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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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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00am

Lines in the landscape pull the garden together by threading and organizing views.

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00am

Cosmos is an old fashioned annual cottage garden plant that is getting some new attention.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00am

The dahlia is an easy plant to take care of and should be grown by more people.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00am

Small dahlias are a great choice for containers on the porch or patio.

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman explains that how you approach lawn maintenance determines your lawn care persona.

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Elegant Elegans
July 14, 2019

Elegant Elegans


OK, let’s face it, I really like the way zinnias grow in our hot Mississippi summers.  A favorite of mine are the Zinnia elegans with their long stems and large and colorful flowers....

Pretty in Pink
July 7, 2019

Pretty in Pink


One of the most cheerful flower colors that can be grown in any home garden and landscape is pink. You might be thinking I’m going to share Vista Bubblegum Supertunia, that’s a good one but not...

Salvia Farinacea
June 30, 2019

Salvia Farinacea


A group of plants I’m a fan of for their landscape performance are salvia farinacea.  These are tough plants and perfect for our Mississippi landscapes.  Let’s take a look at a few....

Southern Magnolias
June 23, 2019

Southern Magnolias


Mississippi is called the Magnolia State and what better tree to represent the state……. the Southern Magnolia. Southern Gardening has highlighted the early spring deciduous magnolias displaying...

Southern Gardening Articles

A bed of yellow flowers with green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Let’s face it: We’re in the middle of the dog days of summer, and it’s not even August yet!

This is the time of year when my favorite Supertunias -- even my beloved Vista Bubblegum -- are starting to fade. 

A single, large bloom in orange, red and brown commands the center of this photo, with others of similar color in the background.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Summer has hit us with a vengeance this year.

A group of white flowers with bold, pink stripes is pictured against a garden background.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As my wife and I traveled around the Southeast last week visiting family and old friends, one stop was especially memorable.

Two flowers with white petals and spiky, orange centers rise on tall stems above a blurred-out green background.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This past week, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Washington, D.C., while I stayed in Alexandria, Virginia. I was in town because the American Horticultural Society selected me, the Southern Gardener, to receive the Great American Gardener B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.

I grew up horticulturally deficient, so being named a Great American Gardener is extremely humbling. I truly enjoy promoting plants and ways to find gardening success to Mississippi and beyond.

A thumb and fingers hold back the pink petals of a flower to reveal the spiny, orange center.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

In my role as the Southern Gardener, I get to share many great plants all across Mississippi and beyond. Some are new and some are old reliables, but all get to be called my favorite landscape plants from time to time.

One thing is for sure: All of these plants are Southern Gardening Approved.

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