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P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

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Allen demonstrates different ways to exhibit the seasonal wonders of Mother Nature throughout your garden and home. Allen shows us the tulips in spring at the farm and his 12 foot Christmas tree with LED lights in the winter. He'll also show us how to make a mini bouquet of flowers in the summer and we'll learn about the beautiful fall foliage at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. Allen will also show us how to pickle okra.

Allen devotes an entire show to one of his favorite flowers, roses! Allen makes a trip to the Southampton Rose Society to visit with a Rosarian and also drops in on the Madoo Conservancy and talks to Robert Dash about his amazing rose garden. We'll get some rose care tips, find out what plants are good companions for roses and sink our teeth into a delicious fresh from the garden salad with Allen and guest, Chef Capi Peck.

Allen focuses on water in this episode. From fountains in the garden to drought-tolerant plants, Allen keeps it fun! Allen will also demonstrate how to make a galvanized bucket feel a little more at home in nature and teaches us how to make an herbal ice bowl. Allen also talks to an expert on pine straw and how to use it for erosion control. Plus, we'll learn about water features and how to make bath blends out of fresh herbs.

Allen is in the Argenta District of North Little Rock where a special event to benefit The Susan G. Komen Foundation is taking place. The Plant it Pink event is where the entire district is planted with 25, 000 pink tulips to honor families affected by breast cancer. Allen then travels to Chicago for visits to the Victory Gardens and The Trump Towers rooftop garden. Back home in Little Rock, Allen's staff has created their very own vegetable garden; we'll see how it's coming along.

Allen is knee deep in snow at the Garden Home Retreat! He wanders around the farm to show us the different structures of the garden and we check to see how the chickens are coping with all of the powdery white snow. Allen also demonstrates an easy way to decorate inside with Clementines. Special guests talk to Allen about Rumford fireboxes and test the house for energy efficiency. Plus, we'll learn about the advantages of using a real Christmas tree vs. an artificial tree.

Allen is on the road in this episode. He visits gardens in Oregon to talk gladiolas, and Chicago, to visit the sensational Botanic Gardens. We also visit a beautiful daylily garden and Allen talks about buckwheat and lacewings. Allen also demonstrates how to use hydrangeas on the mantle and makes a beautiful orchid arrangement that's perfect for a hostess gift.

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