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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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Colorful Crotons

Colorful Crotons

October 31, 2021

I’ve always said that you can get some of the biggest landscape impact using bright foliage. As we race into the autumn season, I highly recommend getting a couple of colorful croton plants. 

Colorful Coleus

Colorful Coleus

October 24, 2021

In the fall season coleus really shine in the landscape. Let’s take a look at some really great selections. 

Mums and Mari-Mums

Mums and Mari-Mums

October 17, 2021

We’re in the fall season and it’s time for a great colorful duo of plants. Today Southern Gardening is at Pine Hills Nursery enjoying the colorful fall mums and marigolds, also called mari-mums.

Gardening Rain Delay

Gardening Rain Delay

October 10, 2021

Just like every gardener in the south the crew of Southern Gardening also has to deal with the rain. So what do I do when I can’t get in the garden, I think about the plants I could be planting.

Luscious Lantana

Luscious Lantana

October 3, 2021

One of my favorite flowering landscape plants has to be lantana and these Luscious lantana are looking pretty darn good after a long, hot summer.

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July 3, 2020

The yellow petals and dark centers of black-eyed Susans are recognizable across Mississippi today on Southern Gardening.

July 2, 2020

When it's hot in our summer Mississippi landscapes, one of my favorite go-to plants is lantana. Today on Southern Gardening.

July 1, 2020

It’s Mississippi and we all have pest problems in the landscape, I’d like to share a few tips on being proactive today on Southern Gardening.

June 30, 2020

Hummingbirds are entertaining creatures and the right flowers are an invitation to your garden today on Southern Gardening.

June 29, 2020

Horticulturist Gary Bachman talks about muscadines and some of the different varieties of the fruit.

Southern Gardening Articles

A hanging basket is covered with pink blooms.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Some of my favorite summer flowering annuals are petunias. I like petunias because they tolerate our hot and humid Mississippi summer weather very well. There are great selections of petunias available in the garden centers, but I have to admit that I’m partial to Supertunias. These plants have never failed to be great performers in my home landscape.

Yellow flowers bloom atop grassy plants.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Most gardens and landscapes are planned for either beauty or utility. We want pretty places to live in and look at, and we like to eat fresh fruit and produce that we have grown. But there are other reasons to prepare a garden or landscape. One of the most fun and rewarding reasons is to make room for butterflies and other pollinators.

Pink flowers bloom on a row of small shrubs.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

If you like trumpet-shaped flowers, you may be familiar with both Mandevilla and Dipladenia, and you may even have them in your landscape. If you do, you probably realize they are very different, even if their blooms are a lot alike. Dipladenia and Mandevilla are both great choices for Mississippi landscapes.

Two large, red flowers bloom on a plant.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Those who know me know I have lots of favorite plants because I don’t think anyone should be limited to just one or two choices. Today, I want to tell you about my late-spring to early-summer favorite, the hardy hibiscus.

A sign sits behind a row of small plants.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Several years ago, many businesses and organizations began offering digital badges to replace the traditional certificates that signify the successful completion of some specialized, non-accredited course or workshop. These badges are icons or symbols that offer instant recognition of the expertise of the individual. If you’re a fan of social media like I am, then you certainly know about group badge icons.

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