I am a certified HGTV addict. I’ve been watching the channel since the network launched in the mid-1990s. I even changed cable providers when your channel didn't come in clear enough. Your shows made me a better homemaker, gardener, and even a better quilter.
This past weekend, your network sent me an email saying that you were offering a “binge-worthy marathon” this weekend. But here’s the thing, the shows you are playing, you’ve been playing almost non-stop for months.
Why not try something different?
I suggest you air “retro gardening” shows. There’s a famous quote (I think by Alfred Austin):
“To nurture a garden is to feed not just the
body, but the soul.”
Your viewers could use some comfort and distraction. Maybe some of them have never gardened but now have time. I recommend Gardening By the Yard with Paul James. Years before Alton Brown made cooking fun, Paul James taught gardening in a most entertaining and enlightening way.
My gardens before watching HGTV gardening shows
The garden is now 23 years old and the lawn is long gone. Everywhere in our garden is something interesting and inspiring.
These shows will benefit not only seniors but your viewers who are experiencing a deep and valid anxiety right now.