Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Learn the basics of caring for Dahlia as Gord Nickel shows you how to grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in your perennial flower ...
Tags:caring for dahlias,anders,dahl,dahlia,flower,garden,gardening,gord,growing,home,landscaping,nickel,perennial,plants,season,seedling,slugs,tuberous,yardwork
Grab video code:
Eunice: This is huge dahlia Barry, it is the largest if they grow?
Barry: No, you can actually grow them, if you get the white varieties, its largest 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
Eunice: Wow, that sounds like dinner plate.
Barry: Yes, that is what they call them, the Dinner Plate Dahlias.
Eunice: Dinner plate Dahlias and what a beauty this is too. Now, you actually said something very interesting to me. Just earlier about this is being seedling Dahlias.
Barry: Yes, these are grown by individuals who have been sent unto us a trial garden to test them, and see how good they are, and we rate them and give them the results back.
Barry; Actually, the dahlias, many of the dahlias that are on the market have been developed by individuals rather than big company some work.
Eunice: Oh, that is interesting to know.
Barry: So, it is kind of an interesting part of the hobby.
Eunice: And what a wonderful variation too so many different forms, look at those gorgeous thing.
Barry: That is a form of lucrative in a the bronze color, it is quite nice Eunice.
Eunice: Yes, so I knew one tricky thing about dahlias is and it started the year that you got to really be careful about this pesky slugs.
Barry: Slugs, yes that is important to either you slug bait or go out at night and check and make sure if there are slugs there to do away with them.
Eunice: So, 11 o’clock at night, get that flash light out.
Barry: Yes, that will work, that will work.
Eunice: That is the good way to do.
Barry: Actually, most damages to plant occurs at night and that is sort of a fact of life and—
Eunice: While we are sleeping the pest are at work.
Barry: Yes, the pest are at work.
Eunice: Oh, typical and this is a gorgeous one too, wow.
Barry: That is a cactus, incurve cactus type.
Eunice: Incurve cactus wow, really spidery looking, just gorgeous. So, as form as graying dahlias. What do we absolutely need to know about growing dahlias? And not that checking early, but if you start digging them up in the winter, to dig or not to dig.
Barry: To dig them up for the winter usually, some people are very successful if they have a protect location or to live them in year to year and they seem to be okay.
A very important thing is sunshine, you need at least six hours a day of good sunshine to get good daily production.
Eunice; Right, so ideally sunshine will drain soil and keep them cut because there is such weight cutting flowers.
Barry: And fertilizing of course is important. They are heavy feeders as you can see the plants are large and they definitely need a couple of two, three times feedings during the year. Just ordinarily 686 where worked quite well and just scratched being around the plant.
Gord Nickel has been a professional horticulturalist for almost 30 years. Taken from his popular TV show, Gord, who has been working in gardens since he was 15 years old, teaches easy, fun gardening skills.