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Gardening by the Yard is a gardening show that is hosted by Paul James. He is a master gardener who obtained that status in 1983. Although he studied botany and plant studies as an undergraduate, he states that he has learned the most about plants while digging in the dirt. James is the creator, writer and producer of the Gardening by the Yard show; which he films mostly in his own yard located in Tulsa, OK. His topics include everyday organic gardening and landscaping, seasonal tasks, problems, and projects.

James works to keep the show relevant to people who want a great looking yard, but fret about the time commitment involved in the upkeep of that yard. Guest appearances by other notable gardeners are occasional, as are shows on location at nurseries that are local and across the country.

James uses a practical yet whimsical hosting style to demonstrate gardening technique and proper use of gardening and landscaping tools. If he has a problem in his yard, he will feature it in an episode as he works to find a suitable solution. James uses these episodes to stay connected to his viewers, after all, the climate will not be controlled by even the most knowledgeable everyday gardener.

17 Seasons, 256 Episodes
August 8, 1995
Reality, How To
Gardening by the Yard
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Gardening by the Yard Full Episode Guide

  • Paul gives an overview of poinsettias, firepits and living walls.

  • Paul provides tips to extend the life of cut flowers.

  • Paul explains how to prepare your yard for frost.

  • Paul learns how compost becomes gardeners' gold.

  • Paul James visits some high school students that totally dig plants.

  • Paul hunts for mushrooms and phenomenal pumpkins.

  • Paul provides safety tips, plants a tree and visits with a fig grower.

  • Paul shows you how to make a compost bin.

  • Its anchors away as Paul visits some Seattle houseboat gardens.

  • Paul shows off the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos for your garden.

  • Julie Chai shows you how to make charming tabletop gardens.

  • Master gardener Paul James builds a new potting bench.

  • Paul visits a historic blueberry farm.

  • Paul gets down and dirty dealing with deadwood.

  • Paul gives his evergreen bed a much needed makeover.

  • See Paul's favorite plants that are easy to maintain.

  • Paul creates a sturdy garden table using an old oak barrel.

  • See how Paul deals with a surprising spring freeze.

  • Paul has tips for going and growing green.

  • A garden show provides plenty of inspiration and ideas for your garden.

  • A rose expert explains how to prune your rose bushes.

  • See how to build your own relaxing rain chain fountain.

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