Virginia Home Grown April Edition

In this second installment of Season 12, Richard visits with Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture at Maymont, and they take us on a tour of the Japanese Garden–now celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Amy explores the partnership between University of Virginia’s Morven Farm and the Piedmont Virginia Community College in which PVCC horticulture students are allowed on the grounds of the former Albemarle Country estate to study the plants and garden design.

The Plant of the Month for April is brought to us by Yara Acker of Keswick Hall. Yara tells us about her selection, the Kwanzan flowering cherry tree.

Watch the complete April Edition of VHG here.

Maple Trees Mentioned in Japanese Garden Segment:

  • Crimson Queen
  • Emporer 1 – tall and straight
  • Burgundy Lace – slight bend
  • Trompenburg – short red
  • Osakuzuki – green with red fruit stem
  • Seiru yu – small leafed
  • Kilarney – all green
  • Green Hornet – green weeping 

Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Richard Nunnally, and Co-Host, Amy Williams, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October.

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