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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

Websites

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Publications

Publication Number: P3615
Publication Number: P2472
Publication Number: P3589
Publication Number: P3506

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens May 10, 2021

With the summer season fast approaching, I’ve been getting questions about fertilizing, primarily concerning the types of fertilizer and how much to use.I’m glad to get these questions because garden and landscape plants need fertilizer to keep them healthy and growing. Fertilizing at planting helps trees, shrubs and flowering plants get established. It also promotes shoot and root growth, flowering, and optimum fruit and vegetable harvest.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens May 3, 2021

The month of May signals that it’s time for me to start planting culinary peppers in my home garden.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Plant Diseases, Trees, Vegetable Gardens April 29, 2021

As warmer weather creeps in, many people find themselves spending more time outdoors and working in their yards. If you’re like me, you’ve probably made a trip or two to your local garden center looking for plants and other garden necessities. After reading over May’s garden checklist, it looks like you may need to make a few more trips. Here are some tasks to check off this month. 

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens April 28, 2021

Mississippi’s long growing season means potential gardeners have until at least July to start growing vegetables, but the state’s ideal gardening climate also means weeds and pests are constant threats. Gardeners often grow flowers in containers to add pops of color and spots of greenery in otherwise unworkable areas, and they can be equally successful using containers to grow vegetables.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens April 26, 2021

When looking at all the plants growing in landscapes, I’m reminded that each plant has a role in the story of that garden. And most garden stories have plants with sidekicks that you always find side by side.

A garden story that I recently enjoyed was the British TV show, “Rosemary & Thyme.” Rosemary Boxer (a university lecturer) and Laura Thyme (a former police officer) were a dynamic duo in the garden. They solved mysteries -- mostly murders -- while working as gardeners in beautiful landscapes all across Europe.

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