Planting Azaleas.

first_img“Gardening in Georgia” airs each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. It’s rebroadcast every Saturday at noon. The show’s Web site provides further information.The show is produced especially for Georgia gardeners by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeves Eye-catching yellow flowers on large cassia plants.Mexican sage, “Bengal Tiger” canna, artemisia, pineapple sage, Salvia guaranitica and chrysanthemums (sage and salvia are favorites of hummingbirds and pollinator insects).Two new plants: the ornamental potato “Ace of Spades” and variegated St. Augustine grass. On this week’s “Gardening in Georgia, trails manager Hank Bruno of Callaway Gardens gives host Walter Reeves some tips on properly planting an azalea.The show airs on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television. It will be rebroadcast at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13.Bruno adds lots of organic matter to a well-dug area 5 feet across. Taking the azalea from its pot, he shoves his hand up through the center of the root ball and shakes loose nearly half of the pine bark media.This allows him to spread the roots widely in the planting hole and forces them to adapt to their new home. After mulching the surrounding soil, he waters the area thoroughly.Saving SeedsIn another segment, Reeves shows how to properly save the seeds of blooming plants for next spring. In the fall, nothing is left of many plants’ blossoms but their seed heads.Reeves separates the seeds from the chaff, places them into individual envelopes and labels them. Then he puts all of his seed envelopes into a pint jar.To keep the air dry in the jar, he puts 2 tablespoons of dry milk powder in a piece of tissue and wraps a rubber band around it. He drops this packet into the jar and twists the lid on tightly.Then he places the jar full of seeds in the refrigerator crisper drawer. This will keep seeds dry and cool during the winter. They’ll be ready to be planted in April.Fall BloomersFinally, Katherine Hayden of Callaway Gardens shows Reeves many plants that produce fall blossoms, including: UGA CAES File Photolast_img read more

Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge AC Milan have handed manager Stefano Pioli new terms on his contract after seeing Ralf Rangnick make a sensational U-turn on his decision to join the club.Milan have confirmed Pioli has put pen to paper on an extension, which will see him remain with the Serie A club until 2022, despite widespread anticipation that Rangnick would be joining from Leipzig, where he holds a head of sport and development role. According to Sky Sports, Leipzig and the Red Bull company have used the last few days to convince the German manager to sign a 24-month renewal at the club and spurn the advances of Milan, who have courted his attention for several months.This news was announced during the commentary of Milan’s match against Sassuolo, citing close sources to Rangnick that he had decided to continue with Leipzig.However, Milan would not have been willing to pay the £6.4 million (€7m) release clause to bring him on board before his contract with the German club expired.Rangnick at Milan would have been an innovative market operator, taking on a unique role comprising three elements: coach, technical supervisor of the transfer market and responsible for the communication of all the technical staff.The excellent results obtained by Pioli and the unconditional support of many players, including Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic, would have put Milan in difficulty in choosing a new coach. Tags: AC MilanRalf RangnickSerie AStefano Piolilast_img read more