Garden Design & CareVideos

All About Charlie’s Hats

Have some fun learning about Charlie's summer hat collection with stories about where they are from and why he likes them. stay cool and protected this summer. Wear a hat! Excerpted from Connecticut Public TV's New England Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi...


All About Peonies Video

Learn about the various types of herbaceous peonies that you can grow including information on diseases, ants on the peony flowers, dividing and moving peonies, supporting the heavy blossoms and the seed pods.   Learn more about peonies here.


Harvesting Herbs

Learn all about harvesting herbs, such as oregano, thyme, parsley and rosemary for fresh eating and drying. Also, learn about the best way to harvest basil so you continue to get large leaves throughout the season. Learn more about herb growing here.  


How to Grow: Blueberry Care

Watch this video on caring for blueberries in your garden including fertilizing, watering and pruning. Transcript I love blueberries. They're a great edible landscape plant. You can grow them close to your home or go them in a patch like this. And they're adapted all across the country. You can get northern or southern highbush variety and you can get some half high varieties too that will fit in a small space. Blueberries generally are kind of low maintenance. They do like a sandy loam soil that's really well drained. If you have a clay...


How to Grow: Bulbs in a Pot

Learn how to force spring flowering bulbs, such as tulips, in a container to bloom in winter. Information includes layering bulbs in the container for maximum flower time, when to plant, caring for the container, what soil to use and how to overwinter the pot. Transcript Fall is planting time for spring flowering bulbs. A lot of people love to plant tulips, daffodils, crocus and lots of other bulbs into the landscape but some people don't have room to plant bulbs. The solution is to plant bulbs in a container. You can plant your bulbs and...


How to Grow: Care for Strawberries

Learn how to make a new strawberry bed and care for existing strawberries. It includes information on harvesting and pest control. Transcript Strawberries are a great fresh, garden crop to grow they're tasty and they don't take up a lot of space in the garden. You plant them one year and the second year you get a fruit crop. If you take good care of them they can last four to five years. When they start turning red it's almost time to pick. Wait until the fruits are fully red with no white on the bottom, for the best flavor. To pick them,...

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How to Grow: Caring For a Vegetable Garden

Learn how to care for your vegetable garden in summer. This video includes information on fertilizing, thinning root crops, and watering your vegetables. For more garden videos, check out the National Gardening Association Transcript Hi I'm Charlie Nardozzi of the National Gardening Association, today I'd like to talk to you about maintaining the vegetable garden. You know we spend a lot of time and energy building the soil and planting seeds and transplants in spring. But often by midsummer we forget about the vegetable garden. We really...


How to Grow: Caring for Lawn in Fall

Learn how to care for your lawn in fall including information on fertilizing, reseeding and topdressing with compost. Transcript Hi I'm Charlie Nardozzi of the National Gardening Association. Today I'd like to talk to you about fall lawn care. Fall is for lawns. If I was in a pick only one time of year to work on my lawn, fall would be it. With the cool air temperatures and the warm soils it creates an ideal condition for seeding and feeding. Here are some chores that you can do. Fall is a great time to patch some bare spots in your lawn...


How to Grow: Control Birds

Watch this video to learn how to protect and care for berries and fruits from birds with repellents and netting. Learn how to use bird netting to keep birds from eating berries and fruit. Transcript Birds. You know there's nothing worse than growing berries or fruit or even vegetables and then having a flock of birds come in and swoop in and eat all of those like in one day. It actually happened to me with cedar waxwings. They came in and they scooped up all our cherries in one day off the tree. So you want to protect all those crops that...


How to Grow: Control Weeds Organically

Learn about controlling weeds organically and caring for your vegetable and flower garden. This podcast and video includes information on organic sprays, tools, and the best weeding techniques. For more garden videos, check out the National Gardening Association Transcript Hi I'm Charlie Nardozzi of the National Gardening Association. Today I'd like to talk to you about how to control weeds organically in your lawn, garden, and yard. Weds are just plants growing in the wrong place. Some of them, such as dandelions and lambs quarters, are...