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Shirley Bovshow

I visit garden shows all over the world and preview new products & plants for your garden! I'm joined by a posse of opinionated experts and bloggers who chime in with their trend reports, favorite picks and more. When I'm not previewing products, I design gardens in Los Angeles, produce garden TV videos for the web and enjoy life with my husband, kids and two adorable dogs. I'm known as "EdenMaker" and "Foodie Gardener" on the web!


3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and Patios

Growing your own food at home is a huge trend among gardeners but it  seems to stop short of growing your own fruit.     There’s a misconception among inexperienced gardeners that you need a large yard to grow crispy…

4 Comments / 461 View / December 29, 2012

Fairy cottage miniature garden by Shirley Bovshow with stone house, succulent room and mini garden decor

Make a Fairy Garden and Miniature Garden: Beginner’s Guide Video

  There’s no doubt about it, “Fairy” and “Miniature” gardens are strong trends in gardening today. You can’t read a garden magazine or browse Pinterest and Facebook without coming across these charming and very personal fairy and miniature themed gardens. I made…

1 Comment / 2578 View / December 16, 2012


Straw Bale Planters with Shirley Bovshow on “Home and Family” Show!

Do you want to learn how to make a straw bale raised planter? I invite you to watch my appearance on the “Home and Family” show this week as I re-purpose a straw bale into a raised planter for herbs and greens!…

No Comments / 609 View / October 30, 2012

Gryphon-Begonias-New-Shade-Plant-Variety-plant for your garden

New Gryphon Begonia Plants

  The Gryphon begonia is a plant with interesting foliage for a year-round-accent in the shade garden. Garden designer, Shirley Bovshow reports on the recently introduced ‘Gryphon’ Begonia, a fast-growing annual or houseplant with arching branches and 10-inch wides leaves splashed…

1 Comment / 900 View / October 18, 2012


“Garden Center TV” Experts at IGC Show in Chicago

  Shirley Bovshow, host of  Garden Center TV  with posse of opinionated garden experts and bloggers returned from the IGC Show, (Independent Garden Center Show) where they taped in Chicago.   We scoured the exhibit hall, encompassing over 210-thousand square…

4 Comments / 475 View / August 27, 2012


Independent Garden Center Show 2012: Here We Come!

  The Independent Garden Center Show will be the center of the garden industry universe next week, August 20-23, 2012 in Chicago!   I’m excited to be taping  new Garden Center TV videos with my posse of opinionated “trend spotters.” The…

1 Comment / 103 View / August 16, 2012


How Plants Are Bred to Become “Proven Winners” Plants: Video

I was invited to tour one of the growing facilities for Proven Winners plants, in Bonsall, California at EuroAmerican Propagators to learn how their plants are developed. It all begins with testing…lots of testing.   Every plant that is introduced…

No Comments / 398 View / June 27, 2012


Controlling Weeds in Your Strawberry Garden Patch

  Strawberry plants and controlling weeds are an ongoing concern in the strawberry patch. In order to give your strawberry plants a fighting chance against water-sucking, nutrition-hogging weeds, you must prepare your garden soil months in advance of planting!  …

No Comments / 267 View / June 18, 2012


Nancy Jane’s Stacking Planters for Small Space Gardens

I previewed “Nancy Jane’s  Stackable Planters” at the Independent Garden Center  show in 2009 and shot a preview video. Nancy’s stackable planter design is ideal for small space gardens and a godsend for urban gardeners.   Self-watering plastic stackable planters…

No Comments / 559 View / September 8, 2011


Independent Garden Center Show 2011, Chicago

The center of the gardening world was at the Independent Garden Center Show held in Chicago from August 15- 18, 2011 I attended the show, (as I do every year),  in order to preview the latest gardening products that will…

No Comments / 294 View / July 27, 2011