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Garden Style: Holiday Happenings

Broadcasting the week of 10-28-12
How's your to do list looking? With the holidays upon us, it must be getting long. In this episode of P. Allen Smith Gardens you'll see some ideas that will come in handy this season including a fun apple tablescape, a gift for your favorite gardener and a fabulous apple tarte tatin recipe.

Features in this Episode

Staff Vegetable Garden
The P. Allen team is growing a staff vegetable garden using Bonnie Plants. It's a great way to get fresh air, relieve some stress and practice some of what we preach! Follow the fun on the P. Allen Smith Staff Garden Facebook page.

Caleb's Garden
Caleb has created the bed space, now it's time to plant some low maintenance shrubs and perennials.

Gifts for Gardeners
Do you have someone on your gift list that's a gardener? Why not give them goodies they can use in their garden packaged in a half bushel basket? Watch the video.

Apple Tablescape
Creating a harvest themed tablescape is easy with a mixture of apples, acorns and maze. If apples and orchards are your thing, just remember to stick with a central idea and color palette. And you can't go wrong by adding votive candles for sparkle. Watch the video.

Allen's Mailbox: Frost Blankets
Missy in Manhattan, Kansas want to know how she extend the life of her fall vegetable garden. Lois Chaplin, an edible gardening expert with Bonnie Plants, suggests frost blankets or row covers. The nice thing about them in that they allow light, water and air through.

Garden to Table: Apple Tarte Tatin
Chef Patrick Herron of Terry's Restaurant show us how to make a delicious apple tarte tatin. It's a classic French dessert that is basically an upside down apple pie. Get the recipe.

Proven Winners® Lucia™ Lavender Blush Lobelia
This Lobelia's heat tolerance means sturdy, colorful blooms all summer long. Lucia™ Lavender Blush has a round, full form that pairs nicely with tall, vertical plants. Watch video.