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September 5th, 2012

Segment 1: Growing indoor topiaries
If you love outdoor topiaries, did you know that it is rather easy to grow certain topiaries indoors? The key is plenty of light and the right variety of plant to tolerate the dry conditions inside.  Most of us are familiar with the English Ivy topiary. Lush and green English ivy will grow successfully indoors with a least 4 hours of very bright light. But the real problem is usually insects, especially spider mites. Spider mites will kill ivy in a matter of just a few weeks.  What to do? Spray your topiary every 4 weeks with a insecticide and miticide. Chris uses a great product called Triple Action Plus by Fertiliome. You can find this  spray at Botanica Gardens in Little Rock or other garden centers.   
Other varieties of topiaries include rosemary and the olive tree. Both should be cared for just like you would the English ivy.  Keep moist and do preventive maintenance. Rosemary will require about 6 hours or more of bright light.

Segment 2: The perfect fall wreath
When it comes to decorating for autumn, remember to be different and chose that perfect wreath that is unique and may be a little fun. You can use a berry wreath, but what about one that is covered in green foliage and a snake. Scary,  yes! Or something more elegant like a wreath made entirely from silk white gourds.  The possibilities are endless. But it's time to get that wreath now or create one yourself before the good stuff is gone.

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

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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