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The ‘olds’ that enlighten the ‘news’

Without historical perspective, we’re incapable of telling today’s mountains from contemporary molehills. Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

How can you be eco-friendly in your garden?

A lot is being written lately about eco-friendly gardening. People are becoming increasingly aware of how harmful chemicals can be and also don’t want ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Focus on root rose cuttings now

Now is a good time to root rose cuttings. You can produce more plants in your garden or trade your cuttings with neighbors and other ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Give a little effort now to propagate plants for spring

Fall is almost here — at least we can hope. It is the perfect time of year to propagate your favorite plant by layering. Many ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Now is time to replant summer vegetables for fall harvest

Are you wondering where your next tomato sandwich will come from? Tomatoes and most other summer vegetables stop producing when the temperatures are consistently around ... Read more

3 years ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi watermelons are oh-so-good right now

If it seems as if watermelons are everywhere, they are. The Mississippi sweet watermelon crop is at its peak. “Mississippi has an ideal climate for ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Garden column: Try coleus in your shady spots, or not, to brighten up summer gardens

I wrote about Sun Patiens last month and received many favorable comments. This month I decided to write about a shade plant and coleus is ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Natchez heirloom roses bloom with color, fragrance for season

Many gardeners admire the intense fragrance, romantic history and informal growth habits of heritage roses, also dubbed antique roses and officially classified as Old Garden ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Time for your spring yard chores has arrived

It’s time to get out and get some spring chores done. This should be easy since we are surrounded by so many beautiful blooming plants ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Flowering bulbs are great way to share love of gardening

One of the great gardening traditions of the South is the generosity of gardeners who love to share their plants. Termed “passalong plants” this heritage ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Add variety to your shade garden as mild winter says goodbye

Do you have large shady spots you would like to bring alive with color? Some plants will bloom consistently in shade while others add lasting ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Camellia fever big in Natchez

Camellias are the quintessential Southern landscape shrub. They grow in abundance throughout this region. Many are among the foundation plantings of antebellum mansions including Montaigne, ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

From chinaberries to crape myrtles: Trees play important role in Natchez

Three hundred years of Natchez history during this tricentennial celebration would not be complete without considering ornamental and edible plants so appreciated then … and ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Treat your Christmas plants with care, and they’ll make season bright

If you give or receive a plant for Christmas, follow these tips for success. Of course, the tips will also work if you bought the ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Don’t just smash that fall pumpkin, put it to work for you

So, what are you going to do with your leftover Halloween pumpkins? If you are like most gardeners, you won’t want to just throw them ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Temperatures are cooling, it’s time to get to garden work

It is time to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and get a few chores done while you are at it. Save your caladiums ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Keep deer out of your backyard garden by changing the menu

Several weeks ago a friend asked me about deer resistant plants. I did a Google search and printed a list for her and didn’t think ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Keep your garden, and yourself, alive despite the heat

It seems as though all we can think about these days is the heat. Although the need to do garden chores diminishes somewhat this time ... Read more

4 years ago by Staff Reports.

Try starting a container garden for a few beautiful, edible treats

Growing vegetables in containers is becoming very popular, in part due to the many advantages over traditional vegetable gardening. Container growing makes it easier for ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

Explore new summer plants this season, the benefits are worth it

When I looked at the garden calendar to see what needs to be done in the garden in June, I was struck by how many ... Read more

5 years ago by Staff Reports.

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