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Walter Reeves

Walter Reeves, Your Southern Garden host

Floridians have a new tool to help them in the garden. “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves is a new educational television show to help gardeners of all levels learn new tips, get fresh ideas and visit interesting sites.

The show, produced by University of Florida IFAS Extension and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast.

“Your Southern Garden” is a spin-off of UGA’s highly-rated “Gardening in Georgia,” which has aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting for a decade. Show host Walter Reeves, a retired UGA Cooperative Extension agent and nationally recognized gardening expert, brings the same down-home flavor to this new project. You may recognize Walter from appearances on DIY, HGTV and TurnerSouth garden shows. He’s also hosted a highly-rated call-in radio show on WSB 750AM in Atlanta for almost 20 years and has a weekly garden column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Each week’s show includes a blend of how-to projects, visits to local sites and tips. UF Extension specialists and agents appear with Walter and there is a calendar of tips for what to do in Florida landscapes.

The show began airing in select Florida markets in 2009. The 2010 season of “Your Southern Garden” began airing on public broadcast stations in north Florida in February and areas of Florida within the Georgia Public Broadcasting viewing area in April. The program will air weekly through the end of October.

Check your local public broadcasting station’s programming listings for days and times “Your Southern Garden” airs in your area and visit our website: http://www.yoursoutherngarden.com.

If the show isn’t available in your area, contact your local Florida Public Broadcasting station to request it.

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