Hello, my name is Stephen and I’m a Disorganized Mess” – at least that’s what the top of my desk says about me. Have you ever wished elves would magically slip into your house one night to organize your things while you slept? Or, maybe fantasized about television’s Mission-Organization crew doing a make-over for you? […]

One of the most beautiful plants for Christmas is the amaryllis. The most common color is red or scarlet but they may be pink, white, salmon or combinations. These beautiful plants may be purchased as bulbs or as plants. The larger the bulb, the more profusely will be its blooms (more stalks, more blooms). If […]

Some folks think winter can be boring in the garden and landscape. But just when temperatures start to drop, one of my favorite flowering plants decides to suddenly strut its stuff for all to see. Wherever cassia is planted in the landscape, the tropical-looking flowers are sure to create winter interest. The prolific winter blooms […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal TUPELO – When Anne Ballard is asked why she penned a book about her garden and home, her answer comes with assurance and without pause: “The mood just hit me.” Truth be told, it’s as good a reason as any. Clearly, creating “My Garden My Homeplace” has been a labor […]

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By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When MAC and Company partners Mark McAlister and Ron Reynolds decided to move their business from Tupelo to Aiken, South Carolina, three years ago, they had to make a lot of promises before they could leave. “We had to assure clients we’d come back to do their homes […]

Now that it is December, fastidious gardeners are relieved that most of the leaves have fallen and that the rake has been relegated to the garden shed. But just to seemingly frustrate and taunt such individuals, many oak trees, even though deciduous, have leaves that hang on tenaciously to the bitter end. These native oaks […]

I don’t keep it a secret that I think pansies are the perfect plants for cool-season annual beds. They are really easy plants to grow, and they provide great color during cold winters. The Matrix pansy is always a great choice because of the way it displays flowers high above its foliage. But lately I’ve […]

By the time this article appears, Christmas will be upon us. Some of you will have food in the freezer, cards mailed to friends far and near, and the shopping almost done, if not completed. Now, you’re thinking about that one and only perfect tree. Oh, the tree. So many shapes and sizes. Do I […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – By their nature, daffodils come back every year. In Tupelo, people young and old come back every year to keep planting them. About two dozen people gathered in east Tupelo on Saturday morning to plant 5,000 daffodil bulbs along the Music Bend Nature Trail. This is the seventh […]