Thursday, June 12, 2008

“Gardening in Georgia” Introduces New Hydrangea

Plant new perennials and hydrangeas while keeping weeds at bay on “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” June 25 and 28.

"Gardening in Georgia" airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Keep up with the ever-changing hydrangea as Walter visits with Gene Griffith and Elizabeth Dean at Wilkerson Mill Gardens. They’ll show off vining hydrangeas with flowers shaped like a sheep’s head.

There’s a new perennial in town. Watch as Stephanie Turner at Park Seed teaches Walter about Heuchera, a plant many did not know about 10 years ago.

Walter explains three common landscape weeds: mulberry weed, yellow oxalis and copperleaf. Knowing these weeds could save your garden.

Planting fruits next to vegetables may seem like a bad idea. Fears of the plants cross breeding into a nasty-tasting “veggie-fruit” are wide spread. Walter talks about pollination and genetics to explain why this isn’t a problem.

“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB. It's underwritten by McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.

More on "Gardening in Georgia" can be found at www.gardeningingeorgia.com.

By Kristen Plank
University of Georgia

Kristen Plank is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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