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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, August 17, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:00am
Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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Front Yard Color
August 12, 2018

Front Yard Color


Southern Gardening has been here from the beginning highlighting Producer Tim’s mailbox garden. Let’s take a look at what he’s growing this year. Some of my favorites are the coneflowers in this bed...
Gary's Hellstrip
August 5, 2018

Gary's Hellstrip


A horticultural challenge for many homeowners is an area known as the hellstrip….the space between the sidewalk and the street. What’s a homeowner to do with this difficult area? Hmmm….. Devil Gary...
Southern Gardening on Social Media
July 29, 2018

Southern Gardening on Social Media


Did you know that now you can have Southern Gardening with you everywhere you go? We’ve taken the plunge into Social Media and share gardening information on some of the most popular apps and...
Japanese Maple
July 22, 2018

Japanese Maple


There’s re a few plants with leaves that resemble Japanese maple, but there’s no comparison to the real thing. Today Southern Gardening is visiting our friends Glen and Libby, and admiring their...

Southern Gardening Articles

Two hydrangeas are pictured in the foreground of a garden, with one blooming and the smaller one not blooming.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

While visiting my parents in Tennessee this weekend, my dad asked why one of their Annabelle hydrangeas was blooming while another -- growing just 5 feet away -- was not. He asked if I had some special fertilizer or bloom juice that could be applied.

I didn't, because the shrubs didn't need any special fertilizer help. It all had to with light.

Several red pepper and a few yellow ones rise above green foliage.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

How have we already turned the corner into August? While it’s still hot and likely to continue that way for at least another six weeks, I’m looking forward to one of my late-summer landscape favorites, the ornamental pepper.

These plants have been growing patiently all summer, seeming to wait patiently and soak up the Mississippi heat until our other plants need a breather. If you follow Southern Gardening, then you probably know that I really love the show that ornamental peppers put on in late summer and early fall.

Dozens of yellow flowers fill the frame.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape and Garden Design

The last few weeks have been hot and humid, and many of my gardening friends are ready for fall's cooler temperatures.

Dozens of red, yellow and white flowers grow on long stems.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Because of the oppressive heat and humidity in my coastal landscape and garden, I spent the weekend in the air conditioning, of course.

A sprinkler with a black hose nestled in light brown pine straw lightly sprays pink flowers.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As we continue to plow through this hot and humid summer, keeping our plants -- and ourselves -- hydrated is critical to maintaining the summer garden and landscape. As I write this column, it's 96 degrees with a heat index of 108. Whew!

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