We all know people who have issues (some more obnoxious than others). They may be close loyal friends, and we choose to overlook annoying habits and continue to shower them with affection and attention. Others have such pervasive problems we walk in another direction.
Recently, I posted a question on Facebook asking about other people’s favorite gardening attire. I did not get 1.9 thousand answers as I often see on some pages. Maybe three or four kind souls commented. They were partial to jeans, straw hats and T-shirts; pretty standard choices for folks w…
I am not one to compile a list of New Year’s resolutions about my life and health. I will not keep them, and I soon forget I had ever imagined changing some of my bad habits.
The home of Bill and June Waldrop is one of four on the annual holiday home tour sponsored by the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
This holiday season, consider live plants and flowers for others (and yourself) as a one-size-fits-all gift. A seasonal container of something beautiful on the table can revive a tired body or spirit.
I have always liked this statement that I made up: “Only a gardener understands that something that fits in the palm of your hand can turn into something beautiful in just a few months’ time.”
When I first met Anniston’s master plantsman Hayes Jackson, I asked him how long he worked in the garden every day. He told me it was not work.
There’s a warning sign on the side of the steep, winding driveway that leads to the Golden Springs home of Ann and Clayton Angell:
Does it feel to anybody else like Chip and Joanna Gaines are slowly but surely taking over the world? The stars of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” have built a small empire around the rustic, farmhouse style of Magnolia Farms and Magnolia Market, their properties in Waco, Texas.
Yellow school buses rumbling through the neighborhoods are now a common sight. Somewhere in the back of my mind, the question popped up, “Did not the school year just end last week?”
This has been a strange weather year. Strange weather, unfortunately, has an unpleasant impact on the garden and on the psyche of the gardener.
Part of the gardening experience is making note of which plants performed well, which ones had less enthusiasm than the gardener and which ones were too demanding in their requirements for water, fertilizer or care.
Gardeners live in a world surrounded by beauty. Individual gardeners may vary slightly in the definition of what defines beauty. They all, however, recognize nature’s beautiful bloomers, who capture our hearts and souls.
James Farmer is kind of like a walking, talking issue of Southern Living magazine. He’s a gardener, a landscape designer, an interior designer, a cookbook author and — not too surprisingly — an editor-at-large for Southern Living.
Like all gardeners, I love flowers. Bring on the beauties: pansies, camellias, azaleas, tulips, roses and the dearest of them all, daffodils.
February brought some spring-like weather to our area, providing treats as well as tricks. Gardeners were treated to some wonderful days to get out and enjoy moderate temperatures and a head start on spring chores.
After a bleak winter, there is nothing more magical in the garden then the sight of the first daffodil greenery pushing up through the ground. This activity signals that everything is good in my garden; another year has passed and life continues.