Our acclaimed Month-by-Month Gardening series gets a fresh update for gardeners located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. For years, do-it-yourself gardeners in the southern United States have brought their questions to "the Garden Mama" herself, Nellie Neal, for her lifelong expertise in gardening through thick and thin. Now, her regional mastery of the South bolsters our Month-by-Month Gardening series--already the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country--with all the knowledge the Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana gardener and home landscaper needs to be successful. Deep South Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), edibles, roses, groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year--including a section on water gardens. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem-solving, Deep South Month-by-Month Gardening educates gardeners of all skill levels on the best practices for satisfying, rewarding results, and best of all, you'll be reaping the benefits all year round.
Nellie Neal is a garden writer and radio host who's known to many as "the Garden Mama." She learned to garden in her native north Louisiana and spent her childhood visiting relatives all over Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. After years in California and south Louisiana, Nellie made her home in central Mississippi and began her radio programs and website, www.gardenmama.com. She earned her gardening stripes through hands-on gardening in hot, humid, and sometimes buggy conditions. Today she gardens with her husband, Dave Ingram, and visits their children in New Orleans.