47D3 Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves has some pointers to enhance the beauty of your landscape and garden. And co-host Tara Dillard shows how to use rocks to create raised beds for plants." /> Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves has some pointers to enhance the beauty of your landscape and garden. And co-host Tara Dillard shows how to use rocks to create raised beds for plants." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | 'Gardening' Pointers. Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

MEDIA NEWSWIRE

Landscape, Garden Pointers on 'Gardening'


UGA CAES File Photo

Walter Reeves

On this week's "Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves has some pointers to enhance the beauty of your landscape and garden. And co-host Tara Dillard shows how to use rocks to create raised beds for plants.

The show will air on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast again at noon Saturday, Sept. 8, on 0019 Georgia Public Television 05C9 .

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 0004 GPTV 2622 .

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

Share Story:
0