Where to start with today's topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It's way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.
This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo.
Can we take a few moments this month to celebrate how dearly our Mississippi gardens and shared cultural heritage are influenced and enriched by plants native to Africa?
We survived the latest polar vortex, and I join other Mississippi gardeners in being thankful that we didn't get the really extreme cold our friends up north experienced. But still, it was cold enough for me and my garden.
Is your midwinter garden heartwarming, even when viewed through a fogged-up window? Don't get me wrong, most days are beautiful in the South. But I constantly prowl around for practical, seasonal garden ideas, especially in January and February when temperatures drop quickly from spring-like glory into chilly, wet and gloomy.
One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.
Dreary weather is forcing me to stay indoors, but I am comforted by my cherished potted tropical plants. Some, however, are really ugly to visitors, which makes me love 'em even more.
If there's one vegetable that could be considered the ultimate homegrown vegetable in Mississippi, it has to be collards.
There was something wrong about my new garden. Couldn't put my finger on it, just didn't feel right. Then I learned about feng shui.
Many home gardeners look forward to this time of year to browse catalogs in search of great new plants to enjoy in their 2019 landscapes.
Should old acquaintances be forgotten? Well, of course not!
This January's temperatures have been drastically different from what we saw during last year's first month.
All this cold rain has finally convinced my trees to molt their remaining autumn leaves, and I'm feeling exposed.
As I'm writing this last Southern Gardening column of 2018, I'm trying to take one more look back before plunging headlong into the 2019 gardening season that's just around the corner. But I'm having trouble concentrating because the mail carrier is distracting me.
Let's kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.
Time to 'fess up about 2018's garden foibles and failures. I've had 'em.
I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly.
The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox.
I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.
3. Pottery demo at Columbus Library set for Feb. 26 ENTERTAINMENT
4. Magnolia Film Festival returns for 22nd year ENTERTAINMENT