Garden Style: Garden Style 101

broadcasting the week of 09/17/12

P. Allen Smith Gardens becomes P. Allen Smith Garden Style! This is our first episode of the newly revamped series and we're going back to the basics to help viewers develop a personal garden style.


Next Video - Design

It's time to restock to the potting shed. Receive a list of gardening essentials and learn how easy it is to start plants from seeds.

Featured in this Episode

Garden Style Basics

Stock your potting shed with these fundamentals.

  • Terra Cotta Containers
  • Terra Cotta Saucers
  • Potting Soil
  • All Purpose Organic Fertilizer
  • Safe Pest and Disease Control

Viewer Question: Plastic versus Terra Cotta Pots

Which is better? Well, terra cotta is porous so it allows air to reach the soil and roots. This is ideal for plants, but you have to be vigilant about watering. The soil in terra cotta pots dries out quicker than soil in plastic pots.


Previous Video - Grow

What's in your china cabinet? Do you even have a china cabinet? Allen shares what he keeps on hand to create stylish tablescapes and demonstrates how to transform a simple table setting into a colorful arrangement with materials from the garden as his inspiration.

Tablescaping Tool Kit

  • Floral Frogs
  • Votive Holders and Candles
  • Found Objects
  • Floral Foam
  • Rafia
  • Clippers
  • Floral Tape
  • Hot Glue & Glue Sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Jute Twine
  • Butch Paper
  • Velcro
  • Small Hammer and Nails
  • Basic Ironstone Dinnerware
  • Placemats
  • Napkins
  • Flatware

Ingredients for a Garden Style Kitchen

Keep these key ingredients in supply for making Garden Style recipes.

  • Organic vegetable or chicken stock
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Dried Lentils
  • Pasta
  • Couscous
  • Olives
  • Peppercorns
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Vinegar
  • Cooking oil
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Eggs
  • Aged Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Whipping cream
  • Soy milk
  • Real butter
  • Pre-made pie crust
  • Frozen berries
  • Sorbet
  • Frozen meats
  • Lemons and limes
  • Loaf of fresh bread

Chilled Couscous Salad

This simple salad is made with just three components – couscous, dressing and fresh ingredients from the garden. Get the recipe.

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