What autumn garden scene doesn't have a scarecrow or harvest figure?
Last week, I sang the praises of my favorite cool-season vegetable and explained how it is both edible and ornamental. Kale is a multitasking super food that is really easy to grow from seed.
There is a tried-and-true wake-up call every October that alerts me to the fickle nature of autumn gardening. Right on cue, it happened this week.
This weekend, I was excited to see that one of my favorite fall/winter vegetables is beginning to play a prominent role -- if not center stage -- in my ornamental landscape and culinary garden. Of course, I'm referring to kale.
One of the attributes I look for when choosing annual color plants is how hardworking they will be in my home landscape.
Can someone please tell me what's eating my newly-planted cabbage and kale? I can probably figure out what to do, if only I knew what I'm up against.
What common garden color is not part of the rainbow?
I like growing snapdragons when the seasons shift to cool weather. The colorful flowers are like a floral kaleidoscope in the landscape.
Goldenrod is blooming, and with early autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come it won't be long before Daylight Saving Time ends and we're left to reminisce on a porch swing or by the garden fire.
What a rollercoaster recently for Southern Gardening!
Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And grow what you need.
I write this while contemplating what a wild year 2020 has been. There's no need to remind anyone about the pandemic that has literally changed our landscape.
Ever pocket a handful of seeds on the sly, without express permission? Going down a slippery slope this week, by admitting that I believe there are right and wrong justifications and methods for, er, liberating plants from other gardeners. Hear me out.
Many of my gardening friends are already on the lookout for the annual migration of Monarch butterflies on their way to their Mexico wintering grounds. Witnessing this migration is awe-inspiring.
We're already into our September garden, and lots of great things are going to happen.
Love getting stumped on plant identification questions, but sometimes I'm driven around the twist, occasionally left high and dry.
I had an unexpected pastel delight in my veg patch this week, when my sweet potatoes started flowering. As luck would have it, one vine had crept around a purple-leaf basil whose small edible flowers share the same pink throats.
I've been thinking about the whole COVID-19 pandemic experience we've endured for the last several months -- like social distancing and face masks -- and the activities we look forward to enjoying once again.
Whether it is the hot weather, the age of your landscape or simply the need for change, a late summer makeover can help increase your landscape's beauty.
One of my favorite native wildflowers has gone rogue overseas, but its newfound connections are perversely satisfying to me.
2. Tune in to a Halloween 'feast' with Seneca's Oedipus ENTERTAINMENT
4. Community Calendar for the week of October 25, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT