On the next "Gardening in Georgia" Oct. 4 and 7, host Walter Reeves shows how to control broadleaf weeds like clover, oxalis and an invasive, exotic, chamberbitter. The right technique turns them all into compost.
Later, Helen Phillips at Callaway Gardens works with hypertufa. She shows how to use this stone-like but much lighter material to turn a lowly concrete block into an attractive planter for succulent plants. Then Reeves shows off his favorite angel trumpet plant and tells how to propagate it for next year.
Finally, he takes a look at solarizing, transforming a weedy plot into a garden spot by covering it with plastic. Reeves explains why clear plastic is better than black plastic.
Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV
Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and now at a new Saturday time at 12:30 p.m. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. It's 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.)