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Southern Gardening

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.


Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman explains that the Virginia sweetspire may be perfect for the shrub border or woodland setting.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00am

Horticulturist Gary Bachmantalks about the flowering saucer magnolia.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00am

Tuberous begonias are a must-have plant for just about every garden.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00am

Dr. Gary Bachman shares a few tips on being proactive with pest prroblems in the landscape.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Marigolds are a sure sign summer has arrived.

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman talks about how to care for container grown vegetables.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman talks about mulching and how to effectively build new planting beds.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman talks about Cleome.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman speaks on the less talked about flowering shrubs.

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman talks about the benefits of simple hanging baskets.


Colorful Coleus
April 21, 2019

Colorful Coleus

Coleus plants can thrive in the sun and make an impact in your summer landscape.

Tropical Plants in the Landscape
April 14, 2019

Tropical Plants in the Landscape

Tropical plants can make great landscape plants.

These Aren't Your Grandma's Geraniums
April 7, 2019

These Aren't Your Grandma's Geraniums

Geraniums are not old fashioned flowering plants.

Knockout your Knockouts
March 31, 2019

Knockout your Knockouts

One of the toughest fights gardeners have is the yearly bout to prune the roses. Today I’ll give you some training tips to make sure your Knockouts don’t knock you out. Every fighter knows you...

Southern Gardening Articles

Numerous pink roses flowers bloom on light-green leaves against a gray wood fence.
- 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.

A tiger swallowtail butterfly rests on a cluster of pink blooms rising above green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

I'm sticking with the butterfly garden theme again this week as I tell you about another must-have plant that I'm positive will not disappoint. Pentas are some of the best annual, summer-color plants, and they act like a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds because the flowers are a rich source of nectar.

Small, orange flower petals cluster together on top of stems and leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

There's still plenty of time to plant some butterfly weed in your home garden and enjoy colorful Monarch butterflies as they visit this summer.

A man in a gardening hat stands and talks to three adults, with several others milling about in the background.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Thank goodness spring has arrived!

After what seems to be an eternity, I finally had a chance to do some much-needed work in my landscape and garden. The pleasant weather we’ve had only adds to my enthusiasm.

A mostly red tomato is shaped almost like the letter “U.”
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

Many folks have been waiting for this moment - the day it's warm enough and past the main threat of frost to become tomato planting time.


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