Published on 09/17/09

Trees go up and down on ‘Gardening In Georgia’

University of Georgia

Learn the ups and downs of trees and the ins and outs of bulbs on “Gardening in Georgia” Oct. 3.

"Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

When show host Walter Reeves needed some big pines taken down in his front yard, he turned to the experts. Watch while they go into the crowns of the trees and carefully lower each limb, before taking down the trunks.

Then Reeves will show how to plant new trees. Most trees are planted while growing in a container or in a wire or burlap cage. He will show how to wash away some of the soil from the root system to find and correct root defects before planting.

Caladiums are popular for the intense tropical look they bring to the landscape. See how to dig these vibrantly leaved plants and store the bulbs indoors for planting next spring.

“Gardening In Georgia” is produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is supported by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries. Learn more about the show and download useful publications at

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