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Playing in the dirt: A May to-do guide for area gardeners

Posted 5/13/2017 in Columns

Beep, beep! What's that?

 

Being Beautiful: Musings on bridges built with love by women forged of steel

Posted 5/13/2017 in Columns

My mind is saturated with unforgettable mothers, I suppose because Mother's Day marks our calendars once again.

 

Southern Gardening: Plant Asclepias for Monarch butterflies

Posted 5/13/2017 in Columns

It's all the rage to plant butterfly gardens in our home landscapes.

Southern Gardening: Don't make volcanoes when applying landscape mulch

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columns

Driving around town this weekend, I enjoyed all the work fellow gardeners have been doing in their yards.

 

Being Beautiful: Sometimes hope is all we have

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columns

This is a story of hope.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Memories, like flowers, bloom brightly in all seasons

Posted 4/29/2017 in Columns

What is it about flowers that we love so much?

 

Southern Gardening: Marigolds supply lasting color, help for tomatoes

Posted 4/29/2017 in Columns

After being laid up for the last few weeks recovering from a knee replacement, I've really enjoyed finally getting out and picking up some heat-loving summer annual color.

Southern Gardening: Landscape plan helps guide spring shopping

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columns

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and early summer is visit my local garden centers.

 

Being Beautiful: Revision, reunion and the joy of second chances

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columns

My favorite prefix is "re."

 

Southern Gardening: Superbells Supertunias offer summer beauty

Posted 4/15/2017 in Columns

One thing I dig about the summer season is the selection of annual color available for the garden and landscape.

 

Being Beautiful: Far across the distance and spaces between us

Posted 4/15/2017 in Columns

I grew up with brothers, three of them, not a single girl child in our house when we were children.

 

Playing in the dirt: April tips for home gardeners

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

Well, March roared in and tiptoed out. At least it was less breezy at the end than the beginning.

Southern Gardening: Some bugs also like to play in the garden

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

I don't claim to be an entomologist, but I do find the insects and spiders we see in our gardens to be engaging.

 

Being Beautiful: From Air Supply to ZZ Top, Ricky Schroeder to John Stamos

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

Some of the things I did as a youngster make me laugh now.

 

Southern Gardening: Supertunias make excellent landscape, container choices

Posted 4/1/2017 in Columns

Now is the time to start planting annual color for summer.

 

Being Beautiful: Food for the body and food for the soul

Posted 4/1/2017 in Columns

Why are we so nostalgic?

 

 

Being Beautiful: What ever happened to Baby Jane?

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columns

Imagine with me, if you can, saving up your spare coins for a long time, heading off to an anniversary or birthday dinner at The Brown Derby, one of old Hollywood's most celebrated restaurants.

 

Southern Gardening: Indian hawthorns give spring blooms

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columns

Azaleas have been magnificent this spring.

 

Being Beautiful: Spreading sparkles from china cabinets to petting zoos

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

I was just a little boy with his mama, and we had driven up Dykes Chapel Road to Miss Jessy Jean's house, Perry County's own petting zoo, because she had at least one of every living thing created by God and known to man.

 

Southern Gardening: Unusual lichen do not damage plant hosts

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours.

 

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