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Purple, red and yellow stems are topped by rich green leaves.
December 9, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21. To me, it means that I’m going to enjoy the freshly harvested cool-season greens from my little urban farm.

A group of red poinsettias.
November 26, 2019 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens

Poinsettias, a common Christmas plant, are in bloom during December. (Photo by MSU Extension)

Small, flat blooms of white and lavender rise above a bed of green leaves.
November 25, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

For cool-season color, you can’t beat the old-fashioned plants our grandparents called Johnny jump-ups. We now call these pansy cousins violas, and they give the home garden big color.

A close-up photo of a green cucumber growing on a vine with another visible in the background.
November 11, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

This past weekend, I had the privilege and pleasure of being an invited speaker at the Gardening for Life Symposium hosted by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. I was a member of a diverse group of speakers from across the country.

A single, delicate yellow bloom is centered in a frame filled with other yellow blooms and green foliage.
November 4, 2019 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Earlier this year, we were enjoying a cool and wet spring, and then one day, WHAM! We were thrown into a full-blown hot and dry summer that seemed never-ending.

Success Stories

Paul Cavanaugh standing in front of a sign that reads Master Gardeners at Work.
Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens
Volume 5 Number 3

Mississippi’s Pine Belt Master Gardeners are extending their knowledge across state lines, with prize-winning results.

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

brightly colored wooden fence and gate
Community, Family Dynamics, Flower Gardens, Youth Gardening
Volume 3 Number 3

Before she became the Hancock County Youth Court judge, Elise Deano was a school teacher. She jokes that she became a lawyer because she taught school, but Deano wants to make sure young people get an opportunity to turn their lives around.

Watch

Big Flowers
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:45am
Christmas Poinsettias
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 5:15pm
Bachman's Heritage Cottage
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Supertunia Baskets
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:45am
Colocasia
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:30am

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 7:00am
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:00am
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00am

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Portrait of Dr. Gary R. Bachman
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