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In the garden with Felder: Of growing and giving thanks

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

I barely survived a potent scorpion this week, in my kitchen which is as experimental as my garden.

Southern Gardening: Plant violas now for fall to spring color

Posted 11/21/2020 in Columns

This past weekend, I planted the last of my Big Four must-have, cool-season color annuals: violas.

In the garden with Felder: Mixing it up can be good for the soul

Posted 11/14/2020 in Columns

A little bit of this, a little bit of that ... I just finished a new garden bed that is a nostalgic nod to my part-time home in northern England and the countless cottage gardens nearby which, because of the 'rona pandemic, are far, far away right now.

Southern Gardening: Matrix, Delta pansies are great cool-season colors

Posted 11/14/2020 in Columns

This week, I got to get back gardening after cleaning up the Hurricane Zeta debris. While visiting a garden center upstate, I was reminded that if you haven't done so already, now is the time to get your pansies planted for great cool-season color.

In the garden with Felder: Proudly waving the magnolia

Posted 11/7/2020 in Columns

This is a shameless celebration. It's mostly about a particular tree, but after two decades of pushing hard for it, even lobbying two special commissions, I'm over the moon to finally salute the magnolia flower on my beloved state's new flag.

Southern Gardening: Get professional help for major tree damage

Posted 11/7/2020 in Columns

I had planned to write again this week about more great cool-season color options, but we had a landscape and garden crasher named Hurricane Zeta make a mess on the Gulf coast.

In the garden with Felder: A season of 'shrooms

Posted 10/31/2020 in Columns

My garden is sprouting a pop-up bonanza of sorts, with cool, wet weather coaxing surprise toadstools and puffballs from underneath my feet.

Southern Gardening: Unusual lichen does not harm host plants

Posted 10/31/2020 in Columns

Lots has changed during this year of the COVID-19 pandemic. For one thing, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in the home landscape and garden.

In the garden with Felder: The faux folk of autumn

Posted 10/24/2020 in Columns

What autumn garden scene doesn't have a scarecrow or harvest figure?

Southern Gardening: Lettuce, collards thrive in cool-season gardens

Posted 10/24/2020 in Columns

Last week, I sang the praises of my favorite cool-season vegetable and explained how it is both edible and ornamental. Kale is a multitasking super food that is really easy to grow from seed.

In the garden with Felder: Bridge the seasonal gap

Posted 10/17/2020 in Columns

There is a tried-and-true wake-up call every October that alerts me to the fickle nature of autumn gardening. Right on cue, it happened this week.

Southern Gardening: Tasty, nutritious kale brings garden beauty

Posted 10/17/2020 in Columns

This weekend, I was excited to see that one of my favorite fall/winter vegetables is beginning to play a prominent role -- if not center stage -- in my ornamental landscape and culinary garden. Of course, I'm referring to kale.

Southern Gardening: Use Telstar dianthus for cool season color

Posted 10/11/2020 in Columns

One of the attributes I look for when choosing annual color plants is how hardworking they will be in my home landscape.

In the garden with Felder: Can't fix it, flee it or fight it? Flow with it

Posted 10/11/2020 in Columns

Can someone please tell me what's eating my newly-planted cabbage and kale? I can probably figure out what to do, if only I knew what I'm up against.

In the garden with Felder: Oh, the colors you'll see

Posted 10/3/2020 in Columns

What common garden color is not part of the rainbow?

Southern Gardening: Use snapdragons for lively fall landscapes

Posted 10/3/2020 in Columns

I like growing snapdragons when the seasons shift to cool weather. The colorful flowers are like a floral kaleidoscope in the landscape.

Felder Rushing: A nighttime showstopper

Posted 9/26/2020 in Columns

Goldenrod is blooming, and with early autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come it won't be long before Daylight Saving Time ends and we're left to reminisce on a porch swing or by the garden fire.

 

Gary Bachman: Plant crotons for fall foliage color

Posted 9/26/2020 in Columns

What a rollercoaster recently for Southern Gardening!

 

In the garden with Felder: Transition seasons 'a little at a time'

Posted 9/19/2020 in Columns

Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And grow what you need.

Southern Gardening: Prepare gardens before storms arrive

Posted 9/19/2020 in Columns

I write this while contemplating what a wild year 2020 has been. There's no need to remind anyone about the pandemic that has literally changed our landscape.

 

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