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 […]

On a recent trip to Great Britain, the Earth Lady was most perplexed because she could not identify the birds indigenous to the area. However, after purchasing a trusty field guide, confirmed sightings were made of a Chaffinch and a Pied Wagtail. These birds are quite common in England, but, of course, are uncommon to […]

Canna lilies are valued for their large, tropical foliage and showy, brilliantly colored flowers. They are an easy landscape plant that everyone should have in their gardens. Many gardeners are familiar with the big cannas that have to be grown in the back of the planting bed. With their upright growth habit, cannas have an […]

If you enjoy home-grown vegetables, don’t feel that great-tasting produce must end when summer draws to a close. Extend your gardening season into the fall and early winter. Whether you have a half-acre plot or just a few spots in your flower beds, you can benefit from fall gardening. Broccoli, beets, cabbage, carrots, cilantro, lettuces, […]

Poison ivy is easily recognizable in the woods or in your yard because of its signature three leaves. (Courtesy)

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Summer is finally here and with the season comes an unwanted guest: poison ivy. Poison ivy tops the list of plants to avoid because it contains urushiol, an oily resin that binds to the skin on contact and causes an itchy rash with burning skin blisters. “There exists […]

Creativity is a skill everyone has to some degree. Interestingly, there are activities you can do to boost yours. Act: Get outside in nature. Plant a garden. Take walks. Travel. Leave town. Go somewhere new and expand your world view. Can’t travel? Then pretend you’re hosting an out-of-town guest and go see the places you’d […]