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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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Vicksburg Military Park Heritage Garden

Vicksburg Military Park Heritage Garden

September 12, 2021

Today Southern Gardening is visiting the Heritage Demonstration Garden in the Vicksburg National Military Park

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

September 5, 2021

Many gardeners love the color purple in their Mississippi landscape. Let's take a look at some of the plant options that are available. 

Mississippi Rainforest

Mississippi Rainforest

August 29, 2021

Water features are some of the most dynamic additions that can be added to a landscape. Today, I’m going to show you one of the best water features I’ve seen. 

Mac's Poolside Garden

Mac's Poolside Garden

August 22, 2021

I really love a landscape that’s creative and blends different styles. Let’s take a look at Tricia and Mac’s pool side oasis.

Tim's Combo Containers

Tim's Combo Containers

August 15, 2021

I’ve always thought that it’s a great idea in the heat of the summer to keep the garden and landscape simple. 

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July 3, 2020

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

July 2, 2020

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

July 1, 2020

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.

June 30, 2020

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

June 29, 2020

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

Southern Gardening Articles

Clumps of purple berries line a green branch.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Lately, I’ve been browsing through gardening social media pages, and I’ve noticed lots of questions about this shrub that seems to have appeared out of nowhere with its beautiful purple berries. I love when people notice our native Callicarpa americana for the first time. Its common name,  American beautyberry, makes sense once you have seen the plant.

Green leaves are decorated with yellow or pink splotches.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

My favorite plants for the fall season are crotons. These beauties have some of the boldest and brightest foliage found in garden centers. Their warm foliage colors of bright yellow, red and orange shades are perfect for autumnal decorations and displays

Round, yellow and green peppers grow on a bush.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As I wrote this column, I also was watching the weather as Hurricane Ida aimed for the northern Gulf of Mexico. As such, I spent time in the garden picking and harvesting various crops that I don’t want to lose. One group of plants I harvested were my specialty peppers that I’ve been babying all through this hot and humid summer. I brought in both biquinho and aji charapita peppers.

Maroon and white flowers cover a carpet of green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As we’re marching through the gardening year, I just knew it was going to happen. I’m not ready for it; it’s still too hot and humid, and I’m behind on the summer projects still on my to-do list. But when I visited a big box store garden center this weekend, I saw them out on full endcap display. Of course, I’m referring to fall mums.

A moth feeds from a purple bloom.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the zinnias I’m growing in the hell strip planting bed out by the street. It is gorgeous; judging by the response we’ve had on social media, an awful lot of other gardeners agree.

After mowing my lawn yesterday and cooling off in the shade, I admired the colorful show from the various zinnias.

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

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Portrait of Mr. Brian Utley
Senior Extension Associate

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