There are two kinds of gardeners: Those who mow, and those who do not.
One day right after we moved to Mississippi, I got a call from a homeowner with a question about her althea plant. I was stumped, but soon found that the plant she was referring to was commonly called rose of Sharon.
Do you remember the first time someone showed you something in the garden and explained it to you?
With all of the bright, colorful summer annuals we're planting this month, I find myself looking for more out-of-the-ordinary plants for my landscape.
I drive an antique pickup truck all over, and often get asked about the flowers planted in the back.
Ah, the merry merry month of May. Mother's Day, graduations and final exams.
If you're still looking for a favorite plant for our hot summer landscapes, consider Superbells.
When I was beginning my horticulture journey after making a career transition, I thought I had some idea about color and planting combinations.
When I have visitors to my garden, I like to tell plant stories.
The first time my stories appeared in the newspaper was in second grade when my teacher had the class write letters to Santa.
One of my true favorites for the early summer season is coming soon to our Mississippi landscapes.
I truly feel like a member of my own club lately, especially when surrounded by Millennials and whatever labels we apply to those even younger.
April seems to have introduced herself as a fickle lady.
There's no doubt that spring is here when the Southern indica azaleas start to put on their show.
Once in a while, you invest a day of your life and when it's over, you know it was an incredibly good investment. I had such a day on Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee.
I took a look at my landscape this weekend trying to decide how many plants, if any, I'm going to have to renovate or replace after our hard winter. I have to say I was really impressed at the regrowth so far this spring.
Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the Jackson Garden Extravaganza.
One of my favorite spring flowering trees is our native redbud.
Word of the day -- desensitize: "to make less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence or suffering by overexposure to such images."
We're finally emerging from the "freezemagedden" we experienced earlier this year, and the garden and landscape are emerging with a vengeance.