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Interview with Mother Nature

(Music under throughout)

Interviewer: Georgia is now in the midst of an historic drought—and today I'm speaking with the woman pretty much responsible for the whole thing. You are Mother Nature?

MOTHER NATURE: You know I am.

Interviewer: Any thoughts on when this drought will be over?

MOTHER NATURE: When you see water sprinkling on your head.

Interviewer: Well, Governor Purdue has eased Georgia's outdoor watering ban. Now, in keeping with local restrictions, we can water again.

MOTHER NATURE: That governor's a smart man.

Interviewer: But aren't we running out of water?

MOTHER NATURE: You've still got water, honey. You've just got to be smart about how you use it.

Interviewer: Uh huh.

MOTHER NATURE: The plants in your yards are an important part of Georgia's ecosystem. They help keep your air clean, your houses cool, and prevent storm water runoff.

Interviewer: So we should water our plants?

MOTHER NATURE: What you should do is learn more about what to plant and where to plant it. Some plants are more drought tolerant than others. That's why I invented them.

Interviewer: How can we find out more about this?

MOTHER NATURE: It's easy. Visit your local garden center or go to

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