6000 Gardening in Georgia" June 20 and 23, host Walter Reeves talks about how to tie up lazy plants, chase off bugs, propagate roses and more." /> Gardening in Georgia" June 20 and 23, host Walter Reeves talks about how to tie up lazy plants, chase off bugs, propagate roses and more." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | Tying Up Plants. Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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Tying Up Plants, Chasing Bugs on 'Gardening'


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Walter Reeves

On "Gardening in Georgia" June 20 and 23, host Walter Reeves talks about how to tie up lazy plants, chase off bugs, propagate roses and more.

"Gardening in Georgia" airs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and is rebroadcast Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.

The show is produced specifically for Georgia gardeners by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. To learn more, visit the show's Web site.

Reeves calls on Parker Andes of Callaway Gardens to show him how to tie up plants with string and with brushy cuttings from other plants, such as bamboo.

Bugs, Shade and Great Guests

He explains the life cycle of columbine leaf miners, too, and tells how to control them. And if you want to grow more plants from that favorite rose, Reeves shows how to propagate roses from cuttings.

Shade-tolerating plants rarely have blooms for very long. But Reeves reveals some gold-foliage plants can really bring light to a dark corner of your landscape.

Two more guests, both CAES professors, add to this week's show:

  • Horticulturist Jim Midcap discusses the autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora), a 2001 Georgia Gold Medal Winner. This fern is another great plant for shady places.
  • And entomologist Beverly Sparks describes the life cycle of a soft scale. Knowing its life cycle, she says, is a must if you want to successfully control the pest and reduce or avoid its damage to your plants.

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

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