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Date
Duration

How to Make Evergreen Wreaths and Other Holiday Projects from your Garden

Jenny’s been making (and selling) gorgeous holiday wreaths for years. Learn which tools and techniques make it easier, and see which of your plants will make the best long-lasting displays.

Date: 
Nov 18, 2020
Time: 
12 a.m. CT
Duration: 
45 min

Perennials That Live Up to Their Promise

Some plants look seductive at the garden center, but how do you know if they’ll grow vigorously in your garden? Let our experiences at the Garden Gate test garden help you decide which plants will keep getting better and better as the years go by.

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Date: 
Oct 14, 2020
Time: 
12 a.m. CT
Duration: 
45 min

Pro Secrets for Taking Great Garden Photos

Jack takes most of Garden Gate’s photos so you know this will be good. He’ll show you how to get professional-looking shots of your garden, even with your iPhone! Learn his secrets for choosing just the right light, composing the perfect garden photo and more.

Date: 
Sep 16, 2020
Time: 
12 a.m. CT
Duration: 
45 min

Monarchs and Milkweeds

Monarch populations are declining all over North America, and one reason is a loss of habitat. Want to help stop the decline and bring more of these butterflies back into your garden? Plant milkweed! We’ll show you which milkweeds are best in your region and exactly how to grow this beautiful plant so it’ll help the monarchs.

Date: 
Aug 5, 2020
Time: 
12 a.m. CT
Duration: 
45 min

Troubleshooting Garden Problems

If you’re at your wits’ end with deer and rabbits or not sure what’s causing the spots on your phlox foliage, we can help. We’ll show you how to identify what’s causing a problem, let you know if it’s just cosmetic or damaging to a plant’s health and show you a range of organic options for dealing with the problem.

Date: 
Jul 1, 2020
Duration: 
66 min

More Plants for Free

Who doesn’t want free plants? We’ll show you the best way to propagate almost any plant in your garden. Soon you’ll have more plants than you know what to do with!

Date: 
Jun 3, 2020
Duration: 
38 min

Powerhouse Shade Plants

Wishing your shade garden had more color? James will show you how to add color and texture to any shady spot and introduce you to the shade plants he can’t live without.

Date: 
May 6, 2020
Duration: 
51 min

How to Make your Own Macrame Plant Hangers

This throwback style is hot again! Learn the tips and secrets to creating great-looking plant hangers you can use to show off your plants indoors and out.

Date: 
Apr 1, 2020
Duration: 
48 min

25 Best Garden Tips of All Time

Garden Gate readers are the best! They’ve shared so many great ideas with us in the last 25 years. See the ones we use over and over again in our own gardens. They’re sure to save you time and money, as well!

Date: 
Mar 18, 2020
Duration: 
36 min

2020's Best New Plants

Sherri’s been our resident new plants expert for many years, so she’s seen it all! She’ll introduce you to her favorite new plants for sun and shade. Meet tough-as-nails annuals, showy new perennials in unusual colors, shrubs and vegetables for tight spaces and more!

Date: 
Feb 12, 2020
Duration: 
33 min

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!

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Houseplant health crisis article
    • Guide to adding drainage to containers
    • Potting mix types article

Date: 
Dec 18, 2019
Duration: 
68 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.

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  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Cold-weather color container recipe
    • Multi-season container guide
    • Tiny treasures winter tabletop container
    • Additional winter container ideas and inspiration

Date: 
Nov 20, 2019
Duration: 
54 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!!!

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Bird-friendly garden plan
    • At-a-glance plant guide
    • Bird & butterfly garden tips

Date: 
Oct 16, 2019
Duration: 
49 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.

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Fall garden checklist
    • 5 inspirational container recipes for fall
    • Season-changing garden plan

Date: 
Sep 18, 2019
Duration: 
55 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.

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  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Water-wise gardening info, garden plans, and before & after photos
    • Regional turf grass option chart
    • DIY rain barrel plan
    • Drip irrigation for containers article

Date: 
Aug 21, 2019
Duration: 
46 min

How to Make Your Own Hypertufa Containers

Hypertufa containers are 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 share how to avoid common pitfalls. Soon you’ll be making these for your patio and as gifts for friends!

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • Hypertufa container construction guide
    • Spring & fall hypertufa planting ideas
    • Hypertufa construction without using a form

Date: 
Jul 17, 2019
Duration: 
43 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, including: clay soil, dry shade & wet spots. Also meet our favorite deep shade lovers, showiest entry plants, perennials for small spaces & multi-season showoffs.

See What's Included
  • UNLIMITED views of the recorded seminar and Q&A session
  • Additional PDF resources:
    • 32 tough plants for clay soil
    • Deer resistant garden plan
    • Tips for protecting a garden from deer

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

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

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

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

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

Date: 
Jan 30, 2019
Duration: 
48 min