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Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Bobby J. Cook
Senior Field Worker
UT Gardens Horticulturist

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management

Derrick Ryan Stowell
Extension Assistant I

Elizabeth Stinnett (Beth) Willis
Research Associate I
UT Gardens Trials Coordinator

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton

Jeffrey Martin
Extension Assistant I
Student Market Garden Coordinator

Groups and Facilities

4 mentions

UT Gardens 
An outdoor lab to evaluate various plants, trees, and shrubs.


Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture Series, 10/6/2016

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/30/2016

Wild Bird Eggstravaganza at the UT Gardens, 3/19/2016

Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture Series, 10/1/2015

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/25/2015

Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures, 10/1/2014

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/26/2014

UT Gardens Autumn Fest, 10/2/2013

Fall Gardeners' Festival, 8/27/2013

UT Gardens to host Gardening with Children Symposium, 8/24/2013



Office Story: Sue Hamilton’s Office Shows How Her Garden Grows, 10/26/2016

UT Gardens Listed Among Top University Gardens, 9/26/2014

UT Gardens Expands to Three Sites, 4/30/2013

UT Gardens Named Tennessee’s Botanical Garden, 4/25/2013

UT Gardens and KUB Partner on Right Tree, Right Place Demonstration, 12/11/2012


10 mentions

Bottle Art at UT Gardens Jackson 
More than 6,000 bottles were used to create this stunning garden display!

6 mentions

Wall Gardening 
You obviously need dirt to grow something, but you can also use .... a wall.

3 mentions

Hosta Garden 
The UT Gardens in Knoxville now features a new section devoted to Hostas where you can see hundreds of varieties. Take a tour of the hosta garden and meet the lady who made it possible.

2 mentions

Kinder Garden 
An outdoor classroom with some very young students - getting their hands dirty, but also learning at the UT Gardens in Crossville, TN.

2 mentions

Soil Testing 
If you’re looking for a healthy garden or green grass, it’s good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and it’s all done in a special lab in Nashville.

2 mentions

Governor's Garden 
Some Tennessee teachers have a new lesson plan this fall, and their curriculum came straight from the grounds of the Governor's home.

1 mention

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.

1 mention

Tennessee is having one of its driest years ever. The National Drought Mitigation Center reports the entire state is experiencing moderate to severe drought.

1 mention

Cotton Sub-Irrigation 
Watering plants to make them grow works in a small garden or lawn, but is not so easy when you're talking about large acres. However, UT AgResearchers have made gains in recent years.

1 mention

Tennessee AgrAbility 
Living with a disability can be challenging, but imagine the difficulty if you’re a farmer. Now there’s a program to help disabled producers with their equipment, farm management, and overall outlook.

1 mention

Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.

1 mention

Obed Watershed 
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.


Recent Publications

Chrysanthemum x hybrium Mammoth TM Dark Bronze Daisy garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, N. O., P. D. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, B. Leidl, J. Reith-Rozelle, L. Klossner, and N. S. Eash.  2016.  HortScience.

Chrysanthemum xhybridum MN 98-89-7 shrub garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, N. O., P. D. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, L. Klossner, N. S. Eash, B. E. Liedl, and J. Reith-Rozelle.  2016.  HortScience.

Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum MN Sel'n. 90-275-27 groundcover garden chrysanthemum.  Anderson, P. Ascher, V. Fritz, C. Rohwer, S. Poppe, S. Yao, P. Johnson, L. Klossner, and N. S. Eash.  2016.  HortScience, 51(4):451-455.

UT Gardens Plant of the Month - September - Grafted Tomato.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UTIA News Release.

Tennessee vegetable garden: Building and using raised beds.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346E.

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Extension Publication SP635 revision.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Stewardship in garden soil management.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346G.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Season extension methods.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UT Extension W-346F.

Garden plant management.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  UTIA news you can use.

Growing vegetables in the home garden in Tennessee. In: Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Handbook.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2016.  Extension publication PB 1845 K.

The Tennessee vegetable garden: Tomatoes in the home garden.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. Carver.  2016.  UT Extension W-346H.

Assessing the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program Using Both County Coordinator and Extension Volunteer Perspectives.  Bumgarner, N. R., and J. L. Donaldson.  2016.  J. Human Sciences and Extension.