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August 15th, 2012

First Segment:   "Delicious Poached Apples"

Make that perfect summer dessert that is so tasty and completely out side of the box.  


1 bottle dry rose Champagne

1/4 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean (split)

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Scented Honey

Ground Cinnamon

Whole pink peppercorns. lightly crushed

4 Fuji Apples  

In a pan go ahead and mix together sugar, vanilla bean and champagne.  The champagne will foam so no worries.  Core, halve, and peel apples.  Place apple halves into mixture.   Bring your mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat. Simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until your apples are tender but not too soft.  Remove apples and set aside.  Go ahead and remove the vanilla bean.  Now boil the remainer mixture gently uncovered for about 25 minutes.

Serve by first drizzling a layer of champagne mixture on a plate and then place the apple half.  Now place a dollop of Greek yogurt in the middle of the apple half.  Drizzle honey  over the top of the apple half and the yogurt.  For the final touch, sprinkle with ground cinnamon and crushed peppercorns.  Makes about 4 servings.

Segment two is also in video above. Thank you.

Second Segment:  "Preparing Your Roses for an Autumn Rebloom"

August is the perfect time to go ahead and prune your bush roses back to about half their existing size.  Now fertilizer with an all purpose fertilizer and add some blood meal to the mixture as well.  Remulch if necessary.  Spray with a insecticide and a fungicide mixture when they flush out with their new growth.   Now your roses will be in full bloom once again for the autumn season.  They love the cooler nights that are just around the corner.   

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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