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I was assigned a deck garden makeover recently for the Hallmark daytime show, "Home & Family" with Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines.
If you like home and garden shows, you'll love this unique daytime show where all the guests are experts from this genre!
When I design a garden makeover for television, one of the first things I do is secure the very best looking plants available.
This is TV after all!
The pros at Armstrong Garden Center helped me select drought tolerant, heat loving plants for this Southern California garden.
Armstrong Garden Center in Sherman Oaks, California supplied all of the plants.
The service was excellent and one of the nursery pros, Audrey, pulled plants with me for over two hours!
Before the deck makeover.
The Planting Conditions
The deck is open and sunny and has a southern orientation, meaning it receives generous sunshine most of the day.
Posted on March 14, 2013 at 12:00am
Co-owner and Hellebore breeder Chris' amazing double flowering Hellebore in a stunning array of colors for your shade perennial garden.
This new Helleborus is a double flowering type that has triple the amount of petals of common Helleborus.
The breeder claims the plant is deer proof and drought proof.
I love the color and looks of the 'Fluffy Ruffles' Helleborus.
Anyone have any experience with it?
What are your thoughts?
More information: http://www.GreatGardenPlants.com
Posted on February 14, 2013 at 9:05am
Hi Garden Center TV Friends!
Happy New Year!
Shirley Bovshow with a few of her miniature and fairy gardens for the Home & Family Show.
I invite you to watch my appearance on the "Home & Family Show," (Hallmark channel), tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at 10AM PST.
You can check your local TV listings for exact time and set your DVR!
If you enjoy it and want to see more gardening segments on the show, please let the producers know on the "Home & Family" community board on their website!
Unfortunately, there aren't enough gardening shows on TV, so I encourage your support!
The"Home & Family" show is a unique, live, daily, two-hour show all about home and family matters and is hosted by Mark Steines, (E Entertainment) and Cristina Ferrare (Big Bowl of Love- OWN network).…
Posted on January 1, 2013 at 6:04pm
Growing your own food at home is a huge trend among gardeners but it seems to stop short of growing your own fruit.
There's a misconception among newer gardeners that a large yard is required in order to grow and enjoy a crisp apple, juicy orange or luscious avocado straight from a tree!
It's exciting to share information about dwarf and compact fruit tree varieties that grow well and thrive in containers.
Enjoy the short video from my "Way to Grow" series on the Digs channel on Youtube where I present a multi-grafted apple tree growing in a container, a dwarf avocado tree named "Minicado" and an espaliered Meyer lemon tree.
"3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and…Continue
Posted on December 29, 2012 at 1:02pm — 8 Comments
There's no doubt about it, "Fairy" and "Miniature" gardens are strong trends in gardening today.
I made a video for my "Way to Grow" beginner gardening series on the Digs channel on YouTube and taught two newbie gardeners how to assemble their first fairy garden.
You can find accessories for your miniature or fairy garden at Wholesale Fairy Gardens, an online store specializing in miniature garden structures.
Houses, fences, fairies, furniture, characters from Wholesale Fairy Gardens.
Where do you buy or find your fairy and mini garden…Continue
Posted on December 15, 2012 at 4:00pm
Do you want to learn how to make a straw bale raised planter?
I invite you to watch my appearance on the "Home and Family" show this week as I re-purpose a straw bale into a raised planter for herbs and greens!
Garden designer, Shirley Bovshow (l) with hosts Mark Steines and Paige Davis (center) and expert contributors to "Home and Family" show.
I'm the garden lifestyle expert for the show!
The show airs on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 from 10AM- 12PM PST.
Thanks to De Wit tools for supplying their legendary tools for the segment- they customized a bulb planter for easier cutting through the bale and sent an assortment of tools from The Netherlands!
De Wit tools are handmade in The Netherlands and are made with the highest quality Swedish boron steel…Continue
Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am