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April 23, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design, Vegetable Gardens

I spent a lot of time working in my yard during April. I planted several pots, pruned my shrubs, and put down a fresh layer of mulch. It would be easy to sit back and admire my hard work, but with the warmer weather coming in, there’s still so much to do! 

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April 22, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Last week, I really enjoyed sharing the story of the Peggy Martin rose and showing off this marvelous rose growing in my home landscape. I think Southern Gardening Nation liked the Peggy Martin story, as well, based on the positive response from the various social media outlets.

So I'm staying on the same plant theme this week to discuss garden roses that can bring enjoyment to the home gardener.

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April 16, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Urban and Backyard Wildlife

Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures and fun to watch. We usually begin to see them in Mississippi in March. Here are a few tips to draw them to your landscape.

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April 16, 2019 - Filed Under: Insects-Crop Pests, Insects-Pests, Forest Pests

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi is one of just two states east of the Mississippi River not infested with emerald ash borers, and landscapes need everyone’s help to keep it that way.

Blake Layton, Mississippi State University Extension Service entomologist, said the emerald ash borer -- or EAB -- is an invasive, nonnative pest that has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the eastern U.S. Fairly expensive, annual treatments can protect high-value landscape trees, but they have to be applied preventatively.

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April 15, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Peggy Martin roses are called climbers, but this term is a little misleading as she doesn’t actually climb by herself. This rose is more of a leaner and likes to sprawl. It needs to be secured and trained to grow up and over a wall, fence or trellis.

Success Stories

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Lawn and Garden, Plant Diseases, Plant Diseases and Nematode Diagnostic Services
Volume 5 Number 1

David Fulgham did not hesitate to show his support for the Mississippi State University Extension Service Plant Pathology Diagnostic Lab when his chance came.

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Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry
Volume 5 Number 1

Foreman Matthew Ellis is responsible for keeping the grounds of the Biloxi National Cemetery in shape. But it’s more than just a job to him.

4-H, Community, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Design and Management, Youth Gardening
Volume 5 Number 1

See what's new in Extension: Extension Supports University's Community Garden, Extension Appoints New 4-H Staff, Extension Landscape Symposium Honors Professor Emeritus, and Extension's Southern Gardener Opens Little Free Garden

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Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Economics, Timber Prices, Forest Management, Agroforestry, Timber Harvest
Volume 4 Number 3

During his tenure as an engineer at Boeing, Ottis Bullock helped build machines that went into the air and to the moon, but he always had an interest in the trees that grew from the ground where he came of age.

Lawn and Garden
Volume 4 Number 1

The 39th annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest was held in late October 2017 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs. Approximately 5,000 visitors came to the largest home gardening and horticulture show in the Southeast.

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Colorful Coleus
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:00am
Tropical Plants in the Landscape
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Knockout your Knockouts
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 7:00am

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