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'Gardening in Georgia' Puts Hydrogels to Use

Window boxes can give you the glorious color of summer flowers. But like hanging baskets, they can be hard to keep watered.

On "Gardening in Georgia" April 27 and 29, host Walter Reeves will show how to use hydrogels to conserve moisture in window boxes. The gel, mixed with the soil, absorbs the water and releases it over time in the box.

Reeves will show how to build a wattle fence, too, to protect your ornamentals and serve as a focal point in the landscape.

Finally, he'll show how to prune crape myrtles, removing seed pods and cutting out branches in the middle.

Thursdays and Saturdays

Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Georgia Public Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.

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

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