The Victory Garden


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What's SOFTscaping? Plainly said, it's anything that's not hardscape in the garden. But certain types of plants are better at softening than others. Gardening correspondent Paul Epsom visits a specialty grass nursery in New Hampshire to see some best bets; there, he learns how grasses are year-round showstoppers. Host Jamie Durie visits the world-famous Filoli gardens in northern California to learn how good plant choices are used to soften design. Resident chef Michel Nischan shares a not-to-be-missed recipe for green, hard-to-ripen tomatoes left in the garden.


  • Vertical: Think Up!
  • Wet: Learn About Water in Your Garden
  • Cool: Create a Garden That's Cool
  • Hot: Create a Garden that Beats the Heat
  • Dry: Use Less Water in Your Landscape


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