Host Walter Reeves checks out research results in the next "Gardening in Georgia" Sept. 13 and 16 on Georgia Public Television. Reeves revisits Tim Smalley at the University of Georgia in Athens to find out how the flowers fared in his experimental plots. Smalley is managing a research project investigating how various soil amendments affect plant growth. His conclusion? You're very lucky if you live near a chicken farm!
In another segment, Reeves will show that fertilizer isn't the only thing important for plant health. He explains why it's time to lime now. Finally, Shirley Hubbard of Callaway Gardens shares her favorite ornamental grasses. These gorgeous grasses are drought-tolerant and beautiful to boot.
Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV
Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. 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.)