Even though we’re still early in spring, we need to get ready for the sweltering temperatures we know are on the way. This means we have to start planting two of my favorite summer plants that pack a powerful punch of summer color: SunPatiens and sun coleus. SunPatiens love growing in full sun during the […]

Most homeowners have an average- to large-sized yard but there are those homeowners who have a small garden or yard space. Trying to create the illusion of more space for a small garden or yard requires using a few design elements. One of the easiest tips to create the illusion of more space is the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Warmer temperatures and an abundance of rain have caused fire ant mounds to pop up all over Northeast Mississippi. “It’s been terrible this year,” said Justin Smedley, Athletic Grounds Supervisor for Tupelo Parks & Recreation. “I never even got to put out the pre-emergence treatments on the fields […]

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Nellie Epps makes her way down a row in the Master Gardeners' new greenhouse.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Many people shop at the Lee County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale because they feel like they can get a good deal. But there’s another reason that may be even more important. “Many of the plants are grown at the homes of Master Gardeners and brought to the […]

My parents had only two televisions in their home. The one we all watched lived in the den and was a ridiculously old, dinosaur model. It was so deep that part of the wall behind the built-in bookcase had to be removed so it would fit. The only reason they had a second TV was […]

In my travels visiting garden centers and greenhouses, I’ve been reminded of plants that we don’t grow enough in Mississippi. Dahlias are on that list. I can’t decide if it’s because gardeners think these beautiful plants need an extraordinary amount of care or they’re just not aware of them, but we need to grow more […]

Before you decide that conifers are simply pine trees and eastern red cedars, you must realize there is a large family of trees and shrubs readily available that add interest, live long lives and live in our zone 7 climate. There are many interesting silhouettes as well as large, medium and small-size shrubs and trees. […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Whether you like Victorian homes with towers and turrets, turn of the century Queen Annes with gingerbread trim or Greek Revival mansions and cottages, there’s something for everyone’s taste at the 40th Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage. “We chose Bella Vida because it hasn’t been on the tour in […]

On an evening in early March the Earth Lady will venture out onto her front porch and take delight in listening to the male, amphibian chorus of Spring Peepers reverberating from the nearby bog. After a long, cold winter, this nocturnal serenade, just like the first daffodil or purple martin, is a sure sign that […]