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June 28, 2007

Going To Your Nursery

Gardening in Georgia

For novice gardeners, a visit to a garden center can be intimidating. All those flowers! All those colors! All those plant names! Walter visits with Tony Brown at Cofer's Lawn and Garden in Athens to learn how to simplify a nursery visit.

Copper Rose Trellis

Give him some wood and copper pipe and Walter can make just about anything. Today's project is designing and assembling a rose trellis made of copper tubing and pressure treated wood. Grab a pencil and paper to take notes on how he does it.

Changing Color in Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are one of the few flowers whose color can be changed by adding common chemicals to the soil. Walter shows how making the soil sweet or sour can make blooms pink or blue.