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.
All Past Episodes
27:36 | #1713 | TV-G
Dive on in as we explore tips and tricks for garden design that you can apply in your own garden.
26:27 | #1712 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith uncovers the opportunities that exist for young people who are entering farming.
25:53 | #1711 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith emphasizes the importance of fostering native plants and animals.
27:21 | #1710 | TV-G
Pets take center stage. P. Allen Smith's animals are as much a part of his life as his gardens.
26:26 | #1709 | TV-G
Time spent in natural environments can provide a range of health benefits. P. Allen Smith shows us how you can transform your living spaces into sensory delights.
25:53 | #1708 | TV-G
Chefs compete for culinary supremacy. But how will they handle P. Allen Smith's secret ingredient?
26:07 | #1707 | TV-G
Color can be a challenging design principle in the garden. A few simple techniques are showcased.
26:47 | #1706 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shares some short cuts for achieving your goals of leading a healthy lifestyle.
26:10 | #1705 | TV-G
Nearly 20 billion new items of clothing are purchased each year. Where does it all come from?
27:46 | #1704 | TV-G
From cake to bouquet, P. Allen Smith has you covered in this special matrimonial episode.
26:54 | #1703 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shares some creative tips for redesigning your space by using what you already own.
26:43 | #1702 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores heritage activities from days past.
26:40 | #1701 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith showcases farmers and their commitment to bring people back to a more natural way of providing for their families.
26:17 | #1615 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith highlights some of his favorite cooking segments from the first 15 seasons.
26:45 | #1614 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith takes a trip down memory lane and revisits his favorite travel segments from seasons past.
25:55 | #1613 | TV-G
Christmas comes to the farm and P. Allen Smith gets decorating help from flower expert, J. Schwanke.
27:43 | #1612 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith goes in depth to find out how we can save heritage poultry from extinction.
27:14 | #1611 | TV-G
Explore how modern farmers are teaching the next generation the principles of sustainable farming.
27:01 | #1610 | TV-G
The cuisine and culture of Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi River, are explored.
26:37 | #1609 | TV-G
Life at Moss Mountain Farm is like any other working farm, it has tribulations and immense rewards.
26:04 | #1608 | TV-G
Gardeners, chefs, and designers who are leading the pack in their field share great tips.
26:46 | #1607 | TV-G
Super performers in the kitchen, garden, and home are highlighted. Give your life some extra punch!
27:01 | #1606 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shows how to incorporate the vacation style and mindset into your everyday.
26:31 | #1605 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith joins a diverse group of families to share cultures, kitchen tips and great food.
27:11 | #1604 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores the concept of living local, which has become very popular in recent years.
27:01 | #1603 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith demonstrates how easy and fun it can be to get your family to eat and live healthy.
26:44 | #1602 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith visits with movers and shakers making a real difference in their communities.
26:26 | #1601 | TV-G
P. Allen shows you how to take advantage of your great outdoors without breaking the bank.
26:57 | #1515 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith highlights some of his favorite gardening segments in this blast from the past.
25:49 | #1514 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith visits the one-of-a kind mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
26:15 | #1513 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith travels to North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
26:25 | #1512 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores the little touches that make a big impact around the home and garden.
27:08 | #1511 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith visits Costa Rica to find out if there really is a secret to living longer.
26:28 | #1510 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith meets bugs where they live. Find out how to deal with bugs in your home and garden.
27:02 | #1509 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores a place unlike any other, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
27:10 | #1508 | TV-G
Join P. Allen Smith as he revisits his favorite cooking segments from seasons past.
26:37 | #1507 | TV-G
Great performers in the garden and home that go above and beyond the call of duty are highlighted.
26:21 | #1506 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith gets down and Dutch at the annual Tulip Time Festival in scenic Holland, Michigan.
25:50 | #1505 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith's unique and clever take on turning trash into treasure is showcased.
27:09 | #1504 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith lets the little ones take over for the day.
26:38 | #1503 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores the many uses of oils, from the basic to the exotic.
26:41 | #1502 | TV-G
The food and fellowship of one of America's oldest cities, Charleston, South Carolina are explored.
27:46 | #1501 | TV-G
From kitchen to bath, experts break down the basics of homesteading for beginners.
27:15 | #1413 | TV-G
Don't let the winter blues put a chill on your seasonal party. Cool weather entertaining tips are shared.
26:01 | #1412 | TV-G
Learn how to keep your Jack-o-Lantern's fresh longer along with unique fall decorating designs.
25:57 | #1411 | TV-G
Modern Pioneer Georgia Pellegrini and P. Allen Smith prepare a stunning cocktail party.
26:44 | #1410 | TV-G
Become closer to earth using natural ingredients and inspirations from the environment.
25:48 | #1409 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith demonstrates hassle free gardening and cooking techniques for couch potatoes.
26:46 | #1408 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shows you how to create a garden space that plays nicely with a glass for drinks.
