17 Jan

‘Gardening’ debut

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaThe fifth season of “Gardening in Georgia,” with Walter Reeves,premieres April 5 on Georgia Public Television.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Itairs twice each Saturday, at noon and 7 p.m.The season opener deals with using wood chips as mulch,preventing squirrel damage and those carnivorous plants.Can those mounds of chips municipalities make available tohomeowners be used as mulch around landscape plants? Reevesdetails the facts of recycling wood chips as landscape mulch. Heshows a great way to move them around your yard, too.Far from starring in horror movies, carnivorous plants limittheir prey to insects and similar animals. They are fascinating,though. Reeves visits with Carol Helton at the Atlanta BotanicalGarden to learn more about Venus flytraps, pitcher plants andsundews.Finally, the fresh soil of newly planted gardens is like asquirrel magnet. You might think preventing these pests’ damagewould be hard, Reeves shows a simple trick to keep peskysquirrels at bay.last_img

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