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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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Friday, April 10, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Two spring chores for gardeners are mulching and building new planting beds. Today on Southern gardening.

Announcer: Southern gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 6:00am

Announcer: How you approach lawn maintenance determines your lawn care persona today on Southern Gardening. Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University extension service.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: With their big bright blossoms and lush foliage, tuberous begonias are showy stars in shady spots today on Southern gardening.

Announcer: Southern gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Have you ever wanted a landscape plant that can wow your neighbors? We'll take a look at giant alliums today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University extension service.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:00am

Announcer: According to the calendar, we are at the official start of the spring season, and one of my favorite plants is waking up today on Southern Gardening. Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Dr. Gary Bachman: One of the most reliable early harbingers of spring is the native yellow jasmine. Driving along the roads and highways in Mississippi, yellow jasmine can be seen showing off its bright yellow blooms, seemingly growing up and over almost anything that will support the vine-like growth habit.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: We have many flowering native trees in Mississippi, but one certainly gets its fair share of attention, today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: When planting the garden, one of the easiest activities is growing combination containers, today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Container gardening is no longer a simple red geranium on either side of the front door. Today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: One of my favorite prescriptions for spring fever is a combination container. Today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman: Early spring flowering plants herald the coming spring season after a dreary winter, today on Southern Gardening.

Announcer: Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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Hydrangea
March 22, 2020

Hydrangea


This time of year, going to the nursery you’ll find hydrangeas
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Break the Hex
March 15, 2020

Break the Hex


A recent poll revealed that the demand for houseplants is growing, but many people
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Yellow Spring Flowers
March 8, 2020

Yellow Spring Flowers


Many gardeners consider green to be the color of spring, but this year yellow is the first color popping. Daffodil blooms are for many gardeners the first visible signs of spring. These vigorous...

Tips for Buying Spring Plants
March 1, 2020

Tips for Buying Spring Plants


Going to your local garden center in the early spring can be challenging because many summer annuals are not blooming. Today I’ll share some thoughts for great early spring plant selection....

Southern Gardening Articles

A carpet of tiny green and purple plants fill garden trays.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

With much of our workforce telecommuting from home and with school suspended or cancelled for the kids, cabin fever has already become an issue for many households.

A single, orange bloom is open against a background of green.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

We are certainly experiencing troubling and scary times right now. “Quarantine,” “pandemic” and “social distancing” have become frequently used words, at least until we get a handle on COVID-19.

As a result, garden and landscape shows are being cancelled all across the South out of an abundance of caution. But that doesn’t mean that gardening has been cancelled.

Scores of purple flower spikes rise from a bed of green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Sometimes it seems I need a larger garden landscape because, sadly, I don’t have room for every great plant I write about. But one group of plants I make sure to save space for is perennial salvia.

White and purple flower stalks are massed in a bed with a variety of pink flowers and different colors and shapes of green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

March 1 was the meteorological first day of spring, and I found my thoughts wandering to those summer annuals I love so well. One of my cool-season favorites doesn’t last long past the last days of spring, but I know I have summer replacement.

Angelonia is a close relative of snapdragon that blooms all summer and into the fall. It is hard to believe that a plant in the snapdragon family relishes our summer heat and humidity, but this one does. Angelonia is a fantastic, easy-care annual that doesn’t need deadheading, which is always a positive in my garden choices.

Dozens of brightly colored flowers rise on long, slender stems from a mass planting in a flower bed.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Zinnias are annual flowers that perform extremely well in our hot and humid Mississippi gardens and landscapes. In fact, home gardeners can have these beautiful flowers blooming from May all the way to frost in fall.

One group of zinnias that I can’t get enough of is the Zinnia elegans. These zinnias are the long-stemmed kind that are perfect for the cutting garden.

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Extension/Research Professor

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Senior Extension Associate
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Senior Extension Associate

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