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Drought Tolerant, Heat Loving Plants on "Home & Family Show" Deck Makeover!


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…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on March 14, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Video: Hellborus 'Fluffy Ruffles'

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'…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on February 14, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

Fairy and Miniature Gardens on "Home & Family" Show, Hallmark Channel, Jan. 2 2013!

Hi Garden Center TV Friends!

Happy New Year!

Shirley Bovshow with a few of…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on January 1, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and Patios

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…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on December 29, 2012 at 1:02pm — 8 Comments

Make a Fairy Garden and Miniature Garden: Beginner's Guide

There's no doubt about it, "Fairy" and "Miniature" gardens are strong trends in gardening today.

You can't read a garden magazine or browse Pinterest and Facebook without coming across these charming and very personal fairy and miniature themed gardens.

I made a video for my…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on December 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Straw Bale Planters with Shirley Bovshow on "Home and Family" Show!

Do you want to learn how to make a straw bale raised planter?

Hi Friends!

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!

The show airs on the …


Added by Shirley Bovshow on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sun-Loving Coleus and Gryphon Begonia Plants

There are some new, sun-loving coleus plants and  "Gryphon Begonias"  on the market now.

Are you a huge "foliage" plant fan?

Select, "Press Here" in the paragraph below and watch the video and express your opinion about the plants.…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on October 18, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Garden Center TV Posse at IGC Show in Chicago 2012!

The Garden Center TV posse of opinionated garden experts and bloggers are back from the IGC Show, (Independent Garden Center Show)where we taped last week.

We scoured the exhibit hall, encompassing over 210K…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on August 27, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Independent Garden Center Show 2012: Here We Come!

The Independent Garden Center Show will be the center of the garden industry universe next week, August 20-23, 2012 in Chicago!

I'm excited to be taping  new Garden Center TV videos with my posse of…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on August 15, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

How Plants Are Bred to Become "Proven Winners" Plants: Video


I was invited to tour one of the growing facilities for Proven Winners plants, in Bonsall, California at EuroAmerican Propagators to learn how their plants…

Added by Shirley Bovshow on June 26, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Strawberry Plants and Controlling Weeds


Strawberry plants and controlling weeds are an ongoing concern in the strawberry patch.

In order to give your strawberry plants a fighting chance against water-sucking, nutrition-hogging weeds, you must prepare your garden soil months in advance of planting!…


Added by Shirley Bovshow on June 18, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

Welcome to the Garden Center TV Video and Photo Sharing Community!

Hi Friends!
I know you love gardening or you wouldn't be at the Garden Center TV site!

You are here to see the…

Added by Shirley Bovshow on April 12, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

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Repurposed Liquor Bottles: Jewelry, Ring, Key Holders

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I have a MAJOR liquor bottle collection that I've rounded up from alleys behind bars and pubs. It's a curated stock of very pretty glass bottles that I use for various garden inspired crafts. As a matter of fact, one of my favorite designs was when I took a couple of whiskey bottles and made a miniature […]


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Weddings are so romantic. Beautiful, fragrant flowers weave through wedding arches, masses of blooms adorn the aisle, and the bride carries the most beautiful bouquet of all. In a few days, these important flowers will be rotting in the trash. Not very romantic, right?   As a proponent of using live plants in wedding ceremony decoration, […]

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