You love them both -- your pets and houseplants -- but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.
Are those little clumps of flowering greenery in your winter lawn weeds, or wildflowers? It's possible to see them as both and garden accordingly.
One of my favorite easy-care, flowering plants has to be lantana. This low-maintenance plant is highly tolerant of the hot, humid summers in our Mississippi gardens.
Through February, I'm highlighting plants named 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners. Each of these winners is superbly adapted to our garden and landscape environment.
Gambling hasn't always been legal in Mississippi, but gardeners have been doing it openly for generations. Unfortunately, the house usually has better odds than even us old hands.
Who knew my cheery collection of durable potted plants had such deep roots?
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing the 2020 Mississippi Medallion Winners at the Gulf States Hort Expo in Mobile, Alabama.
Oops! My roots are showing, but it's OK.
I don't think you can go wrong with some dianthus in your landscape in 2020.
Life has enough pressures, why include them in the garden?
Now that we're fully into January, it's time to get serious about planning our gardens for 2020.
Just got another email alert about a plant being promoted alluringly as the 2020 Something of the Year. There's always something.
In the gym this morning, I noticed there were many, many more people exercising than usual. It struck me that these folks were following through on their New Year's resolutions to improve themselves for 2020 -- at least for a while.
Don't know when or why, but somewhere along the line I stopped being an "even" numbers guy. Now I'm a happily odd guy, at least when it comes to symmetry in the garden.
As we bid farewell to 2019, I've been reflecting on gardens and gardening in general. I wrote several weeks ago about the changing attitudes and current perceptions that home gardeners have about their landscapes and gardens.
The problems started with a bit cooler and much wetter spring season.
Good tidings from the South's winter garden! I plucked a fistful of super fragrant paperwhite daffodils last week, the first of my cherished winter flowers -- a week before winter officially started.
I'm continuing to catch up with my landscape and garden work after an extremely busy fall and early winter season.
My yard is now a better garden, in the medieval sense of the word. A new custom-designed entry gate has created a special feeling of being set apart from the outside. As it should.
Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21.