26:44 | #1407 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith demonstrates how to get the most out of your soil at Moss Mountain Farm.
26:05 | #1406 | TV-G
Gain confidence and let P. Allen Smith show you how to build a solid foundation in your garden.
26:25 | #1405 | TV-G
What is your bliss? Do you have one? Let P. Allen Smith help you find and cultivate it.
26:46 | #1404 | TV-G
A look at the latest in garden and design innovations and how to incorporate them into your home.
26:46 | #1403 | TV-G
Groups and organizations that are doing their part giving back to the community are spotlighted.
27:12 | #1402 | TV-G
Take a step back in time to the late 18th century town of Salem, North Carolina.
27:11 | #1401 | TV-G
Two New York City boys turned farmers visit Moss Mountain Farm. Allen puts a spin on a classic dish.
26:31 | #1313 | TV-G
Self-defense moves you can do to protect things around your home and garden are explored.
26:17 | #1312 | TV-G
Plants that love the heat, plants that thrive in water, and extreme decorating ideas are discussed.
27:09 | #1311 | TV-G
Step back in time with P. Allen Smith as he travels back to 18th century Williamsburg.
27:24 | #1310 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shows how to grow some of his favorites flowers for arrangements.
26:24 | #1309 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith sheds light on the top five, first-time gardener mistakes.
27:29 | #1308 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shares ideas for making small spaces, indoors or out, comfortable and stylish.
27:27 | #1307 | TV-G
When kids learn about their food sources, it will lead to healthier lifestyles as they grow up.
26:07 | #1306 | TV-G
The uncommon and unconventional are explored, from unique planters to obscure wall hangings.
27:07 | #1305 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shares his garden stress relievers, including yoga poses designed for gardeners.
27:48 | #1304 | TV-G
With more people doing "Stay-Cations" it makes sense to put more effort into outdoor living spaces.
26:42 | #1303 | TV-G
Mini plants, mini houses, mini pizzas, and the fairy gardens craze are showcased.
26:21 | #1302 | TV-G
People who are making a difference by growing food for the homeless and composting are visited.
27:00 | #1301 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith invites us into his home and shows us some of his favorite areas of the farm.
26:10 | #1213 | TV-G
Allen shows us ways to change out the seasonal decor in our homes from fall to winter, force bulbs indoors, recycle Christmas Trees, and attract birds to your yard in the winter.
26:08 | #1212 | TV-G
Allen uses tons of fresh greenery inside the home, including fireplace mantles and a children's room. Plus, he makes simple cinnamon pinecones and other fun holiday luminaries.
27:32 | #1211 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith visits Arkansas' newest cultural addition, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. At Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, the home of Thomas Jefferson, Allen talks to the Director of Landscaping about the massive orchard.
27:19 | #1210 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith celebrates the summer season with a visit to the groundskeeper at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, who shows him how to maintain a perfect lawn. Allen showcases the new summer foliage at Moss Mountain Farm, shares design tips using summer flowering bulbs, and how to grow beautiful dahlias.
25:54 | #1209 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shares tips on do-it-yourself projects at home and in the garden using broken terra cotta saucers, how to turn bulbs into party favors, and using recycled Christmas lights to light a garden path.
27:38 | #1208 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith visits The Bell Garden Community Garden in St. Louis, Missouri, where a unique garden therapy program has made a difference in people's lives. Plus, Allen takes a bike ride to explore the beautiful colors of the autumn and he visits the water garden at Powell Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri.
26:07 | #1207 | TV-G
Allen brings kids in the garden to learn how to make flowers turn a different color, make mosaics with rocks and homemade salt dough, and assemble a birdbath for the garden.
27:45 | #1206 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith tours Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia; Longwood Mansion, the largest octagonal house in the United States, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi; and the home of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois.
26:51 | #1205 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith shows us an outdoor living space that serves as a sitting and dining area. Allen's gardening tips include how to plant hostas in the shade and how to identify poison ivy.
27:37 | #1204 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith is keeping us indoors to talk about interior design with the help of a few friends. Plus, we get a little history lesson from Allen on how the sleeping porch became so popular.
26:58 | #1203 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs.
27:49 | #1202 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith tours the fountains of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the Monet Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the unique sculptures at the Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, Arkansas.
26:48 | #1201 | TV-G
Allen visits the Twin Oaks Bed and Breakfast and shares tips on how he decorated his basement.
26:46 | #1113 | TV-G
Allen discusses the importance of buying locally in your community or growing your own. He shares tips on planting gourds and when to harvest garlic. He also heads to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, to talk about the massive vegetable garden.
26:28 | #1112 | TV-G
Allen discusses antique furniture, blackberries, heirloom tomatoes, white superior potatoes, planting garlic, different breeds of chickens, and pine straw.
26:27 | #1111 | TV-G
Allen visits Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, where he discusses antique roses and shrub roses. Also, how to problem-solve when your roses aren't blooming and how to plant roses in containers.
