I'm staying with the theme of second summer this week because I was out in my landscape early this morning taking care of a task that was hard to do but inevitable.
A garden is good for many things, including amusement, especially for those who have an appreciation of the absurd.
There are some sweet homegrown compensations for Mississippi's torrid summers.
A couple of weeks ago, I gave you my thoughts on the second summer season in our Mississippi landscapes and gardens.
It's true, the old adage that gardening is good for us, and one of the upsides of Covid-related restrictions is that I've had ample opportunity to give it more practice.
One of my landscape joys is growing plants that share their big flowers with me.
What says "forever Mississippi" to you?
Each year as we approach Independence Day, my landscape and garden begin a transition to what I like to call "second summer." This is due to the heat and humidity that set in anywhere from late April to mid-May.
What to do when the hydrangeas stop flowering by July?
Everyone has a certain color that is their absolute favorite, and I'm no different. And while I really like the entire palette of colors available for our gardens and landscape, the one color I must have is blue.
Over the last several months, I've been spending even more time in my home garden and landscape, and many of you may have done the same.
Do your plants signal what kind of person you are?
I have a dilemma that is both cute and fascinating, but has the potential to wreak havoc in my Certified Wildlife Habitat garden.
Last week was the traditional start of the storm season, and as if on cue, Tropical Storm Cristobal paid us a visit.
Dang it. I just discovered a young tree seedling in my garden that will sooner or later have to be cut down, but it seems wrong, maybe unpatriotic, to do it.
This week's emails included some real doozies, from an unusual problem with poison ivy and what kind of plant do I want to reincarnate as, to whatever it is that Imogene Fitch wants me to do.
Many of the garden center stars that draw the most attention are plants with big, flashy flowers.
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.