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Purple, red and yellow stems are topped by rich green leaves.
December 9, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21. To me, it means that I’m going to enjoy the freshly harvested cool-season greens from my little urban farm.

A branch with green leaves and dozens of clusters of red berries is in the foreground of an outdoor parking area.
December 2, 2019 - Filed Under: Landscape and Garden Design

I love when the calendar strikes December 1, because it means we are officially in the Christmas season. Now, I know it seems like many stores have had their holiday decorations out since before Labor Day, but none of that counts until we get to December.

A group of red poinsettias.
November 26, 2019 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens

Poinsettias, a common Christmas plant, are in bloom during December. (Photo by MSU Extension)

Small, flat blooms of white and lavender rise above a bed of green leaves.
November 25, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

For cool-season color, you can’t beat the old-fashioned plants our grandparents called Johnny jump-ups. We now call these pansy cousins violas, and they give the home garden big color.

A small tree in a black container inside a freshly dug hole.
November 22, 2019 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Landscape Resources, Smart Landscapes

If you have a certain spot in your yard that you’ve been thinking about planting a tree, now is the time to do it! The hardest part of planting a tree is picking out which type to plant!

Success Stories

Steven Bell stands beside a truck housing a mosquito sprayer.
Insects, Insects-Pests
Volume 5 Number 3

When most people think of mosquito control, they envision a large chemical tank in the bed of a pickup truck.

Spraying chemicals is actually the last resort in integrated pest management (IPM), a scientific process of preventing invasive insects from reaching adulthood. IPM uses environmentally responsible alternatives, such as habitat removal, structural barriers, and larval control, before using sampling and resistance management to determine treatment plans for adult mosquitoes.

Two MSU Extension agronomy specialists instruct youth campers.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Technology, Lawn and Garden, Natural Resources, Disaster Recovery
Volume 5 Number 3

See what is new in Extension... Extension Holds New Agronomy Camp, Larry Alexander Fund Gives to the Future of 4-H, Extension Offers Ag Literacy Workshop for Teachers, Extension Offers Resources to Residents Affected by Backwater Flooding.

A man stands on a porch with a white crepe myrtle behind him and the Mississippi River and bridge in the distance.
Lawn and Garden, Plant Diseases, Trees
Volume 5 Number 3

While Adams County native Monroe Sago has always loved the look of crape myrtles, he hasn’t always known how best to take care of them. His lack of knowledge was brought directly to his attention about 7 years ago.

Master Gardener volunteer and gardening participants.
Community, Leadership, Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden
Volume 5 Number 3

After a conversation with a fellow volunteer at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, John Malanchak decided to follow his heart.

“I’d always wanted to work with special needs individuals,” explains Malanchak, a retired geologist. “But I didn’t know what I could offer them.”

Darryl Grennell
Lawn and Garden, Plant Diseases, Trees
Volume 5 Number 3

Natchez. Rich in history, beauty, and culture, it’s the oldest incorporated city on the Mississippi River. For Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell, giving back to the town where he was born and raised just makes sense.

Watch

Big Flowers
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:45am
Christmas Poinsettias
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 5:15pm
Bachman's Heritage Cottage
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Supertunia Baskets
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:45am
Colocasia
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:30am

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Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:00am
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7:00am
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00am

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