4770 Gardening in Georgia" host Walter Reeves is in his element again this week, showing how to build a small fountain for your garden, plant bulbs for spring color and manage plant hoppers on your favorite landscape plants." /> Gardening in Georgia" host Walter Reeves is in his element again this week, showing how to build a small fountain for your garden, plant bulbs for spring color and manage plant hoppers on your favorite landscape plants." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | Fountains, Bulbs. Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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Walter Reeves

"Gardening in Georgia" host Walter Reeves is in his element again this week, showing how to build a small fountain for your garden, plant bulbs for spring color and manage plant hoppers on your favorite landscape plants.

The show will air Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. on 0019 Georgia Public Television 05BC . It will be rebroadcast at noon Saturday, Sept. 22.

Reeves shows how to make a small fountain using only clay pots and a small pump. In a high-sided saucer, he upends a 6-inch azalea pot to cover the pump. To the bottom of the 6-inch pot, he glues a 10-inch pot.

The water delivery tube from the pump is threaded up through the drain holes of both pots. You can use the "mushroom" fountain head provided with the pump or just let water fill the upper pot and cascade over the sides.

Reeves shows how to prepare a well-prepared soil bed for spring-flowering bulbs, too. Tulips, in particular, need to be planted deep in a well-drained bed.

White, Fuzzy Stuff

The white, fuzzy stuff on day lily and hosta stems looks like some kind of fungus, but it isn't. It's actually many waxy filaments plant hoppers secret to protect themselves.

Plant hoppers do little damage to a plant. But if you find them distasteful, Reeves says, a blast from a water hose or a water pistol will remove them.

"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 2615 .

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

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