There are so many things I miss about Thanksgiving now that the light in my little stone cottage on Dykes Chapel Road has dimmed.
Even though the air is still warm in many parts of Mississippi, it's time to plant annual winter color.
Well, that's according to Groucho Marks. This much I know: The books we read while children stay with us our whole lives. One of my favorites is "Frog and Toad Are Friends," written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel and published in 1970.
I don't know about you, but November is one of my favorite months. Who can resist the warm redolence of turkeys roasting, pumpkin pies baking and many other traditional aromas of the season?
Birthdays are the best! Mine is this month, and I am ecstatic to be celebrating it with the best of friends in one of my favorite cities in the world, Washington, D.C.
This year, I'm getting an early start on my ornamental kale and cabbage planting for the fall.
I have weekly favorite plants, as you may know, and one of my favorites started blooming in earnest over the last couple of weeks.
My mind is a cauldron of memories bubbling over, especially appropriate for Halloween. Who does not remember his or her favorite costumes from childhood?
After cleaning the mess from Hurricane Nate, I had the chance to participate in two outstanding field days in Mississippi and Louisiana.
We need more simple acts of random kindness.
While Hurricane Nate was obviously not in the same class as Katrina, the last hurricane to hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, it did provide gardeners a lesson in getting their landscapes ready before a storm.
Boo! It's October, and I'll bet you've got a pumpkin, gourd, corn or nuts in a strategic spot for these perennial fall decorations.
Cannas are commonly grown as large-specimen plants and look fantastic mass planted in landscapes.
I was taught first by my daddy, a proud veteran, then by my elementary school teachers that the flag is a symbol of everything American and should be treated as such.
I know some homeowners who look at ornamental grasses and wonder what is the big deal; these plants are only grass.
The fair is coming to town!
Late summer and early fall are among my favorite times of the year because the ornamental peppers are starting to really color up.
There has always been more than little bit of Peter Pan in me.
This is the time of year many gardeners have been waiting for all summer.