They float, they flutter, they drift, and sometimes they just ride the wind. Butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors can usually be seen in Mississippi during this month. Creating a garden space to attract these butterflies can be easy if you do a few things right.
Once I had the pleasure of marveling at a sculptor, his hands covered in clay, me utterly hypnotized by his artistry. It was as if the artist were alone, lost, if you will, in the creation of something beautiful.
Even though we are still in the grip of summer's heat and humidity, garden centers soon will start stocking gorgeous, flowering fall mums. Start planning now where to use these plants most effectively in the landscape.
I suppose people around our area are a bit disappointed about the delays in renovation of the Old Highway 82 Bridge in Columbus. After all, we are in a big hurry to walk across the river to get to, um, the other side (?).
If you're the kind of gardener who likes to plan now for what to plant next year, here's another plant to add to your list: Golden Thryallis.
With apologies to Hank Williams, "Your cheatin' hair will tell on you." If you're telling yourself that shopping around for a different hairstyle is being disloyal to your beloved hairstylist, perhaps that is truly cheating -- cheating yourself!