The last few weeks have been hot and humid, and many of my gardening friends are ready for fall's cooler temperatures.
These dog days have me in a funk, all but beating the joy out of my little garden.
Because of the oppressive heat and humidity in my coastal landscape and garden, I spent the weekend in the air conditioning, of course.
Is a herb a herb, even if you don't use it as one?
As we continue to plow through this hot and humid summer, keeping our plants -- and ourselves -- hydrated is critical to maintaining the summer garden and landscape.
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?
Like most gardeners, I love watching the various butterflies that visit my garden.
Got good dirt? Or do you prefer to call it soil?
July Fourth, AKA Independence Day, is arguably the most iconic non-religious holiday in the USA.
I am a committed container gardener for both flowers and vegetables, but today I'm focusing on flowering plants.
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.
Got weeds in the lawn? In spite of decades of training and experience, I really can't help much.
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.
Ever see an old guy jump with joy and click his heels in the air?
It's getting too humid to garden, but not to walk around and see what you've got -- or not.
This past Saturday and Sunday turned into a typical work weekend in my garden and landscape.
For regular readers of this column, you may remember that I frequently espouse the benefits of being a member of the Master Gardener organization.
I have to accept that the hot and humid summer has arrived in my coastal Mississippi garden and landscape.
Hunkering down like Minnesotans in a snowstorm might be the way to go for gardening in our torrid summers.
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.