5 Plants for Garden-Inspired Holiday Decorating

At Maymont, we are fortunate to have a landscape filled with fresh greenery to use in classes like our upcoming Wreath Workshops (December 3-5) and Deck the Halls Workshops (December 7). With a little planning and care, your garden can be a source as well. Consider planting the following plants for your own holiday décor.

Virginia Home Grown September: Tree Farming; Private Garden Tour; Golden Lotus Banana

Amy Williams takes a trip to Spring Hill Nursery in Louisa County to learn about tree farming. Peggy Singlemann visits Sandy McDougle’s (of Sandy’s Plants, Inc.) private garden in Mechanicsville. WATCH NOW

Virginia Home Grown: August 2013

Amy travels to Crozet to learn about attracting butterflies to the garden from Linda Marchman of Social Butterflies. Peggy visits with Marion Packett of Poplar Ridge Nursery near Warsaw for a feature on Ornamental Grasses.

Virginia Home Grown: July 2013

In this edition of Virginia Home Grown, Amy talks Permaculture with Christine Muehlman Gyovai and Reed Muehlman from their home in Western Albemarle County. Peggy learns about water gardening and wetlands from Grace Chapman, Director of Horticulture at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Virginia Home Grown 100th Episode

June 25th was the 100th episode of Virginia Home Grown! Host, Amy Williams talked with Gabriele Rausse about the vineyards at Monticello. Co-host Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture at Maymont, talked with our good friend Richard Nunnally about caring for a summertime lawn.

A Cool, Damp Spring

At Maymont we are enjoying this cool damp spring weather as we tend the gardens and grounds. However, this is also weather that many diseases revel in as well. The old saying “an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure” is true and in the garden it is always a motto to follow. Take time to clean up debris around the base of each plant. Improve air circulation by selectively pruning a stem or two to improve air flow through the plant and around the plants.

Virginia Home Grown: May 2013

Amy delves into landscape design with Scott Price of Snow Knows while visiting a private garden near Ivy. Watch Now

Peggy steps into the James River to participate in a water grass conservation program run by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Participants in the program grow wild celery (Vallisneria americana), a type of underwater grass, in a simple grow-out system in their homes for 10-12 weeks.

Virginia Home Grown: April 2013

In the first segment, Amy talks with author and landscape designer C. Colston Burrell about how to grow and care for Hellebores. Watch Now

In the second segment, Peggy visits an alleyway transformed by Rick Bridgforth into a garden oasis complete with flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. Watch Now

Virginia Home Grown: March 2013

In the first installment of Season 13, Amy visits Solliden Garden, a private garden near Wintergreen that is featured in the 80th Historic Garden Week sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia. A representative from the Garden Club will be one of our studio guests during the live portion of the program. Watch Now

Virginia Home Grown Season 13 Premieres March 26

Be sure to join Amy Williams and Peggy Singlemann, your hosts for Season 13 of Virginia Home Grown, our Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Amy and Peggy will have interviews with experts and enthusiasts from around the state.

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