Are the concrete chicken, big urn and homemade toadstools in my garden antiques, heirlooms, or just old?
One of the landscape views many gardeners ignore is the horizontal plane.
To hear some folks talk, you'd think plants have intentions, good or bad and everything in between.
I'm becoming increasingly optimistic about our 2020 Mississippi summer gardens and landscapes. COVID-19 is on everyone's mind, but an upside to the virus is that more homeowners are gardening than ever before.
Ever notice how a cat can't help raising its rear when you stroke its back? Vines do the same thing. Sorta.
May 4 marked a milestone for me and my wife as the last Star Wars movie, "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker," was being released straight to digital, thanks to COVID-19.
Social distancing doesn't apply to Victory Garden vegetables; some actually do best when stuffed into close quarters.
I'm sure Southern Gardening Nation knows that Supertunias, especially Vista Bubblegum, are among my favorite summer color because they are reliable performers in my coastal Mississippi garden and landscape.
A landscape is largely defined by its lines. You can change or soften them, but the edges between things, whether straight, curvy or a mishmash, are characterful.
There are a few must-have plants for my summer Mississippi garden and landscape.
Did you know that April is National Gardening Month? In my landscape, every month is gardening month, but it's fitting to be officially celebrating as many people are gardening for the first time while they shelter in place.
I got ambushed by a powerful fragrance while busting out of the cabin for an early evening walk around the neighborhood. It was cloyingly sweet.
Gardening activity is being supercharged right now by three fevers working together to keep more of us close to home.
As we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, I've read that our eating habits are changing. The options for eating out have been limited as we practice social distancing.
I think one of the hardest parts of this quarantine is upon us: Easter. What is Easter without a big egg hunt, the church cantata, a new dress, and a basket full of jelly beans?
In these uncertain days of social isolation and children underfoot, there are some alluring ideas for keeping busy in the garden without overloading yourself, and for entertaining bored kids.
I read a criticism a few years ago about the ways we tend to separate children into very strict categories and classes based exclusively on their ages. Yes, of course there are developmental trends for every age, but imagine if you were assigned your job or your Sunday school class based only on your age.
With much of our workforce telecommuting from home and with school suspended or canceled for the kids, cabin fever has already become an issue for many households.
Gardening and home cooking have a lot in common, creating sustenance and comfort by combining basic ingredients using simple techniques.
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." That's a Buddhist proverb I've heard before and like. It's been true many times for me: when I am ready to understand something, a loved one or stranger will know just the right thing to say or do.