I have always heard you can never go home again. Well, that's simply not true, although I do understand the more subtle meaning.
I think hardy hibiscus is one of those must-have summer plants that we can count on to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer.
When I was a little boy, Mama told me stories of sights and wonders she had seen. Still today, those stories flood my mind with curiosity and fascination, normal meeting paranormal.
It's hot as Hades in Mississippi, and that's even in the shade with a pitcher of ice cold lemonade.
There is one plant that absolutely is the flower of the South: the crape myrtle. Who can resist the colorful flower clusters on display from early summer through late fall?
It's hard to argue with a fire-breathing dragon.
Home gardeners in Mississippi need colorful plants that hold up to the hot conditions we have every year.
July is the All-American month! The Fourth of July, fireworks, hot dogs -- or maybe your menu runs to hamburgers or ham or even steaks on the grill.
I really like to look at the flowering annual purslane in our hot summer landscapes. It's a vigorous, low-growing plant that forms a colorful carpet with succulent foliage.
Summer and homemade ice cream seem to go perfectly together.
I awoke this morning to the unmistakable aroma of sausage frying. To my surprise and great delight, there were also biscuits rising in the oven.
There are not many things that stir the soul quite like hearing the one you love play familiar gospel hymns on his new (well, actually used and very old) baby grand piano.
Summer officially begins this week, and there are so many great plants we can grow during this season. But I really miss one that we can't grow in the summer: annual impatiens.
Ah, June -- the month for dads, grads and brides, not to mention the first day of summer. Oh, you thought summer had already started? Not so.
I have always heard that friends are the family you choose. Virginia Woolf said it best: "Some people go to priests, others to poetry, I to my friends."
Most folks who know me would declare I am always five or ten minutes late.
If you squinch your eyes just a little, open your imagination as far as it will go, and add a sprinkle of pixie dust if you have it handy, it's not that hard to make them "real."
I wrote earlier about my 40-year struggle with growing roses.
I wished that moment would last forever.