By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Patty Roper, editorial director for Mississippi Magazine, will be the guest speaker at the GumTree Museum of Art Guild of Volunteers’ spring fundraiser, “Hats in the Garden Luncheon.” The event will be Tuesday, April 22, at the home of Doyce Deas, 645 Highland Circle in Tupelo. Champagne will […]

Is everyone creative, absolutely everyone, including you? Absolutely, yes! When you were a child, there was no stopping your creativity. If you wanted to draw a fish with two heads or a blue flower on an orange stem, you simply did it. You loved how your childhood drawings looked; they made you happy and you […]

Spring is one of my favorite times in the garden because it is the transition from what seemed like a long, cold winter to colorful landscapes and gardens full of flowers in the summer. I have always loved the spring-flowering bulbs, especially daffodils. These brightly colored flowers are a welcome sight when spring weather is […]

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Recently I ran across an article in an organic gardening magazine that at first seemed very much out of place there, but after a while I came to believe could not be more natural. It pertained to two groups that are close to my heart: our veterans and our farmers. The article brought tears to […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – The New Albany Home and Garden Show opened Friday with hundreds of visitors, scores of vendors and some two dozen slated workshops and lectures. The free event continues today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds. On the schedule are presentations on garden-related […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – As long as Janet Burress can remember, she’s been a crafter. She went through the wallpaper stage and then moved on to cross-stitch. She’s painted flower pots and made stained-glass windows. So when the New Albany Home and Garden Show co-chairman needed to come up with a […]

Shopping in a garden center in the spring confronts visitors with an almost dizzying array of new plants with flower colors that seem to go beyond our imagination. But today, I’m not writing about any of those plants. I want you to consider an old-time garden staple that many gardeners forget about – the nasturtium. […]

The calendar is specific: Spring has arrived! If you have fruit trees at your home, you may be wondering when and how to fertilize them so you will have a bumper crop this year. Fruit trees need a goodly amount of nutrients not only to grow well but also to produce quality fruit. If you […]

Spring is gardeners’ season of anticipation. Daily Journal reporter Errol Castens visited with Mississippi State University Extension Horticulturist Dr. Rick Snyder about priorities for the area’s vegetable gardeners. Q: Many Southerners plant on Good Friday, but that misses early opportunities. What does March offer gardeners here? A: Vegetable gardeners have some good choices for cool-season […]