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Airs Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Host Nan Sterman visits glass mosaic artist Cherrie LaPorte to look at her be...

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Above: Host Nan Sterman visits glass mosaic artist Cherrie LaPorte to look at her bee box glass mosaic sculpture.

Tour several local artists' gardens and learn how they use space, color, and different plant types.

There's no question that gardening is an art, and some of the most interesting and inspiring gardens belong to artists.

San Diego has no shortage of wonderful gardens made by artists.

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Host Nan Sterman explores the garden of sculptor Erik Gronborg and painter Irina Gronborg, Solana Beach, Calif.

In this episode, we visit several local artists to tour their gardens and learn from their insight and vision.

We talk with them about how they use space, how they use color, how they select plants, and how they incorporate objects, sculpture, and other art pieces into their gardens.

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Host Nan Sterman stands next to a very tall Laird Plumleigh pot. Ceramicist Laird Plumleigh has a garden filled with cacti, succulents, and unusual plants that reflect the colors and textures of his home.


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Garden tableau by mixed media artist Betsy Schulz.


More and more San Diegans strive to make socially, environmentally and economically-responsible choices.

From earth-friendly and water-wise gardens to organic foods and habitat restoration, we demand options that protect our health, feed our communities and protect our natural resources.

A GROWING PASSION is an Emmy-winning lifestyle program that explores San Diego County's agriculture and horticulture activities as an expression of this growing earth-friendly movement.

From backyard food production to major horticultural growers, from low-water landscapes to sustainable practices around the home and in the garden, we tell stories about the natural and manmade landscapes that shape the social, cultural, environmental and economic interests of our community.

We celebrate how San Diego grows.


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