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In the garden with Felder: Thought of cold weather signals it's salad time

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columns

Too bad my tummy doesn't have eyes to better appreciate the colorful goodies I'm about to send its way right out of my little container garden.

Southern Gardening: Pumpkins, squash and gourds, oh my!

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columns

I came to a shocking realization this past weekend: Even though it still feels like summer, the signs are all around us that fall is about to begin.

In the garden with Felder: Close encounters of the good kind

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columns

Jump back, calm down and move on: Good advice for encounters between gardeners and beneficial reptiles found lurking in out-of-the-way places.

Southern Gardening: Native fall beautyberry belongs in the landscape

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columns

I've noticed a common characteristic among us gardeners. As we go through the year, our favorite plants in the landscape and garden seem to change from week to week.

Playing in the dirt: Timely tips for great autumn blooms

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columns

September was my least favorite month when I worked, because Labor Day was the last day out of school until Thanksgiving.

In the garden with Felder: Up for some competition?

Posted 9/1/2018 in Columns

In competition gardening, it's only partly what you know or your skills that gets the prize. It's also a willingness to jump through hoops.

Southern Gardening: Hot and sweet peppers produce best in the fall

Posted 9/1/2018 in Columns

Several weeks ago, I wrote about looking forward to the time of year when ornamental peppers start strutting their gorgeous fruit colors.

In the garden with Felder: Oh, those pesky critters

Posted 8/25/2018 in Columns

There's little more disheartening than tending a bed or potful of homegrown food this sultry time of year. There are tricks to help pull it off, but they won't ease the angst.

Southern Gardening: Hibiscus family offers varieties for all settings

Posted 8/25/2018 in Columns

Earlier this year, I wrote about an outstanding landscape plant, the Rose of Sharon.

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

Posted 8/18/2018 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 8/18/2018 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.

 

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