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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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Shady Shrubs

Shady Shrubs

April 18, 2021

A group of plants that I don’t think gets enough attention are those that love to grow in the shade to partial shade. They’re not as flashy as those colorful annuals but still are outstanding landscape plants. 

Tomato Transplants

Tomato Transplants

April 11, 2021

The month of April means it’s time to transplant those tomato seedlings that we’ve started and grown over the last few weeks. Let me share some tips on when and how I do this. 

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

April 4, 2021

I’m a committed container grower and almost everything in my home garden is grown in some kind of container. I believe there are advantages that are beneficial to the home gardener.

 

Salvia

Salvia

March 28, 2021

If you like beautiful and reliable flowering plants in your summer garden take a look at salvia. There are annual and perennial varieties to choose from, so you can’t’ go wrong with salvia in your landscape. 

Geraniums

Geraniums

March 21, 2021

Some gardeners think geraniums are old fashioned flowering plants. Today Southern Gardening is at Rivers Greenhouse and Garden and these plants are certainly not your grandma’s geraniums. 

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Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:00am

The yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans are recognizable across Mississippi today on Southern Gardening.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:00am

When it's hot in our summer Mississippi landscapes, one of my favorite go-to plants is lantana. Today on Southern Gardening.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:00am

It’s Mississippi and we all have pest problems in the landscape, I’d like to share a few tips on being proactive today on Southern Gardening.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:00am

Hummingbirds are entertaining creatures and the right flowers are an invitation to your garden today on Southern Gardening.

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00am

Horticulturist Gary Bachman talks about muscadines and some of the different varieties of the fruit.

Southern Gardening Articles

A clump of plants has trimmed tops and exposed roots.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Many of Mississippi’s perennial landscape plants will start to decline after several years. That means they will have smaller foliage and won’t flower as much, even though they’ve been well cared for with regular fertilizer and irrigation.

Tiny pink blooms emerge along a green spike.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

It’s no secret that I’m a real fan of salvia. A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed highlighting sage, which is a great culinary salvia. This week I’m going talk about perennial salvia, another group of these great plants.

A single, green cucumber hangs on a vine.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

If you read this Southern Gardening column frequently, you realize that I grow much more than pretty flowers in my home garden. Besides ornamental plants, I love to grow vegetables that my wife and I can enjoy for dinner.

Four images of sage are pictured in a grid.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Salvia is one of the groups of plants that everyone should have in their landscape. This plant group has flowers with a wide-ranging color palette and different sizes. Salvias are loved -- by me especially -- because of their ability to attract pollinators, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Clusters of round, red fruit and black fruit are held above black leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Some of my favorite late-summer annuals are the ornamental peppers. These tough plants have to survive the heat and humidity of our Mississippi summers before they become the stars of my summer landscape.

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Extension/Research Professor

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Senior Extension Associate
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