One of my favorite things to do in the spring and early summer is visit my local garden centers.
My favorite prefix is "re."
One thing I dig about the summer season is the selection of annual color available for the garden and landscape.
I grew up with brothers, three of them, not a single girl child in our house when we were children.
Well, March roared in and tiptoed out. At least it was less breezy at the end than the beginning.
I don't claim to be an entomologist, but I do find the insects and spiders we see in our gardens to be engaging.
Some of the things I did as a youngster make me laugh now.
Now is the time to start planting annual color for summer.
Why are we so nostalgic?
Imagine with me, if you can, saving up your spare coins for a long time, heading off to an anniversary or birthday dinner at The Brown Derby, one of old Hollywood's most celebrated restaurants.
Azaleas have been magnificent this spring.
I was just a little boy with his mama, and we had driven up Dykes Chapel Road to Miss Jessy Jean's house, Perry County's own petting zoo, because she had at least one of every living thing created by God and known to man.
Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours.
Let me be guilty of many things, but never of ingratitude.
You may know by now that I like to grow heirloom vegetables in my Ocean Springs garden.
"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love."
This is the awards season, and the horticulture community won't be left out.
This past weekend was glorious and I appreciated puttering around my yard and landscape.
The quick transformation from buggies to Buicks and long walks to Learjets astonishes me.
I'm Sharon Carrigan, and I am a member of the Lowndes County Master Gardener organization.