26:25 | #1110 | TV-G
Allen shows viewers how to put together a blueberry container, visits some blueberry farmers in Oregonn and shares tips on freezing berries.
27:01 | #1109 | TV-G
Allen demonstrates how to make a galvanized bucket feel a little more at home in nature, talks to an expert on pine straw, teaches viewers how to make bath blends out of fresh herbs.
26:26 | #1108 | TV-G
Allen demonstrates techniques to enhance the look of your home, visits with experts about making Artisan Lamps, and shows how to use houseplants throughout the seasons.
26:21 | #1107 | TV-G
Allen makes a fun garden ornament with kids out of a recycled bowling ball and how to attract butterflies and plant sunflowers. Also, Allen teaches kids how to care for the chickens, visits a garden in Kentucky, and rides on a zip line.
26:26 | #1106 | TV-G
Allen visits The Plant it Pink event in the Argenta District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. He travels to Chicago for visits to the Victory Gardens and The Trump Towers rooftop garden.
26:33 | #1105 | TV-G
An expert who is restoring an antique chest demonstrates the proper way to work with antiques. Also, newly constructed octagon buildings made with recycled materials, a trip to Mt. Vernon, and an expert talks about restoration tile.
26:28 | #1104 | TV-G
Allen gives some tips on bulb gardening, including protecting newly planted bulbs from squirrels. Also, the secret to planting paper white dahlias, how to make a beautiful tulip and hyacinth arrangement, and the Duggar family visits the Garden Home Retreat.
26:27 | #1103 | TV-G
Allen talks turkey, chickens and ducks with a few poultry experts. He shows viewers his flock of Sebastopol Goslings and and the new waterfowl shelter.
26:27 | #1102 | TV-G
Allen visits gardens in Oregon to talk gladiolas, and Chicago, to visit the sensational Botanic Gardens. He also visits a beautiful daylily garden, talks about buckwheat and lacewings, uses hydrangeas on the mantle, and makes a beautiful orchid arrangement.
26:27 | #1101 | TV-G
The Garden Home Retreat is covered in snow! Allen demonstrates an easy way to decorate with Clementines, guests talk about Rumford fireboxes and test the house for energy efficiency, and the advantages of using a real Christmas tree vs. an artificial tree.
26:46 | #1013 | TV-G
Allen participates in a Student Career Days activity in Atlanta, Georgia, and talks to William Hildebolt about encouraging children to volunteer during the yearly clean up at the Arlington National Cemetery. Plus, he visits a garden with a dinosaur theme and a ship that's a replica of Christopher Columbus' Nina. Also, how chickens can help children learn and a special guest in the kitchen helps make a vegetable pizza.
26:46 | #1011 | TV-G
Allen hits the road to visit a few amazing garden destinations around the country including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Arlington National Cemetery, and Bridge Gardens in Bridge Hampton, N.Y. Allen and his friend, Elizabeth Lear, go to an amazing Parterre Garden and Labyrinth plus he talks about the air purifying ability of houseplants. In the kitchen, Allen makes a scrumptious chilled squash soup.
26:46 | #1010 | TV-G
A trip to the breathtaking Cascade Mountains in Oregon proves to be a chilly but exciting adventure for Allen. He's learns about fresh greenery used during the holidays and how one million acres of Christmas trees add more oxygen to the environment. Allen also visits a garden center in Denver where Trela Phelps talks to him about transplanting orchids. He also talks to Kris Willey about an English-inspired country garden and the planting of bare root roses at the Governors Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. Plus, Allen jumps in the kitchen with Capi Peck to make a delicious blackberry peach cobbler.
26:46 | #1009 | TV-G
Choosing the right trees, shrubs, and containers to make a bold statement in the garden, changes the auto industry is making to improve the environment, Allen's insectry, a beautiful Knot garden in the Hamptons, and Peter Brave shows Allen how to make a tasty quail recipe.
26:46 | #1008 | TV-G
An old cotton trailer that's been transformed into a mobile turkey pen, repurposing everyday items to use in the garden, Xeriscaping, mixing produce and flowers for a fun and beautiful table setting, and Regina Charbeneau and Allen make some interesting biscuits.
26:46 | #1007 | TV-G
In New York, artist and writer Robert Dash talking about the Madoo Conservancy; sculptor and master stone carver Simon Vierty, whose work is often garden sculpture; the renowned Longhouse Reserve; and Chef Cassidee Dabney and Allen make a garden pepper marmalade.
26:46 | #1006 | TV-G
The outdoor kitchen at the farm, ideas for poolside containers, some beneficial insects, and ideas for a Halloween party.
26:46 | #1005 | TV-G
Enjoy the tulips in spring at the farm, a mini bouquet of flowers in the summer, visit the beautiful fall foliage at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas, and a lesson on how to pickle okra.
26:46 | #1004 | TV-G
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. 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.
