The Victory Garden

The Victory Garden

A how-to series that offers tried and true techniques for growing gardens.


Latest Episodes

Best Bets for Rose of Sharon

Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:03 EDT

Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom has always had difficulty with hibiscus but offers up some nice varieties of the rose of Sharon.


Best Bets for the Parterre Garden

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 11:15 EDT

Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom gives us his best bets for a parterre garden.


Best Bets for Eggplant

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:27 EDT

Jack Algiers from the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture shows us his best bets for growing eggplant in New England.


Best Bets for Shrubs

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:15 EDT

Gardening Correspondent Paul Epsom figures out how to make the best of an empty space in his yard, by filling it with flowering shrubs for a low maintenance solution to a not-so-attractive space in the garden.


Pond Maintenance

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:06 EDT

Ponds make a beautiful addition to any garden, but there is a certain amount of maintenance that must go with it. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom walks us through what needs to be done before winter comes.


Best Bets for Berry Plants

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:38 EST

Well if you live in a colder part of the U.S., winter can often be the longest season in your garden. So, if your landscape design doesn't include hardy plants for winter, it is going to be a long wait until spring. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom introduces us to some winter berries that will add color to your garden.


Best Bets for Peppers

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:30 EST

Jack Algiers from the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture shows us his best bets for growing peppers in New England.


Best Bets for Hydrangeas

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:59 EST

There are not many of us who don't appreciate hydrangeas in the garden -- gardening correspondent Paul Epsom introduces us to some of his favorites.


Best Bets for Climbing Plants

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:13 EST

Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows us his best bets for new varieties for dark foliage in your backyard.


Best Bets for Dark Foliage

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:57 EST

Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom shows us his best bets for new varieties for dark foliage in your backyard.


Best Bets for Fall Flowers

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 14:37 EST

When summer finally fades away and we are into fall, flowers are at a premium and gardening expert Paul Epsom has some new choices, above and beyond the usual fall flower -- the hardy mum.


Best Bets for Artichokes

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:05 EST

Jack Algiers at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture describes how to grow healthy and hearty artichokes.


Best Bets for Roses

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:23 EST

Are you giving up on growing roses? Well, don't. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom introduces us to some new varieties that are easy to grow and disease-resistant -- he is joined by horticulture expert Todd Forrest from the New York Botanical Garden.


Best Bets for Evergreens

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:09 EST

Evergreens are one of those vital ingredients to any good landscape -- strong green color all year around. But gardening correspondent Paul Epsom tells us that is only part of the story. In his ideal garden, evergeens are joined by ever blues, ever yellows and even ever reds.


Best Bets for Golden Foliage

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:33 EST

Looking to brighten up your garden in the fall? Consider the color yellow -- and add some golden foliage to your landscape. Gardening expert Paul Epsom gives us his best bets for golden foliage for your garden.


Front Entrance

Thu, 28 May 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom of PBS's The Victory Garden gives tips on beautifying your front entrance.


Succulents

Thu, 14 May 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives his favorite succulent specimens for Zone 6 cities.


Spider Mites

Thu, 07 May 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom of PBS's The Victory Garden gives tips on how to handle the dreaded spider mite.


Dry Shade

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom of PBS's The Victory Garden gives tips on low maintenance ground covers for dry shade.


Asiatic Lilies

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives tips on Asiatic lilies.


Willows

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom answers a viewer question about watering willows.


Watering

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden gives advice on how best to water your plants.


Lily of the Valley

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 15:00 EDT

Lily of the Valley has the tendency to spread. The Victory Garden gives you tips on how to contain them and what other plants they work with.


Drought-resistant Plants

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom gives us his picks for drought-resistant plants.


Caterpillars

Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom gives organic tips on how to deal with caterpillars in the vegetable garden.


Small Trees

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden provides suggestions for small trees.


Slugs

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom of The Victory Garden gives tips on how to deal with slugs.


Hemlock

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden offers tips on how to cure hemlock of an infestation.


Golden Privet

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives his take on how to keep your golden privet healthy.


Dog Urine

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:00 EDT

How do you deal with dog urine on your lawn? Paul Epsom from The Victory Garden gives advice on how to have a beautiful lawn and a happy dog.


Deer

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives us tips on how to deal with deer invading your garden space.


Clay

Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives advice on how to deal with clay soil.


Arborvitae

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:00 EDT

Paul Epsom of PBS's The Victory Garden teaches how to transplant arborvitae.


Apple Spray

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:00 EDT

Which apple sprays should you use on your trees? The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives you options that are earth friendly.


Apple Trees

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 15:00 EDT

The Victory Garden's Paul Epsom gives listeners the skinny on how to transplant an apple tree from start to finish.


Fire Pit Safety

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 11:00 EDT

Have you recently added a fire pit to your outdoor space? "Stone Guys" Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico share safety tips important for any homeowner.


Brugmansia, "Angel's Trumpet"

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie answers a viewer's question on Brugmansia (common name: Angel's Trumpet) and toxicity.


Combining Ornamentals with Vegetables

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie answers a viewer's question on how to incorporate edibles into your ornamental borders.


Weeping Birch

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom answers a viewer's question about the health of her weeping birch tree.


Sansevieria, "Mother-In-Law's Tongue"

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie discusses maintenance of this popular indoor plant.


Hypertufa Containers

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 14:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom answers a viewer's question about hypertufa (faux stone) containers.


Botanical Names

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie answers a viewer's question about the use of botanical names in Latin.


Jamie's Garden

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie answers a viewer's question about what his own garden looks like at home.


English Gardens

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:00:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom, an Englishman himself, discusses why he believes people are so keen on gardening in the UK.


Enhancing a Deck

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:00:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie explains how an outdoor room can enhance life at home.


Hydrangeas and Color

Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:00:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom gives terrific tips on keeping your hydrangeas a beautiful blue.


Gardening TV

Thu, 29 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT

Host Jamie Durie answers a viewer's question about gardening television.


Sweet Potato Vine

Thu, 22 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT

Viewer question answered! Paul Epsom on tubers and sweet potato vines.


Stone Walls

Thu, 15 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT

"Stone Guys" Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns give practical tips on building stone walls.


Shade Defined

Thu, 8 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom answers a viewer's question about types of shade and the right plant for the right place.


Lessons from the Getty

Thu, 1 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT

The beautiful modern garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles is an influential landmark in design. Host Jamie Durie and producer Hilary Finkel Buxton discuss shooting the show at the Getty, and what lessons it provides for the home gardener.


Magnesium Sulfate and Other Minerals for Plants

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 14:30:00 EDT

Garden correspondent Paul Epsom discusses plant feeding and soil pH.


Indoor Color

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:00:00 EDT

Viewer question answered! It's still cold outside in many parts of the country. What's the best way to bring the outdoors in during cooler weather to get a jump on spring?


Victory Garden: Simply the Best Tomatoes

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 13:00:00 EST

Gardener Kip Anderson and lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers tour the Victory Garden's vegetable garden and dish on the most delicious tomato varieties and give tips on how to grow them: Tomato 'Isis Candy Cherry' Tomato 'Black Pearl' Tomato 'Snowberry' Tomato 'Sungold' Tomato 'Favorita'