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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, February 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00am

Host: Gary Bachman

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00am

Learn how to easily manage and provide many fresh veggies and herbs.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00am

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:00am

It’s time to plant and protect those prized spring bulbs from squirrels.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00am

Get some tips about spring bulbs from Gary Bachman.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00am

Gary Bachman talks about other spring flowering shrubs besides the azalea.


Year Long Valentines Plants
February 10, 2019

Year Long Valentine Plants

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and cut flowers are the perfect gift. But here are some ideas for bedding plants to give your gardening Valentine, that carry the theme of love all through the spring and summer seasons.

Choosing Fertilizers
February 3, 2019

Choosing Fertilizers

Selecting fertilizers is one of the confusing decisions many gardeners face each year. Today let’s clear up the confusion. Regardless of type, any fertilizer you buy will specify the percentage...

January 27, 2019


It’s time again to dig through the Southern Gardening mailbag. Let’s answer some questions and get ready for the coming spring and summer seasons. Hey Doc, I want to attract butterflies to my garden...
Winter Decorations
January 20, 2019

Winter Decorations

In the winter months you can still be creative with attractive mixed containers for your front porch. And in most cases it’s free. I’m going to use the tried and true thriller, filler and spiller...

Southern Gardening Articles

A wetlands area is full of gray trunks of trees with filtered light shining through green leaves.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo. Tupelo is known botanically as Nyssa sylvatica and is commonly called black tupelo or black gum.

Large clusters of red flowers rise above bronze-colored leaves in a pot placed on a wooden deck with a wooden fence behind.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

We survived the latest polar vortex, and I join other Mississippi gardeners in being thankful that we didn’t get the really extreme cold our friends up North experienced. But still, it was cold enough for me and my garden. 

A blooming, yellow daffodil in focus in the foreground with a large cluster of other daffodils behind it out of focus.
- Filed Under: Master Gardener

One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.

Rich, wide, dark-green leaves with white veins rise from an unfurling center.
- Filed Under: Vegetable Gardens

If there’s one vegetable that could be considered the ultimate home-grown vegetable in Mississippi, it has to be collards.

Collards were chosen as a 2019 Mississippi Medallion winner because they are considered absolutely necessary for true Southern cuisine. As a bonus, they’re really easy for home gardeners to grow.

Dozens of blue flowers bloom above an uninterrupted sea of green leaves
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Many home gardeners look forward to this time of year to browse catalogs in search of great new plants to enjoy in their 2019 landscapes.


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