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.
I enjoy the last part of May in my home landscape and garden.
Here’s a little ditty ‘bout Joey and Lila: two cold-hardy avacados growing up in the heartland. Lila was doing OK in my Ocean Springs yard, but I introduced Joey to bring the thrill of living.
One practical word of advice for managing lawn stickers, the bane of bare feet: Flip-flops.
I’ve been toting up the cost/benefit ratio of growing food at home, and while it certainly improves my spirits, it doesn’t look good for the pocketbook.
One of my favorite summer color annuals is the old-fashioned red geranium.
Got clutter? Maybe from making myself stay so busy while cooped up in it for over a year, but my garden is starting to get to me.
With the summer season fast approaching, I’ve been getting questions about fertilizing, primarily concerning the types of fertilizer and how much to use.
Maybe it’s just anecdotal after such a harsh winter, but either we’ve forgotten what happens every spring, or the roses actually do seem fuller and prettier this year. At least those that thrive in Mississippi’s harsh climate do.
The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home garden.
You know how the whole country went through a rash of quarantine hobbies this past year? There was bread baking. Then when the yeast ran out, there was sourdough making followed by banana bread.
Do you remember the first time someone showed you something in the garden and explained it to you, kickstarting a lifetime of wonder?
When looking at all the plants growing in landscapes, I’m reminded that each plant has a role in the story of that garden. And most garden stories have plants with sidekicks that you always find side by side.
Got good dirt? Count your blessings, or play as best you can with the hand you’re dealt.
Many of Mississippi’s perennial landscape plants will start to decline after several years.
The calendar noted March 20 as the first day of spring, or Spring Equinox.
Rain or shine, a small statue of a hooded man stands sentinel over my garden, reminding me of the billions of gardeners who have shared vegetables, herbs and flowers with others.
It’s no secret that I’m a real fan of salvia.
Got a plant you’d like others to know and grow? Need a way to spread it around?
If you read this Southern Gardening column frequently, you realize that I grow much more than pretty flowers in my home garden.