Having a color scheme is a landscape design technique gardeners have used for a long time. A couple of weeks ago, a social media friend was asking what people thought about planting their landscapes in the color scheme of their favorite athletic team. I think we’ve all seen the branding associated with ornamental plants in […]

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Jane Winston began welcoming guests to the Bodock Bed and Breakfast in Pontotoc in 2013.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Just off the Square in downtown Pontotoc is a narrow road with a drive that leads to an old wooden house partially hidden behind trees. A small sign with the letter “B” is the only indication of what lies ahead – the Bodock Bed and Breakfast. Toby Winston, […]

All on a summer’s eve, just as the frog, the basso profundo that lives at the fountain, begins his nightly serenade, and just as the fireflies turn on their lights, and just as the bats begin their aerial acrobatics, the Earth Lady ventures out to watch the moonflowers open. As the Platters sang so long […]

This week, I’m participating in the National Agricultural County Agents Association conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As I was driving north of Omaha, Nebraska, on I-29, I observed and enjoyed the blazing orange flower clusters of Asclepias tuberosa, commonly called butterfly weed. I was amazed at the size of the colonies; some were several […]

Editor’s note: This is part of a two-part column on organics. The second part will be published Oct. 23. Basic science tells us that any substance that lives or has ever lived is considered organic. Any substance that has never lived (rocks, plastics, glass or any man-made substance) is considered inorganic. In case you missed […]

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Robbie and Sid Dendy of Houston.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – It’s hard to walk through Robbie and Sid Dendy’s yard without getting distracted. Just when you’re headed to check out a bottle tree covered in recycled insulators, you notice a porch post peppered in old keys. A firepit to the right, surrounded by chairs made from old tractor […]

More homes are sold during the spring and summer than are ever sold in the fall and winter – more than twice as many. Chances are if you are selling yours, you’ll want it to look good, stand out from all the others and sell fast, fast, fast. There are two questions buyers ask themselves […]

No time to enjoy your garden in the daylight hours? Try planting a garden for evening pleasure. The concept of planting a garden for the evening is not a new idea as it has been practiced for hundreds of years. It is, however a new concept for many of us who plant mostly for daytime […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal The Lee County Extension Office will offer the following interactive video programs. Each session will be held at noon at the Extension Office at 5338 Cliff Gookin Blvd. in Tupelo. • Vermicomposting 101 will be offered July 23. Kandiace Gray, extension associate for plant and soil sciences, will show you […]