Kathie Lee & Hoda: How To Plant A Garden & Best Plants For Shady Yard


Kathie Lee & Hoda: How To Plant A Garden

HGTV’s husband and wife duo, Chris and Peyton Lambton, stopped by Kathie Lee & Hoda for a hands-on demonstration for summer gardening. “You don’t need to have two green thumbs to have a great yard,” Chris said.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: How To Plant A Garden & Best Plants For Shady Yard

HGTV’s Chris and Peyton Lambton demonstrated how to start and maintain a summer garden.


He said the best time to start planting a garden is either the spring or the fall, because the summer is too hot and winter is too cold for the plants to grow. When starting a garden, Peyton recommended having gloves and hand tools to protect your hands (and manicures) from the dirt and sun.

You also need a watering can, potting soil and fertilizer. “Plants need food just like people do,” Peyton said about the fertilizer. Chris said that the main struggle people have with planting is the dirt. Different places have different types of dirt and most do not help the plants grow, so Chris and Peyton said to mix potting soil with the dirt in your yard.

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Chris and Peyton brought along two plants for Kathie Lee and Hoda to plant on the show. Hoda planted a hosta, which is better for a shaded yard, and Kathie Lee had a catmint, better suited for full sun.


Both plants are easy to plant and are perennials, meaning they will come back if treated properly and taken care of regularly. To start planting, you first need to break up the soil on the plant.

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Then, as Kathie Lee and Hoda did with their plants, stick them in a pot or a suitable hole in your garden, then fill in around with dirt, potting soil and fertilizer.

Water your plants regularly, soaking the soil but be careful not to overdo it, making sure you do not drown your new plant. Chris and Peyton recommended a few easy plants to get your garden started, boxwood, lilac, and rose plants. Chris said that rose plants are less susceptible to disease, so they are easier to manage.


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