New Favorite Garden Show -- 'The City Gardener'
I've only seen this show a few times, but as an urban gardener with pretty limited space and not much money, I'm really liking it. Matt James is apparently a well-known urban gardener with a few books to his credit. (Have to check those out!) While the show suffers from the same 'limited-budget-limited-time' conceit as the rest of these make-over shows, James is very personable and knowledgeable, seems to really incorporate what the home/flat owners want, and does a great job of explaining the plants needs and what to look for at the garden center.
It's English, so the particular plants may not be appropriate, but he does a great job of turning neglected spaces into great living spaces. And when the English say 'small spaces' -- they really mean it! It's made me look at the little garden behind my apartment building differently; as a semi-public room, rather than a truncated backyard. The big drawback is that it only airs Saturday nights at 11!
Anyone else enjoying this show?
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