Since we recently celebrated the first day of summer, I think this is the perfect time to talk about one my favorite color plants, the coleus.
I love crape myrtles in the landscape. They flower all summer, and their beautiful exfoliating and peeling bark exposes cinnamon-brown trunks in the winter. It’s no wonder that somebody way back when called them the Flowers of the South.
This past Saturday and Sunday turned into a typical work weekend in my garden and landscape.
I have to accept that the hot and humid summer has arrived in my coastal Mississippi garden and landscape.
One landscape plant I wish I grew more of is coral bells, known botanically as Heucheras.
One day right after we moved to Mississippi, I got a call from a homeowner with a question about her althea plant. I was stumped, but soon found that the plant she was referring to was commonly called rose of Sharon.
With all of the bright, colorful summer annuals we’re planting this month, I find myself looking for more out-of-the-ordinary plants for my landscape.
If you’re still looking for a favorite plant for our hot summer landscapes, consider Superbells.
When I was beginning my horticulture journey after making a career transition, I thought I had some idea about color and planting combinations.
When I have visitors to my garden, I like to tell plant stories.