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Southern Gardening - Potpourri for

First of all I must make a correction: in the August 2021 article of the photo illustrating the plant of the month, Cleome or common name “spider plant”. The photo showed an indoor plant, which is...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for August

Although the extreme heat has not been a factor this summer, the extreme humidity been a problem. Even early in the mornings, just working for 1/2 an hour sends one in the house dripping with...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for July

July, the most patriotic month of the year. Although this past year has had the lockdown, perhaps this July 4th will mark our “getting back to normal” time. I personally feel so patriotic I could...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for June

June is the month that most people are in earnest about their gardens. If you do not believe me, just go to nurseries and garden centers on these warm sunny days. Women and men are filling shopping ca...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for April

We are happy to reprint this great article from Judge Givhan that was originally published in the May 2015 issue of the Alabama Gazette --------------------------------------------...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for April

April to me is a joyful month of budding spring blooms with lots of flowering trees and shrubs. The dark days of winter have given way to cool nights, mild day time temperatures, plenty of sunshine an...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for March

I remember the old saying that if one does not have a lot to do someone would suggest, just go fly a kite. With all the social lockdowns and quarantining, flying a kite might be a good idea. Of course...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for February

NOTE: There was an error in the printed version of the February 2021 Alabama Gazette. We accidentally reprinted the January article. This has been corrected online. February is often called the...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for January

Perhaps we are turning the corner in 2021 with the COVID virus and life will get back to normal. I am certainly ready and I know you are, too. Along with other gardeners of good cheer, we are always...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for December

Christmas has always been such a joyful time of the year, and let's make this year even more joyful in spite of Covid restrictions. T'is the season for bright decorations, merry Christmas trees,...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for November

With Fall definitely in the air, we now have low humidity and cool days. What a joy it is to be out of doors basking in the sunlight and soaking up the valuable Vitamin D. Article after article...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for October

The one good thing about the lockdown for COVID19 virus is that there was no lockdown on the garden scene. The only lockdown in my garden was what I self-imposed when I was too lazy to get out there....

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for September

We are coming up on the­ shank of the year: what a curve ball we were thrown with the Covid-19 virus. Hopefully, Alabama and the SEC, plus a few other conferences, will play football, but baseball...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for August

Ahhh, August, at times referred to as the “dog days” of summer due to the heat and humidity, which probably contributes to lethargy and just plain no energy. Add to this, the forced confinement of...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for July

First of all, I trust we are all safe and following good hygiene with masks and social distancing, according to official guidelines. The safest place in today’s world would be outside in your garden...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for May

With many businesses and stores in our world closed for business, this means that many are working at home. We now have more time to spend in our gardens. If you planted a garden which includes...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for April

Reprinted from the April 2017 Alabama Gazette As we have heard all of our lives, “April showers bring May flowers,” and hope this will ring true as I have enjoyed the low water bills from the...

 

Potpourri for March

When we have come full swing into March, I always say that spring has sprung. Time to get serious about gardening such as making a plan if you have not done so, searching for plants at the various...

 

Potpourri for February

Cupid is busy in February shooting his arrows of love because February has been called the month of love and Valentines. Many receive funny cards, romantic cards, chocolates and bouquets of flowers....

 

Potpourri for January

First of all let me wish all of my readers a Happy Happy New Year. This country has been through a lot, but I have always been of the mind, that if lemons come your way, do not despair, make...

 

Potpourri for December

Jingle bells are ringing, mistletoe is hanging, and Christmas time is in the air. In fact, I even wondered what happened to Thanksgiving? It is amazing to me how quickly 2019 has whizzed by, is this...

 

Potpourri for November

My how quickly this year has sped by, almost as if we were in a time warp. Thanksgiving is upon us on November 28th, let the holiday seasons begin. One thing we need to remind ourselves and be...

 

Potpourri for October

When I was young, growing up in South Alabama, when October came around, our thoughts turned to all the fun things that would be happening. The county fair was always a big attraction, not only for...

 

Potpourri for September

The month of September usually brings in cooler temperatures and colorful falling leaves from Sumac, Popcorn, Catalpa, Oak, and Crepe Myrtle, to name a few. Also on center stage are the football...

 

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