I think hardy hibiscuses are must-have summer plants guaranteed to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer. But to many gardeners, the hardy hibiscus is a well-kept secret.
If you are like me, then you are old enough to remember a certain peculiar little freckle-faced boy named Alfalfa, with his self-avowed talent for song and his true love for Darla.
Chris and I finally have a working car -- cross your fingers.
A fortunate modern development is the option of several different means to have one's book published, if, as I suspect, there is at least one book in each of us.
Some of the garden vegetables I miss in the summer are leafy greens.
It has been a very long time since I was a teenager, but I got totally into the 2014 Teen Choice Awards last weekend.
We Southerners love things that are sweet. We can whip up a dessert out of almost anything in the world: fruits, vegetables, even stale bread -- all may end up in concoctions worthy of being served on Mount Olympus.
Colorful caladiums at a popular theme park fascinated me on a recent trip to Florida. They were everywhere I looked.
I hold such a tender spot in my heart for teachers.
These days we have much to worry about. Climate change, the economy and whether or not aliens will be accepted into heaven (the ones from outer space, not the ones from south of our border) are a few troubles on our lists that are sure to produce anxiety.
Perhaps it was to quiet a rambunctious little boy, but one of my dearest memories is when Mama would open up a stick of Juicy Fruit gum and hand it to me -- along with her purse.
If you are looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you.
Plants with tropical textures seem to attract the most interest in any landscape. Elephant ears just scream for attention wherever they grow. Most gardeners I know love elephant ears because they are easy-to-grow tropical plants that make a big impact.
In the Golden Triangle we wear our Christianity like a cloak -- a very shiny cloak -- a cloak wired with blinky lights and flashes of lightning. Yes, we are enormously proud of our tenets. What would Jesus do? Well, no one really knows what he would do today.
Right after hello, the first thing I ask of all new salon guests is to indulge me in a few basic questions to help me get better acquainted with their hair.
Recently I got a phone call from my niece Mary Louise, who lives in Florida. Since her only child, Elizabeth, has never had a chance to meet many of her family members, she asked that I write for her daughter's 16th birthday something about her family.
I am a product of public education, which means, well, not much I fear. My generation was taught to learn by rote, possibly the most boring and least effective method of instruction ever used. Like most students of my era, I remember very little.
According to Robert Frost, "Good fences make good neighbors." To that I might add -- only sometimes and with some neighbors.