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June 24, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

This past week, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Washington, D.C., while I stayed in Alexandria, Virginia. I was in town because the American Horticultural Society selected me, the Southern Gardener, to receive the Great American Gardener B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.

I grew up horticulturally deficient, so being named a Great American Gardener is extremely humbling. I truly enjoy promoting plants and ways to find gardening success to Mississippi and beyond.

A combination container with pink impatiens and red and green coleus.
June 21, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture

It’s officially summer, meaning the heat is here in full force! I set my watering can by the door as a reminder to water my plants. A few years back, when I first started growing an interest in gardening, I learned the hard way that you have to water your plants regularly because of the Mississippi heat. Don’t be like young Michaela. Always water your plants! (Photo by Michaela Parker)

Two women hold a tray of microgreens.
June 18, 2019 - Filed Under: 4-H Forestry, 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Gardening

There’s always something new happening in the world of Extension. This time, the spotlight is on a new workshop: “From Micro to Macro: Growing Ag Literacy.”

Before we get into the specifics, you might be asking, “what is ag literacy and why is it important?” (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

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June 17, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

In my role as the Southern Gardener, I get to share many great plants all across Mississippi and beyond. Some are new and some are old reliables, but all get to be called my favorite landscape plants from time to time.

One thing is for sure: All of these plants are Southern Gardening Approved.

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June 10, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

The fourth and last column in our hibiscus series focuses on a woody species, Hibiscus mutabilis or confederate rose.

Success Stories

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Lawn and Garden, Plant Diseases, Plant Diseases and Nematode Diagnostic Services
Volume 5 Number 1

David Fulgham did not hesitate to show his support for the Mississippi State University Extension Service Plant Pathology Diagnostic Lab when his chance came.

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Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry
Volume 5 Number 1

Foreman Matthew Ellis is responsible for keeping the grounds of the Biloxi National Cemetery in shape. But it’s more than just a job to him.

4-H, Community, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Design and Management, Youth Gardening
Volume 5 Number 1

See what's new in Extension: Extension Supports University's Community Garden, Extension Appoints New 4-H Staff, Extension Landscape Symposium Honors Professor Emeritus, and Extension's Southern Gardener Opens Little Free Garden

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Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Forest Economics, Timber Prices, Forest Management, Agroforestry, Timber Harvest
Volume 4 Number 3

During his tenure as an engineer at Boeing, Ottis Bullock helped build machines that went into the air and to the moon, but he always had an interest in the trees that grew from the ground where he came of age.

Lawn and Garden
Volume 4 Number 1

The 39th annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest was held in late October 2017 at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs. Approximately 5,000 visitors came to the largest home gardening and horticulture show in the Southeast.

Watch

Southern Magnolias
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00am
Repeat After Me
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00am
In the Narrows
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 7:00am
What Rules?
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:00am
Yellow-Leaved Plants
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 7:00am

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Extension/Research Professor
Weed Scientist/Weed Control - Agronomic and Horticultural Crops and noncropland
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Extension Plant Pathologist, Disease management of ornamentals,peanut, turf,fruits, nematode program
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Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and
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Turfgrass Extension Specialist/Weed Scientist/Weed Control-Turf and Ornamentals
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Diseases of fruits, nuts, and vegetables
Extension Agent III*
Extension/Research Professor
Greenhouse Tomatoes and other vegetables, Field Vegetables, Mushrooms
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