26:46 | #1003 | TV-G
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 learn how to plant sweet potato vine.
26:46 | #1002 | TV-G
Allen makes a trip to the Southampton Rose Society to visit with a Rosarian and also drops in on the Madoo Conservancy and talks to Robert Dash about his amazing rose garden. Get some rose care tips, find out what plants are good companions for roses, and sink your teeth into a delicious garden-fresh salad with Allen and guest, Chef Capi Peck.
26:46 | #1001 | TV-G
Allen visits the historic Arlington National Cemetery for its annual Renewal and Remembrance event. He learns about the history of the grounds and what Memorial Day means for this historic cemetery. Allen also pays a visit to the Mt. Vernon Estate for a history lesson on the connection between Arlington and the home of our first president. Also, he shares his delicious rosemary chicken recipe.
26:46 | #913 | TV-G
Allen explains the design principle of "time" and the way the element is expressed in various garden styles through the ages. He also shares tips for growing asparagus, container gardening, and even how chickens can help children learn. Plus, he reveals his fascination with glass bottles and demonstrates decorative ways they can be used.
26:46 | #912 | TV-G
Allen shows a few examples of mystery, plus some helpful information on citronella geraniums, grafting Japanese maples, and an easy way to plant potatoes.
26:46 | #911 | TV-G
Allen introduces some comical additions to the garden home retreat, Khaki Campbell ducklings, and a few tips on keeping insects off of the herbs in the one-acre vegetable garden. Meet an ironworker who makes gingerbread houses and other lighted displays for Garvan Woodland Gardens.
26:46 | #910 | TV-G
Allen shares the bounty of the garden, talks daffodils and larkspur, plus, shrubs that re-bloom. He also visits a pumpkin patch and has an abundance of lambs to show you.
26:46 | #909 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith demonstrates texture, pattern, and rhythm throughout his garden. Allen gives tips on taking care of espalier fruit trees. Also, meet a man who has an interesting way of recycling wood. Plus, tips on how to select the right grass for your yard.
26:46 | #908 | TV-G
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 the impact of clever uses of color. Plus, he reveals unique tropicals in the greenhouse, shows how to use nature's bounty for dinner, and explores even more of the colors around the Garden Home Retreat.
26:46 | #907 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith examines the design principle structure, sharing how he uses it in his garden. Allen shows 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, Ala.; 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 how to plant a mini garden by way of a terrarium.
26:46 | #906 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith takes a look at the design principle of creating a focal point. Allen takes a tour of some of the special points of interest and also shows a way to have a grand centerpiece for your next party and still hold a conversation with the person across the table. He visits an amazing garden that uses its space for the arts, along with a visit to the poultry show at the state fair.
26:46 | #905 | TV-G
Allen explores the design principle of entry by showing the grand front door and containers full of herbs. Allen demonstrates the use of some of 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, a look at a unique home for Allen's chickens called "The Chicken Temple".
26:46 | #904 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith takes a look at the design principle of framing the view with inviting window treatments and energy efficient windows. He shows how to frame pressed leaves to make botanical artworks and as always, a view of all the beauty of the garden. Plus, a first look at the new "Allen's Collections" segment, featuring a unique table setting with glass bottles, old prints, and a few items from the garden.
26:46 | #903 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith introduces the design principle of shape and form with several examples from the Garden Home Retreat and an exciting trip and tour of Churchill Downs. He 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.
26:46 | #902 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith explores the design principle of enclosure in and around the Garden Home Retreat. He takes 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.
26:46 | #901 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith gives an overview of the 12 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 a lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees. Also, a look at what it means to be "green."
26:46 | #813 | TV-G
Allen shows how to make a big impact even in a garden with limited space.
26:46 | #812 | TV-G
To keep gardens bright and colorful, Allen shares the lessons he's learned after losing an old oak tree to lightning and the steps he takes to make sure it doesn't happen again.
26:46 | #811 | TV-G
Allen offers tips on how to make wise plant choices and simple ideas for conserving water and dealing with garden pests in a responsible manner.
26:46 | #810 | TV-G
Chuck Leavell, renowned keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and ardent conservationist, answers questions during his visit to the Garden Home Retreat. Also, take a trip down to the vegetable garden where Allen is harvesting carrots and learn a few tips for planting them.
26:46 | #809 | TV-G
Allen suggests everyday actions that can lead to big results in reducing our impact on the environment. He also visits the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, which has many features that make it a "green" building including a rooftop garden. He also harvests cabbage.
26:46 | #808 | TV-G
Allen discusses how to create compelling color combinations by showing examples from his spectacular wildflower garden. Allen also shares tips on choosing the right type of sod for your yard.
26:46 | #807 | TV-G
Keith Kirsten, Allen's South African counterpart, visits to see the bones and framework of the garden and to talk about beautiful spring and summer blooms.
26:46 | #806 | TV-G
Daffodils and tulips fill the landscape with vibrant color, planting herbs and vegetables, and a check of the swans reveals how they've adjusted to their new habitat.
