This past weekend, I had the privilege and pleasure of being an invited speaker at the Gardening for Life Symposium hosted by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina.
Twilight time in the garden doesn't have to be gloomy or dangerous.
Earlier this year, we were enjoying a cool and wet spring, and then one day, wham! We were thrown into a full-blown hot and dry summer that seemed never-ending.
Getting fond of hardy outdoor succulents? Time to sort a few out.
I love the autumn season because we're starting to recover from Mississippi's hot and humid summer with cooler weather. Not only do gardeners appreciate the season change, but so do many of our landscape plants.
I have more naked ladies dancing through my garden than I know what to do with.
If there is a showier plant in the fall than our Mississippi native Gulf muhly grass, I don't know what it is.
Autumn's chill reminds me it's time to start doing what I swore as a kid I wouldn't as a grownup -- hauling potted plants indoors for the winter.
We have finally gotten some cool, fall weather, and it's time to start planting our cool-season color, but sometimes we need to enjoy the summer color that's getting its second wind.
Who needs tropical hibiscus, when we have so many easier and sometimes edible relatives for our gardens?
One of my favorite flowering landscape and garden plants has to be hibiscus, but hibiscus doesn't refer to only one plant.
I had the opportunity this past weekend to speak at the Butterflies in the Pass Monarch Festival in Pass Christian. The monarch butterfly may be the most recognized and loved insect in the United States.
I've always had an affinity for the color brown, which is a good thing because right now some of my normally-green garden is various hues of sepia from the heat and drought.
Fall has officially arrived, although temperatures remain summerish. But when the calendar changes, it's time to start thinking about the cool-season annual colors to be planted and enjoyed during the winter months.
Some of the most unusual, ancient creatures on earth are living in your garden, happily weathering the worst weather thrown their way. Some gardeners see them as monsters, which is sorta the truth.
I can't imagine a more boring topic than mulching the garden. But I respect it, though in last week's heat it almost killed me.
Most of my Southern Gardening columns share tips about great ornamental plants that should be grown in all landscapes and gardens in Mississippi and the entire Southeast.
I have more frogs than I know what to do with, what with being able to use only one at a time.
This weekend while driving in my hometown of Ocean Springs, I looked at the crape myrtles planted in the median all along Highway 90. I noticed that most of the trees had a dark cast to them, even on a bright, sunny morning.
There's a scary new vine in my garden, a good contender for anyone who wants to come back in the next life as an unkillable weed.