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In the garden with Felder: 'Oh, the places you'll go'

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columns

Pardon my getting maudlin, but how do you get rid of old plants that you've carefully nurtured for decades? Those that aren't ready for the compost pile?

Southern Gardening: Certain blooming plants attract many butterflies

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columns

Like most gardeners, I love watching the various butterflies that visit my garden.

In the garden with Felder: Ever wondered about the difference between dirt and soil?

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

Got good dirt? Or do you prefer to call it soil?

Playing in the dirt: Gardeners who brave the heat will reap rewards

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

July Fourth, AKA Independence Day, is arguably the most iconic non-religious holiday in the USA.

Southern Gardening: Combination containers offer flowering displays

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

I am a committed container gardener for both flowers and vegetables, but today I'm focusing on flowering plants.

Southern Gardening: Coleus varieties now ready for garden shade and sun

Posted 6/30/2018 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Some lawn woes have no simple answers

Posted 6/30/2018 in Columns

Got weeds in the lawn? In spite of decades of training and experience, I really can't help much.

Southern Gardening: Choose crape myrtle variety to fit landscape space limits

Posted 6/23/2018 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: A little down-hown in merry olde England

Posted 6/23/2018 in Columns

Ever see an old guy jump with joy and click his heels in the air?

In the garden with Felder: Add interest and personality by mixing it up

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columns

It's getting too humid to garden, but not to walk around and see what you've got -- or not.

Southern Gardening: Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming

Posted 6/16/2018 in Columns

This past Saturday and Sunday turned into a typical work weekend in my garden and landscape.

Playing in the dirt: Tables and turtles and awards, oh my

Posted 6/9/2018 in Columns

For regular readers of this column, you may remember that I frequently espouse the benefits of being a member of the Master Gardener organization.

Southern Gardening: Choose marigolds for strong summer beauty

Posted 6/9/2018 in Columns

I have to accept that the hot and humid summer has arrived in my coastal Mississippi garden and landscape.

In the garden with Felder: The art of choosing well

Posted 6/9/2018 in Columns

Hunkering down like Minnesotans in a snowstorm might be the way to go for gardening in our torrid summers.

In the garden with Felder: Swing and spring

Posted 6/2/2018 in Columns

In most of gardening, some things are more practical than other more subtle pleasures. That said, it may be time to put a bounce in your swing.

Southern Gardening: Heuchera varieties thrive in landscapes

Posted 6/2/2018 in Columns

One landscape plant I wish I grew more of is coral bells, known botanically as Heucheras.

In the garden with Felder: Which kind of gardener are you?

Posted 5/26/2018 in Columns

There are two kinds of gardeners: Those who mow, and those who do not.

Southern Gardening: Rose of Sharon varieties give options for gardens

Posted 5/26/2018 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder Rushing: Gardening legacies

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columns

Do you remember the first time someone showed you something in the garden and explained it to you?

Southern Gardening: Try papyrus selections in Mississippi gardens

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columns

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.

 

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