While we’re waiting for the last year of GardenRant’s posts to be restored (long, frustrating story), enjoy the 14 new videos I recently added to the nonprofit educational campaign Good Gardening Videos.
Tour a STUNNING GARDEN NEAR AUSTIN, with great plants and the best-looking stormwater solutions you’ve ever seen. Even when rocks are used as a lawn replacement, they look good here. From Central Texas Gardener.
GARDENS TO VISIT
For just 21 seconds get transported to a MEADOW MORNING at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Wish the video were longer!
PERENNIALS AND PERENNIAL DESIGN
In PERENNIAL GARDEN DESIGN, designer Troy Marden talks plants and design as he shows off the perennial beds at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville. Good plant ID and growing instructions, too. From an episode of Volunteer Gardener.
Planting or transplanting anything this year? Then watch WATERWISE WAYS TO ESTABLISH YOUR NEW PLANTS by Joe Lamp’l (host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World). Joe covers hand-watering, soaker hoses, drip irrigation, and overhead irrigation. Video sponsored by Milorganite Fertilizer.
POTTING MIXES aren’t just soil, as explained by Mississippi State Extension horticulturist Dr. Gary Bachman, sporting his signature Hawaiian shirt.
For weeding season, MANAGING WEEDS IN THE LANDSCAPE by horticulturist Melinda Myers is a great tutorial. She covers prevention and hand-weeding, recommending it as a “form of anger management and meditation.” Love that! Video sponsored by Pasquesi Home and Gardens in the Chicago area.
Find out the PROS AND CONS OF WEED CONTROL FABRIC from North Carolina landscaper Jim Putnam of HortTube. Spoiler alert – the cons outweigh the primary pro, which is that the fabric works at first. Video includes mention of “gravel regret.” Ever had that?