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Natchez heirloom roses bloom with color, fragrance for season

Many gardeners admire the intense fragrance, romantic history and informal growth habits of heritage roses, also dubbed antique ...

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Flowering bulbs are great way to share love of gardening

One of the great gardening traditions of the South is the generosity of gardeners who love to share ...

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Camellia fever big in Natchez

Camellias are the quintessential Southern landscape shrub. They grow in abundance throughout this region. Many are among the ...

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From chinaberries to crape myrtles: Trees play important role in Natchez

Three hundred years of Natchez history during this tricentennial celebration would not be complete without considering ornamental and ...

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Rose bush pruning time is here season

Mid to late February is the month to prune roses here, so if you haven’t yet shaped up ...

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Shopping for a gardener? Your job has never been easier

If your list includes a gardening enthusiast, you are fortunate. Gardeners love to grow, so you can choose ...

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A little planning will have your garden smelling sweet year-round

“A garden without fragrance is like a sumptuous dinner without any flavor. With a little planning, you can ...

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‘Garden Mama’ provides useful advice during summer’s heat, humidity

During these dog days of summer, when even an hour outdoors brings on the vapors, this is an ...

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Here are a few tips to help revive your garden from summer blahs

Summer doldrums can zap your garden of vitality and eye appeal. Whether you have a large landscape or ...

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Mixing roses, other plants helps improve health, gardening aesthetics

Conventional wisdom once cautioned that roses must grow alone in landscapes.

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Now is the time to give your rose bushes a little pruning, primping

Mid to late February is the month to prune roses here, so if you haven’t yet shaped up ...

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Make your gardeners gift list

Fortunate is the person who has a gardening friend or relative on the Christmas gift list, because it’s ...

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Autumn is the perfect time to plan for a garden filled with fragrance

“A garden without fragrance is like a sumptuous dinner without any flavor. With a little planning, you can ...

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Don’t let the hot summer keep you from a beautiful flower garden

The hot summer hasn’t kept my garden from showcasing beautiful flowers, thanks to some outstanding perennial plants I ...

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Grafted tomatoes give gardeners luscious taste with healthier plants

The great horticulturist Luther Burbank might be astounded with the tomato trend sweeping the world.

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Grow your gardens from seeds

Tender kale leaves, some red and green mesclun mixed lettuces, crispy purple carrots, a snip of dill and ...

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Give your favorite gardeners Christmas gifts that will last a lifetime

Christmas shopping for gardeners is easy, because rarely do gardeners have enough tools.

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