Should old acquaintances be forgotten? Well, of course not!
This January's temperatures have been drastically different from what we saw during last year's first month.
All this cold rain has finally convinced my trees to molt their remaining autumn leaves, and I'm feeling exposed.
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.
Let's kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.
Time to 'fess up about 2018's garden foibles and failures. I've had 'em.
I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly.
The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox.
I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.
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?
It's that time of year again for shopping, eating, delivery trucks and poinsettias. Yep -- it's the Christmas season.
Are you looking for cool-season color that's a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant?
Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden's "green footprint" -- its cost to you and your surroundings?
Is everything in order in your garden? Wait -- my real question is, does your garden look any different this month than last?
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.
This past weekend, I started planting cool-season color in my 25-gallon citrus containers.
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.
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.
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.