I took time to just enjoy my home landscape this last weekend. I put off chores just to take a look at some of my solid garden performers.
Lately, I’ve been browsing through gardening social media pages, and I’ve noticed lots of questions about this shrub that seems to have appeared out of nowhere with its beautiful purple berries.
My favorite plants for the fall season are crotons. These beauties have some of the boldest and brightest foliage found in garden centers.
The Lowndes County Master Gardeners, a part of the Mississippi State University Extension, invite you to the first annual Butterfly Bonanza. Please join us at the Riverwalk Butterfly Garden from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday is Patriot Day. It isn’t a federal holiday, but it does mark a significant moment in America’s history.
Early mornings in the yard and garden are a special time.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the zinnias I’m growing in the hell strip planting bed out by the street. It is gorgeous; judging by the response we’ve had on social media, an awful lot of other gardeners agree.
This summer has been one of the toughest I’ve experienced in all my years in horticulture.
When Mississippi’s oppressive heat and humidity drive gardeners indoors, there’s one blooming beauty sure to bring us back outdoors: the Rudbeckia. These flowers, also commonly
Looking at gardens and landscapes across the South in July, there’s one plant that has most gardeners talking. You may have guessed that I’m referring to the crape myrtle.
One of the best flowering annuals we can have in the second half of the summer season is the flowering vinca.
While living in a town of 5,000 people the past four years, I learned to wear a lot of hats.
Some people rescue wandering puppies or kittens; I rescue worms from sidewalks, and neglected plants. With permission.
When summer temperatures soar, remember that irrigation is required for optimum plant growth and proper maintenance of Mississippi gardens and landscapes.
We’re coming up on our Independence Day holiday, which marks a change in our gardens and landscapes.
This heat is one thing, but I stopped searching my thesaurus for synonyms for insufferable humidity when, right after “suffocating” I got to “thick enough to lick.”
Now that we’re officially into summer, I know there will be days when it will be too hot to work in the garden, but I’ll still want to do garden activities.
With the start of both meteorological and astronomical summer over the last couple of weeks, I’m focused on the hot, humid weather that’s coming and the impact it will have on our gardens and landscapes.
Is there a quirky gardener in your neighborhood who does things a bit on the wacky side?
This spring, I’ve been getting some interesting questions as more and more homeowners are enjoying their landscapes and gardens. Lots of these questions are about the various caterpillars we find also enjoying our landscapes and gardens.