It is now official that I am the new lifestyles editor for The Dispatch. My name is on the dotted line, though the ink is still a little damp, but nevertheless I thought I’d take this time to introduce myself.
I think sunflowers fall into the category of sunny, summer royalty.
Gardeners dig in their heels quickly over cherished ideas, and quickly devolve into unending arguments over trivia.
Are Monarch butterflies, one of the most visible poster insects of earnest home garden environmentalists, really disappearing as a species?
Simply walking out the front door each day, we’re reminded that it is a blistering hot summer season. But believe it or not, now is the time to start planning and getting ready for the fall vegetable garden.
July is almost over, then August lies ahead and before we know it, Labor Day will be here. I bring this up because I indulge in ice cream during the summer months, then stop my addiction cold turkey when Labor Day arrives.
As the host of Southern Gardening, I promote primarily ornamental landscape and garden plants through newspaper articles, TV segments and social media posts.
Who doesn’t love the earthy smell pulled from the ground by low pressure just ahead of summer thunderstorm?
Conversations with Sweet Thing No. 3, our third grandchild, grandson John David, are usually very thought-provoking.
One of my most enjoyable garden experiences involves plants that just randomly pop up in various places in my home garden and landscape.