I visited my daughter who lives in Augusta, Georgia, during the Christmas holidays to help her landscape her new house.
Dissonance is a real thing in the garden, often rearing its stress-inducing head in everyday “darned if you do, darned if you don’t” dilemmas.
One of the most confusing things when reading about plants in the landscape or talking to other gardeners about them is the use of common names.
It’s a proven fact: Most Southern men are happiest when warm weather arrives and they can spend quality time over a hot bed of coals.
First Sunday in May memories flood my soul!
While many of my Northern gardening friends are still dealing with freezing temperatures, I spent this past weekend out in my coastal Mississippi landscape appreciating the fact that my tomatoes are planted and my roses are blooming.
In the garden, a flexible approach to plant selections often works out best in the long run.
Hydrangeas are among the most popular flowering shrubs in Mississippi and across the country.
When it comes to designing garden beds or big container plantings, I was raised thinking it’s okay to mix and match complementary things for a uniquely personal overall effect that pleases me.
Elvis has been on my mind this week.
Gardening and cooking share a lot of concepts, from tools to techniques. Whether you are a trained chef or horticulturist, or garden-variety gardener and home cook dabbling around the yard or kitchen, there are some easy comparisons.
I’ve had quite a few things going on this spring, and I’ve come to the decision that I should try to make my garden and landscape a little bit less intensive. Like that is actually going to happen, but I’m going to give it a try.
Mississippi doesn’t always get a lot of love from other parts of the country — in fact, we sometimes get overlooked altogether by those looking for scenic places to visit in the spring.
Rain and warm weather are helping the garden jump, but bring an ancient set of foes along in tow.
I think every gardener — whether just starting out or a seasoned veteran — has heard many an old adage related to growing a garden.
Before extolling the delights of Hancock County in the second installment of “Top reasons to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” I’d be remiss if I left out the charming cities of Long Beach and Pass Christian.
I grew up on a farm in the New Hope community. David and I still live on the northwest corner of that property and raised our two children, Penny and Josh, there.
Question comes up nearly every week: Can I cover up the exposed roots of my tree?
It is officially spring, so we can start to get serious about our gardens and landscapes.
I tried rubbing leaves of our native beautyberry shrub onto my arms to repel mosquitoes, and it worked.