When University of Georgia horticulture professor Allan Armitage retired in November 2010, he left big shoes to fill. Earlier this month, John Ruter was tapped to continue Armitage’s work as part of the Allan M. Armitage Endowed Professorship for Herbaceous Plant Instruction and Introduction.
Crape myrtles are true treasures in Georgia. They bloom all summer, their peeling bark is attractive, their fall color is stunning and they are tough enough to thrive almost anywhere they can get enough sun. And, they come in sizes to fit almost any spot in the landscape.
Propagating from stem cuttings, changing hydrangea colors and building a hydroponic garden are featured on "Your Southern Garden" with Walter Reeves April 23 at noon and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.