This is the time of year many gardeners have been waiting for all summer.
Southerners know it all too well, the lush green vine that coils, winds and climbs over everything in its path from trees to houses -- kudzu.
I'm often asked which flowering plants I think are best for our landscapes and gardens. This is not a simple question!
All dogs go to Heaven, and you will never convince me otherwise.
This year has been a challenge in my home landscape and garden.
The peacock rests in shards of broken glass.
Lately I've been singing the praises of having hardy hibiscuses in your landscape.
Ah, August! The dog days of summer typically bring exhausting heat, long spells of no rain and very high electric bills.
Mark Twain might have said it best: "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Well, Mark, lately it's beginning to matter.
Although we're in the middle of a blazing hot summer, I find my gardening thoughts wandering to the coming fall season.
I have always heard you can never go home again. Well, that's simply not true, although I do understand the more subtle meaning.
I think hardy hibiscus is one of those must-have summer plants that we can count on to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer.
When I was a little boy, Mama told me stories of sights and wonders she had seen. Still today, those stories flood my mind with curiosity and fascination, normal meeting paranormal.
It's hot as Hades in Mississippi, and that's even in the shade with a pitcher of ice cold lemonade.
There is one plant that absolutely is the flower of the South: the crape myrtle. Who can resist the colorful flower clusters on display from early summer through late fall?
It's hard to argue with a fire-breathing dragon.
Home gardeners in Mississippi need colorful plants that hold up to the hot conditions we have every year.
July is the All-American month! The Fourth of July, fireworks, hot dogs -- or maybe your menu runs to hamburgers or ham or even steaks on the grill.
I really like to look at the flowering annual purslane in our hot summer landscapes. It's a vigorous, low-growing plant that forms a colorful carpet with succulent foliage.