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Books

  • Jackson and Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy Southern Edition by Teri Dunn and Walter Reeves
  • Simply Roses by Karen Dardick
  • Landscaping with Antique Roses by Liz Druitt and G. Michael Shoup
  • Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
  • The American Garden Guides: Rose Gardening by Jim Browne
  • Taylor’s Guide to Roses, Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Ortho Books: All About Roses
  • Landscape Roses by Black and Decker
  • American Rose Society Encyclopedia of Roses by Charles Quest-Riston
  • Roses in the Southern Garden by Michael G. Shoup
  • American Rose Society Ultimate Rose, Editors, Beth Smiley and Ray Rogers

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A bumblebee climbs on a single, pink-and-orange cluster of blooms.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens February 10, 2020

One of my favorite easy-care, flowering plants has to be lantana. This low-maintenance plant is highly tolerant of the hot, humid summers in our Mississippi gardens.

It’s no wonder that lantana has been selected as a Mississippi Medallion winner three times.

Small purple berries in clumps line branches with green leaves.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens February 3, 2020

Through February, I’m highlighting plants named 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners. Each of these winners is superbly adapted to our garden and landscape environment.

This week, I want to tell you about American beautyberry, a winner that is a native species found across the Southeast. It is known botanically as Callicarpa americana.

Maroon veins stand out on a sea of chartreuse leaves.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens January 27, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing the 2020 Mississippi Medallion Winners at the Gulf States Hort Expo in Mobile, Alabama. This is a special group of selections, as the Mississippi Medallion program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020.

The plants selected for 2020 include Colorblaze coleus, beautyberry, Luscious Series lantana and Garden Gem tomato.

A person with yellow gloves on planting a shrub.
Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Management, Vegetable Gardens January 27, 2020

It may be chilly outside, but don’t let that deter you from going outside and working in your garden and landscape. Grab a jacket and your gardening tools, there is plenty to be done during February! 

Different varieties of pink and white dianthus flowers.
Filed Under: Flower Gardens January 17, 2020

I don’t think you can go wrong with some dianthus in your landscape in 2020.

I love the flower colors that include pink, red, lavenders, white, and bicolors. The foliage of these plants ranges from being grass-like to broader strap-like linear leaves. Plus, the foliage provides contrast with colors ranging from bright green to steely blue-gray.

There are some great selections that will do a fantastic job in our Mississippi gardens and landscapes especially in the cooler months of the year.

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