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Garden Style: Christmas at the Farm

Broadcasting the week of 12-10-12
This episode of P. Allen Smith Gardens features ways to decorate for the holidays both inside and out. We’ll visit a Christmas tree farm for tips on selecting a tree, show you how to make herbal bath blends for gifts, and give suggestions for keeping holiday greenery fresh. Plus a terrific recipe for Clementine marmalade.

Features in this Episode

Homemade Bath Blends
Bath salts made with fresh herbs is a unique gift idea for the holidays. All you need are herbs, salt and baking soda. Click here for how-to steps for making a bath blend.

Decorating with Fresh-Cut Greenery
Fresh evergreen wreaths, garlands and boughs are signatures of the holiday season. There are many unique ways to incorporate greenery into your décor.Click here for holiday decorating ideas.

Caleb’s Garden
Caleb’s planting daffodil and tulip bulbs in his front garden. He packs them in for a big visual impact in spring. Caleb uses Pipit daffodils, Adecious hyacinths and red tulips.

Allen’s Mailbox: Keeping Greenery Fresh
If you’re wondering how to keep fresh-cut greenery looking and smelling good through the holidays, you’ll want to read these tips. Click here.

Garden to Table: Clementine Marmalade Cake
One way to feature the sweet citrus flavor of clementines is to make marmalade. Marmalades are great for toasted bread, biscuits or as a filling for layered cake such as the one featured in today's show. Get the recipe for Marmalade Cake.

People and Places

Randy Motley gives advice on selecting live trees from his Christmas tree farm – Motley’s Christmas Tree Farm. Randy grows Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar and Leyland Cypress, which people report as being hypoallergenic and long lasting.