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#121 The Garden

Description

On this episode, HandyMa'amŽ Beverly DeJulio shows off her green thumb with projects for the garden. Beverly builds an arched trellis, as well as demonstrates how to create some interesting indoor gardening containers. She also shows viewers how to fix a broken garden hose. Vernon Bryant, manager of Urban Greening Services for the Chicago Botanical Gardens, stops by with some expert gardening tips.

Product Information

Home Improvement -- Build Arched Trellis

  • Drill / driver: Black & Decker www.Black&Decker.com
  • Jigsaw, miter saw: Bosch www.Boschtools.com
  • Wood Wizard - wood glue: Loctite 1-800-321-9188
  • Hammer: Stanley 203-225-5111
  • Goggles: Uvex www.uvex.com
  • Drill bits: Vermont American www.vermontamerican.com
  • Workbench , roll out "T" frame: Wolfcraft www.wolfcraft.com

Simple Solution #1 -- Staking a Plant

  • Needlenose pliers: Fiskars www.fiskars.com
  • Spray paint: Krylon www.krylon.com

Create It--Indoor Containers for Gardening

  • Drill / driver: Black & Decker www.Black&Decker.com
  • Awl : Buck Brothers
  • Goggles: Uvex www.uvex.com
  • Spray lubricant: WD-40 691-275-1400

Maintain It -- Maintain Gutters & Down spouts

  • Drill / driver: Black & Decker www.Black&Decker.com
  • Screwdrivers: Stanley 203-225-5111
  • Drill bits: Vermont American www.vermontamerican.com

Simple Solution #2-- Soaker Hose

  • Drill / driver: Black & Decker www.Black&Decker.com
  • Safety goggles: Uvex www.uvex.com
  • Drill bits: Vermont American www.vermontamerican.com

Compute It -- The Garden

The National Gardening Association
www2.garden.org/nga

The Farmer's Almanac
www.almanac.com

Botanical Gardens Conservation International
www.kew.org/BGCI

Guests

Vernon Bryant is Manager of Urban Greening Services at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where he oversees a bevy of community gardening programs. Bryant is a trained horticulturist with a B.S. in Botany from Eastern Illinois University, a M.S. in Horticulture from Iowa State University, and a Master in Public Administration from University of Illinois at Chicago. He gives an overview of how to care for many different plants for both inside and outside the home.


Beverly DeJulio's wardrobe provided by
Paul Harris, www.paulharris.com

Furnishings provided by
Marshall Fields, 1-800-480-1623



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