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Fall chores brighten landscape on 'Gardening'
On the Sept. 28 "Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves covers several fall chores for your flower beds and landscapes.

"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. 28 show, Reeves tells the best time and shows the best way to plant pansies to keep them blooming even during cold weather. Don't forget his advice: thoroughly tilled, heavily amended soil will keep pansies and violas looking great from now until next April.

One trick to give a color contrast in a pansy bed is to underplant them with spring-flowering bulbs. Fall is the time to do that. Reeves shows how to plant bulbs in a pansy bed and tells which ones do best.

Finally, he walks through the Research and Education Garden on the UGA Griffin campus, highlighting plants that give great fall color without flowers. Reeves shows, too, how ornamental grasses bring dramatic texture and subtle sound to a landscape.

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

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