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Pansies, spring bulbs mix on 'Gardening' Oct. 15

University of Georgia

Host Walter Reeves offers a trick to provide a color contrast in a pansy bed by underplanting the pansies with spring-flowering bulbs on "Gardening in Georgia" Oct. 15 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by GPB and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It's televised each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.

On this week's show, Reeves shows how to plant bulbs in a pansy bed and provides a list of the ones that do best. Viewers can find more on planting bulbs in the UGA publication, "Flowering Bulbs for Georgia Gardens."

Reeves explores the beauty and adaptability of indoor ferns, too, using the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., as a backdrop. Tune in to learn more about these primitive plants and their care in your home. Learn more about ferns, too, in the UGA publication, "Growing Ferns."

Finally, Reeves shows how to grow luffa gourds. Then he reveals how you can make a sponge from the gourd's contents. When you plant this vine, expect it to grow fast. If luffa gourd weren't an annual vine, Reeves says, it would cover trees like kudzu.

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

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