Friday, April 29, 2011


Today we had Green Thumbs in the Park.We had a great plant sale and good speakers and several vendors selling birdhouses and pots and plants. Here are a few photos.As you can see Felder Rushing is enjoying his youngest fans. These children listen to Felder's radio show every week.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Busy week,getting ready for our plant sale on Friday.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The Master Gardeners will host Green Thumbs In The Park on April 29th from 9 until 2 or so.Felder Rushing will be here in his pickup garden to entertain and educate us.We will also have Donna Beiliech from MSU making a rain barrel and Joe McGee from the Natural Science Museum will be giving a program on Mississippi birds. Brittany Reyer from MSU will be giving a demonstration on composting with red wigglers. The Master Gardeners will be having a plant sale. There will be food and door prizes and books and flower pots and birdhouses for sale.This will be in Town Square Park, south of the Courthouse. You can leave a comment and ask for directions or email

Sunday, April 17, 2011


A mosaic of what is blooming in the garden today.
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Composting WITH WORMS

Thursdays Master Gardener meeting inculded a learning segment on composting with red wigglers.I have a compost pile outside, but I won't be putting one under my kitchen sink!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


The antique roses are starting to bloom. I hear people all the time complaining that they can't grow roses,well they obviously need to try the old roses. After all a lot of these have been rescued from old home sites and graveyards and roadsides and put back into production. They have survived droughts and floods and bulldozers and weeds, mostly with no help or care so they are tough.

They are fairly easy to root as well, so you can get a start from a friend or rescue your own from the roadside.
The Antique Rose Emporium sells these old roses-you can google them.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Have you ever smelled a bananna shrub? When they are blooming the whole yard smells like the bananna kisses we ate as children. The correct name is magnolia fuscata. I don't know why it is called a shrub, because here in the South they are evergreen trees.The bloom is small, and most people don't notice it until they are right in front of it.