As we slip away from summer and into fall, my garden looks different. New flowers are taking the stage, as others past their prime. But this s…

As some of you know, I am an unsuccessfully retired pastor. After serving nearly 20 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Memphis, and th…

“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will b…

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field wil…

Raccoons have quit talking to me or even coming by, except for the one that uses the deck railing for a tightwalk and strolls down it at midni…

Once upon a time, salad meant lettuce, tomato, maybe cucumber and whatever dressing you might find in the fridge. But modern salad-making can …

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.” Psalm 96:1-2

Last week I introduced you to my neighborhood’s Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) conundrum: Choose between synthetic or organic treatments …

It started with a question posted to our neighborhood forum: “Looking for a company to treat our landscape for pests.” That question turned in…

The following story appeared in a literary magazine nearly 80 years ago. The author was unknown when it was published; perhaps you can help us…

This season I’m trying out some forthcoming Wave petunias that are faring well. Although pleased with them, I’m now saddled with a chore I don…

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