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Gary Bachman: Mari-mums are marvelous for fall landscapes, gardens

Posted 8/22/2020 in Columns

Late summer means it's time for another round of garden activities.

Southern Gardening: Try herbs for late summer gardens

Posted 8/15/2020 in Columns

In the late summer and into the fall, some of my favorite garden plants are the annual herbs.

In the garden with Felder: A little rant about lawn care

Posted 8/15/2020 in Columns

Every summer I feel like hanging up my hat on advising about lawn care, because people gonna do what they're gonna do, regardless of what's best for the lawn.

In the garden with Felder: Gardening with a little help from a four-legged friend

Posted 8/8/2020 in Columns

If I can get the little dog from next door to keep helping me dig my garden, I'll be better prepared for fall.

 

Southern Gardening: Find garden spots for ornamental peppers

Posted 8/8/2020 in Columns

Last week, I told you about culinary peppers that I like to grow and ultimately consume. This week, I want to share another way to use peppers in our second summer garden and landscape.

 

Southern Gardening: Tropical hibiscus makes late summer color splash

Posted 7/25/2020 in Columns

I'm staying with the theme of second summer this week because I was out in my landscape early this morning taking care of a task that was hard to do but inevitable.

In the garden with Felder: No dull moments in the garden

Posted 7/25/2020 in Columns

A garden is good for many things, including amusement, especially for those who have an appreciation of the absurd.

In the garden with Felder: Sure, it's hot -- but look for summer's gifts

Posted 7/18/2020 in Columns

There are some sweet homegrown compensations for Mississippi's torrid summers.

Southern Gardening: Include sun coleus in Mississippi gardens

Posted 7/18/2020 in Columns

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you my thoughts on the second summer season in our Mississippi landscapes and gardens.

In the garden with Felder: Talking the talk, walking the walk

Posted 7/11/2020 in Columns

It's true, the old adage that gardening is good for us, and one of the upsides of Covid-related restrictions is that I've had ample opportunity to give it more practice.

Southern Gardening: Hardy Summer Storm hibiscus is garden treat

Posted 7/11/2020 in Columns

One of my landscape joys is growing plants that share their big flowers with me.

In the garden with Felder: Magnolias and Mississippi

Posted 7/4/2020 in Columns

What says "forever Mississippi" to you?

Southern Gardening: Veggie gardens thrive despite summer heat

Posted 7/4/2020 in Columns

Each year as we approach Independence Day, my landscape and garden begin a transition to what I like to call "second summer." This is due to the heat and humidity that set in anywhere from late April to mid-May.

In the garden with Felder: Good 'actors' can provide color even in summer's dog days

Posted 6/27/2020 in Columns

What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?

Southern Gardening: Bring coveted blue to home landscapes

Posted 6/27/2020 in Columns

Everyone has a certain color that is their absolute favorite, and I'm no different. And while I really like the entire palette of colors available for our gardens and landscape, the one color I must have is blue.

Southern Gardening: Rudbeckia are great flower choices for heat

Posted 6/20/2020 in Columns

Over the last several months, I've been spending even more time in my home garden and landscape, and many of you may have done the same.

In the garden with Felder: Share plants without prejudice

Posted 6/20/2020 in Columns

Do your plants signal what kind of person you are?

In the garden with Felder: Life with wildlife

Posted 6/13/2020 in Columns

I have a dilemma that is both cute and fascinating, but has the potential to wreak havoc in my Certified Wildlife Habitat garden.

Southern Gardening: Use care when trimming storm-damaged trees

Posted 6/13/2020 in Columns

Last week was the traditional start of the storm season, and as if on cue, Tropical Storm Cristobal paid us a visit.

In the garden with Felder: Get 'patriotic' with a Mississippi mainstay

Posted 6/6/2020 in Columns

Dang it. I just discovered a young tree seedling in my garden that will sooner or later have to be cut down, but it seems wrong, maybe unpatriotic, to do it.

 

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