Breathtaking daylilies bring color to gardens
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2d ago
Breathtaking daylilies bring color to gardens Daylilies are one of my favorite plants. I have more than 200 daylilies growing in my gardens, and I continue to plant more each year. The only thing I don’t like about daylilies is that each individual flower lasts only for a day --hence the name “daylily ..read more
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Clematis vines give strong vertical beauty
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2d ago
Clematis vines give strong vertical beauty Clematis vines are some of my favorite climbers, renowned for their prolific and strikingly colorful blooms that can transform vertical spaces into breathtaking floral displays. I saw some beautiful varieties flourishing in my friend Kay Cline’s gardens when I visited her in Picayune, Mississippi ..read more
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Purple plants create a striking garden
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1w ago
Purple plants create a striking garden Mabel Murphree’s Tupelo garden has an impressive variety of plants, but what really caught my attention when I visited were her purple blooms ..read more
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Beautiful backyard gardens are possible with planning
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3w ago
Beautiful backyard gardens are possible with planning Last week, I told you about the spring-blooming native plants I saw during a recent visit to the backyard gardens of Sarah Young in Tupelo. The benefits of this garden filled with native and non-native plants extends beyond the beauty of the plants themselves. Gardening is a form of physical activity. Digging, planting, weeding and harvesting can contribute to improved flexibility, strength and endurance. It is a great way to stay active without feeling like you’re exercising ..read more
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Tupelo backyard garden formed from woodlands
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3w ago
Tupelo backyard garden formed from woodlands Amid the bustle of everyday life in Tupelo, Mississippi lies a hidden gem -- Dale Smith’s backyard woodland garden. I recently had the pleasure of touring this garden where beautiful plants thrive around every corner ..read more
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Add spring-blooming native plants to home landscapes
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1M ago
Add spring-blooming native plants to home landscapes I recently had the pleasure of visiting my friend Sarah Young’s gardens in Tupelo, and I enjoyed her stunning collection of plants that are perfect for Southern gardens. During my visit, I was amazed by her spring-blooming native plants, especially the native azaleas which were in full bloom. Their white, pink, yellow and orange flowers were absolutely breathtaking ..read more
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Annuals given winter care can become perennials
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1M ago
Annuals given winter care can become perennials During my Southern Gardening travels across Mississippi, I have observed how plants grow differently across the state. For example, several perennial plants that typically grow in some areas act as annuals in other areas due to colder winter temperatures ..read more
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Spring brings colors to a north Mississippi arboretum, gardens
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1M ago
Spring brings colors to a north Mississippi arboretum, gardens I recently visited with the DeSoto County Master Gardeners and had the opportunity to tour their learning garden/arboretum at the DeSoto County Extension office in Hernando. Some of the plants, trees and shrubs were starting to come out of their winter slumber, showing some beautiful spring color. I noticed that the arboretum area was adorned with a Possumhaw viburnum in full bloom ..read more
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Petunia varieties bring color to spring gardens
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2M ago
Petunia varieties bring color to spring gardens Spring is my favorite season of the year as I enjoy the return of warmer days and the colorful blooms in gardens and landscapes. Among the many flowering plants that grace the spring landscape, petunias stand out as one of my favorites. As nature bursts into life, now is the perfect time to visit your local nurseries and garden centers to acquire bright and colorful petunias ..read more
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Calibrachoa hybrids are fun garden choices
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2M ago
Calibrachoa hybrids are fun garden choices With their tall stems that proudly display a colorful array of flowers, calibrachoa hybrid plants are some of my favorite annual plants to use in the landscape. Their slender stems reach out gracefully, adorned with small, trumpet-shaped blooms that come in hues from fiery reds to soothing blues, and every shade in between. Each delicate flower carries its own unique pattern, adding an enchanting touch to their overall appearance ..read more
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