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Planning spring color on 'Gardening'
It's time to think ahead in your landscape. If you want spring color as your pansy beds play out, host Walter Reeves has some suggestions on "Gardening in Georgia" Oct. 12 on Georgia Public Television. One trick to give a color contrast in a pansy bed is to underplant them with spring-flowering bulbs. Reeves shows how to plant bulbs in a pansy bed. He provides a list, too, of the ones that do best.

Reeves takes a look at indoor ferns, too. He uses the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C., as a backdrop to learn more about these primitive plants and their care in the home.

Finally, Reeves points out that the luffa sponge you enjoy in your bath doesn't come from the ocean but from a gourd you can easily grow in your garden. He shows how to grow the gourd and then how to make a sponge from its contents.

"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.

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

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