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Playing in the dirt: New year, new start

Posted 1/12/2019 in Columns

Should old acquaintances be forgotten? Well, of course not!


Southern Gardening: Consider three winning plants for landscapes, gardens

Posted 1/12/2019 in Columns

This January's temperatures have been drastically different from what we saw during last year's first month.

In the garden with Felder: A fast hack for a little privacy

Posted 1/5/2019 in Columns

All this cold rain has finally convinced my trees to molt their remaining autumn leaves, and I'm feeling exposed.

Southern Gardening: Garden catalogs feed garden fever all winter

Posted 1/5/2019 in Columns

As I'm writing this last Southern Gardening column of 2018, I'm trying to take one more look back before plunging headlong into the 2019 gardening season that's just around the corner. But I'm having trouble concentrating because the mail carrier is distracting me.

In the garden with Felder: Kick off the new garden year by dividing and multiplying

Posted 12/29/2018 in Columns

Let's kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.

In the garden with Felder: A look back at fun and foibles of the past gardening year

Posted 12/22/2018 in Columns

Time to 'fess up about 2018's garden foibles and failures. I've had 'em.

In the garden with Felder: Nothing wrong with creating a midwinter meadow

Posted 12/15/2018 in Columns

I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly.

Southern Gardening: Gary answers frequent garden-related questions

Posted 12/15/2018 in Columns

The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox.

In the garden with Felder: Take time to savor the season

Posted 12/8/2018 in Columns

I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.


Playing in the dirt: Protect the plants and 'feed' the tree

Posted 12/8/2018 in Columns

You may recall that I mentioned at this time last year that there are 400-plus varieties of holly. But would you believe it's hard to find some when you want some?


Southern Gardening: Select, care well for Christmas poinsettias

Posted 12/8/2018 in Columns

It's that time of year again for shopping, eating, delivery trucks and poinsettias. Yep -- it's the Christmas season.

Southern Gardening: Use Sorbet violas to add garden color until spring

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columns

Are you looking for cool-season color that's a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant?

In the garden with Felder: Keep your landscape doable

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columns

Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden's "green footprint" -- its cost to you and your surroundings?

In the garden with Felder: Winterizing in the garden

Posted 11/24/2018 in Columns

Is everything in order in your garden? Wait -- my real question is, does your garden look any different this month than last?

In the garden with Felder: Rain, rain -- let's make good use of you

Posted 11/17/2018 in Columns

I love rain, to a point. Love how it cascades in rivulets from my back deck's corrugated tin top, how it refreshes the birds' baths.

Southern Gardening: Use Cool Wave pansies for lasting winter color

Posted 11/17/2018 in Columns

This past weekend, I started planting cool-season color in my 25-gallon citrus containers.

Playing in the dirt: November, a month for planning and even planting

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columns

Warm days, cool days, stormy days. Oh my! November has offered us a varied menu so far. But weather aside, November is a sort of stepchild among months, sandwiched between October and December --Halloween and Christmas -- arguably two of the best-loved holidays. But I refuse to ignore Thanksgiving.


Southern Gardening: Cool-season dianthus lasts through spring

Posted 11/10/2018 in Columns

I love the annual color we can grow all winter in most of our Mississippi gardens and landscapes, so I'm going to spend a few weeks concentrating on cool-season color. Dianthus is my first choice for fall color.


In the garden with Felder: Putting plants and people together

Posted 11/3/2018 in Columns

Some plants all but beg to be grown and shared. Spreading around the world and across all cultures and languages like a children's hand-held string game, they easily bring diverse people together with good cheer.


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