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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, June 21, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:00am

Deadheading is the important garden task of removing spent flowers.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00am

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants in areas with no access to soil.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:00am

Instead of resisting weeding, try embracing this important aspect of garden caretaking.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:00am

Superbells are a great hybrid plant that will bring summer colors to your garden.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00am

Keep your hanging baskets simple by planting just one type of plant.

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In the Narrows
June 9, 2019

In the Narrows


Many yards have narrow spaces between the house and fence that can really challenge home gardeners.  Let’s take a look at how Southern Gardening friend Jane has tackled this troublesome area...

Repeat After Me
June 9, 2019

Repeat After Me


Today Southern Gardening is visiting our friend Catherine in her pleasant and pretty landscape.  The focal point of her front landscape is the lace-leaf Japanese maple, known botanically as...

What Rules?
June 2, 2019

What Rules?


I’m asked all the time about landscape design, as if there are rules to follow.  Pfffft……That’s exactly why I like to visit my friend Jane’s garden.  Now don’t get me wrong Jane is...

Yellow-Leaved Plants
May 26, 2019

Yellow-Leaved Plants


Learn about yellow foliage plants that can have a might impact in your landscape.

Southern Gardening Articles

A pink flower in the foreground with foliage out of focus in the back.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

The fourth and last column in our hibiscus series focuses on a woody species, Hibiscus mutabilis or confederate rose.

A single large bloom with red-tinged edges and a red center opens against a green background with a single bud above it.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Week three of the Southern Gardening tour of hibiscus brings the spotlight on the hardy hibiscus. This easy-to-grow ornamental is largely unknown to many home gardeners, but with the impact they can have in any landscape, I think every garden should have at least one hardy hibiscus.

Five bright orange-red petals surround a tall stamen that is dark red at the base and yellow at the tip. Dark green leaves surround the flower.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This is week two of the "Tour de Hibiscus," featuring great choices for our Mississippi gardens and landscapes. I don't know any home gardener who can resist the colorful flowers of Cajun hibiscus plants, with equally colorful names like Hoochie Papa, Peppermint Patty and Crawfish Pie.

Nearly a dozen light-pink flowers with dark-pink centers grow in a large circular container.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

One of the plant groups I love to grow in my home landscape is the hibiscus. To that end, I'm going to dedicate the next several columns to different options of these beautiful flowering shrubs that are available for the home gardener

Dozens of small, orange, tube-shaped flowers line the upright branches of a small bush.
- Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens

Last week, I had the pleasure of being the kick-starter speaker for the Mississippi Master Gardener State Conference. My wide-ranging presentation included some of my recommendations of sure-fire, must-have plants for your landscape and garden, all Mississippi Medallion plants.
 

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