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In the garden with Felder: It can be a pesty world out there

Posted yesterday in Columns

Got fire ants and slugs? I have found ways to handle them both, with a little attitude adjustment.

Southern Gardening: Peggy Martin rose thrives even without much care

Posted yesterday in Columns

This weekend I finally had a chance to sit back, take a breath and reflect a little. I've been on my annual spring horticulture marathon, and this year was the most hectic yet.

In the garden with Felder: Have garden will travel

Posted 4/13/2019 in Columns

I just started my summer garden by tucking some basil into what is literally the fastest garden on earth.

In the garden with Felder: Ever wondered about the garden version of 'what's your sign?'

Posted 4/6/2019 in Columns

Glad I didn't plant my tomatoes last week. That not-so-surprisingly late spate of "blackberry winter" happens nearly every year. Which brings me to a pet peeve.

Southern Gardening: Interest in home butterfly gardens is increasing

Posted 4/6/2019 in Columns

There's still plenty of time to plant some butterfly weed in your home garden and enjoy colorful Monarch butterflies as they visit this summer.

Southern Gardening: Available garden resources answer questions, give ideas

Posted 3/30/2019 in Columns

Thank goodness spring has arrived! After what seems to be an eternity, I finally had a chance to do some much-needed work in my landscape and garden.

In the garden with Felder: Don't get me wrong, I love azaleas. Really.

Posted 3/30/2019 in Columns

There are some interesting experiences worth having, but not often. Eating hot peppers and poking myself in the eye come to mind.

Southern Gardening: Try colorful, delicious heirloom tomatoes

Posted 3/23/2019 in Columns

Many folks have been waiting for this moment: the day it's warm enough and past the main threat of frost to become tomato planting time.

In the garden with Felder: Let vines be part of creative solutions

Posted 3/23/2019 in Columns

Landscape gardening sometimes involves hard decisions where no solution seems just right. But "between a rock and a hard place" dissonance can be resolved by going in an entirely different direction.

In the garden with Felder: The inner pleasure of the 'fifth essence'

Posted 3/16/2019 in Columns

In much of life, there's an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.

Southern Gardening: Spring weather encourages lichen growth in landscapes

Posted 3/9/2019 in Columns

The seasons are playing tricks on us with cold temperatures following warm. I want to address a landscape issue that's generating quite a few questions.

In the garden with Felder: Almost anything goes when it comes to recycled planters

Posted 3/9/2019 in Columns

While a lot of my job is to share interesting garden techniques and "how-to" information, sometimes I'm asked for help with interpersonal or social issues.

Southern Gardening: Add Indian hawthorn for spring flowering

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columns

I join the gardening world in waiting for the Southern indica azaleas to officially kick off the spring season with their gaudy show of beautiful color.

In the garden with Felder: Mississippi gardens can mix it up

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columns

Your granddad's wall-to-wall carpet lawn doesn't have to be yours.

In the garden with Felder: Water gardening, anyone?

Posted 2/24/2019 in Columns

Got water? When it comes to making a water garden, you don't have to dig a whole hole -- or even have plants.

Southern Gardening: Choose excellent Sweetie Pie blackberry for Mississippi

Posted 2/24/2019 in Columns

This week, I want to spend our time considering the last of the 2019 Mississippi Medallion selections, Sweetie Pie blackberry.

In the garden with Felder: Of stumpery and other tributes to nature

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

Where to start with today's topic, of deliberately putting woody garden debris to use? It's way easier than dragging stuff to the street and a lot simpler than composting. And it can be downright artistic.

Southern Gardening: Native tupelo tree has great attributes

Posted 2/16/2019 in Columns

This week, we continue our look at the 2019 Mississippi Medallion plants with a fantastic Mississippi tree, the tupelo.

In the garden with Felder: A nod to the influence of Africa's native flora

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columns

Can we take a few moments this month to celebrate how dearly our Mississippi gardens and shared cultural heritage are influenced and enriched by plants native to Africa?

Southern Gardening: Whopper Begonias deserve a place in Mississippi landscapes

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columns

We survived the latest polar vortex, and I join other Mississippi gardeners in being thankful that we didn't get the really extreme cold our friends up north experienced. But still, it was cold enough for me and my garden.


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