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Southern Gardening

Southern Gardening Television is a weekly, 1 1/2 minute television segment designed to air within Mississippi television newscasts. Segments are designed for persons interested in lawn and garden care. The show features Extension Horticulturist Gary Bachman and is produced by video producer Tim Allison.

Southern Gardening Radio is also found here.

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Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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Hanging Baskets
May 20, 2018

Hanging Baskets


I’ve always loved hanging baskets because they’re a fantastic way to enjoy the colorful summer landscape at a different level, eye level. What a great choice for the porch or patio. Today I’m at Buds...
Combination Containers
May 13, 2018

Combination Containers


I don’t think there is anything more inviting or beautiful than a large and colorful combination container prominently displayed on the patio. These elaborate containers seem like they would be hard...
Hanging Ferns
May 6, 2018

Hanging Ferns


A really popular but old time plant is the Boston fern. And it’s no wonder with the lush and lacey bright green foliage. But did you know there are other types of ferns. Let’s take a look at some...
Zonal Geraniums
April 29, 2018

Zonal Geraniums


One of the showiest groups of plants we can grow in our gardens are zonal geraniums. The brilliant colored flowers of these plants are sure to impress. Red zonal geraniums are a classic garden plant...

Southern Gardening Articles

Sunlight reaches a portion of mostly shaded light green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

One landscape plant I wish I grew more of is coral bells, known botanically as Heucheras.

I absolutely love the colorful foliage with a seemingly unlimited variety of textures that add interest in any garden or landscape. Some have ruffled margins, some have deep cuts, and others feature smooth margins. Texture is certainly on display with coral bells.

Light pink blooms has dark pink centers.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

One day right after we moved to Mississippi, I got a call from a homeowner with a question about her althea plant. I was stumped, but soon found that the plant she was referring to was commonly called rose of Sharon.

A short papyrus plant grows in a metal cauldron.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design

With all of the bright, colorful summer annuals we’re planting this month, I find myself looking for more out-of-the-ordinary plants for my landscape. One that always creates a bit of a stir and generates questions is an old plant called papyrus.

Papyrus, similar to the plant grown and used by the ancient Egyptians to make paper, is easy to grow and has few pests. If you’re intrigued by this plant, you will be happy to learn there are three selections suitable for use in our Mississippi landscapes.

White flowers with deep purple centers  lie above green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

If you’re still looking for a favorite plant for our hot summer landscapes, consider Superbells. I love their funnel-shaped flowers and great growth potential. Their variety of colors can even rival petunias.

Superbells are tough plants with good summer heat tolerance. One of their attributes that I like best is, after a rainstorm, these plants recover and perk up faster than many other summer-flowering annuals, even my vaunted petunias.

These plants look great in containers, hanging baskets and mass plantings in landscape beds.

Long, red radishes rise above the soil beneath leafy green tops.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

When I have visitors to my garden, I like to tell plant stories. It seems that almost everything I grow has a story associated with it. The stories behind the plants make them more interesting.

One of my favorite stories is about my White Profusion butterfly bush that I originally propagated in class in 1989. Another story is about my variegated Duet beautyberry, a mutation I found in 2000. I also grow a lot of heirloom vegetables, and the stories surrounding many of these varieties are interesting.

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