Published on 08/02/07

Waging war in landscape on 'Gardening in Georgia'

By Faith Peppers
University of Georgia

If your landscape has left you no choice but to wage a war against weeds and overgrown bushes, you'll get top-notch advice from "Gardening in Georgia" Aug. 16 and 18.

"Gardening in Georgia" airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting television stations statewide each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Show host Walter Reeves and University of Georgia horticulture professor David Berle take a holly down to size. The duo will show how to prune overgrown woody ornamentals to control size.

Reeves will help you wage a war on weeds, too. He'll show many weed-killing options, including organic choices, dandelion diggers and even a flaming weed killer.

Show guest Tara Dillard will show how to add beauty to the garden with interesting objects that aren't plants.

"Gardening in Georgia" is coproduced by GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.

The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on "Gardening in Georgia," visit

Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.