Southern Gardening: Bring spring to your yard
As springtime arrives across Mississippi, azaleas are starting to put on their colorful show. While these walls of pink and clusters of red and spots of white are well-known and anticipated, a spring-blooming shrub that does not get as much attention is the Indian hawthorn.
Indian hawthorn is one of those hard-working shrubs that anchor many foundation plantings around our homes and landscapes. This shrub is one of the tough plants that will tolerate a wide variety of landscape conditions. It is used as a mainstay in many commercial landscapes and other low-maintenance locations.