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Keep houseplants healthy while keeping pets safe

Posted 2/16/2020 in Columns

You love them both -- your pets and houseplants -- but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.

In the garden with Felder: Don't be afraid to keep things a little 'wild'

Posted 2/16/2020 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Find a place for Luscious lantana in flower gardens

Posted 2/15/2020 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: American beautyberry is a 2020 plant winner

Posted 2/8/2020 in Columns

Through February, I'm highlighting plants named 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners. Each of these winners is superbly adapted to our garden and landscape environment.

In the garden with Felder: Advice for success with seedlings

Posted 2/8/2020 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Let potted plants bring nature indoors

Posted 2/1/2020 in Columns

Who knew my cheery collection of durable potted plants had such deep roots?

Southern Gardening: Colorblaze coleus is a 2020 Medallion plant

Posted 2/1/2020 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: Exposed roots? Celebrate them

Posted 1/25/2020 in Columns

Oops! My roots are showing, but it's OK.

Southern Gardening: Dianthus varieties add color to landscape in cool weather

Posted 1/25/2020 in Columns

I don't think you can go wrong with some dianthus in your landscape in 2020.

In the garden with Felder: Check out this 'Gardener's Bill of Rights'

Posted 1/18/2020 in Columns

Life has enough pressures, why include them in the garden?

Southern Gardening: Zinnia elegans are ideal flowers for summertime

Posted 1/18/2020 in Columns

Now that we're fully into January, it's time to get serious about planning our gardens for 2020.

In the garden with Felder: Checking out those 'somethings of the year'

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columns

Just got another email alert about a plant being promoted alluringly as the 2020 Something of the Year. There's always something.

Southern Gardening: Tips can make garden work easier in 2020

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columns

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.

In the garden with Felder: There's interest to be found outside the 'even -Steven' mindset

Posted 1/4/2020 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Ancient art of gardening still brings rewards today

Posted 1/4/2020 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Gary highlights four plant winners of 2019

Posted 12/28/2019 in Columns

The problems started with a bit cooler and much wetter spring season.

In the garden with Felder: Raise up a Southern child right

Posted 12/21/2019 in Columns

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.

Southern Gardening: Try these kale varieties for colorful, edible gardens

Posted 12/21/2019 in Columns

I'm continuing to catch up with my landscape and garden work after an extremely busy fall and early winter season.


In the garden with Felder: Get creative with 'confinement'

Posted 12/14/2019 in Columns

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.


Southern Gardening: Cool-season veggies are good in gardens, meals

Posted 12/14/2019 in Columns

Winter is finally here, whether you go by the meteorological date of Dec.1 or the upcoming astrological date of Dec. 21.


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