Published on 05/15/08

Battle roots on next “Gardening in Georgia”

Learn how to play in the dirt, relocate plants, fight bugs and a “root war” on “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” May 28 and 30.

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

Show host Walter Reeves will play in the dirt again with Elizabeth Dean. She’ll show him how to plant bare root magnolia trees with mud.

Learn how to move plants to where they are the happiest. Reeves will uproot and relocate his loropetalum and hosta plants.

The tiny bugs biting your rosemary, butterfly bush or foxglove plants may be spider mites. Reeves will bite them back.

Reeves will revert back to childhood, too, to battle again that age-old root war between trees and grasses with his toy soldiers.

“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB. It's underwritten by McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.

Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site

Kristen Plank is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.