The old adage that men sweat and ladies glisten might hold true for some, but here in the South where it's hotter than blazes, folks of all kinds just sweat.
A long road trip I'm currently on made me realize that our climates may be significantly different, but our plants are often very similar.
Meet Miz Victoria Fiona, and let me tell you how we became acquainted.
It's pretty easy to grow plants when water is plentiful, and that's the situation much of the time in Mississippi.
I have never admired those who preach one sermon and live another, figuratively speaking, which means I try very hard not to be a hypocrite.
Yesterday was July 4, when we as a nation commemorate the act of declaring our independence from what we perceived as oppressive government from Britain under George III.
I'm like most home gardeners when it comes to working in and maintaining my garden and landscape.
Our grandmothers gave us sage advice on most everything under the sun, but perhaps we should have listened more intently when they were passing out beauty tips -- mayonnaise, milk, beer. Well, I declare.
Most gardeners have favorite landscape plants they use every year, and I'm no different.
Wrapping myself in the thick hotel bathrobe and clutching my cup of hot coffee, I ventured out onto the balcony in the chilly Colorado air.
Stella Poodle is a pretty girl. She turns heads on the street well into her golden years, the classiest aging brunette since Sophia Loren.
Our gardens and landscapes are heating up, and for hot summer color, you just can't beat the annual vinca.
If you ask me what's hot this season, I might tell you a smoking haircut or equally sizzling color, but I also want to share some of the hottest styling tools. They aren't all the same in quality or function.
Tropical plants, like elephant ears, just scream for attention and attract interest in any landscape.
Ninety degree temperatures and 10 mile per hour winds increase water use by most vegetables.
The couple stood serenely hand-in-hand on the brow of the mountain, the warm, early summer sun lighting their faces with a golden glow.
It's so hot that my hydrangeas are fainting, and it's hardly even summer yet.
Foxglove can create a dramatic effect with its tall spires of flowers but is an underused plant in Mississippi, especially in the southern counties.
Why does everybody have to be naked these days, well, figuratively speaking?
Many seasoned gardeners, myself included, consider Angelonia one of the best plants for the hot summer garden.