P. Allen Smith's Media Platforms
P. Allen Smith produces garden- and home-related content for broadcast, print and the Internet. He hosts three half-hour shows and 90-second garden reports broadcasting in local news shows. Allen has written six books and published articles in a variety of local and national publications.
P. Allen Smith Gardens
P. Allen Smith Gardens reaches 78% of US TV households through network affiliates (local stations associated with the national networks). Allen's laid-back style and his ability to tie just about any topic to the garden has made this series popular with viewers for more than 10 years.
This show features several segments including "Garden Destinations," which showcases interesting gardens across the U.S. and Europe; "Color Corner," which features new plants and fun projects; "What's New in Allen's Garden," which offers viewers a peek over the picket fence into Allen's garden; "Recipes," which introduces dishes created by Allen and guest chefs with garden-fresh ingredients; and "Kids Plant It Earth," which reaches out to young gardeners with kid-friendly projects and activities. The philosophy of this show is that everything relates to the garden in some way.
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
This award-winning, nationally syndicated PBS series celebrates its 10th season in spring 2011 and broadcasts to 304 stations around the country with a 93% coverage. The show immediately became one of the most popular gardening series produced for this market and it continues to be a hit as it shows viewers ways to blur the lines between inside and out.
This show features many of Allen's garden designs and showcases ideas and inspirations on how you can transform the place you live into a "garden home," or expanding your living space from indoors out into the garden. This show utilizes Allen's 12 principles of design as laid out in his book P. Allen Smith's Garden Home.
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table
P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table premiered in spring 2011 and takes inspiration from his cookbook, P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. The show offers exciting ways to combine the gardening and dining experience. Episodes feature growing tips, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas designed to help viewers incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle.
From the Garden Reports
Allen has developed a series of 90-second news reports that air on network affiliates. These reports are informative, how to and recipe oriented. Viewers find themselves inspired to get out there and grow something!
Garden Home Book Series
The Garden Home Series of books published by Clarkson-Potter/Random House include the titles P. Allen Smith's Garden Home: Creating a Garden for Everyday Living (2003); P. Allen Smith's Container Gardens: 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden (2005); P. Allen Smith's Colors for the Garden: Creating Compelling Color Themes (2007); P. Allen Smith's Living in the Garden Home (2007); P. Allen Smith's Bringing the Garden Indoors (2009);, P. Allen Smith's Container Gardens: 50 Recipes for Year-Round Gardening (Card deck, 2009) and P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden (2010).
The P. Allen Smith Card Deck Collection
Published by Hortus Ltd., the P. Allen Smith Card Deck Collection debuted in spring 2011 with three how-to card decks—P. Allen Smith's Bulb Garden, P. Allen Smith's Rose Garden and P. Allen Smith's Veggies & Herbs. Each deck contains growing information, projects and practical tips for gardeners, plus an hour-long DVD of bonus material.
Allen contributes to and has appeared in many magazines including Woman's Day and Woman's Day Special Interest Publications. He has had articles and features in AARP magazine, Gardening How-To, All You, Celebrate, AY, Lawn & Garden Retailer, Organic Gardening, Chicagoland Gardening, Grower Talk, European Homes & Gardens, Southern Accents, Gardening Deck and Design, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, Hobby Farm Home, Grocery Headquarters, Chickens magazine, Sustainable Home, Elle Décor, House Beautiful and The New York Times.
Web users can access Allen's gardening tips and support information for all of his media platforms at www.pallensmith.com. Through the website he offers a free weekly e-newsletter that provides helpful garden and home advice to 100,000 subscribers. With over 356,000 page views per month, Allen's site is a popular destination for gardeners everywhere.