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Subject
Hosted By
Date
Duration

Troubleshoot Houseplant Problems

If your houseplants aren’t looking as great as they should, Jennifer can help. She’s owned her own houseplant company for 20+ years and has seen — and fixed — it all. She’ll walk you through how to choose the right spot for the right plant, how to water the right way and how to spot and fix common problems. Your houseplants will be back on track before you know it!

Hosted By: 
Jennifer Howell, Corporate Gardener & Contributing Writer
Date: 
Dec 18, 2019
Time: 
11 a.m. CT
Duration: 
60 min

Spruce Tip Containers

Don’t put those containers away yet! Spruce tip containers are the perfect winter option in climates too cold for winter gardening (and gardeners who want more than just a wreath on the door this holiday season). Our go-to container expert Chloe will show you exactly how to arrange a winter container full of spruce branches and other fresh cuts for the most dramatic, long-lasting display.

Hosted By: 
Chloe Deike, Assistant Editor
Date: 
Nov 20, 2019
Time: 
11 a.m. CT
Duration: 
60 min

Gardening for Birds

Want to bring more birds into your garden and get them to stay there? James will show you the best plants to feed, provide shelter and offer nesting opportunities for your favorite birds. You’ll especially love his tips on how to identify different birds and his observations on their unique behaviors. Ask this avid birder and gardener anything!

Hosted By: 
James A. Baggett, Senior Editor
Date: 
Oct 16, 2019
Time: 
11 a.m. CT
Duration: 
60 min

10 Ways to Boost Your Garden’s Color This Fall

If you’ve been disappointed with your garden’s fall display, this seminar can help. Say goodbye to brown and gray and say hello to red, yellow, orange and purple! Meet all the best plants, design ideas and products to help your garden go out with colors blazing every autumn.

Hosted By: 
Kristin Beane Sullivan, Managing Editor
Date: 
Sep 18, 2019
Time: 
11 a.m. CT
Duration: 
60 min

Water Smart

Water conservation is top of mind for gardeners all over the country. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your chores, save on your water bill and use water responsibly, don’t miss out on these smart design ideas, clever tools and planting techniques that can help you grow a great-looking garden with as little extra water as possible.

Hosted By: 
Sherri Ribbey, Senior Editor
Date: 
Aug 21, 2019
Time: 
11 a.m. CT
Duration: 
60 min

How to Make Your Own Hypertufa Containers

You may have admired these charming containers at the garden center but been stopped by the price. They’re actually surprisingly economical to make yourself! Sherri has taught hundreds of gardeners to make these unique planters (and made dozens of her own). She’ll walk you through the process step by step and show you how to make the process easy and avoid common pitfalls. Soon you’ll be making dozens of your own for your patio and as gifts for friends!

Hosted By: 
Sherri Ribbey, Senior Editor
Date: 
Jul 17, 2019
Duration: 
60 min

How to Choose the Right Plant for the Right Spot

Kristin and James will show you their favorite plants for almost anything you can think of:

  • Tough plants that thrive in clay soil, dry shade, wet spots and more
  • Deep shade lovers
  • Showiest entry garden plants
  • Petite perennials for tight spaces
  • Multi-season showoffs
  • And more!

Hosted By: 
James A. Baggett, Senior Editor
Kristin Beane Sullivan, Managing Editor
Date: 
Jun 19, 2019
Duration: 
62 min

Garden Solutions

We all have those tricky spots around our yards that give us fits. Kristin will share the secrets to inviting entries, beautiful backyard borders and everything in between. You’ll come away with solid design advice and clever ideas you can put to use right away.

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Guide to Problem Solving Plants
    • Driveway Strip Garden Plan
    • Foundation Planting Design Ideas
    • 21 Design Tips for a Pet-Friendly Garden
    • Tips & Plants for Designing in Shade

Hosted By: 
Kristin Beane Sullivan, Managing Editor
Date: 
May 15, 2019
Duration: 
52 min

Vegetable Garden Tips

From seed-starting tips to harvest, this is the must-know information that'll help you start a vegetable garden or grow more produce than ever.

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Best of Garden Gate's Vegetable Garden Tips
    • Keyhole garden how-to
    • Grillside garden plan
    • Seed starting tips
    • How-to harden off new plants
    • DIY Vegetable trellises

Hosted By: 
Jennifer Howell, Corporate Gardener & Contributing Writer
Date: 
Apr 17, 2019
Duration: 
63 min

4 Seasons of Containers

Learn how to create a container for every season, as well as containers that will take you through every season. Chloe will show you loads of great ideas and walk you through exactly how to start a spring container (and let you know how to modify it to keep it going for months). Grow your best-ever patio garden!

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • 16 seasonal container recipes
    • Guide to 32 of the Chloe’s favorite container plants
    • Watering and feeding basics for containers

Hosted By: 
Chloe Deike, Assistant Editor
Date: 
Mar 13, 2019
Duration: 
56 min

25 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Create a Better Backyard

Want to garden smarter this year? Let James show some of his best ideas for more impact as well as solutions for common garden struggles.

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • 7 BONUS budget-friendly garden ideas
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • 2 Budget-friendly garden profiles
    • Instructions for 2 DIY garden chandeliers
    • Upcycled wine bottle ideas for your garden
    • Instructions for an upcycled door planter

Hosted By: 
James A. Baggett, Senior Editor
Date: 
Feb 20, 2019
Duration: 
47 min

2019's Best New Plants

Sherri's been our resident new plants expert for many years, so she's seen it all! She'll share which plants she's excited about and let you know how to grow them best in your garden. Meet her favorite reblooming perennials and shrubs, shade garden stars, pollinator-friendly plants, container must-haves, and more!

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Guide to growing 32 of Sherri's favorite new plants
    • Sources for plants featured in the seminar

Hosted By: 
Sherri Ribbey, Senior Editor
Date: 
Jan 30, 2019
Duration: 
48 min