As warmer weather fills the air, calls are pouring into county Extension offices with anxious gardeners who are ready to work. Whether it is pruning plants, spraying and pulling weeds, or just cleaning up the landscape, they are ready to begin.
It’s usually around this time of year that those annoying winter weeds start popping up in our front yards.
Thanksgiving has long passed and the holiday season is upon us. You may have noticed this by the tightening of your waistline. As we say in our home, there is no such thing as too much dessert. Anyway, now it is time for indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.
Many people think of winter as a time when nothing is happening in the landscape. This is not true at all; lots of plants shine
They float, they flutter, they drift, and sometimes they just ride the wind. Butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors can usually be seen in Mississippi during this month. Creating a garden space to attract these butterflies can be easy if you do a few things right.
Do you have the perfect lawn? Is the perfect lawn even possible? If it is, do you care enough to have it? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? Do you even like mowing? These are all debatable questions.
The older leaves of your Southern Magnolia are yellow and dropping all over the lawn. The remaining green leaves are even hanging down, giving the plant a sad, sickly look.
The reward of growing your own food is something everyone should experience firsthand. Nothing compares to a home-cooked meal prepared with vegetables that were grown in your garden. Tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumber, peas and beans are a few of the staple items in most Mississippi gardens.
You may have noticed some of the landscape projects around Columbus that have had the hand of the Lowndes County Master Gardener volunteers placed on them — like the landscape at the downtown post office, or the reclaimed beds along the side of the YMCA, or even the front beds to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season is upon us. You may have noticed this by the tightening of your waistline. As we say in our home, there is no such thing as too much dessert. Anyway, now it is time to begin with our holiday decorations.