Monday, September 8, 2014
The Food Show
Join Allen as he explores Mt. Vernon Estate for a history lesson on the vegetables and herbs that George and Martha Washington grew in their gardens. Allen examines the rosemary hedges at Mt. Vernon and what it takes to care for this versatile herb. Allen also looks at Mt. Vernon's abundance of Fig trees that grow on the estate and shares his delicious fig preserve recipe. He also shares tomato planting tips from his farm and we learn how to plant sweet potato vine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Entry with Impact
This show is all about entryways that pack a punch! Allen gives a tour of the breathtaking Daffodil Hill at the Garden Home Retreat. He talks about color and daffodils, plus clustering containers for a bold affect. We'll also learn about beautiful houseplants and an interesting and cheap way to light a path. Joining Allen in the kitchen to make ratatouille is guest chef, Matt McClure.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Exhibit The Season
Allen demonstrates different ways to exhibit the seasonal wonders of Mother Nature throughout your garden and home. Allen shows us the tulips in spring at the farm and his 12 foot Christmas tree with LED lights in the winter. He'll also show us how to make a mini bouquet of flowers in the summer and we'll learn about the beautiful fall foliage at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. Allen will also show us how to pickle okra.
Monday, September 29, 2014
The house at the Garden Home Retreat is finally complete and Allen is having a party in the garden. Allen shows us a very popular area at the farm, the outdoor kitchen, plus ideas for poolside containers. He also tells us about some beneficial insects to have in the garden and great ideas for a Halloween party.