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    Tim Allison and Brian Utley filming a current episode of Southern Gardening.

  • man in garden - Norman Winter

    Norman Winter, retired MSU Extension Service specialist and former Southern Gardening host, posing in garden.

  • Man sitting at tv edit station.

    David Lack, retired MSU Extension Service videographer, editing an episode of Southern Gardneing.

  • 3 men in garden doing tv shoot

    Tim Allison, Brian Utley, and Gary Bachman prepare to video a current Southern Gardening episode.

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, July 7, 2017 - 1:30am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:15am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:15am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 1:15am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:15am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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Deadheading
June 25, 2017

Deadheading


To borrow a phrase, “I’m all about easy” when comes to maintaining the landscape, especially in the summer season. But this time of year there is one garden chore that helps to keep many flowering...
Purslane
June 18, 2017

Purslane


I read once that many flowering plants we use in our landscapes were once mere weeds found on the side of the road. Purslane is one of those plants that has been of interest to me and has long been...
Celosia
June 11, 2017

Celosia


One of my favorite plants for easy-care consistent color is celosia. Celosia plants produce a plethora of brightly colored plumes of feathery flowers. They are easy to grow, and their color holds up...
Butterflies and Pollinators
June 4, 2017

Butterflies and Pollinators


It’s all the gardening rage to plant flowers to attract butterflies and pollinators to our Mississippi gardens. Here are some of my favorites for the landscape. One of the stars of the butterfly...

Southern Gardening Articles

The Kong coleus has massive foliage and thrives in shady areas of the landscape. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

With summer officially here and hot and humid weather firmly in place, many gardeners -- myself included -- like to look at a pretty landscape, but don't really want to get out and do much work in that same landscape.

So selecting plants that look good without much work pique my interest. One plant that doesn't disappoint me is Sun coleus.

New Guinea impatiens are strictly shade-loving plants that can complement their sun-loving cousins, the SunPatiens. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Summer officially begins this week, and there are so many great plants we can grow during this season. But I really miss one that we can't grow in the summer: annual impatiens.

I always have impatiens in my late-winter and early-spring landscape. I've tried to oversummer some -- in the same manner as we overwinter plants -- in the shady areas of my garden, but this experiment is always met with bitter disappointment.

But all is not lost because I can grow SunPatiens, one of my favorite summer-flowering plants.

Containers can be planted at any time of year. This summer combination has tall Salvia Playin’ the Blues in the back, Gaura Karalee Petite Pink providing interest in the front, and Supertunia Bordeaux filling in all the extra space. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Once we get into the summer months, it can be hard to plant and be successful with in-ground landscape beds. But I've found that putting together container plantings gives me a way to add variety to my garden and landscape, even when it's really hot.

Once you start gardening in containers, you’ll find it's never too late in the season to try something new. You may even join me in doing most of your gardening in containers all year.

But let's just start with one container and see how it goes.

A member of the snapdragon family, the Serena Angelonia will grow to 1 foot tall and spread up to 14 inches. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Whenever I see Angelonias in a landscape, I'm reminded of my other favorite flowering annuals for the cool season: snapdragons.

Angelonia, a member of the snapdragon family, thrives in the full sun during the summer heat and humidity. This stamina is a requirement for our Mississippi gardens and landscapes and why I consider it one of the best plants for my hot summer garden.

Although common in Southern landscapes, the Lady Banks rose dates back to the late 1790s and came from China. (Photo by MSU Extension/Gary Bachman)
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

I wrote earlier about my 40-year struggle with growing roses. But during that time, there was one rose that was a great performer for me: a climbing rose called Blaze.

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