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Southern Gardening: Modern gardeners have all the love, new goals

Posted 11/16/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Let's talk landscape lighting

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columns

Twilight time in the garden doesn't have to be gloomy or dangerous.

Southern Gardening: Winter cassia brings late-season blooms

Posted 11/9/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Succulents can serve as a hardy choice

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columns

Getting fond of hardy outdoor succulents? Time to sort a few out.

Southern Gardening: Lycoris bring unexpected beauty to fall landscapes

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: A Lycoris, by any other name

Posted 10/26/2019 in Columns

I have more naked ladies dancing through my garden than I know what to do with.

Southern Gardening: Gulf muhly shows its worth in fall gardens

Posted 10/26/2019 in Columns

If there is a showier plant in the fall than our Mississippi native Gulf muhly grass, I don't know what it is.

In the garden with Felder: Time to think of wintering indoors

Posted 10/19/2019 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Summer-blooming cosmos continues blooming in fall

Posted 10/19/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Some obvious, and not so obvious, ways to boost beauty

Posted 10/12/2019 in Columns

Who needs tropical hibiscus, when we have so many easier and sometimes edible relatives for our gardens?

Southern Gardening: The little-known roselle belongs in Mississippi gardens

Posted 10/12/2019 in Columns

One of my favorite flowering landscape and garden plants has to be hibiscus, but hibiscus doesn't refer to only one plant.

Southern Gardening: Gary's list of top butterfly plants

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Surrounded by brown yet?

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Matrix pansies are a dependable fall choice

Posted 9/28/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Ancient lichen can tell you something about your garden

Posted 9/28/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: A few words of advice about mulch

Posted 9/21/2019 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Back-saving salad tables grow vegetables, flowers

Posted 9/21/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Reflecting on frogs -- no, not the live kind

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columns

I have more frogs than I know what to do with, what with being able to use only one at a time.

Southern Gardening: Crape myrtle bark scale remain landscape problem

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Keep an eye out for garden invaders

Posted 9/7/2019 in Columns

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.


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