P Allen Smith
The 12 Principles

P. Allen Smith gives us an overview of the twelve design principles that will be discussed throughout the season using examples at the Garden Home Retreat. Allen also shares a few tips on properly maintaining your lawn and gets advice from an expert on espalier fruit trees. We will also get a look at what it means to be "green."



Upcoming Airdates

Embracing Winter

Don't let the winter blues put a chill on your seasonal party. Cool weather entertaining tips and more in this episode of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home. Plus, Santa makes a special visit to Moss Mountain Farm.



  • 2016-07-25T03:30:00-07:00
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Homesteaders USA

Allen Smith breaks down the basics of homesteading for beginners. From kitchen to bath, the experts have you covered for your journey to being self-sufficient.

  • 2016-07-26T03:30:00-07:00
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Charming Charleston

P. Allen Smith explores the food and fellowship of one of America's oldest cities, Charleston, South Carolina; a true Southern gem.

  • 2016-07-27T03:30:00-07:00
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Oils All Around

P. Allen Smith explores the many uses of oils - from the basic to the exotic.

  • 2016-07-28T03:30:00-07:00
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When Kids Takeover

P. Allen Smith asks, how many kids does it take to host a show? Find out as Allen lets the little ones take over for the day.

  • 2016-07-29T03:30:00-07:00
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Upcycle Your Life

P. Allen Smith's unique and clever take on turning trash into treasure. Plus, how to get the most out of your weekly grocery budget.

  • 2016-08-01T02:30:00-07:00
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It's Tulip Time

P. Allen Smith gets down and Dutch at the annual Tulip Time Festival in scenic Holland, Michigan.

  • 2016-08-02T02:30:00-07:00
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Super-Duper

P. Allen Smith highlights great performers in the garden and home that go above and beyond the call of duty.

  • 2016-08-03T02:30:00-07:00
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The Best of Garden Home: Cooking

Join P. Allen Smith for a trip down memory lane as he revisits his favorite cooking segments from seasons past.

  • 2016-08-04T02:30:00-07:00
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Crystal Bridges, American Dreams

P. Allen Smith explores a place unlike any other, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and visits a unique restoration project involving a rare house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  • 2016-08-05T02:30:00-07:00
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All About The Bugs

P. Allen Smith meets bugs where they live. Find out how to deal with the good, the bad and the ugly around your home and garden.

  • 2016-08-08T02:30:00-07:00
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Pura Vida, Costa Rica

P. Allen Smith visits one of the five Blue Zones in the world, Costa Rica, to see if there really is a secret to living longer.

  • 2016-08-09T02:30:00-07:00
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Mighty Micros

P. Allen Smith explores the little touches that make a big impact around the home and garden.

  • 2016-08-10T02:30:00-07:00
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Road Trip

P. Allen Smith packs his bags hits the open road for a more local approach to travel in North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Arkansas.

  • 2016-08-11T02:30:00-07:00
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Unique Eureka

P. Allen Smith visits the one-of-a kind mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Art, food and natural scenery abound as we unwrap this hidden treasure.

  • 2016-08-12T02:30:00-07:00
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The Best of Garden Home: Gardening

P. Allen Smith highlights some of his favorite gardening segments in this blast from the past.

  • 2016-08-15T02:30:00-07:00
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Cozy Settings

P. Allen Smith visits Natchez, Mississippi and tours the newly restored Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast and historic Ravenna House. Allen shares tips on how he decorated his basement to make it cozy, and roasts smores indoors in a fun and safe way. There is also a sneak preview of the Garden Home Challenge!

  • 2016-08-16T02:30:00-07:00
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Gardens & Art

P. Allen Smith shares tips on decorating flower vases, adding garden ornaments to any landscape, and takes us along as he tours the fountains of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the Monet Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the unique sculptures at the Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, Arkansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-17T02:30:00-07:00
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Colorful Spaces

P. Allen Smith celebrates different seasons at Moss Mountain Farm with a lesson on growing tulips, using bold colors to make a huge impact on a garden room, and tips to harmonize color with summer flowering bulbs. On the road, Allen tours The Kauffman Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-18T02:30:00-07:00
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Intriguing Interiors

P. Allen Smith is keeping us indoors to talk about interior design with the help of a few friends. Plus, we get a little history lesson from Allen on how the sleeping porch became so popular. On the road, Allen tours the award winning Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-19T02:30:00-07:00
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The Great Outdoors

P. Allen Smith shows us an outdoor living space that serves as a sitting and dining area. Allen's gardening tips include how to plant hostas in the shade and how to identify poison ivy. Plus, we learn about raising goats in the city and get a peek at a creative chicken coop. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-22T02:30:00-07:00
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Stepping Back In Time

P. Allen Smith takes a step back in time on a whirlwind tour starting with Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia, where we learn about the historic plants in the estate's gardens. Allen also visits Longwood Mansion, the largest octagonal house in the United States, a National Historic Landmark in Natchez, Mississippi; and the home of the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois. Allen offers tips on how to make terra cotta look vintage. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-23T02:30:00-07:00
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Garden Fun with Kids

P. Allen Smith brings kids in the garden for some fun! They learn how to make flowers turn a different color, make mosaics with rocks and homemade salt dough, and assemble a birdbath for the garden. Allen takes us to the Children's Garden at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, and the turn-of-the-century Children's Farmstead in Kansas City, Kansas. Allen shares the latest progress on the Garden Home Challenge.

  • 2016-08-24T02:30:00-07:00
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