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  • Purple Southern Indica azaleas against a green leaf background.
  • Beedance painted red bidens, each with 5 yellow petals with red tips.
  • Pansy Matrix Lavendar Shades waiting to be transplanted into the landscape.
  • Pink Enchantment rose against green background.
  • Southern Gardening host Dr. Gary Bachman in greenhouse with scarecrow.
  • Filming salad tables filled with home grown lettuces.
  • Pink flowers on a green vine growing on a wooden fence.

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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Now is the time to start thinking about how to make the garden a lot easier next year and beyond. Today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: There will come a time when every gardener will say "Now, what is that plant?" Today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Believe it or not, there are other spring flowering shrubs besides azalea. I'll describe a few of these today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Loropetalum with its choice of selections is a great landscape plant for our gardens today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Different types of hydrangeas are useful in almost any landscape. Now, let's focus on successful hydrangea care today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Hydrangea is a group of flowering shrubs, are great in an old timing, as well as modern landscape today on Southern Garden.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman, is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Dr. Gary Bachman: Hydrangea are old fashioned shrubs that have rounded forms and flamboyant flower displays in the summer and fall. But there are great selections coming out every year. The three hydrangea primarily found in the garden are the French, the PG and the Oak Leaf.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: One of the plants I remember from my youth is Cleome, with their spidery flowers, today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Marigolds are a sure sign summer has arrived. They are easy to grow and give bright colors all summer long. Today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Two spring chores for gardeners are mulching and building new planting beds. Today on Southern gardening.

Announcer: Southern gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00am

Announcer: How you approach lawn maintenance determines your lawn care persona today on Southern Gardening. Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University extension service.

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Hydrangea
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Break the Hex
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Southern Gardening Articles

Purple and green plants grow from a rectangular, green container on the ground.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens

As we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve read that our eating habits are changing. The options for eating out have been limited as we practice social distancing.

This is the perfect opportunity for gardeners of all abilities to grow vegetable gardens.

Tiny, purple eggplants grow on a vine.
- Filed Under: Coronavirus, Flower Gardens

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing numbers of people are working and sheltering at home. Although no one even heard of it a year ago, social distancing is a crucial step in reducing the transmission of this very contagious and dangerous virus.

Gardening is the perfect social distancing activity.

Cabin fever can set in with everyone trying to stay home, and some people may think this cure may be worse than the disease. It is definitely not, and gardening can help make it enjoyable.

A carpet of tiny green and purple plants fill garden trays.
- Filed Under: Coronavirus, Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

With much of our workforce telecommuting from home and with school suspended or cancelled for the kids, cabin fever has already become an issue for many households.

A single, orange bloom is open against a background of green.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

We are certainly experiencing troubling and scary times right now. “Quarantine,” “pandemic” and “social distancing” have become frequently used words, at least until we get a handle on COVID-19.

As a result, garden and landscape shows are being cancelled all across the South out of an abundance of caution. But that doesn’t mean that gardening has been cancelled.

Scores of purple flower spikes rise from a bed of green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Sometimes it seems I need a larger garden landscape because, sadly, I don’t have room for every great plant I write about. But one group of plants I make sure to save space for is perennial salvia.

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Portrait of Dr. Gary R. Bachman
Extension/Research Professor

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Portrait of Mr. Tim Allison
Senior Extension Associate
Portrait of Mr. Brian Utley
Senior Extension Associate

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