Published on 08/14/01

Designing a Pot on 'Gardening in Georgia'

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Walter Reeves

On "Gardening in Georgia" this week, host Walter Reeves' assignment is to design a pleasing plant combination in a pot for his wife's garden club meeting. He shows how the simple, silly phrase, "Uppy, Downy, All-aroundy," can help you quickly design a pot or a flower bed.

"Gardening in Georgia" will air Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and will be rebroadcast Saturday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television.

On this week's show, guest David Bradshaw from Clemson University guides Reeves through his collection of heirloom vegetables, some hundreds of years old.

'Turkey Gizzard' Bean

'Turkey Gizzard' bean was discovered in the gizzard of a gobbler. Indian pumpkin was selected by swamp-dwelling Native Americans for its long keeping ability. Snake bean produces beans that look like a nest of snakes as they droop to the ground.

Reeves also looks at powdery mildew, a plant disease with a perfectly descriptive name. Powdery mildew affects many landscape plants, and Reeves shows how to diagnose and manage it.

"Leaves of three, leave it be." Reeves shows how to identify common vines by counting the number of leaflets on each leaf. It really helps to know which is poison ivy.

"Gardening in Georgia" airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and is rebroadcast every Saturday, usually at 12:30 p.m. Learn more about the program at the show's Web site.

The show is designed specifically 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.