Change also affects gardening

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

Our world has changed so much so fast. There are people still living who remember when space exploration was a seemingly impossible dream; look where we are now. People in their 80s remember cars that didn't have air conditioning. Now, rear hatches are smarter than me, not to mention all the other stuff cars can do now. Computers.





Life's a Garden ... Dig It! Start of new year, new column

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

This year has started off to be one of big changes and realizations for me. The events that have occurred already are not bad ones nor ones that don't eventually happen for everyone, but they have been new for me. So far, in January, I woke up on the 16th and realized I was 56 years old. That’s a lot to ponder.




Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

Mimi and I have had a very productive year in our yard. We have designed new island beds where lawn used to be. We have added plants in existing beds to add depth and new colors. New tree varieties were added that we just had to squeeze in.



Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

It looks like we’ve made it through another Mississippi winter without any major weather related devastation. It looks to me like whatever combination of cold and rain we had this winter was great for the flowers on most of our spring bloomers. Azaleas and camellias have had an outstanding bloom season.


Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

AT GARDEN WORKS we feel a sense of relief when we get Christmas and New Year’s behind us. We are getting ready for the spring season now. We have buyers in Atlanta getting all the new products for our new member plant and gift area called the sun room.



Allen Martinson

Garden Works

By ALLEN MARTINSON,

Finally, the Mississippi cool down is back. The cool down is the signal to prepare the yard for fall and winter. There are so many things happening in our yards that can be tended to. The hummingbirds are here now and about to move on to warmer areas.



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