HGTV Visits Farmer Fred

HGTV's "Gardening by the Yard" series recently taped several segments at Hoffman Gardens, including segments about reseeding annuals, building raised beds, inexpensive gardening ideas, small trees for small yards and birdbaths. Look for these segments in future "Gardening by the Yard" episodes, which airs on Saturdays and Sundays on HGTV.

This year's dying California poppy plants provide the seeds for next year's wildflowers.


Pumpkin plants love raised bed gardens. In the foreground: "Fairytale" pumpkin, acquired from Forni-Brown gardens in Calistoga. In the background: I'm hiding behind an agressive alstroemeria.

(photos courtesy of John Sheldon)

HGTV Links to More Information About "Gardening by the Yard" segments featuring Farmer Fred:

Seed Sowing

Little Trees

Plants for Security


Raised Beds