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The garden gets many visitors from insects and animals. Gardeners work hard to keep destructive pests out of the garden, but they also welcome animals that are helpful to the plants in the garden. Part of the "Four Seasons in the Garden" series.
A girl dreams of creating a garden full of chocolate rabbits, flowers that change colors, seashells, and tomatoes the size of beach balls. Based on the children's book by Kevin Henkes.
A little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. Based on the book by Peter Brown.
Learn about the wealth of British history on display in the backyard of Buckingham Palace in this segment. From mementos of the Napoleonic Wars to a species of flower marking the birth of a duke, the Rose Garden is one of the most discretely historic areas in downtown London. Part of "The Queen's Garden" series.
Discover the extraordinary wilderness nestled in the backyard of Buckingham Palace in this segment. Each year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II hosts several garden parties. These parties offer a few lucky glimpses into the wonders of her garden where thousands of exotic species of plants and animals coexist in the heart of downtown London. Part of "The Queen's Garden" series.
The garden changes every day and requires hours of work. Plants have to be taken care of so they produce healthy fruits and vegetables. Gardeners perform many activities every day and know the best ways to sow plants. Part of the "Four Seasons in the Garden" series.
Host Peter Tonge visits the Weston Maple Sugar Project in Weston, Massachusetts. Shows the process of making maple syrup from tapping a maple sugar tree to boiling sap in a sugar shack. The second part of the program focuses on the basics of planning a garden in late winter. Also explains how to mix and apply liquid fertilizers. Originally aired as an episode of "The Good Green Earth."
Moko is an explorer. As he travels the world continent by continent, he makes many friends and discovers many natural phenomena which sometimes delight him, and other times scare him. Each animated episode recounts an adventure and takes an "original story" approach to explaining these natural phenomena. In this episode, one day, it was very hot and the earth was very dry. Concerned that no rain was coming, Moko set out to find a man believed to be a wizard. The man told him to follow the path of the dunes, which would take him to a sea of sand. Moko walked for a long time. Suddenly a strange shape appeared in the distance. It resembled trees surrounding a small pond. But a few steps later he couldn't see it anymore. It had vanished into the immensity of the desert. Moko scanned the horizon again. He turned full circle and once again saw the pretty pond and surrounding trees. He walked toward it slowly, never taking his eyes off it, his heart pounding. This time he reached the edge of the small oasis, relaxed in its freshness and drank.
Learn about the pollen-gathering processes of bees in this segment as a renowned beekeeper teams up with scientists to investigate why this location is near heaven for these insects. During pollination, bees must communicate with each other using various techniques to articulate where the best flowers are located. Part of "The Queen's Garden" series.
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to grow a variety of plants in containers. Includes the following topics: varieties of containers (available for purchase); how to make your own container; container selection and preparation; soil preparation; choosing plant varieties; bringing it all together: examples of assembled containers; and care and maintenance of plants.
In this episode, students will focus on the letter G and the number 16. They will also discover different types of fields and how to plant a garden. In another segment, the hosts visit a botanical garden in Colombia. Part of the "Plaza Sésamo" series.
Host Peter Tonge visits with Wayne Schoech of New England Bonsai Gardens who offers suggestions on how to care for bonsai (ancient Oriental art form of miniaturizing trees and shrubs) when you bring it home. Mark Heinlein, also from the Gardens, transforms a three-year-old juniper into an ancient, windswept tree in 25 minutes. Originally aired as an episode of "The Good Green Earth."
The gardeners work to prepare the orchard. They manage the orchard through all the seasons to ensure the best quality of fruit in the spring and summer. Part of the "Four Seasons in the Garden" series.
A young boy and his dog decide they have had enough of winter, so they plant a garden. They watch and wait until all the brown starts to become a hopeful shade of green, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Based on the book by Erin Stead.
A mother and child plant a rainbow of colors in their flower garden. Based on the children's book by Lois Ehlert.
Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. In this clip, Edible Schoolyard founder Alice Waters discusses the benefits of creating a school garden. Part of the Nourish Short Films Series.
Animals and plants provide the food supply for humans. Consumers have many choices regarding how they obtain their food. Some may choose to eat organic. Some decide to source their food locally. Others take a hard look at the additives and preservatives in foods. Some choose to garden. Part of the "Human Nutrition" series.
In this episode, a dozen cheetahs get new living quarters, and the Busch Gardens Tampa animal care team must examine a muntjac (barking deer) that is not eating. Also visitors to the park are greeted by animal ambassador Philip the hedgehog.
In this episode, Pele, the youngest female gorilla at Busch Gardens Tampa, is pregnant. But, near the end of her term, the animal care team discovers a dangerous situation developing with her baby. Witness the medical procedures that will hopefully save this baby’s life. Part of The Wildlife Docs series.
Explains how to become "power police," put a stop to the wasteful things people do every day, and promote the use of "green power." Covers what can be done in the home, like buying energy-efficient appliances, recycling cans, growing a garden, taking shorter showers, and eating organic. Explores the things that can change in schools, like reusing paper and batteries. Also suggests changes that can be made in the community, like minimizing driving, boycotting "bad" products, and writing petitions for change. Encourages becoming eco-friendly to help the Earth recover.