I just started my summer garden by tucking some basil into what is literally the fastest garden on earth.
Glad I didn't plant my tomatoes last week. That not-so-surprisingly late spate of "blackberry winter" happens nearly every year. Which brings me to a pet peeve.
There's still plenty of time to plant some butterfly weed in your home garden and enjoy colorful Monarch butterflies as they visit this summer.
Thank goodness spring has arrived! After what seems to be an eternity, I finally had a chance to do some much-needed work in my landscape and garden.
There are some interesting experiences worth having, but not often. Eating hot peppers and poking myself in the eye come to mind.
Many folks have been waiting for this moment: the day it's warm enough and past the main threat of frost to become tomato planting time.
Landscape gardening sometimes involves hard decisions where no solution seems just right. But "between a rock and a hard place" dissonance can be resolved by going in an entirely different direction.
In much of life, there's an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.
The seasons are playing tricks on us with cold temperatures following warm. I want to address a landscape issue that's generating quite a few questions.
While a lot of my job is to share interesting garden techniques and "how-to" information, sometimes I'm asked for help with interpersonal or social issues.
I join the gardening world in waiting for the Southern indica azaleas to officially kick off the spring season with their gaudy show of beautiful color.
Your granddad's wall-to-wall carpet lawn doesn't have to be yours.
Got water? When it comes to making a water garden, you don't have to dig a whole hole -- or even have plants.
This week, I want to spend our time considering the last of the 2019 Mississippi Medallion selections, Sweetie Pie blackberry.
Where to start with today's topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It's way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.
This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo.
Can we take a few moments this month to celebrate how dearly our Mississippi gardens and shared cultural heritage are influenced and enriched by plants native to Africa?
We survived the latest polar vortex, and I join other Mississippi gardeners in being thankful that we didn't get the really extreme cold our friends up north experienced. But still, it was cold enough for me and my garden.
Is your midwinter garden heartwarming, even when viewed through a fogged-up window? Don't get me wrong, most days are beautiful in the South. But I constantly prowl around for practical, seasonal garden ideas, especially in January and February when temperatures drop quickly from spring-like glory into chilly, wet and gloomy.
One of the signs that spring will be sprung in the near future is when the daffodils start awakening and poking up in the landscape beds.