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GardenSMART is never behind a potting bench. Each week GardenSMART features an expert horticulturist from fantastic garden locations who shares their knowledge and gardening experiences which provides our audience a wide range of practical, helpful advice. GardenSMART is a "hands in the dirt" experience. Topics addressed each week are varied, timely and cutting edge. For example, a program might address - new garden design ideas, concepts for outdoor rooms, new plants or tools, as well as how to install, care for and maintain your plants. In addition to learning from experts countrywide, each week on GardenSMART we discover new plant ideas, explore outdoor living concepts and often incorporate design tips into the shows. These weekly visits are sure to inspire and provide insight into gardening unlike any other gardening television program. Whether an experienced or novice gardener tune in each week for innovative as well as time tested gardening ideas designed to help you GardenSMART.

2009 marks the 11th season the team at GardenSMART has been producing gardening programming for PBS stations. And, we think it's the best yet. Come along as we visit gardens from Hawaii to Georgia with stops at fantastic locations in Arizona, Ohio, Louisiana and Wyoming to name a few. We'll be featuring historic gardens (ex. Monticello & Rosedown Plantation), cutting edge research facilities (ex. Biosphere 2 & University of Virginia), important events (the Rose Parade Festivities & Frontier Days), all featuring stunningly beautiful gardens and helpful gardening tips. Importantly, we'll tackle "green" and "sustainable" issues such as water conservation, gardening with high impact-low care plants, how to handle storm water run off effectively, and much more.

Fifty two shows are delivered for broadcast each year and they follow the growing season. The information presented that day should be pertinent and helpful in your garden that same day. Whether a novice or expert, be sure to tune in each week and GardenSMART.

 

   
 
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GardenSMART Featured Article

By Therese Ciesinski, GardenSMART

While out this season planting bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and other spring-bloomers, put some aside and pot up a container or two. Gardeners who regularly pot up amaryllis or paperwhites for the holidays often don’t think to grow spring bulbs in pots that will bloom outdoors long after the indoor flowers are just a memory. It’s as quick and easy as potting up annuals. Read more...


Join fellow garden lovers, history buffs and music enthusiasts to discover the quaint towns and colorful gardens of Holland and Belgium in May of 2018.

This exciting journey will be hosted by nationally known host Eric Johnson, of Public Television's blockbuster show GardenSmart. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam where you'll see works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, Anne Frank's House, and see the city's most famous gardens. Then spend a full morning on the grounds of the most beautiful spring garden in the world-Keukenhof! Visit the picturesque Belgian towns of Bruges and Ghent as well as Kinderdijk, with the Netherlands' iconic collection of 19 authentic windmills that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, history buffs will experience a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders and WWII Arnhem Battlefield of A Bridge Too Far fame. You won't want to miss this extraordinary garden adventure to Holland and Belgium.

Book by November 15, 2017 and save up to $1200 dollars per person!

To register call: Alki Tours at 800-895-2554


 
   
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