26:46 | #805 | TV-G
A fall bulb planting by school children leads to a tremendous harvest of daffodils this spring. Musician and conservationist Chuck Leavell visits and trades tips with Allen on growing and caring for trees.
26:46 | #804 | TV-G
Allen shows several purposes for using hedges in the garden. Shrubbery can serve as the walls in outdoor rooms, providing privacy and mystery to the garden and if they produce flowers and berries, they serve can as a natural food source for wildlife.
26:46 | #803 | TV-G
Allen's blue bird nest boxes are primed and ready for new residents. Allen also demonstrates how to use a greenhouse in the winter to start vegetable seedlings to replant outdoors in spring.
26:46 | #802 | TV-G
Allen explains how a home's architectural elements help define its style. He visits the historic Capital Hotel in Little Rock for a tour of the unique roof top garden he designed to complement the hotel's renovation.
26:46 | #801 | TV-G
Allen uses the winter season to define the garden's framework with evergreen holly hedges. He also brings gardening indoors by creating unique plant terrariums.
28:01 | #726 | TV-G
Allen explores some of the resting places in the garden home retreat and ties them to the gardens with bedside bouquets and other accessories.
28:01 | #725 | TV-G
Allen leads tours of three living spaces related to the gardens: a living room with framed views of vistas beyond, a sleeping porch that brings occupants out into nature, and a basement using state-of-the-art insulation.
28:00 | #724 | TV-G
Allen brings the garden and nature at large into his kitchen and baths with garden-fresh bath salts and the latest in environmentally friendly materials.
28:46 | #723 | TV-G
Allen shows how he designed his mudroom as a place to house his floral design items and creates a dazzling flower arrangement using items collected on the property.
28:01 | #722 | TV-G
The outdoor kitchen serves as a testing ground for some of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown in the organic garden.
28:01 | #721 | TV-G
Allen has created a special outbuilding on his rural property for how-to projects. He explains why this space is important to the garden and provides a few fun projects to incorporate into garden homes.
28:01 | #720 | TV-G
Projects to make the home and garden safe for pets and welcoming to the native wildlife.
28:01 | #719 | TV-G
Allen reviews the components used in making both the house and garden Earth-friendly.
28:01 | #718 | TV-G
Allen covers the exterior of his garden home with hand-formed bricks—then explains why he wants to cover the bricks with buttery yellow paint.
28:00 | #717 | TV-G
A tour of the structures found in and around Allen's garden home, from a beautiful garden pool and interesting raised beds to the house itself and the renovated barns.
28:01 | #716 | TV-G
Spotlights the porches and large oak trees around the garden house.
28:01 | #715 | TV-G
Allen applies a new coat of limewashing to the stone entry pavilions to protect their surfaces and help them blend with the landscape.
28:01 | #714 | TV-G
Before-and-after views show how two barns on Allen's rural property were transformed to match the beauty of his garden home.
28:01 | #713 | TV-G
Allen discusses perennials in the garden and the efforts of plant breeders to produce more drought-tolerant varieties.
28:01 | #712 | TV-G
Allen makes room for annuals in his garden, including some grown from seeds and others grown from nursery plugs.
28:01 | #711 | TV-G
Allen's transformed garden home retreat is an oasis for wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and other creatures make this spot their home, and Allen has installed birdhouses as well as plants to make the inhabitants feel more comfortable.
28:01 | #710 | TV-G
Allen plans an orchard that will have both edible-fruit trees and ornamentals such as crabapples.
28:01 | #709 | TV-G
Allen shows how he is successfully incorporating lawns into his vegetable garden and along the drive at the garden home retreat. Also, how turf is tested for performance under varying conditions.
28:01 | #708 | TV-G
From grapes along the fences to apples and pears in the orchard, Allen's rural garden is meant to be a testing ground for a wide variety of fruits.
28:01 | #707 | TV-G
Allen's new greenhouse is the perfect place to start seedlings during the cool months and a fantastic garden room during the summer. He shows how to start sweet peas and other seeds to transplant into the garden.
28:01 | #706 | TV-G
Some very large boxwoods give Allen's entrance a mature look and feel.
28:01 | #705 | TV-G
Disappointed by last year's wildflower display, Allen hopes for better results with a new seed mix designed especially for drought-prone areas.
28:01 | #704 | TV-G
Allen explains how to work herbs into a garden of any size. Even on a patio or deck, herbs can be combined with flowers for dramatic displays.
28:01 | #703 | TV-G
Some interesting rose varieties and how they complement other plants.
28:01 | #702 | TV-G
An organic vegetable garden featuring traditional favorites and a visit to the historic property of Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH.
28:01 | #701 | TV-G
Allen showcases his new "daffodil hill," where thousands of new bulbs emerge each fall.
28:00 | #613 | TV-G
Allen unveils his finished garden home, recapping some of the challenges and the environmentally sound solutions he found.
