Some garden plants can become lazy, drooping and lying down on the job. But on "Gardening in Geogia" July 13 and 15, host Walter Reeves shows how to train these plants to be upright citizens of the garden.
Walter uses brushy trimmings, brown string and bamboo stakes to unobtrusively keep plants standing tall. He shows the simple way to build a raised bed for your garden, too, using pressure-treated lumber. And he shows how scavenged water from your bathtub and sink can help your plants.
Finally, Walter visits with University of Georgia horticulturist Jim Midcap at the Center for Applied Nursery Research. Midcap briefly describes the mission of the CANR and shows several varieties of loropetalum that are being tested at the center.
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.)