2175 Georgia gardeners longing for a gardening television show on Georgia growing conditions and soils, look no further. "Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves" will be back on Georgia Public Broadcasting with a new season of original shows in April." /> Georgia gardeners longing for a gardening television show on Georgia growing conditions and soils, look no further. "Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves" will be back on Georgia Public Broadcasting with a new season of original shows in April." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | 26 'Gardening in Georgia' Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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New 'Gardening in Georgia' TV shows return to GPB

By Faith Peppers
University of Georgia

Georgia gardeners longing for a gardening television show on Georgia growing conditions and soils, look no further. "Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves" will be back on Georgia Public Broadcasting with a new season of original shows in April.

Volume XXXII
Number 1
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"Georgia gardeners need Georgia gardening information," said show host Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, radio talk show host and popular gardening writer.

"I will make sure every segment has things gardeners can do in Georgia gardens," Reeves said, "that are simple to understand, easy to do and based on Georgia research and success."

"Gardening in Georgia" has been on the air since 1998. But recent seasons have been reruns. The new season starts Saturday, April 7, featuring Reeves and experts from around Georgia, showcasing Georgia gardens. It gives how-to advice and highlights the latest UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research.

"For 'Gardening in Georgia' fans, this year's series will continue to bring a blend of design, problem-solving and interviews with experts sure to make your garden the best you've had in years," Reeves said.

"One new thing this year is a 'Garden Philosophers' segment featuring good Georgia gardeners," he said. "We'll ask them questions about how they became the gardeners they are. We'll find out how they developed their skills, share tips and tell good stories about gardening."

"Gardening in Georgia" will also have an improved Web site where viewers can go to get:

  • More information about topics on the current show.

  • A preview of upcoming shows.

  • Links to publications.

  • Soil temperature information.

  • Tips on soil testing and many other gardening topics.
"Viewers won't want to miss the new Q&A feature on some shows," Reeves said. "I'll answer frequently asked questions on the air using the RM2 Garden Satellite Receiver pointed at the Dawg1 satellite in the southern sky."

The "Gardening in Georgia" 2007 season will premiere April 5 on local GPB stations throughout Georgia. Shows will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. through October. The show is coproduced by the UGA CAES and GPB. It's underwritten by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries.

(Faith Peppers is a news writer for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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