wise garden if you're in an area that's at risk for wildland fires.
EAT healthy with chef Michel Nischan, who'll show you a Native American-style "Three Sisters" garden that features corn, squash, and beans.

 

Program #3202: Wet

September 8, 2007

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Learn about water, in all its forms, in your garden.

EXPLORE the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego, California, with host Jamie Durie and learn about xeriscaping: water-wise gardening.
JOIN gardening correspondent Paul Epsom at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia to learn about water features and elements that can add to any garden.
GROW your own tea garden with Kip Anderson… then EAT, drink and be merry when chef Michel Nischan stirs up some beverages and recipes using fresh herbs and teas.

 

Program #3203: Hot

September 15, 2007

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Create a garden that beats the heat.

EXPLORE an incredible collection of cycads in Los Angeles, California, with host Jamie Durie and learn more about this ancient plant that thrives in a hot climate.
WATCH as the Stone Guys heat up the garden with a firepit and outdoor wood-burning oven.
CULTIVATE a vibrant garden with garden correspondent Paul Epsom’s tips on hot color combos for the garden and containers.
DISCOVER the many varieties of eggplant with chef Michel Nischan — and try a hot and spicy recipe sure to warm you up.

 

Program #3204: Vertical

September 22, 2007

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Think up!

FIND the best climbing plants with Garden Correspondent Paul Epsom.
CREATE a vertical element in your garden with a bougainvillea espalier, inspired by The Getty Museum’s art.
STIR up some tasty concoctions when Michel Nischan shows you how fresh juice can brighten any recipe.

 

Program #3205: Cool

September 29, 2007

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Create a garden that's cool.

EXPLORE a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping.
GROW a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders.
PICK the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom's favorites.
REFRESH your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan.

 

Program #3206: Hybrid 1

October 6, 2007

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Discover an eclectic mix of gardening tips.

EXPLORE the Huntington Botanical Gardens in California with host Jamie Durie and learn how to put your plants in the spotlight through the art of staging.
DIVIDE and conquer your perennials with a little help from gardening correspondent Paul Epsom.
JOIN lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers on a tour of Chef Michel Nichan's garden and learn about organic gardening—plus, discover how fresh ingredients can make your steak sizzle.

 

Program #3207: Horizontal

October 13, 2007

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Look across your garden and discover the possibilities.

EXPAND your knowledge of plants that spread when host Jamie Durie visits San Diego to tour the luxurious landscape of garden designer Dinah Grisdale.
POUND the pavement, or cobblestone, when the Stone Guys, Dean and Derek, show you how to lay cobble, improving the look of your driveway.
VISIT the Water Conservation Garden near San Diego with host Jamie Durie to learn creative ideas for developing a water-wise ground cover.
LEARN about (and cook with!) a sprawling, delicious vegetable—the humble squash—with Chef Michel Nischan.

 

Program #3208: Easy

October 20, 2007

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Simplify your garden with tricks and tips.

JOIN host Jamie Durie at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and learn how to "learn from the big guys"—garden tourists can recycle great ideas and put them to use in their own gardens.
DECORATE your late-season garden with bold ideas for fall containers provided by gardening correspondent Paul Epsom.
PRESERVE the freshness when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers learns Chef Michel Nischan's tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter.

 

Program #3209: Sky

October 27, 2007

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Enjoy a variety of garden views.

FORECAST the weather when host Jamie Durie meets up with Boston-based ABC affiliate weatherman David Epstein to learn about the latest, greatest tracking tools and how the weather and climate affect plant choices.
FRAME the perfect view after gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows you how to design with sight in mind.
SATISFY your sweet AND spicy cravings with this recipe for savory jam made with fresh blackberries and jalapenos from Chef Mischel Nischan's garden.

 

Program #3210: Friends

November 3, 2007

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Entertain with a twist.

JOIN homeowners Chris and Mindy Johnston of Medford, Massachusetts, on a quest for the perfect deck and watch the transformations made by host Jamie Durie and gardener Kip Anderson.
FOLLOW chef Michel Nischan's simple steps to bring color to any party with these crisp appetizers.
SHAKE things up as lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers demonstrates her recipe for a fresh Bloody Mary, perfect for entertaining friends.

 

Program #3211: Earth

November 10, 2007

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Celebrate the earth.

MAKE any day Arbor Day after host Jamie Durie visits the Massachusetts Horticultural Society to explain how to choose and plant the right tree for the right spot.
TEACH future generations about the importance of preserving the earth with gardening tips for kids from lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers.
DIG up some worms at the Water Conservation Garden at California's Cuyamaca College with Jamie's advice on vermiculture: worm-driven composting.
EAT raw right from the garden with chef Michel Nischan.

 

Program #3212: Hybrid 2

January 5, 2008

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Discover a colorful variety.

GATHER some of host Jamie Durie's tips to create the quintessential outdoor room—including an outdoor "bath" and "living room."
TOUR the world-famous Brimfield Antiques Fair with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom to select some affordable antique items that double as perfect planters and accessories for your garden.
EXPLORE extremely exotic plant selections with host Jamie Durie, including some carnivorous plants that are easy to care for.
REWARD your taste buds with chef Michel Nischan's delicious eggplant lasagna made with fresh ingredients from your garden.

 

Program #3213: Trends

January 12, 2008

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Get on the cutting edge of your garden with these innovative ideas.

MAKE it green, wherever you are! Host Jamie Durie picks plants that can cope with pollution if you live in the city.
ENJOY art in the garden. Visit the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park with lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers and learn the basics on how to choose beautiful art for your garden space.
BRING the outdoors in. Host Jamie Durie demonstrates how to liven your office space with plants.
EXTEND the gardening season. Eat fresh through the winter with lessons from gardener Kip Anderson on how to grow in a cold frame.

 

Program #3214: Tough

January 19, 2008

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Beat all of the elements with these hearty plants.

CHOOSE plants that stand up to almost any condition with these bulletproof selections that host Jamie Durie recommends.
BE INSPIRED by the labor of love that is the Village of Arts and Humanities when gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows us the flowering of a tough urban area in north Philadelphia.
CLIMB down into the Westport Historical Society root cellar with lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers and chef Michel Nischan to learn why these cellars are great for storing vegetables through all seasons.
TURN tough root vegetables tender in a hearty, delicious casserole prepared by chef Michel Nischan.

 

Program #3215: Green

January 26, 2008

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Discover the color with many meaning.

FOCUS on foliage, not flowers when gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tours a lush Philadelphia garden.
COMBAT climate change and go "green" with host Jamie Durie's eco-tips.
EAT your greens when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers and chef Michel Nischan show you a new way to try collards—as a sandwich wrap!

Updated January 10, 2008