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.
I love when the calendar strikes Dec. 1, because it means we are officially in the Christmas season.
I'm already missing autumn's dazzling display of colors, while right in the middle of one of the best in memory.
For cool-season color, you can't beat the old-fashioned plants our grandparents called Johnny jump-ups.
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.
I am thoroughly thankful I made the move to coastal Mississippi a dozen years ago.
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.
Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one, at that.
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.
Twilight time in the garden doesn't have to be gloomy or dangerous.
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.
Getting fond of hardy outdoor succulents? Time to sort a few out.
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.
I have more naked ladies dancing through my garden than I know what to do with.
If there is a showier plant in the fall than our Mississippi native Gulf muhly grass, I don't know what it is.
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.
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.
Who needs tropical hibiscus, when we have so many easier and sometimes edible relatives for our gardens?
One of my favorite flowering landscape and garden plants has to be hibiscus, but hibiscus doesn't refer to only one plant.
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.
2. Columbus library Snow Day to feature Santa and 'snow' ENTERTAINMENT