Published on 03/12/09

New season of 'Gardening in Georgia' coming to GPB

By Faith Peppers
University of Georgia

Gardeners, start your tillers! The race is on to get those beds, lawns and gardens ready for spring. And for winning gardening advice, tune into the new season of “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves,” starting Saturday, April 4.

The show’s 10th season will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m., repeating Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and again on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through the end of October.

“We are glad to once again bring the proven horticultural information from our college to Georgians who need it,” said J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and executive producer of the show. “Walter Reeves’ experience, knowledge and sense of what local gardeners like makes him the perfect host to deliver it.”

New this season, Reeves will visit Georgia homeowners and help fix their landscape problems or design a garden for them. “One homeowner we visited wanted a scented garden,” Reeves said. “So, we helped her plant scented gardenias and other great smelling plants.”

“Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the UGA CAES and supported by gifts from McCorkle Nurseries, the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council and the Georgia Green Industry Association.

Viewers can check out the show’s archives and useful publications at the Web site There is also information for college students and adults interested in a horticulture career.

This year, CAES has joined with University of Florida Extension to create a news series called “Your Southern Garden,” which will air on Florida Public Broadcasting stations in the northern half of that state. Several UF experts will be on “Gardening in Georgia,” too.

For more on “Your Southern Garden,” go to

(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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