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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.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00am

Thanksgiving was last week and this means the poinsettias are coming to herald the Christmas season today on Southern Gardening.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00am

Believe it or not but I’m missing our usual cold temperatures today on Southern Gardening.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00am

All gardeners know this is going to happen every year and still many are surprised. Frost versus freeze today on southern Gardening.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:00am

Who said great looking gardens can be maintenance free?  Here are a few tips for busy gardeners today on Southern Gardening. 

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Colorful Poinsettia
December 9, 2018

Colorful Poinsettia


It’s that time of year and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to be surrounded by poinsettias almost ready for the holiday season. Today Southern Gardening is at Pine Hills Nursery...
Confederate Rose
December 2, 2018

Confederate Rose


Heirloom vegetables certainly get their fair share of gardening attention. But many homeowners don’t realize that there are ornamental plants that are considered heirlooms. One that I’m becoming...
Lantana in Autumn
November 25, 2018

Lantana in Autumn


After a long summer, lantana still looks good in the fall. Today Southern Gardening is at Truck Crops Branch Station looking at their latest trial plants. I really like lantana in the fall of year...
Gulf Muhly Grass
November 18, 2018

Gulf Muhly Grass


Gulf muhly grass is a native plant that’s really showy in the fall and winter months. Let’s take a look at why I love this plant. Today Southern gardening is at Truck Crops Branch Station in Crystal...

Southern Gardening Articles

A black mailbox rises above a sea of green foliage and delicate clusters of mostly orange flowers.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox. I thought I’d share a couple of these questions, along with and my answers that should help home gardeners before we head into the 2019 spring and summer gardening seasons.

Nurseries have provided thousands of Christmas poinsettias in a variety of colors to decorate homes for the holidays. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens

It’s that time of year again for shopping, eating, delivery trucks and poinsettias. Yep—it’s the Christmas season.

Several white flowers have a lower petal of yellow and rise above a sea of green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Are you looking for cool-season color that’s a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant? Then, do I have the plant for you. Though quite small in stature, this plant is huge in the color department. Now that I’ve got your attention, the plant I’m referring to is the beautiful viola.

A green leaf is covered with individual, geometric ice crystals.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This past week, we got a rude wakeup call from Mother Nature saying that winter has finally arrived.

I answered many phone calls and emails asking what could be done to protect landscape plants. I even shared some last-second cold weather protection tips on WLOX television. I want to point out that, except for the most tender, most plants came through the couple of days of cold weather just fine.

Blue-purple flowers on slender, upright stems stand above a mass of green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This past weekend, I started planting cool-season color in my 25-gallon citrus containers.

I like underplanting in these containers for a couple of reasons. First, I can maintain a color pop through the year. And second, these annuals act as a colorful ground cover carpet that helps keep weeds at bay. I really do hate weeding, and even plants grown in containers need help with weed control.

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