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Changing Hydrangea Colors on 'Gardening'


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Walter Reeves

On next "Gardening in Georgia" (May 30 and June 2 on 001A Georgia Public Television) 2C04 , host Walter Reeves will demonstrate how you can change French hydrangea blooms' color with simple adjustments in the soil chemistry.

Reeves will show, too, how to attract hummingbirds to your garden by placing feeders in your landscape. Four guests will also add greatly to this week's show:

  • Wayne McLaurin discusses the best sweet potato varieties to plant in Georgia gardens. He's a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Jim Midcap, also a CAES horticulturist, describes Mt. Airy fothergilla. This colorful landscape plant was a 1994 Georgia Gold Medal Winner.
  • Nina Eckberg is a Cobb County agent with the UGA Extension Service. She tells about the life cycle of the lady beetle, one of the more famous beneficial insects.
  • And Jerry Robinson gives his keys to success in planting a bed of summer annuals. Robinson is a Master Gardener and a manager at the Georgia Experiment Station Research & Education Garden in Griffin, Ga.
Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by the CAES and GPTV specifically for gardeners in Georgia. It airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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