Skip travels to Timbercreek Canyon, Texas to talk with Darla Wood.
Sunset at Timbercreek Canyon
The Great Garden series continues with a visit to Darla Wood's garden in Timbercreek Canyon, Texas. Darla has tried the traditional lawn route unsuccessfully, and now integrates art and listening what the land wants to be.
In this look back at Great Gardens across the High Plains, Skip travels to Amarillo, Texas. There she meets Bob Hatton, who took a yard composed primarily of lawn, and created a landscape featuring plants that trigger memories of his childhood like this beautiful redbud tree.
The Great Garden series continues with a trip back in time to the Shirley Opera House in Atwood, Kansas. Skip talks with Alice Hill who is setting the tables at the Opera House with good things from the garden.
You'll remember Alice Hill, whose latest adventure is Full Circle Aquaponics. She's busy growing everything they eat at Beaver Creek Ranch.
As we continue looking back at the Great Gardens of the past, today we'll head to Amarillo, Texas to meet Angie Hanna. Angie has coined the term "extreme" gardening, referring to growing things in a transitional climate that is between growing zones, faced with constant shifts. The challenge of the climate brought Angie to a goal of working with the climate, not against it.
Skip Mancini asked gardeners from throughout our broadcast area to participate in a special 'show and tell' series on Growing on the High Plains. A 'June in January' look at eight great gardens begins with an overview of the people and places that Skip visited during the summer of 2008.
Today begins a look back at a series called Great Gardens, which originally aired in 2008. Visits to eight High Plains gardeners located throughout the HPPR broadcast area resulted in interviews on a variety of topics. From wildflowers to grapevines to landscaped lawns and cottage gardens, we'll begin a repeat of this series, and a call for eight more gardeners to join in a new interview series for the future.