If you were paying attention in high school chemistry, you know the soil pH determines the color of your hydrangea flowers.
If you weren't, or you just don't remember it, watch "Gardening in Georgia" on Georgia Public Television July 6 and 8. Host Walter Reeves will show you exactly how to change the color of your hydrangea blooms.
Walter will show different ways to stake tomato plants, too, to keep the leaves and tomatoes off the ground.
He'll also take a look at soaker hoses. Sure, they're easy to use, but how much water do they apply to the soil? Walter shows how to figure it out using a plastic bag and a bucket.
Finally, Walter visits with Tara Dillard for some unique tips on hanging baskets. Tara inserts plants into the side of a hanging basket, not just on top.
Thursdays, Saturdays on GPTV
Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or 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.)