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Learn About Cacti & Succulents, Silvopasture and American Beautyberry

succulents in a garden(Image: VPM)
(Image: VPM)

Host Peggy Singlemann talks with Ryan Olsen, Horticulturist at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, about cacti and succulents.

Co-host Pat McCafferty visits Chris Fields-Johnson in Scottsville to learn about the benefits of  integrating livestock into forest pastures also known as silvopasture. It utilizes the principles of managed grazing, and it is one of several distinct forms of agroforestry.

The Plant of the Month is the American Beautyberry, presented by Leah Purdy, Horticulturist at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

In the Tip from Maymont, Peggy shows us how to do a scratch test to see if a tree or shrub survived a time of drought this past summer.

Virginia Home Grown is a Live TV program that explores the delights and challenges of gardening and growing in Virginia. Host, Peggy M. Singlemann, and Co-Host, Pat McCafferty, interview experts and enthusiasts from around the state. The program airs monthly from March through October. Full episodes and excerpts are available through and on Facebook.