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In the garden with Felder: Checking out those 'somethings of the year'

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columns

Just got another email alert about a plant being promoted alluringly as the 2020 Something of the Year. There's always something.

Southern Gardening: Tips can make garden work easier in 2020

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columns

In the gym this morning, I noticed there were many, many more people exercising than usual. It struck me that these folks were following through on their New Year's resolutions to improve themselves for 2020 -- at least for a while.

In the garden with Felder: There's interest to be found outside the 'even -Steven' mindset

Posted 1/4/2020 in Columns

Don't know when or why, but somewhere along the line I stopped being an "even" numbers guy. Now I'm a happily odd guy, at least when it comes to symmetry in the garden.

Southern Gardening: Ancient art of gardening still brings rewards today

Posted 1/4/2020 in Columns

As we bid farewell to 2019, I've been reflecting on gardens and gardening in general. I wrote several weeks ago about the changing attitudes and current perceptions that home gardeners have about their landscapes and gardens.

Southern Gardening: Gary highlights four plant winners of 2019

Posted 12/28/2019 in Columns

The problems started with a bit cooler and much wetter spring season.

In the garden with Felder: Raise up a Southern child right

Posted 12/21/2019 in Columns

Good tidings from the South's winter garden! I plucked a fistful of super fragrant paperwhite daffodils last week, the first of my cherished winter flowers -- a week before winter officially started.

Southern Gardening: Try these kale varieties for colorful, edible gardens

Posted 12/21/2019 in Columns

I'm continuing to catch up with my landscape and garden work after an extremely busy fall and early winter season.

 

In the garden with Felder: Get creative with 'confinement'

Posted 12/14/2019 in Columns

My yard is now a better garden, in the medieval sense of the word. A new custom-designed entry gate has created a special feeling of being set apart from the outside. As it should.

 

Southern Gardening: Cool-season veggies are good in gardens, meals

Posted 12/14/2019 in Columns

Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21.

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.

 

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