When I was beginning my horticulture journey after making a career transition, I thought I had some idea about color and planting combinations.
When I have visitors to my garden, I like to tell plant stories.
The first time my stories appeared in the newspaper was in second grade when my teacher had the class write letters to Santa.
One of my true favorites for the early summer season is coming soon to our Mississippi landscapes.
I truly feel like a member of my own club lately, especially when surrounded by Millennials and whatever labels we apply to those even younger.
April seems to have introduced herself as a fickle lady.
There's no doubt that spring is here when the Southern indica azaleas start to put on their show.
Once in a while, you invest a day of your life and when it's over, you know it was an incredibly good investment. I had such a day on Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee.
I took a look at my landscape this weekend trying to decide how many plants, if any, I'm going to have to renovate or replace after our hard winter. I have to say I was really impressed at the regrowth so far this spring.
Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the Jackson Garden Extravaganza.
One of my favorite spring flowering trees is our native redbud.
Word of the day -- desensitize: "to make less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence or suffering by overexposure to such images."
We're finally emerging from the "freezemagedden" we experienced earlier this year, and the garden and landscape are emerging with a vengeance.
"I reckon I don't have much to give but my stories," Grandma said to John Boy as she sat on the bed beside him and wished for a better gift to give her eldest grandson.
March is known for lion- and/or lamb-like weather, but from where I sit at this writing, it seems like fish- or seal-like would be more appropriate.
Spring has sprung, at least in my Ocean Springs landscape, and gardeners once again are venturing out and taking an inventory of plant damage from this winter's cold.
The church was as majestic as I expected with massive, exquisite windows through which generations have looked in and looked out.
I came to a conclusion after a series of events reminded me that spring is really close.
Distylium Vintage Jade is an exciting new plant that brings pizazz to the traditional role of foundation planting.
As we're working our way through this year's Mississippi Medallion Winners, I now want to look at Sedum rupestre, which is commonly called lemon sedum.