Landscape Design and Management
Eudora Welty House, Jackson, MS
Careful landscape planning can increase your family's enjoyment of your property, save money, solve difficult site problems, and add significantly to the value and beauty of your home.
Successful landscapes happen from well thought out plans and designs of outdoor spaces. By carefully considering how you will place landscape elements on your property, you can avoid many costly mistakes that may need later correcting.
This Mississippi Landscapes Design and Management section is designed to provide homeowners with information and solutions for creating successful home environments.
February marks the beginning of pruning chores in the garden. This task will be a breeze if you have the right tools. MSU Extension horticulture specialist Gary Bachman recommends three pruning tools every gardener should have. (Photo by Jonathan Parrish/Cindy Callahan)
It’s September, and that means hummingbirds are preparing to migrate to warmer climates for the winter.
These tiny creatures need lots of energy to make this trip. You can help by providing feeders for them to visit as they pass your way. (Photo by Jonathan Parrish)
The last few weeks have been hot and humid, and many of my gardening friends are ready for fall's cooler temperatures.
Marigolds are my go-to hot weather color annuals. Marigolds are great in-ground or in containers, and they add a cheerful and colorful brightness wherever they are planted.
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. One that always creates a bit of a stir and generates questions is an old plant called papyrus.
Papyrus, similar to the plant grown and used by the ancient Egyptians to make paper, is easy to grow and has few pests. If you’re intrigued by this plant, you will be happy to learn there are three selections suitable for use in our Mississippi landscapes.
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