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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

Mulch surrounds small flowering plants.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Early in the gardening year is the best time to tackle some gardening tasks before we go all-in planting our color and vegetables. Mulching your landscape beds should be at the top of that spring checklist.

Low plants are covered in yellow and purple blooms.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

I follow a checklist for many of the plants I consider using in my coastal Ocean Springs garden and landscape each year. The plants need to thrive in heat and humidity, be drought tolerant and not need much garden supervision. In other words, plants in my yard have got to be tough. 

A single pink rose bloom.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

As I was thinking over the holidays about how my 2022 home garden will look, I was still harvesting heirloom tomatoes and various peppers from my 2021 garden. Can you imagine collecting fresh tomatoes and peppers on Christmas Day, let alone on New Year’s Day?

But that all came to an end when temperatures dropped on Sunday from 78 to 35 with a 27-degree wind chill. Now, I can get back to my 2022 garden planning.

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

I like to close every year with a look back at plants that were some of the solid performers and those that were surprises in my landscape and garden. I’ve shared most, if not all, of these plant observations with the Southern Gardening Nation in the hope that my experience gives you some great choices for your home landscape.

Large, flat seeds are visible inside a paper packet.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Besides this being the multiple holiday season with Christmas and then New Year’s back-to-back, it’s also the time when many gardeners start planning their landscapes and plantings for the coming year. One of my favorite things to do in past years was to gather all the seed catalogs and start dreaming.

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Portrait of Dr. Gary R. Bachman
Extension/Research Professor

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Portrait of Mr. Brian Utley
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