Hibiscus Cranberry Crush has large, sheer petals that draw attention to the flowers' delicate pistil and stamen structure. (Gary Bachman/MSU Extension Service)

I think hardy hibiscuses are must-have summer plants guaranteed to brighten our gardens and landscapes after a long, hot summer. But to many gardeners, the hardy hibiscus is a well-kept secret. These plants are very different from tropical hibiscuses. The hardy hibiscus is winter hardy, and its foliage is not as glossy as the tropical […]

Many gardeners in Northeast Mississippi tend to grow summer gardens and then close up shop for the winter months. Why not consider planting cool-weather vegetables to extend your fresh vegetable growing season? Some possibilities are cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, peas, chard, lettuce, spinach and, of course, mustard and turnip greens. Some summer vegetables […]

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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Phil Wheeler has always been a handyman at heart. So when his wife, Judi, saw an idea she liked on Pinterest, he jumped at the chance to try it for himself. “She showed me a wall of bottles and I thought, ‘I bet I could make a gate […]

I‘ve moved 26 times and have professionally rearranged furniture in hundreds of homes. I’ve seen firsthand how easy it is to reduce moving chaos by following a few simple tips. Make a list. Better still, search online for a ready made “moving checklist” to discover everything that needs to be done before and after a […]

Moles are typically not considered welcome visitors by most homeowners. In their search for insects, grubs, larvae, and earthworms, moles dig tunnels just below the surface of the earth. This tunneling is evidenced by unsightly raised ridges and the proverbial cone-shaped molehills, seen in both lawns and gardens. A person’s first encounter with their tunnels […]

If you’re looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you. Daylilies come in just about any color, shape or size you could want for your landscape. The colors are a kaleidoscope of red, peach, white and yellow. Aside from the stunning array of colors, the […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford Tree Board and the Mississippi Urban Forest Council will host a tree workshop for homeowners, property managers, gardeners and horticulture professionals on Saturday. The free event will take place at Oxford-University United Methodist Church (University Avenue at 9th Street) from 9 to 11 a.m. While the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Blood stains are a real hazard when hand-sewing a quilt. One finger on the back side of the fabric tends to get abused by needles. The sticks usually aren’t deep enough to draw blood, but it happens. “That finger gets stuck pretty good, but finally …,” Dorothy Dailey, 82, […]

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Brit Harris, lift, and Billy Humphries, pictured with their furry friend Lucy, have turned an old home in Shannon into a modern marvel while keeping the integrity of the original home.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SHANNON – Brit Harris and Billy Humphries knew they wouldn’t always be apartment dwellers. But they thought their first house would be ultra-modern, maybe a pre-fab LVL home with lots of glass, sleek lines and modular rooms. “That’s where we were style-wise,” said Harris, 37. “And we ended up with […]