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Eastern Redbud Tree with pink flowers.
Fun fact about Eastern Redbud trees: early Native Americans and settlers created remedies to whooping cough by brewing its bar. (Photo by MSU Extension)
March 1, 2024

Could your yard use some beautification? Always! Do you want a small tree with beautiful, fragrant flowers? The eastern redbud is just for you! 

February 28, 2024

With nearly a decade of horticultural production experience, the new vegetable specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service plans to serve growers statewide.

Person planting vegetables.
Knowing your planting zone and selecting the right plants for your zone puts you on the path for gardening success! (Photo by Canva Pro)
February 26, 2024

Spring is right around the corner, and you probably are getting an itch to start setting out plants in your landscape and garden. If you’re new to gardening, you’ll need to know what plant hardiness zone you’re in.

Success Stories

A man, smiling, standing in front of a candle centerpiece and behind a table with bows, evergreen door swag and evergreen garland.
Volume 9 Number 3

Dr. Jim DelPrince is taking care of what matters this holiday season, and you can too!

A smiling man with a polo listing his name as “Dr. Eddie Smith” is surrounded by colorful flowers.
Volume 9 Number 2

Thanks to Dr. Eddie Smith for taking care of what matters to all the Southern Gardening fans out there!

A man wearing a denim shirt and a Master Gardener nametag smiling with a table frame around him listing #1,000 on wood.
Volume 9 Number 2

Paul Cavanaugh became a Master Gardener when he came off the road as a truck driver and his wife encouraged him to find a hobby.


Shade Garden Ferns, February 2024
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 5:00am
Amstel Begonias, February 2024
Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 5:00am
Camellia Japonica, February 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 5:00am
Loquat Tree, February 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 5:00am
Juniper, January 2024
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 5:00am

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Portrait of Dr. Shaun Robert Broderick
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
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Associate Professor