Friday, March 30, 2012


Things are popping out everywhere in the garden, and I haven't got all the winter leaves and sticks cleaned up yet.
Katie Road Pink roses.
St. Joseph's lillies.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Succulents are the hot thing this year. I have always loved them, and as hot and dry as our summers have been getting, I am liking them even more.
These photos were taken at the recent Jackson Patio Show.
Succulents planted in old chairs and on tables.The prices on these arrangements were around sixty dollars a pot. You can put together your own for around ten to twenty, depending on the size of the pot. These plants multiply so fast, you will be able to divide them and make many more pots before summers end. And if we have another drought as is predicted, this is one pot that won't need watering every five minutes!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


This weekend is he Jackson Garden and Patio Show. Judy and I went yesterday.We enjoyed it very much. It has not been very good for the last several years and I had stopped going. Glad I took a chance on it this year.
I love these huge urns! I think they need a bigger tree in it though. This seems to be the year of the succulents-I will share photos of the pots that were filled and ready to buy as well as some I bought.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


February Master Gardener meeting. Dana Moore presented the program.
Plans under way for Green Thumbs In The Park in May.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

district meeting

Enjoyed the Distric meeting at Rankin County yesterday. Wonderful program on recycling and using what you have in the garden, instead of buying something new. Table decorations were great-plants in recycled tin cans-given away as prizes later.
Arrangement made from forsythia, nandina and yucca-plants found in almost all southern gardens.Vey striking in a large container.Cypress knees from the swamp make a great centerpiece, surrounded by moss.Gardeners always have fun together.