I'm Sharon Carrigan, and I am a member of the Lowndes County Master Gardener organization.
I had an opportunity to attend the Gulf District American Rose Society Mid-Winter Workshop in Gonzales, Louisiana, in early February.
William Shakespeare said it best: "I am wealthy in my friends."
Except for a couple of cold nights, there's no doubt that I've been enjoying the mild winter we're having this year.
The aroma of spearmint chewing gum just opened, fresh from the wrapper, takes me all the way back.
So far, it's been an interesting spring season in January for our gardens.
If I had asked my daddy about William Wordsworth, likely he would have said, "Is he from over in Jones County somewhere? I don't believe I know him."
Saucer magnolias and other flowering, deciduous magnolias start to peek out of their buds every spring, usually in late February or early March. The rush of colorful pinks is always a welcome sight.
We met 59 years ago in an employee-employer relationship.
I ran away from it all. Sometimes I thought about running forever and never looking back.
Toys are us, and I don't mean the store itself.
Wasn't the last weekend's cold something else?
Where I grew up way out in the country, verses from the Bible were memorized during a summer tradition, Vacation Bible School, at hundreds of rural churches on the hottest days of June and July.
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.