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An arched entry of a red brick building is behind a colorful garden of flowers and bushes.
October 16, 2018 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture, Smart Landscapes

Plant diversity is critical to the health of an ecosystem, but a single landscape can significantly enhance biodiversity.

A mass of pink grasses billows beside a stone bench in a garden with greenery all around.
October 15, 2018 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

The 40th Fall Flower and Garden Fest at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Branch Station in Crystal Springs is behind us, and I have to say that it was one of the best I’ve ever attended.

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October 9, 2018 - Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants

If you struggle to keep houseplants healthy, you probably don’t have the right plant for your home or office.  (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

Two yellow and orange mums bloom on either side of a yellow mum and a purple mum.
October 8, 2018 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Finally, we’re going to start enjoying some cooler weather, and just in time. I’ve wanted to start writing about the fantastic cool-season color, but I’ve had to wait until the summertime heat starts to cool.

October 5, 2018 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Architecture

Five landscape specialists will offer new ideas on permaculture at an Oct. 17 symposium at Mississippi State University.

Success Stories

Lawn and Garden
Volume 4 Number 1

The 39th annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest was held in late October 2017 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs. Approximately 5,000 visitors came to the largest home gardening and horticulture show in the Southeast.

A child uses colorful LEGO bricks at a 4-H Robotics competition.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Dairy, Pesticide Applicator Certification, City and County Government, Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Soil Testing, Natural Resources
Volume 3 Number 3

4-H Debuts New Curriculum · Extension Develops Workforce · La-Z-Boy Donates Fabric · Stars Focus On Sustainability · Extension Directs Herbicide Training · Youth Discover Dairy Science · Soil Lab Welcomes New Manager

brightly colored wooden fence and gate
Community, Family Dynamics, Flower Gardens, Youth Gardening
Volume 3 Number 3

Before she became the Hancock County Youth Court judge, Elise Deano was a school teacher. She jokes that she became a lawyer because she taught school, but Deano wants to make sure young people get an opportunity to turn their lives around.

Watch

Crape Myrtle Bark
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:15am
Carve, Cook, And Look
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:15am
Fall Turf Tips
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00am
Roundabout Color
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00am
Ornamental Peppers
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:00am

Listen

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 2:00am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:00am
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:00am
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:00am
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:00am

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