Home and Gardening Briefing April 12, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Pilgrimage tour starts today in Holly Springs
The 75th Annual Pilgrimage kicks off today and goes through Sunday in Holly Springs.
The event features antebellum homes hosted by costumed guides, storytelling, organ recitals in the town’s historic churches, horse-drawn carriage rides, Civil War re-enactors, luncheons, a character-guided cemetery tour, arts and crafts and a Southern supper in the antebellum Montrose mansion.
Homes on tour this year include the Magnolias, Finley Place, Walthall Place and Montrose.
For tickets to this year’s festivities, call (662) 252-2365 or (901)230-3576 or visit www.hollyspringspilgrimage.com.

Iris exhibition set
for April 27 in Tupelo
The Mississippi-Alabama Regional Iris Exhibition, “Iris Eyes Are Smiling,” will be Saturday, April 27, at center court at the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo.
The public is invited to enter irises in the show. All irises to be judged should be in place by 9:45 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and the show lasts until 2 p.m.
For more information, call Melvin Campbell at (662) 610-1010.

Wildflower talk Saturday at Tishomingo
Tishomingo State Park will host “Woodland Wildflowers of Tishomingo State Park” at the Loochapola Lodge from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Join experts in the field and learn about the unique species that call the park home.
Call (662) 438-6914 for more information.

Book review focuses
on culture, agriculture
Will Reed will review “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” by Wendell Berry at noon Wednesday at Lunching with Books at the Lee County Library.
Call (662) 841-9027.
Staff reports