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.
Southerners know it all too well, the lush green vine that coils, winds and climbs over everything in its path from trees to houses -- kudzu.
I'm often asked which flowering plants I think are best for our landscapes and gardens. This is not a simple question!
All dogs go to Heaven, and you will never convince me otherwise.
This year has been a challenge in my home landscape and garden.
The peacock rests in shards of broken glass.
Lately I've been singing the praises of having hardy hibiscuses in your landscape.
Ah, August! The dog days of summer typically bring exhausting heat, long spells of no rain and very high electric bills.
Mark Twain might have said it best: "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Well, Mark, lately it's beginning to matter.
Although we're in the middle of a blazing hot summer, I find my gardening thoughts wandering to the coming fall season.
I have always heard you can never go home again. Well, that's simply not true, although I do understand the more subtle meaning.