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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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Filed Under: Flower Gardens January 24, 2022

If you’re the kind of gardener who has something fresh from the backyard on the table almost every day of summer, January meals can seem a little dreary. One way to keep fresh home produce on your plate all winter long is by growing microgreens. It does not take a lot of effort or space, and the colorful and tasty results can have a big impact at mealtime.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens January 14, 2022

Early in the gardening year is the best time to tackle some gardening tasks before we go all-in planting our color and vegetables. Mulching your landscape beds should be at the top of that spring checklist.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Management, Trees January 13, 2022

When, how, and if you should prune depends on the type of plant or tree you have and your goal for the plant. Check out this calendar for some of the pruning chores ideal for January through April in Mississippi.

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens January 10, 2022

I follow a checklist for many of the plants I consider using in my coastal Ocean Springs garden and landscape each year. The plants need to thrive in heat and humidity, be drought tolerant and not need much garden supervision. In other words, plants in my yard have got to be tough. 

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Filed Under: Master Gardener, Flower Gardens January 4, 2022

The new year offers a new opportunity for garden enthusiasts who want to hone their craft and give back to their communities. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering the Master Gardener training and certification online again this year.

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