Unique design and colorful interiors abound in a tour of the best of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Visit art director Barbara Drake's Mediterranean-inspired sanctuary, the amazing home of glass artist Dale Chihuly, the New York apartment of art-furniture collector John Januk, and architect Charles Bernstein's modernist home.
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Penelope Hobhouse - The Art & Practice of Gardening: Planting the Bones of a Garden & The Summer Garden Vol. 4 [VHS]
Manufacturer: Goldhil Entertainmen
In another life, Penelope Hobhouse could have been an architect. For the garden designer is at her best explaining the bones, or living architecture, of the garden. As she walks the flower walk at breathtaking Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, she's so enthusiastic, she barely allows curator Rick Darke to speak. She sees gardening "as a sort of a theater," and Longwood is an excellent example of the structural elements of design with its hedges, alleys, avenues, and topiary gardens that reflect light in interesting ways. Her designer's eye is also evident in the second half of the program, where she explains how to successfully blend annuals, perennials, and biennials in a summer garden. Flower-by-flower, you learn how a yellow border at Hadspen House in Somerset was cultivated before traveling to New York, where expert Caroline Burgess explains the thought that went in to planting two distinctly different gardens at Stonecrop, a 40-acre estate. --Valerie J. Nelson
From The Public Television Program; GardenRx GardenRx: Top Ten Remedies, is the perfect prescription for what ails your lawn, garden and house plants! This new collection of hints, compiled for the first time by program host Loren Nancarrow, offers gardenerâ€™s detailed remedies, pesticide-free recipes, homemade fertilizers, watering tips, and the secret to the ultimate gardening quest - HOW TO GROW WORLD CLASS TOMATOES! "Easy-to-Use" Library of the Top Ten Garden Remedies; 1. Compost: How to Use It and How to Make Your Own 2. Tomatoes: How to Grow the Best Tomatoes Youâ€™ve Ever Eaten 3. Ant Problems: The Ultimate Rx 4. Skunk Problems: A Safe, Pesticide-Free Solution 5. Roses: How to Grow World Class Roses 6. Lawns: How Much Water is Enough 7. House Plants: Growing Beautiful Houseplants 8. Weeds: The Last Word for Dealing with Unwanted Weeds 9. Bug Sprays: A Homemade Recipe 10. Earthworms: Your Gardenâ€™s Best Friends