Gardens at Monticello: P. Allen Smith visits the home of the nations third president. At Thomas Jeffersons Monticello, Allen heads to the garden to see what is being harvested for an annual Heritage Harvest Festival. Allen also goes inside the home to learn about dining in the home in the early 1800s. See the garden and harvest at 3 p.m. Monday on P. Allen Smiths Garden to Table.
A garden that beats the heat: See an incredible collection of cycads in Los Angeles and learn more about this ancient plant that thrives in a hot climate. Watch the Stone Guys heat up the garden with a fire pit and outdoor wood-burning oven. Get tips on hot color combos for the garden and containers. Learn about the many varieties of eggplant with chef Michel Nischan all at 8 a.m. Friday on The Victory Garden.
Bachelor pad to family home: Rod and Jennifer got married and had three kids so fast that they didnt have time to transform Rods bachelor pad into a family home. Realtor David and designer Hilary are ready to help the family find function and style. David will search for houses large enough to fit the brood, while Hilary will transform the current home into a family-friendly abode. Will they love their new space or seek out another? Find out at 9 p.m. Saturday on Love it or List it.
On DIY Channel
Flimsy floor: Jim and Helen had a beautiful addition built onto their kitchen by a contractor famous for his finishes. Soon, the kitchen hardwood started to buckle. After the contractors quick fix fails to solve the problem, Mike Holmes and his crew secure the floors joists, add braces and remind us that structure is just as important as design. Holmes on Holmes airs at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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