One of the first wildflowers of the Milkweed Family to bloom is Antelope Horns or Spider Milkweed, Asclepias viridis, and throughout the month of May, this wildflower can be found adorning unsprayed roadsides and fields throughout Northeast Mississippi. (Look for it along Coley Road, Cliff Gookin Boulevard and the Natchez Trace Parkway.) This early emerging […]

Many seasoned gardeners, myself included, consider Angelonia one of the best plants for the hot summer garden. Angelonia, a member of the snapdragon family, is actually called summer snapdragon. It thrives in the full sun during the heat and humidity of summer. Since this describes our usual summer weather, tolerance to these conditions is a […]

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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal For years, Linda and Troy Beck’s yard in Plantersville was filled with daylilies. And then Troy decided he wanted to carve out a small space for a koi pond. “I dug it by hand,” he said. “It took a full month to build it.” The finished product is 10 feet […]

Universal Studio’s newest film, “Minions,” is set to release July 10, but our favorite little Minions – Dave, Stuart, Carl, Phil, Kevin, and Jerry – have already received a prestigious, industry award. Minion Yellow is the latest color to be added to the Pantone’s palette of color. And trust me, it’s not despicable, it’s quite […]

If there’s one area in almost everyone’s landscape that causes a lot of problems, it’s that area between the sidewalk and the street. I surrounded my mailbox with a small planting bed to help me try to garden in this area. I have had some success trying many different planting combinations that change with the […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Master Gardeners and the Tupelo Garden Club will host “A Celebration of Gardens” on May 16, the same morning the Tupelo Farmers’ Depot opens for the season. The two gardening groups will introduce two new public gardens: the Tupelo Community Orchard and the newly redesigned Tupelo […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Recent warm sunny days have sent Northeast Mississippi gardeners scurrying to their local garden centers to load up for spring. “Business has been really good,” said nurseryman Byron Fellows of Mid-South Nursery in Tupelo. “All of April was good though, even though it was wet and nasty.” Fellows said customers […]

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This open terrarium was made in an old wooden chair. JoAnne Kent of Philips Garden Center ripped out the cane, put in chicken wire and built a little ecosystem using ferns, mosses, nephthytis and ajuga.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – JoAnne Kent of Philips Garden Center is determined to make terrariums popular again. “They have become my secret passion,” Kent said. “I’d make them all day long if I could.” Kent was reading a book not long ago in which the subject of terrariums came up. She did […]