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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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Okra

Okra

October 25, 2020

I really like to grow this vegetable in my edible home landscape. If you don’t already know, this is okra! Southern Gardening is at Truck Crops in Crystal Springs and I’m lovin’ the okra trials.

Fall Garden Treasures

Fall Garden Treasures

October 18, 2020

Southern Gardening is back at Pine Hills Nursery and I really want to share some of the garden treasures I’ve found. Hamelia, also called firebush, is a tough plant for our summer and fall seasons.

Colorful Crotons

Colorful Crotons

October 11, 2020

I’ve always said that you can get some of the biggest landscape impact using bright foliage. As we race into the autumn season, I highly recommend getting a couple of colorful croton plants.

Mums and Mari Mums

Mums and Mari Mums

October 4, 2020

We’re in the fall season and it’s time for a great colorful duo of plants. Today Southern Gardening is at Pine Hills Nursery enjoying the colorful fall mums and marigolds, also called mari-mums.

Reliable Late Color

Reliable Late Color

September 27, 2020

Mississippi gardeners are always looking for plants that will be reliable and colorful at the end of a hot summer. I want to share a few that I’m sure will not disappoint.

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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.

Southern Gardening Articles

Ruffled edges of lichen cover the top of a wooden birdhouse.
- Filed Under: Lawn and Garden

Lots has changed during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic. For one thing, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the home landscape and garden. People are spending more time in the garden and actually taking a look at what’s going on. In fact, gardeners are taking very close looks, which can result in them finding things that some think can only occur in the crazy COVID year. And believe me, I gets calls and emails about them all.

One thing that causes the most landscape consternation is lichen.

Small, leafy greens grow in a blue container.
- Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens

Last week, I sang the praises of my favorite cool-season vegetable and explained how it is both edible and ornamental. Kale is a multitasking super food that is really easy to grow from seed. But there are other great cool-season vegetables like lettuce and collards. I consider these must-haves for my garden, and they also are easy to grow from seed, especially in containers.

Plants with ruffled, purple leaves and ruffled, green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This weekend, I was excited to see that one of my favorite fall/winter vegetables is beginning to play a prominent role -- if not center stage -- in my ornamental landscape and culinary garden. Of course, I’m referring to kale.

An individual red bloom is in focus in front of other, scattered red blooms.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

One of the attributes I look for when choosing annual color plants is how hardworking they will be in my home landscape.
While I know garden chores are an integral part of the landscape game, I like my garden and landscape to be relaxing. I don’t like to change out color every month. If you do, that’s fine, and you might not be interested in what I have to say next. But I personally like easy.

Orange flowers are arranged in rows on vertical stems.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

I like growing snapdragons when the seasons shift to cool weather. The colorful flowers are like a floral kaleidoscope in the landscape.

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

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Senior Extension Associate
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Senior Extension Associate

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