I noticed a new gardening show, P. Allen Smith garden on PBS and it also
seems to be in syndication on an abc affiliate here in the twin cities. So
far, the shows seem to focus on classic garden design in the most
traditional sense. The guy looks sort of like the John Tesh of gardening,
but he has had a few good project suggestions and ideas so I will keep
watching. Better than watching reruns of Victory Garden, which has gotten
really pretty boring of late anyway.
the one I loved was the Perennial Gardener with a gray haired lady and it
seemed to come out of Minnesota or somewhere midwestern. We got it when
Direct TV provided random PBS links to the station. Now that the option is
gone, I am forced to get my local PBS which is fine most times, but haven't
had the privilege of seeing that neat show. I had to stop watching Victory
Garden for the first time in decades because I'm almost always scheduled to
work on Saturdays. It hasn't the same feel since Roger Swain left and
Russell Morash quit producing it. We won't get a flame started about Marion
and her cooking. It's been done adn I'm aware that not everyone liked
Marion. What I really miss is on Saturdays when I can't see Gardener's
Diary with Erica Glasner on HGTV. And since the new year, they've changed
the programming. Two Garden Guys which was rather unique, is no longer
airing. They've moved up the garden shows in time, and I still haven't seen
sign of rerunning Gardener's Diary for people who miss it's first run
Saturdays. That it's repeats is fine for now, I've missed a lot of them over
the last season due to my schedule, but that it's now airing at 1:30 instead
of 3:30 is a bit of a stretch for me. I'll adjust somehow.
With Squire gone on the road now, there won't be thoughtful reecordings of
it for me when I get home on Saturdays. And oldest son doesn't always pay
attention to the clock when he's plugged in upstairs on the computer.
and I still wish Barbara Damrosch and her husband, Elliot Coleman would
produce another "Gardening Naturally" show. It's more revelent now than it
ever was. I watched it regularly on Discovery when it ran for those two or
three years. .It was one of the best put out besides the Victory Garden at
that time. Another good one was Backyard Gardening but Pat Simpson now has
moved on and has a show on HGTV about Before and After. He used to be the
projects guy for garden things on that show. Don't know what happened to the
host of that show either. They come and go......
So I stick to Gardening by the yard when I remember it's airing early.
Gardener's Diary which is my absolute favorite now, and keep hoping they
bring back Gardener's Journal which was the Canadian show that was awesome
too. That one kinda slipped away last year on HGTV. PBS needs to take
stock that there are still gardeners out there needing uninterrupted quality
garden shows on the weekend! (I'd even watch on Sunday! It's bad enough
they rerun Lawrence Welk here on our PBS every Saturday evening......)
madgardener up on the very foggy ridge, back in Fairy Holler, unable to see
English Mountain as it's socked in with clouds and fog, in Eastern
TEnnessee, zone 7, Sunset zone 36
bah, just think, you wouldn't even have to edit (too much), just put some
breaks in and you could film an entire season's worth of show in one
And considering some of the lame stuff they show on TV these days, you
could easily make something 100x better.
alright, ya'll are ganging up on me........no fair.......ZHANNNNNN??
They're picking on me! <G>
I realize I DO ramble on sometimes. or rather in the words of Squire "honey,
you go into way too much DETAIL!!!!!"
But I LIKE your postings! I wouldn't call them ramblings.... for ramblings
you would have to go off on tangents that have absolutely nothing to do with
what you initially began with or the topic on hand ... I mean if you started
talking basketball and such then I might get a tad bored but then again
given that the Knicks may be coming back to life it might not be terrible...
but I really don't care for sports all that much.. or cars.... though my son
REALLY likes cars and is trying to talk us into getting some X5Z12 something
or other of that like for our next car and I've informed him that we keep
our cars for at least ten years which means that he probably doesn't want a
car that old when we get it... AND I don't think I'll be up to driving a
X500Y80Z200 at that age....
are ye sayin' sir that I tend to ramble on a bit?? <GBSEG> I'm startin' to
worry that it's getting WORSE as I gets older. Lord help us all........I
wasn't raised a rude child........
Are ye implyin' sir that I needs to muzzel me mouth better? <EG> (sitting
here waiting for Cereoid to swoop down and take the opportunity to hit me
with a "zinger" ;)
madgardener, having to use Squire's computer- since during the daytime the
ISDN line doesn't want to work for my computer thru the networking set up.
I suspect it might be the pulsing electrical surges of the electrified wire
that's a bit close to the phone box in the pasture my neighbor's BIL is
using for his cows. :(
hey now, I'm not saying anything you haven't already admitted to
yourself! See here:
Mental note: If going Outside Lawn and Garden at MG's Lowe's, don't
forget to have getaway plan ready.
Anyway, it's not a bad thing ... unless you've got a bunch of fairies
flitting about your garden without any ears ("that MG, she'll talk yer
ear off") ... well then, just then I will just have to report you to
ROFLMAO.................Fairies, flowers and middle-aged Southern women with
obsessive gardening tendencies........oh oh wait, better yet, "Home for
wayward fairies, loony and obsessive gardeners" <GBSEG> yer too kind sugar!
madgardener up on the chilly ridge, back in Fairy Holler, overlooking
English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, where we're back to winter, zone 7,
Sunset zone 36
Gardener's Diary is my favorite too, and has been for some time. I missed it
last weekend because I hadn't noticed the time change but got it yesterday (I
always tape it and watch it later). Gardener's Journal is now being shown at 7
AM Monday through Friday. They're all repeats I think, but it's nice to have
the program available again.
Richard in Northern California
On 1/18/04 2:07 PM, in article firstname.lastname@example.org,
I really didn't like either of these to start, but when in dire of need of a
garden, I'd watch. I slowly came to love both.
I really like Paul James - light, campy even, with out being dumb or worse
talking down to the viewer.
Gardener's Journal and Gardener's Diary were also my favorite shows. Back
when HGTV first started it had a lot of garden shows but then they seemed to
be entirely taken over by southern tacky decoration and crafts shows. Now I
rarely find either showing when I can watch them. DKat
What I don't understand is how they think these generic shows will fit anywhere
but California, Atlanta or Canada. I know those are highly populated regions,
but there's a whole continent North America!
I'd love if they would have shows more specific for more selections of zones and
I don't mind the make-over garden shows, but when you hear, "she only has a
$20,000 dollar budget..." I want to puke. Shit, if I spent that much in my
backyard I'd have the Taj Mahal! It always seems that what these people get for
their money is sparse, at best.
I'm glad I'm a gardener and still young enough to do a lot of the work, myself.
Well, the one I saw this past weekend showed a single woman and they built her
an outdoor fireplace and painted it this disgusting color yellow. This design
was somehow supposed to represent her Italian heritage. I can see terra cotta,
but the designer though since he gave her Rosemary 'Tuscany Blue' it was a
Tuscan garden. NOT!
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