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In the garden with Felder: Gardens are more than good looks

Posted yesterday in Columns

A garden is much more sensory than mere looks; sometimes more memorable features can be found -- eyes closed -- right outside the door.

Southern Gardening: Carefully plan how to meet plants' sun and shade needs

Posted yesterday in Columns

While visiting my parents in Tennessee this weekend, my dad asked why one of their Annabelle hydrangeas was blooming while another -- growing just 5 feet away -- was not. He asked if I had some special fertilizer or bloom juice that could be applied.

Playing in the dirt: Gardening has seasons, too

Posted 8/11/2018 in Columns

Can I have a Hail State? How about a Hotty Toddy or Roll Tide? Sports seasons roll around with, it seems, greater frequency than Christmas and Easter.

Southern Gardening: Try NuMex, other ornamental peppers

Posted 8/11/2018 in Columns

How have we already turned the corner into August?

In the garden with Felder: Calling a spade a spade

Posted 8/11/2018 in Columns

Call me hard core, but these old muscles appreciate the differences between my shovel and spade.

In the garden with Felder: A different way to share the garden

Posted 8/4/2018 in Columns

A marvel of modern inventions is digital photography, which helps us pay closer attention to and share our gardens easily with others.

Southern Gardening: Expect a fall resurgence of Profusion, Zahara zinnias

Posted 8/4/2018 in Columns

The last few weeks have been hot and humid, and many of my gardening friends are ready for fall's cooler temperatures.

In the garden with Felder: Managing the dog days garden

Posted 7/28/2018 in Columns

These dog days have me in a funk, all but beating the joy out of my little garden.

Southern Gardening: Zinnias are terrific cut flower options

Posted 7/28/2018 in Columns

Because of the oppressive heat and humidity in my coastal landscape and garden, I spent the weekend in the air conditioning, of course.

In the garden with Felder: Herbs do double duty

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columns

Is a herb a herb, even if you don't use it as one?

Southern Gardening: Know when and how much to water landscapes

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columns

As we continue to plow through this hot and humid summer, keeping our plants -- and ourselves -- hydrated is critical to maintaining the summer garden and landscape.

In the garden with Felder: 'Oh, the places you'll go'

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columns

Pardon my getting maudlin, but how do you get rid of old plants that you've carefully nurtured for decades? Those that aren't ready for the compost pile?

Southern Gardening: Certain blooming plants attract many butterflies

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columns

Like most gardeners, I love watching the various butterflies that visit my garden.

In the garden with Felder: Ever wondered about the difference between dirt and soil?

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

Got good dirt? Or do you prefer to call it soil?

Playing in the dirt: Gardeners who brave the heat will reap rewards

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

July Fourth, AKA Independence Day, is arguably the most iconic non-religious holiday in the USA.

Southern Gardening: Combination containers offer flowering displays

Posted 7/7/2018 in Columns

I am a committed container gardener for both flowers and vegetables, but today I'm focusing on flowering plants.

Southern Gardening: Coleus varieties now ready for garden shade and sun

Posted 6/30/2018 in Columns

Since we recently celebrated the first day of summer, I think this is the perfect time to talk about one my favorite color plants, the coleus.

In the garden with Felder: Some lawn woes have no simple answers

Posted 6/30/2018 in Columns

Got weeds in the lawn? In spite of decades of training and experience, I really can't help much.

Southern Gardening: Choose crape myrtle variety to fit landscape space limits

Posted 6/23/2018 in Columns

I love crape myrtles in the landscape. They flower all summer, and their beautiful exfoliating and peeling bark exposes cinnamon-brown trunks in the winter. It's no wonder that somebody way back when called them the Flowers of the South.

In the garden with Felder: A little down-hown in merry olde England

Posted 6/23/2018 in Columns

Ever see an old guy jump with joy and click his heels in the air?

 

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