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September 28, 2002

Fall Pansies

Early October is the best time to plant
pansies for fall color. Walter demonstrates the best method of planting
them to keep them blooming even during cold weather. Don't forget his
advice: thoroughly tilled, heavily amended soil will keep pansies and
violas looking great from now until next April.

Spring Bulbs

One trick to give a color contrast in a pansy
bed is to underplant them with spring-flowering bulbs. And, now is the
time for those plantings. Walter shows how to plant bulbs in a pansy
bed and lists which ones do best.

Fall Color

Flowers are a great source of color in a
landscape, but many of them are faded by fall. Walter walks through the
Research and Education Garden on the University of Georgia Griffin
Campus to highlight plants that give
great fall color without flowers. He shows how large ornamental grasses
bring dramatic texture as well as subtle sound to a landscape.