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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.


Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:00am

The yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans are recognizable across Mississippi today on Southern Gardening.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:00am

When it's hot in our summer Mississippi landscapes, one of my favorite go-to plants is lantana. Today on Southern Gardening.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:00am

It’s Mississippi and we all have pest problems in the landscape, I’d like to share a few tips on being proactive today on Southern Gardening.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:00am

Hummingbirds are entertaining creatures and the right flowers are an invitation to your garden today on Southern Gardening.

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00am

Horticulturist Gary Bachman talks about muscadines and some of the different varieties of the fruit.

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00am

Flowering vines is the group of plants that don't get a lot of attention from many gardeners, today on Southern Gardening.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: A native plant you should consider for your landscape is butterfly weed, today on Southern Gardening,

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 6:00am

Plants that have tropical texture seem to attract the most landscape interest, today on Southern Gardening.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 6:00am

Caladiums are easy to grow if you know the secrets, today on Southern Gardening.

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 6:00am

When picking your summer landscape color don't overlook foliage plants, today on Southern Gardening.


Grouping Containers
August 9, 2020

Grouping Containers

Combination containers are one of the easiest ways to enjoy seasonal color. Let’s take a look at some that will be sure to inspire your own gardens and landscapes. One of the best design features to use in container gardening is using a variety of containers. 

English Garden
August 2, 2020

English Garden

Today Southern Gardening is in Vicksburg visiting the beautiful gardens of our friends Donna and Richie. Let’s take a stroll along the path on the side of their home to look at their English garden. 

July 26, 2020


Rudbeckia are big, round, colorful flowers that fit great in any garden. Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite selections. Rudbeckia are wonderful and produce lots of flowers in colors...

Replanting a Salad Table
July 19, 2020

Replanting a Salad Table

I have really enjoyed how easy it has been on my back growing and sharing the harvest from the salad table we built last year. Let me show you how I replanted it. I’m going to leave some of the...

Southern Gardening Articles

Small clusters of tiny flowers extend uniformly out from a wispy center stalk.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens

In the late summer and into the fall, some of my favorite garden plants are the annual herbs.

On top of my list of annual herbs are basil and dill. These herbs are aromatic and really easy to grow. And have I said they’re delicious?

Red and black fruit rise vertically above green leaves.
- Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens

Last week, I told you about culinary peppers that I like to grow and ultimately consume. This week, I want to share another way to use peppers in our second summer garden and landscape.

A slender, green pepper sits atop a collection of yellow, red and orange peppers.
- Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens

It’s the end of July, and much of my vegetable garden is a distant memory due to the summer heat and humidity. But I’m always encouraged by the production I enjoy from my pepper plants.

A large, peach-colored flower blooms wide open against dark-green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

I’m staying with the theme of second summer this week because I was out in my landscape early this morning taking care of a task that was hard to do but inevitable.

A cluster of unopened buds is seen next to blooms rising from burgundy foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

One of my landscape joys is growing plants that share their big flowers with me.


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Extension/Research Professor

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