Since the Christmas holiday season started last month, gardeners across Mississippi have been giving and receiving plants as gifts: poinsettias, begonias, cactuses and cyclamens -- oh my!
It's that time of year again, the moment when I revisit all the things that happened in 2016 -- the good, the bad and the ugly, all before clinking our champagne flutes on New Year's Eve.
As we prepare to head into a new year of gardening adventures, I've been thinking about a variety of landscape questions and quandaries that pop up from time to time.
An amazing thing happened this year when I was spreading the branches of my artificial trees on the front steps of my home in Colorado.
The Christmas season is a time for decorating, as we put up wreaths, poinsettias and trees.
Ornamental kale and cabbage are in a group of my favorite plants for the winter landscape, and I find them to be among the most reliable, as well.
Each time I turn a lamp off, I think of the man who raised me.
Well, we are now in that festive season as Christmas approaches.
All my life I have heard it said: "You can't take it with you."
We're now officially in the Christmas season, and holiday shopping is in full swing.
If you need more proof that Christmas is here than the bright lights flickering from your neighbor's windows or the tinsel snowmen, Santas and angels appearing on lampposts, then just look at the calendar.
We hit December this week, and it seems like we haven't really had a fall season yet.
Tom Brokaw called the veterans of World War II "the greatest generation."
I've noticed over the last couple of weeks that a few early-season poinsettias are showing up on garden center shelves.
Like many other home gardeners in Mississippi, I'm in the full swing of planting cool-season annual color.
"The hills are alive with the sound of music."
I tried to go to a football game at Ole Miss recently; and, let me tell you, it ain't what it used to be.
Even though outside temperatures are still quite balmy, we are moving into winter.
Heirloom vegetables get their fair share of gardening attention, but many homeowners don't realize that some ornamental plants are considered heirlooms as well.
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