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The Modern Southern Garden: Sunflowers

The Modern Southern Garden  The Profile  Sunflowers Sunflowers, also referred to as Helianthus Annuus, are a bold, cheery bloom that may range in color from orange & yellow to rich reds. It is a back of the border specimen that should be in every sunny cutting garden. Generally speaking, sunflowers prefer sandy, loamy soil & […]

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Cooking Classics: Authentic Beef Enchiladas

Cooking Classics The Technique Authentic Beef Enchiladas Classic Beef Enchiladas are a comforting authentic Mexican recipe your family will rave over. Ground beef stars in this version that features the technique of preparing a Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce. Do not skip this step as it’s this portion of the recipe that truly makes it wonderful. […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly The Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly, papilio polyexnes, is a common species that may be spotted in southern parts of Canada, west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States to Arizona & in parts of Mexico. It is Oklahoma’s & New Jersey’s state butterfly. One of […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Fiery Skipper Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Fiery Skipper Butterfly The Fiery Skipper Butterfly is a small insect often times mistaken as a moth due to their large eyes & furry body. However, genetic studies have further confirmed that they do indeed fall into the Superfamily Papilionoidea alongside more popular varieties such as the Tiger Swallowtails & Monarch butterflies. Fiery Skipper Butterflies encompass […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Blooming gardens have long been a good place to spot a variety of butterflies. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly may be identified by two distinctive characteristics as often times, at first glance, one may mistake it as a Monarch. This insect boasts a bright orange appearance on […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Hummingbird Moths

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Hummingbird Moths Planning a green space may be something you have recently decided to pursue whether you want to fill it with edibles, flowers or both. I have been gardening for over 25 years, scoured garden books poolside during that time & put the knowledge into action on several […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Three Essential Bees

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Bees The modern garden is one that thrives with minimal effort once established. If you choose the right plants & orchestrate their bloom time just so, it should put on a continuous show of lovely color & texture from spring to fall. Aside from pulling a few stray weeds, […]

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Three Essential Garden Insects

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Garden Insects There are thousands of insects that could potentially be lurking in your garden space & many of these bugs are quite pesky. Weevils, beetles & aphids are just some of the culprits that may be guilty of causing a host of issues during plant growth, […]

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