On UNC TV
Formal but not rigid: A formal garden needn't be rigid or take up acres of space. If done properly, even a garden with lots of structure can be created in a small plot and feel relaxed. Visit accomplished gardeners and hear their tips for creating a formal garden at 4:30 p.m. Monday on “GardenSmart.”
Field Trip: Jamie Durie of “Victory Garden” visits the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to learn simple techniques for gardening like a pro. Durie also will get tips for decorating a late-season garden with bold designs for containers. Learn to preserve a garden harvest when lifestyle co-host Sissy Biggers gets tips on growing vegetables and pickling for the winter. “Victory Garden” airs at 1 p.m. Friday.
Clear out the clog: Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. Then, Richard Trethewey replaces a clogged shower valve. The work begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on “This Old House.”
Star-powered holidays: Three interior designers create high holiday drama for celebrity guests in this network special. This episode's trio of guest Fantasylands includes a Santa's workshop for actress Eva La Rue, a white Christmas for football star Kurt Warner and a homecoming holiday for American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. “Celebrity Holiday Homes” airs at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Battered basement: Zeb's background in building props has not helped him in renovating his basement. Though the props look great, they are not meant to be long-lasting. Not like the basement renovation his wife is desperate for Zeb to complete. DIY contractor Bryan is about to help Zeb finish the basement correctly once and for all. “Disaster DIY”airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.