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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
Genre: How-to
Garden design expert P. Allen Smith demystifies the process of designing beautiful gardens and opens up new possibilities for homeowners looking to create their own garden paradise. P. ALLEN SMITH'S GARDEN HOME highlights colorful gardens, easy how-to projects and expert tips that novice and experienced gardeners can apply to their own homes.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #910
Abundance
P. Allen Smith explores the design principle of Abundance. Allen shares the bounty of the garden, talks daffodils and larkspur, plus, shrubs that re-bloom. We also visit a pumpkin patch and to top it off, Allen has an abundance of lambs to show you!
26 minutes long
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Tue Sep 8th @ 7:00 am

Episode #911
Whimsy
P. Allen Smith demonstrates the design principle of Whimsy and asks, "What's a garden without a few whimsical touches?" Allen introduces us to some comical additions to the Garden Home Retreat, Khaki Campbell ducklings and also, a few tips on keeping insects off of the herbs in the one-acre vegetable garden. We'll also meet an ironworker who makes gingerbread houses and other lighted displays for Garvan Woodland Gardens.
26 minutes long
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Tue Sep 15th @ 7:00 am

Episode #912
Mystery
For P. Allen Smith, the design principle of Mystery invokes curiosity and expectation in the garden. Allen shows us a few examples of mystery, plus some helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples and an easy way to plant potatoes.
26 minutes long
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Tue Sep 22nd @ 7:00 am

Episode #913
Time
P. Allen Smith explains the design principle of Time and they way the element is expressed in various garden styles through the ages. Allen also shares tips for growing asparagus, container gardening and even how chickens can help children learn. Plus, in the "Allen's Collections" segment, he reveals his fascination with glass bottles and demonstrates decorative ways they can be used.
26 minutes long
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Tue Sep 29th @ 7:00 am

Episode #1101
Celebrating The Winter Season Inside and Out
Allen is knee deep in snow at the Garden Home Retreat! He wanders around the farm to show us the different structures of the garden and we check to see how the chickens are coping with all of the powdery white snow. Allen also demonstrates an easy way to decorate inside with Clementines. Special guests talk to Allen about Rumford fireboxes and test the house for energy efficiency. Plus, we'll learn about the advantages of using a real Christmas tree vs. an artificial tree.
26 minutes long
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Tue Oct 6th @ 7:00 am

Episode #1102
Visual Sensations
Allen is on the road in this episode. He visits gardens in Oregon to talk gladiolas, and Chicago, to visit the sensational Botanic Gardens. We also visit a beautiful daylily garden and Allen talks about buckwheat and lacewings. Allen also demonstrates how to use hydrangeas on the mantle and makes a beautiful orchid arrangement that's perfect for a hostess gift.
26 minutes long
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Tue Oct 13th @ 7:00 am

Episode #1103
A Passion For Poultry
Allen is very passionate about poultry! In this episode, Allen talks turkey, chickens and ducks with a few poultry experts. He also shows us his flock of Sebastopol Goslings and the new waterfowl shelter. So if you want to learn a little more about the importance of poultry, this is the show to watch!
26 minutes long
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Tue Oct 20th @ 7:00 am

Episode #1104
Bulb Gardening
Bulb gardening is easier than you think. In this episode Allen gives us some tips to help us through the process, including protecting newly planted bulbs from squirrels. Allen shows us some exquisite dahlias, the secret to planting paper whites and how to make a beautiful tulip and hyacinth arrangement. We'll also visit a daffodil festival. The Duggar family visits the Garden Home Retreat for a day of fun, lunch and daffodil gathering.
26 minutes long
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Tue Oct 27th @ 7:00 am


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #909
Texture, PAttern and Rhythm
P. Allen Smith demonstrates texture, pattern and rhythm throughout his garden. Allen gives us tips on taking care of espalier fruit trees. We are also introduced to a man who has an interesting way of recycling wood. Plus tips on how to select the right grass for your yard.
26 minutes long
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Tue Sep 1st @ 7:00 am

Episode #908
Color
P. Allen Smith looks at the vibrant design principle of Color. From simple bouquet arrangements to the color of paint, and through the glorious color of peacocks, Allen shows us the impact of clever uses of color. Plus, he reveals unique tropicals in the greenhouse, shows how to invite Mother Nature in for dinner, and explores even more of the colors around the Garden Home Retreat.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 25th @ 7:00 am

Episode #907
Structure
P. Allen Smith examines the design principle Structure, sharing how he uses it in his garden. Allen shows us the different constructed features at the Garden Home Retreat; along with visits to the greenhouse at Churchill Downs; a raised vegetable bed in Union Springs, Alabama and a butterfly conservatory in New Jersey. If you don't really have room for a garden or the time to invest in one, Allen shows you how to plant a mini garden by way of a terrarium.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 18th @ 7:00 am

Episode #906
Focal Point
P. Allen Smith takes a look at the design principle of creating a Focal Point. Allen takes us on a tour of some of the Garden Home Retreat's special points of interest and also shows us a way to have a grand centerpiece for your next party and still hold a conversation with the person across the table. We'll visit an amazing garden that uses its space for the arts, along with a visit to the poultry show at the state fair.
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 11th @ 7:00 am

Episode #905
Entry
P. Allen Smith explores the design principle of Entry by showing us to the Garden Home Retreat's grand front door and containers full of herbs. Allen demonstrates the use of some of Mother Nature's unique gifts to decorate his front door. Allen also visits a plant in Indiana that goes above and beyond the call of duty with recycling. Plus, we'll take a look at a unique home for Allen's chickens called "The Chicken Temple".
26 minutes long
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Tue Aug 4th @ 7:00 am

Episode #904
Framing The View
P. Allen Smith takes a look at the design principle of Framing the View with inviting window treatments and energy efficient windows. We'll also see how to frame pressed leaves to make botanical artworks and as always, a view of all the beauty of the garden. Plus, we'll get our first look at the new "Allen's Collections" segment, featuring a unique table setting with glass bottles, old prints, and of course, a few items from the garden.
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 28th @ 7:00 am

Episode #903
Shape and Form
P. Allen Smith introduces us to the design principle of Shape and Form with several examples from the Garden Home Retreat and an exciting trip and tour of Churchill Downs. Allen also visits the Governors Mansion in Arkansas, where bare root roses are being planted. Plus, he talks about clearing land at the Garden Home Retreat for his one-acre vegetable garden.
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 21st @ 7:00 am

Episode #902
Enclosure
P. Allen Smith explores the design principle of Enclosure in and around the Garden Home Retreat. Allen takes us for a look into a peaceful garden setting at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, known as the Healing Garden while a visit to the Whitehall House demonstrates some beautiful examples of enclosure.
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 14th @ 7:00 am

Episode #901
The 12 Principles
P. Allen Smith gives us an overview of the twelve design principles that will be discussed throughout the season using examples at the Garden Home Retreat. Allen also shares a few tips on properly maintaining your lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees. We will also get a look at what it means to be "green."
26 minutes long
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Tue Jul 7th @ 7:00 am


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