Published on 05/08/01

Dividing Hosta on GPTV's 'Gardening'

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Walter Reeves.

Hosta is a perennial many Georgians enjoy in their gardens and landscapes. On the next "Gardening in Georgia," Helen Phillips of Callaway Gardens shows host Walter Reeves how to divide a hosta clump.

They dig a three-year-old clump of hosta and divide it into at least a dozen small plants to replant or give to friends. Reeves also shows how to fill in those low spots in your lawn. Then he demonstrates the way to make a nice manure tea for your plants.

Three other guests add to this week's show:

  • University of Georgia horticulture professor Wayne McLaurin tells which tomato varieties are best for gardens in Georgia.
  • UGA horticulture professor Jim Midcap talks about the American yellowwood, a 1999 Georgia Gold Medal winner.
  • And Hank Bruno, trails manager at Callaway Gardens, shows Walter how to properly prune forsythia. There's a trick to it.
Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV

Now in its third season, "Gardening in Georgia" airs on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and is rebroadcast on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.

The show is designed specifically for Georgia gardeners. It's produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. To learn more, visit the show's Web site at

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