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In the garden with Felder: Some year-end decisions in the garden

Posted 12/7/2019 in Columns

My leaf and compost pile is breaking my mind's heart. Heaps of once-had-to-have plants have been left to rot into more useful soil amendments.

Southern Gardening: Savannah hollies decorate landscapes past Christmas

Posted 12/7/2019 in Columns

I love when the calendar strikes Dec. 1, because it means we are officially in the Christmas season.

In the garden with Felder: Looking back on autumn's show

Posted 11/30/2019 in Columns

I'm already missing autumn's dazzling display of colors, while right in the middle of one of the best in memory.

Southern Gardening: Sorbet violas offer rich variety of winter color

Posted 11/30/2019 in Columns

For cool-season color, you can't beat the old-fashioned plants our grandparents called Johnny jump-ups.

In the garden with Felder: To rake, or not to rake

Posted 11/23/2019 in Columns

To rake or not to rake is something that comes up every autumn, with proponents of both the pros and cons rarely offering a literally middle-ground solution.

Southern Gardening: Leaf structure explains marvel of fall color change

Posted 11/23/2019 in Columns

I am thoroughly thankful I made the move to coastal Mississippi a dozen years ago.

In the garden with Felder: Did your garden get 'booglified'?

Posted 11/16/2019 in Columns

Far as I know, there isn't a formal word for what happens when frozen summer plants melt into a greenish glob. But botanically and practically, it's nasty.

Put fall leaves to work in your landscape

Posted 11/16/2019 in Columns

Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one, at that.

Southern Gardening: Modern gardeners have all the love, new goals

Posted 11/16/2019 in Columns

This past weekend, I had the privilege and pleasure of being an invited speaker at the Gardening for Life Symposium hosted by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina.

In the garden with Felder: Let's talk landscape lighting

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columns

Twilight time in the garden doesn't have to be gloomy or dangerous.

Southern Gardening: Winter cassia brings late-season blooms

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columns

Earlier this year, we were enjoying a cool and wet spring, and then one day, wham! We were thrown into a full-blown hot and dry summer that seemed never-ending.

In the garden with Felder: Succulents can serve as a hardy choice

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columns

Getting fond of hardy outdoor succulents? Time to sort a few out.

Southern Gardening: Lycoris bring unexpected beauty to fall landscapes

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columns

I love the autumn season because we're starting to recover from Mississippi's hot and humid summer with cooler weather. Not only do gardeners appreciate the season change, but so do many of our landscape plants.

In the garden with Felder: A Lycoris, by any other name

Posted 10/26/2019 in Columns

I have more naked ladies dancing through my garden than I know what to do with.

Southern Gardening: Gulf muhly shows its worth in fall gardens

Posted 10/26/2019 in Columns

If there is a showier plant in the fall than our Mississippi native Gulf muhly grass, I don't know what it is.

In the garden with Felder: Time to think of wintering indoors

Posted 10/19/2019 in Columns

Autumn's chill reminds me it's time to start doing what I swore as a kid I wouldn't as a grownup -- hauling potted plants indoors for the winter.

Southern Gardening: Summer-blooming cosmos continues blooming in fall

Posted 10/19/2019 in Columns

We have finally gotten some cool, fall weather, and it's time to start planting our cool-season color, but sometimes we need to enjoy the summer color that's getting its second wind.

In the garden with Felder: Some obvious, and not so obvious, ways to boost beauty

Posted 10/12/2019 in Columns

Who needs tropical hibiscus, when we have so many easier and sometimes edible relatives for our gardens?

Southern Gardening: The little-known roselle belongs in Mississippi gardens

Posted 10/12/2019 in Columns

One of my favorite flowering landscape and garden plants has to be hibiscus, but hibiscus doesn't refer to only one plant.

Southern Gardening: Gary's list of top butterfly plants

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columns

I had the opportunity this past weekend to speak at the Butterflies in the Pass Monarch Festival in Pass Christian. The monarch butterfly may be the most recognized and loved insect in the United States.

 

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