Published on 09/02/00

Create Brighter Spring on 'Gardening' Sept. 6

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Walter Reeves

It's a long, long way to spring. But fall's just around the corner. And on the next "Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves will show a few things you can do this fall to make your spring even brighter.

On the Sept. 6 and 9 show on Georgia Public Television, Reeves will show how to plant beautiful perennials properly so they'll have great blooms next spring.

Building Bluebird Boxes

He'll visit with Season Platt, a naturalist at Callaway Gardens, to find out how to build and mount bluebird boxes that will attract these radiant birds to your yard.

Reeves will show how growers make so many leaves come from one caladium bulb, too, by removing the central core to force dormant buds to emerge. He'll show how to wield an apple peeler.

Finally, Reeves will show how to make your garden chores much easier with sharp-bladed tools. He'll demonstrate the right way to sharpen a shovel and a hoe.

Wednesdays, Saturdays on GPTV

Don't miss "Gardening in Georgia" Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners.

"Gardening in Georgia" is 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.