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    Tim Allison and Brian Utley filming a current episode of Southern Gardening.

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    Norman Winter, retired MSU Extension Service specialist and former Southern Gardening host, posing in garden.

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    David Lack, retired MSU Extension Service videographer, editing an episode of Southern Gardneing.

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    Tim Allison, Brian Utley, and Gary Bachman prepare to video a current Southern Gardening episode.

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, April 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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Potting Mix
March 26, 2017

Potting Mix


Spring has sprung and it’s time to plant some containers, but just what’s in that bag of potting mix. Let’s find out. To be successful growing in containers you have to use potting mix made for...
Saucer Magnolia
March 19, 2017

Saucer Magnolia


Have you ever been driving down the street in the spring and noticed a small tree that’s blazing with purplish pink flowers? You’re seeing saucer magnolia, one of the stars of the spring landscape...
Starting Plants Indoors
March 12, 2017

Starting Plants Indoors


Starting seeds indoors is a popular activity for dedicated home gardeners, but can be scary for the novice. Let’s look at some tips that will make it easy and help ensure success in starting your own...
Yellow Spring Flowers
March 5, 2017

Yellow Spring Flowers


Many gardeners consider green to be the color of spring, but this year yellow is the first color popping. Daffodil blooms are for many gardeners the first visible signs of spring. These vigorous...

Southern Gardening Articles

Supertunia Royal Velvet combines perfectly with Supertunia Honey for a beautiful hanging basket. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Now is the time to start planting annual color for summer. If I could plant only one group of annuals, it would have to be the Supertunias, as I can’t do without these flowering beauties.

For the past several years, I have watched and written about these fantastic garden performers. Whether used as spreading plants in the landscape or as container and hanging basket plants, Supertunias have performed well in Mississippi.

Indian hawthorns are typically small shrubs, but the Rosalinda selection can grow up to about 15 feet if left unpruned. It produces bright-pink flowers in late spring and early summer. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Azaleas have been magnificent this spring. I love seeing the mounds of pink, red and white flowers dotting our Mississippi landscapes. But to tell you the truth, I've been waiting for another of my favorite spring-flowering shrubs that doesn't get as much attention: the Indian hawthorn.

Lichen are an unlikely combination of fungi and algae living in a symbiotic relationship on the bark of plants. This type of lichen resembles highly branched balls of fuzz. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours. It's when we start walking around and planning what we're going to plant this year, but it's also a time when landscape damage is most noticeable.

These nasturtiums growing in containers in full sun began blooming Feb. 28. By the end of March, they will be a wall of flowers. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

You may know by now that I like to grow heirloom vegetables in my Ocean Springs garden. The stories that go along with these old plants are almost as good as their flavors.

My fascination with heirlooms even extends into the realm of flowers. I find heirlooms are a welcome change from the dizzying array of new plants with their kaleidoscope of colors that often go beyond my imagination.

Conversation Piece Azalea (left) is an alternate-season azalea that displays gorgeous flowers in midspring and in the fall. Each plant produces multiple flower colors. (Submitted Photo/LSU AgCenter); The Patio Snacker (center) is a terrific producer in a tight space. The 3- to 5-foot vine is perfect for trellising and produces fruit that is perfectly crunchy and not bitter. (Submitted Photo/Ball Horticultural Company); and (right) Vermillionaire cuphea is a heat-loving plant that flowers from spring to fros
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This is the awards season, and the horticulture community won't be left out.

The Mississippi Medallion winners have been announced. This year's Outstanding Performance in the Landscape winners are Vermillionaire cuphea, Conversation Piece azalea, Patio Snacker cucumber and Japanese persimmon.

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