Dreary weather is forcing me to stay indoors, but I am comforted by my cherished potted tropical plants. Some, however, are really ugly to visitors, which makes me love 'em even more.
If there's one vegetable that could be considered the ultimate homegrown vegetable in Mississippi, it has to be collards.
There was something wrong about my new garden. Couldn't put my finger on it, just didn't feel right. Then I learned about feng shui.
Many home gardeners look forward to this time of year to browse catalogs in search of great new plants to enjoy in their 2019 landscapes.
Should old acquaintances be forgotten? Well, of course not!
This January's temperatures have been drastically different from what we saw during last year's first month.
All this cold rain has finally convinced my trees to molt their remaining autumn leaves, and I'm feeling exposed.
As I'm writing this last Southern Gardening column of 2018, I'm trying to take one more look back before plunging headlong into the 2019 gardening season that's just around the corner. But I'm having trouble concentrating because the mail carrier is distracting me.
Let's kick this new garden year off by getting more of something while giving part of it away.
Time to 'fess up about 2018's garden foibles and failures. I've had 'em.
I love a nice lawn. I studied turf management at Mississippi State University and consult with professional turf and home lawn lovers regularly.
The questions being emailed to me are literally filling up my inbox.
I appreciate all seasons, but the relaxed Mississippi autumn brings out a joyous if wistful rush in me.
You may recall that I mentioned at this time last year that there are 400-plus varieties of holly. But would you believe it's hard to find some when you want some?
It's that time of year again for shopping, eating, delivery trucks and poinsettias. Yep -- it's the Christmas season.
Are you looking for cool-season color that's a sure thing -- a take-it-to-the-bank garden plant?
Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden's "green footprint" -- its cost to you and your surroundings?
Is everything in order in your garden? Wait -- my real question is, does your garden look any different this month than last?
I love rain, to a point. Love how it cascades in rivulets from my back deck's corrugated tin top, how it refreshes the birds' baths.