6000 Gardening in Georgia" June 27 and 30, Callaway Gardens trails manager Hank Bruno introduces host Walter Reeves to Satsuki and Gumpo, the "fifth-month azaleas" that stretch the spring color show through May." /> Gardening in Georgia" June 27 and 30, Callaway Gardens trails manager Hank Bruno introduces host Walter Reeves to Satsuki and Gumpo, the "fifth-month azaleas" that stretch the spring color show through May." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | Azalea Stretching. Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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Stretching Azalea Season on 'Gardening'


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Walter Reeves

On "Gardening in Georgia" June 27 and 30, host Walter Reeves learns how to stretch azalea season through May! Hank Bruno, trails manager at Callaway Gardens, introduces Walter to Satsuki and Gumpo, the "fifth-month azaleas."

Then Parker Andes, also of Callaway Gardens, shows Reeves how to prune an azalea. Callaway Gardens is home to thousands of azaleas, and Andes shares his "secret tool" for mass pruning.

Reeves demonstrates a way to use discarded soft-drink bottles to conserve potting soil in large containers. And he starts nasturtium seeds outside, in a small area of his raised bed.

Finally, Beverly Sparks of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences describes the life cycle of aphids and tells how to control them on your plants.

Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV

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

The show is produced specifically for Georgia gardeners by the UGA CAES and GPTV. To learn more, visit the show's Web site.

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

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