28:01 | #612 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith brings the outdoors in with paint colors. Plus, what do you really know about lighting? Whether it is lights for a path or a lamp next to your front door, he meets an expert who shows us how to get right product for your design.
28:01 | #611 | TV-G
P. Allen Smith sees homes going up all the time using materials that will be outdated in just a few years. He tells why he chose to use brick and gives insight into this process that has been around since ancient times.
28:01 | #610 | TV-G
Allen lays out a kitchen garden and designs both indoor and outdoor cooking areas for his new home.
28:01 | #609 | TV-G
Creative solutions to common building problems, from getting the soil composition right to managing water flow.
28:01 | #608 | TV-G
Allen explores ideas for living more simply without sacrificing quality by truly tying the inside of the home to the garden outdoors.
28:01 | #607 | TV-G
Allen showcases some of his garden plantings and explains the reasons behind his choices, then previews some of the outdoor rooms he is planning. Spring plantings of daffodils give way to summer poppies for a dramatic color switch.
28:01 | #606 | TV-G
Allen showcases some of the animals who will be part of the newly constructed garden home and offers tips on keeping your pets, family, and home safe from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants, and other invaders.
28:01 | #605 | TV-G
Pruning trees and planting shrubs to provide an ideal view of the garden from every window of the house.
28:01 | #604 | TV-G
Materials that are easy on the Earth yet still function well in the landscape, plus environmentally sound solutions Allen is applying to his own garden home.
28:01 | #614 | TV-G
Allen brings garden elements inside to decorate for the holidays; shares time-saving holiday recipes with ties to the garden; and provides interesting history on Christmas, Chanukah, celebrations of the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa.
28:01 | #603 | TV-G
Allen chooses special trees for his kitchen garden and has some support structures built.
28:01 | #602 | TV-G
Allen begins construction on a new garden home, starting with a beautiful stone retaining wall. But problems with the water on the property will have to be dealt with.
28:01 | #601 | TV-G
At the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Allen samples the offerings of more than 1,600 leading home builder suppliers in 300 industry categories.
28:02 | #513 | TV-G
Projects for every season that blur the lines between inside and out.
28:02 | #512 | TV-G
In a tour of his own vegetable garden, Allen tells how to extend the harvest well past summer and gives tips on interesting potting benches and garden storage options.
28:02 | #511 | TV-G
Techniques for growing and arranging roses and ideas for using this all-time favorite flower in new and creative ways.
28:02 | #510 | TV-G
A landscape architect explains the design principles behind the modern garden of LongHouse on New York's Long Island. Among the many works of art housed there is an outdoor chess set by Yoko Ono.
28:02 | #509 | TV-G
Allen meets a man who started a community garden that now receives funding from an international organization and lists some plants that are ideal pass-alongs and seed savers.
27:58 | #508 | TV-G
A look at the colorful plants growing in Allen's garden home and the everyday items that inspired the color combinations.
28:01 | #507 | TV-G
Allen hosts a potting party for some local children and introduces kid-friendly projects, including turning chocolate-stuffed cookies into "dirt" pudding, building a vermiculture compost bin, and painting pumpkins.
28:01 | #506 | TV-G
The various elements of the "garden home" lifestyle, from Frisbee and croquet to martinis and gourmet cuisine; ideas for enjoying your garden with family, friends, guests, and even pets; and an eclectic artist with a garden full of colorful elements, including a "fish house" dedicated to outdoor living.
28:01 | #505 | TV-G
From a private garden on New York's Long Island, Allen hosts a program of garden-centered entertaining ideas, including "green" party favors and time-saving tips from a caterer.
28:01 | #504 | TV-G
Allen illustrates the importance of engaging all of the senses in a garden and tours a garden designed for physically challenged children. A Memphis chef gives tips on choosing foods and wines for an outdoor party.
28:01 | #503 | TV-G
Allen visits Rosemary Beach, FL for a look at oceanside living. He learns about plants that do well in this harsh growing environment, suggests ways to get the look of beach life, and shares a garden-fresh recipe that's perfect for outdoor entertaining.
28:00 | #502 | TV-G
Allen takes a design from rough drawings to finished garden, sharing ideas on using outdoor furnishings, fabrics, and accessories to maximize living space along the way.
28:01 | #501 | TV-G
Allen and crew immerse themselves in color during a visit to an abundant New Hampshire garden. A color expert explains how paints get their names and how to bring the feeling of nature into your home with paint colors.
27:01 | #413 | TV-G
Using water features to create magic in the garden, dramatic before-and-after footage of a makeover project, and an introduction to Zen gardens.
27:01 | #412 | TV-G
Allen tours historic gardens and backyards with a flair for the past in Nashville, Colonial Williamsburg, and Stratford Hall while sharing ideas about using heritage plant varieties.
27:01 | #411 | TV-G
Four types of roses and some easy ways to incorporate them.
