Can I have a Hail State? How about a Hotty Toddy or Roll Tide? Sports seasons roll around with, it seems, greater frequency than Christmas and Easter.
How have we already turned the corner into August?
Call me hard core, but these old muscles appreciate the differences between my shovel and spade.
A marvel of modern inventions is digital photography, which helps us pay closer attention to and share our gardens easily with others.
The last few weeks have been hot and humid, and many of my gardening friends are ready for fall's cooler temperatures.
These dog days have me in a funk, all but beating the joy out of my little garden.
Because of the oppressive heat and humidity in my coastal landscape and garden, I spent the weekend in the air conditioning, of course.
Is a herb a herb, even if you don't use it as one?
As we continue to plow through this hot and humid summer, keeping our plants -- and ourselves -- hydrated is critical to maintaining the summer garden and landscape.
Pardon my getting maudlin, but how do you get rid of old plants that you've carefully nurtured for decades? Those that aren't ready for the compost pile?
Like most gardeners, I love watching the various butterflies that visit my garden.
Got good dirt? Or do you prefer to call it soil?
July Fourth, AKA Independence Day, is arguably the most iconic non-religious holiday in the USA.
I am a committed container gardener for both flowers and vegetables, but today I'm focusing on flowering plants.
Since we recently celebrated the first day of summer, I think this is the perfect time to talk about one my favorite color plants, the coleus.
Got weeds in the lawn? In spite of decades of training and experience, I really can't help much.
I love crape myrtles in the landscape. They flower all summer, and their beautiful exfoliating and peeling bark exposes cinnamon-brown trunks in the winter. It's no wonder that somebody way back when called them the Flowers of the South.
Ever see an old guy jump with joy and click his heels in the air?
It's getting too humid to garden, but not to walk around and see what you've got -- or not.
This past Saturday and Sunday turned into a typical work weekend in my garden and landscape.