The show will air on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast again at noon Saturday, Sept. 8, on Georgia Public Television.
This week, Reeves shows how to create an espalier. After drawing a heart shape on a brick wall with chalk, he inserts lead anchors into the masonry. Then he twists small screw eyes into the inserts and strings heavy duty wire through eyes.
He pulls sprouts from a gangly elaeagnus to the wire form and attaches it with light-gauge wire.
Let Me Show You My Edgings
Dillard visits Margaret Moseley's garden to show various plant bed edgings. Some of the prettiest islands are edged in stones and rough concrete. The beds are raised to the height of the stones.
The stones and concrete have aged and mossed beautifully, giving her garden lots of character. Other islands are edged in brick with the holes showing. The newest islands have no edging at all.
Finally, Sara Henderson shows Reeves how she makes attractive plant markers out of small pieces of slate (2 inches high, 3 inches wide), coat hanger wire, bamboo and Liquid Nails.
Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV
"Gardening in Georgia" airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. It's rebroadcast every Saturday at noon. The show's Web site provides further information. The show is produced especially for Georgia gardeners by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)