27:01 | #410 | TV-G
Allen shows how to incorporate houseplants into gardens—and how to repot them and bring them back inside when the seasons change.
27:01 | #409 | TV-G
Allen demonstrates how creating a beautiful garden is like taking a good picture with tips on framing the view, screening unwanted views, mixing colors, and adding whimsy.
27:01 | #408 | TV-G
Allen gives a tour of his own turn-of-the-century cottage and explains how he achieved the same look inside and out.
27:03 | #407 | TV-G
Allen focuses on border plantings—the fences, hedges, and other elements that make up the walls of the rooms in the "garden home."
27:01 | #406 | TV-G
Allen shows ways to bring colors from the outside in and vice versa, then goes on location for a garden makeover.
27:01 | #405 | TV-G
Allen uses perennials as a foundation for a new planting and then adds bulbs and annuals for effect.
27:02 | #404 | TV-G
Allen transforms a blank space into an attractive addition to the garden home; talks shop with the horticulturist at the grand grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and then tours its beautiful walled gardens; and shares ideas for using climbing plants.
27:01 | #403 | TV-G
Allen visits an artist's home and garden; looks at how master gardeners across the country bring art to the communities they serve; and shows how Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriquez (1891-1955) helped bring rustic charm to the Old Mill, the only remaining structure from the film Gone with the Wind. Then he takes his easel outdoors to join a group of plein aire painters in California.
27:01 | #402 | TV-G
A bulb expert suggests interesting ways to incorporate bulbs into a garden, and Allen shows footage from his travels around the Netherlands.
27:01 | #401 | TV-G
Garden ornaments aren't just for the garden. Allen visits an antiques and garden show in Nashville and a historic pottery shop in Hot Springs National Park for ideas on using these objects both indoors and out.
27:31 | #313 | TV-G
Recipes and centerpiece ideas for bringing both the bounty and the beauty of the garden to your table.
27:31 | #312 | TV-G
Allen shows how some classic garden plants are getting "extreme makeovers" by plant breeders, traveling to Germany for a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into updating the look of geraniums, and learns why bigger is better when it comes to the blossoms of shade-loving impatiens. In Holland, he visits farmers who grow millions of plants for American gardens and picks up an interesting bulb to try in his own garden.
27:31 | #311 | TV-G
Allen visits one of the world's leading potpourri manufacturers and a Harlem chef whose garden-fresh cooking reflects his Southern upbringing. He also offers inspiring ideas for bringing the bounty of the garden indoors, including easy ways to create a fresh flower arrangement.
27:31 | #310 | TV-G
Allen shows how to make even challenging areas of full sun or deep shade come alive with beautiful plants. A visit with a Dutch horticulturist about the use of bamboo and a tour of a dahlia farm provide some innovative ideas.
27:31 | #309 | TV-G
Allen visits a mysterious blue spring bubbling up from the ground in Georgia and an Italian-inspired grotto in California; offers ideas for adding mystery to the garden with winding paths, moss-covered stones, and interesting plant choices; and uses pumpkins as planters for a fun autumn accent.
27:31 | #308 | TV-G
Allen demonstrates how to creatively "borrow" ideas while touring urban landscapes. On Chicago's Magnificent Mile, landscape architect Douglas Hoerr shows designs his firm created using unusual plant combinations. Allen also tours an energy-saving rooftop garden on Chicago's city hall and shows a garden he designed for a hospital that offers a restful, healing sanctuary for both patients and employees.
27:31 | #307 | TV-G
The architecture of the buildings and structures in a garden has a tremendous impact on its style. Allen shows how to evaluate the architectural style of a home to use as inspiration in the garden. A Dutch landscape architect shows his creative solution to overcoming a problem view in a small garden home.
27:31 | #306 | TV-G
The shapes and forms of plants can help define the style of a garden. In Holland, Allen finds an example in the fashionable calla lily, long admired for its sleek and slender shape and popularized in Art Deco objets d'art. While in the Netherlands, he also visits world-famous Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf, best known for his free-form designs using ornamental grasses.
27:01 | #305 | TV-G
Two California organic farming experts offer ideas that can be used in a backyard organic garden. Allen makes a salad pot—a salad garden in a container.
27:01 | #304 | TV-G
Allen illustrates the difference a sense of enclosure can make by creating "rooms" within a garden. A bonsai expert at the Chicago Botanic Garden offers tips on creating a fall topiary.
27:01 | #303 | TV-G
Allen illustrates how a New England garden's beauty and charm evolve through the growing seasons and points out touches of whimsy that add to the magic of its character. Also, a fanciful project that turns a teacup into a bird feeder.
27:01 | #302 | TV-G
Allen shows how he has used the design elements of color, structure, and time to add seasonal interest to his own garden; demonstrates ways to expand the growing season in the spring and fall; and creates some stunning garden containers for year-round beauty.
