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'Fasciation' on 'Gardening' on GPTV Sept. 21
You may have seen the "flattened" willow stems used to make attractive flower arrangements. Host Walter Reeves looks closer at these "fasciated" stems on "Gardening in Georgia" Sept. 21 on Georgia Public Television.

"Gardening in Georgia" (www.gardeningingeorgia.com) is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. It airs twice each Saturday, at noon and 7 p.m.

On the Sept. 21 shows, Reeves looks at the unusual stem shape caused by bacteria, a virus or genetics. He explains the phenomenon and becomes fascinated by fasciation on a mallow plant.

Bobby Saul, co-owner of ItSaulPlants, finds and introduces new plants to the marketplace. Saul unveils several intriguing plants you'll see at your local garden center soon.

And finally, Mark Rieger, a CAES horticulturist, displays several kinds of citrus he keeps in pots on his patio and moves indoors only on the coldest days of winter.

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

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