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HomeGrown 02/03/08 – Fragrance in Flowers & Natural Perfumes

Fragrance in Flowers & Natural Perfumes

HomeGrown starts making scents this week with visits to a woman who makes perfume, and a man who studies fragrant flowers. The perfume maker is Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes, a California company which still uses botanical extracts and essences in its artisanal creations. Vermont extension specialist Dr. Leonard Perry talks about the amazing variety of fragrances in the garden, and their impacts on humans and insects.

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HomeGrown 01/27/08 – A Visit to the Louisville Zoo

HomeGrown Visits the Louisville Zoo

Special information about horticulture at the Louisville Zoo, and the meaning of the term “ectotherm,” is the menu of HomeGrown this week. Bob and Jeneen visit the Zoo in person and speak with Assistant Director Mark Zoeller about horticulture and landscaping in specialized settings. Later they visit with ectotherm curator Bill McMahan at the Herpaquarium to learn about salamanders, reptiles, and amphibians that careful observers might find in their local landscapes.

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HomeGrown 01/20/08 – Wisconsin Cheese & Park Seed Company

Wisconsin Artisan Cheese & The Park Seed Company

Cheese and seed are the boutique-sounding subjects on HomeGrown this week. Madison, Wisconsin, cheese store owner Ken Monteleone has the inside information on the tasty artisan cheese operations of the midwest, and Claire Kuhl of Park Seed tells all about the catalogs and history of this venerable company that has helped keep American gardens in bloom for 140 years.

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HomeGrown 01/13/08 – Florida Citrus & Red Twig Dogwoods

The Florida Citrus Industry & Red Twig Dogwoods

The seasonal guests on HomeGrown this week include Andrew Meadows of Citrus Mutual, who explains the horticulture and business aspects of Florida’s massive citrus industry, and Chris Higgins of Plant & Gnome Nursery in West Virginia who has some tips for tough, colorful red twig dogwoods to liven up your winter landscape.

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HomeGrown 01/06/08 – Front Yard Impact & Garden Photo Tips

Designing a Front Yard with Impact & Garden Photography Tips

Have you ever wanted to have a more interesting front yard? Would you like to become a better garden photographer? Homegrown helps solve both problems this week! Landscape designer Kathy Stokes-Shafer explains how to create a picture-perfect front yard garden, and environmental photographer Ian Adams offers excellent tips on capturing its beauty on film or in pixels.

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