27:01 | #301 | TV-G
In a charming small garden, complete with raised vegetable beds, Allen shows how compact spaces accented with garden structures can create beautiful features. He also shares some practical tips for planting vegetables, improving the soil, and tackling common garden pest problems with earth-friendly solutions and tours gardens in Holland and California.
27:15 | #213 | TV-G
Inspired by grand and historic English gardens, Allen shows how to create a memorable garden full of vivid color and illustrates ways to alter the mood and scale of a garden with various color schemes.
26:19 | #212 | TV-G
Allen goes shopping for garden ornaments, containers, and trellises.
27:02 | #211 | TV-G
Allen spotlights some creative new ways to use "old reliable" plants that are sometimes overlooked in the quest for new and improved varieties.
26:51 | #210 | TV-G
Ideas on how to make the most of small areas, including visually enlarging pint-sized places with effective use of color, forced perspective, and perfectly scaled plants.
26:50 | #209 | TV-G
Allen tours a riverside garden home for ideas on how to create a garden to complement a contemporary design. At a lakeside garden, he meets the designers and learns how their love of daylilies and the South Pacific influenced their creation.
26:45 | #208 | TV-G
Striking containers that add a touch of Old World charm to a garden.
27:08 | #207 | TV-G
Allen visits gardens in Germany to explore the universal principles of beautiful garden design and gather inspiring new ideas.
27:28 | #206 | TV-G
Well-placed plantings can create beautiful screens from nearby distractions, fashioning intimate and private outdoor spaces even in suburban settings.
27:29 | #205 | TV-G
Techniques for unifying indoor and outdoor spaces into a cohesive whole and a tour of a charming Tudor-style home.
27:14 | #204 | TV-G
Allen introduces some of his favorite rose varieties and offers creative ways to incorporate them into a landscape.
27:30 | #203 | TV-G
Some favorite rose varieties and how to incorporate them into a landscape.
27:30 | #202 | TV-G
Allen explains how to choose a color scheme that fits your garden and expresses your own personal style.
26:45 | #201 | TV-G
Creating the perfect garden setting for entertaining, from selecting the ideal menu and accessories to using colors and screening to create the right mood.
26:46 | #113 | TV-G
Allen visits one of England's grandest gardens, Chatsworth, and talks with the Duchess of Devonshire about the many gardening styles that have influenced the estate's landscape over its 450-year history. A trip to Holland spotlights some recent gardening trends, such as the use of ornamental grasses, while a drought-tolerant garden in California illustrates the latest in xeriscape gardening.
26:46 | #112 | TV-G
Buildings like garages and tool sheds are mostly functional, but they also can be useful in a garden's design. Allen shows how to take advantage of the structures that surround a garden to help frame a view.
26:46 | #111 | TV-G
Allen shows ways to help visitors relax and take in the beauty and fragrance of an outdoor setting.
26:46 | #110 | TV-G
Allen visits the colorful rannuculus fields of the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA; tours the historically famous double herbaceous borders at Arley Gardens in England to see why English-style plantings add so much to a garden; and explores the "new American" style of gardening at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
26:46 | #109 | TV-G
Allen explains how to make a space seem more expansive through plant choices, the use of containers, and more.
26:46 | #108 | TV-G
Allen illustrates how the changes that will take place with the passage of time factor into the original choice of which materials and plants to use in a garden and explores what makes some gardens so alluring and mysterious.
26:46 | #107 | TV-G
Allen helps create a garden that welcomes visitors as he explains three of his 12 principles of design: the importance of creating an entrance to a garden, taking advantage of existing structures to create it, and using the entry to frame a view.
26:46 | #106 | TV-G
On the 13th floor of a downtown Chicago apartment building, Allen tours high-rise gardens to see how each terrace expresses its owner's individual style.
26:46 | #105 | TV-G
Allen boils design ideas of all sizes down into tips that any gardener can use, focusing on his design principles of enclosure, focal point, and creating a sense of mystery.
26:37 | #104 | TV-G
Allen tours a unique garden-centered park to show how adding some whimsy and fun to a garden's design can increase the enjoyment of any outdoor setting.
26:13 | #103 | TV-G
Allen shows how bold sweeps of color enliven the garden by adding a feeling of abundance, then uses the element of "mystery" to add drama and interest to an outdoor setting.
27:10 | #102 | TV-G
Entryways that lure visitors and the importance of establishing shape, form, and a sense of enclosure in the garden.
26:38 | #101 | TV-G
Allen visits the historic Carmel Mission's Orchard House in Carmel, CA to show how his 12 principles of garden design—especially "mystery," "enclosure," and "whimsy"—have influenced its garden.
Allen shows what he did to build a raised bed in his acre garden and goes to an incredible poolside grotto. He also learns about an interesting window box combination and visits the Bernheim Arboretum in Clermont, Kentucky, to learn about their LEED-rated Platinum Visitors Center - this is the highest certification given by the U.S. Green Buidling Council for "green" construction. And, you don't want to miss Allen's asparagus with horseradish dip recipe.
P. Allen Smith