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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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Native Flowering Shrubs

Native Flowering Shrubs

May 9, 2021

Southern Gardening is visiting Woodleigh in Brookhaven. Among the plantings of camellias and azaleas are some prized Mississippi native flowering shrubs. Let’s take a look.

Woodleigh in Brookhaven

Woodleigh in Brookhaven

May 2, 2021

Springtime in Brookhaven is beautiful as winter and spring bloom seasons are mixing. Today Southern Gardening is enjoying the plantings at Woodleigh.

Sun and Shade Begonias

Sun and Shade Begonias

April 25, 2021

One of my favorite groups of flowering annuals for the summer season are begonias. Let’s take a look at great choices for the sun and shade.

Shady Shrubs

Shady Shrubs

April 18, 2021

A group of plants that I don’t think gets enough attention are those that love to grow in the shade to partial shade. They’re not as flashy as those colorful annuals but still are outstanding landscape plants. 

Tomato Transplants

Tomato Transplants

April 11, 2021

The month of April means it’s time to transplant those tomato seedlings that we’ve started and grown over the last few weeks. Let me share some tips on when and how I do this. 

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Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:00am

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

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:00am

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:00am

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:00am

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

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00am

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

Southern Gardening Articles

Rows of bagged items line the shelves in a store.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

With the summer season fast approaching, I’ve been getting questions about fertilizing, primarily concerning the types of fertilizer and how much to use.I’m glad to get these questions because garden and landscape plants need fertilizer to keep them healthy and growing. Fertilizing at planting helps trees, shrubs and flowering plants get established. It also promotes shoot and root growth, flowering, and optimum fruit and vegetable harvest.

A basket holds an assortment of red, yellow and green peppers.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home garden.

A low-growing plant with tiny leaves grows in a large pot.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

When looking at all the plants growing in landscapes, I’m reminded that each plant has a role in the story of that garden. And most garden stories have plants with sidekicks that you always find side by side.

A garden story that I recently enjoyed was the British TV show, “Rosemary & Thyme.” Rosemary Boxer (a university lecturer) and Laura Thyme (a former police officer) were a dynamic duo in the garden. They solved mysteries -- mostly murders -- while working as gardeners in beautiful landscapes all across Europe.

A clump of plants has trimmed tops and exposed roots.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

Many of Mississippi’s perennial landscape plants will start to decline after several years. That means they will have smaller foliage and won’t flower as much, even though they’ve been well cared for with regular fertilizer and irrigation.

Tiny pink blooms emerge along a green spike.
- Filed Under: Flower Gardens

It’s no secret that I’m a real fan of salvia. A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed highlighting sage, which is a great culinary salvia. This week I’m going talk about perennial salvia, another group of these great plants.

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

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Portrait of Mr. Tim Allison
Senior Extension Associate
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Senior Extension Associate

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