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Orange flowers with dark centers bloom on a small plant.
July 15, 2024

I have enjoyed Echinacea coneflowers in my landscape for many years, and I find that these striking perennials bring a burst of vivid color to gardens. While recently visiting the home of Dave Overturf and Ginger Wentz in Long Beach, I couldn't help but notice the beautiful Echinacea coneflowers they have in their landscape.

Clusters of white flowers bloom on bushes in a landscape.
July 8, 2024

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite plants to use in areas of my landscape that get part shade and full shade. This year, my hydrangeas have really put on a show with their colorful blooms.

One of the most popular and widely grown species, the bigleaf hydrangea, has always fascinated me with its ability to change color based on the soil pH and aluminum availability.

A green tomato on a bush is dusted lightly with powder.
July 3, 2024

Mississippi’s ideal growing season means gardens can yield a lot of produce, but this usually comes with the help of pesticides to combat insects and diseases.
It is vital that home gardeners know how much time must elapse between application of the product and when the food is harvested, a time frame known as the pre-harvest interval, or PHI.

Success Stories

A woman, flanked by a young man and woman, holds a nameplate listing “E. Ruth Morgan.”
Volume 10 Number 2

Edna Ruth Morgan’s family never would have guessed her chosen career would have been in entomology.

A man with a blue visor and T-shirt listing “Pearl Riverkeeper” and holding a clipboard in front of a waterway.
Volume 10 Number 2

Billy Mitchell spent his childhood summers in the water and has lived at Pelahatchie Bay for more than three decades, so his dedication to protecting water resources now almost makes too much sense.

A large group of people standing on a covered patio.
Volume 10 Number 2

In late February, Mississippi State University hosted the 2024 National Floriculture Forum, an annual conference held at different locations around the country. 


Plants with Silver Color, July 2024
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 5:00am
Scaevola Fan Flower, July 2024
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 5:00am
Echinacea Coneflowers, July 2024
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 5:00am
Hydrangeas, July 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 5:00am
Unique Native Plant Garden, June 2024
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 5:00am

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