Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia) is a great annual bedding plant for Mississippi gardens. It’s also called a summer snapdragon because of the profusion of snapdragon favoring flowers on 18- to 30-inch tall spikes of dark green foliage. Angelonia blooms all summer and in Central and South Mississippi, it may return in the spring. Plant angelonia in […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If you need some fresh ideas for holiday entertaining this year, the Tupelo Garden Club has just the event for you. “Holiday Homecomings” on Oct. 27 at St. James Catholic Church will feature renowned floral designer Benny Campbell, who owns and operates Attalla Florist and Design in Attalla, […]

It is autumn, and to quote Keats, “it is a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” but with all due respect to the bard, the Earth Lady would have included a tribute to wildflowers in this famous “Ode to Autumn,” for wildflowers, abundant and arrayed in vibrant colors, put on a spectacular show in the […]

Vines and climbing plants add wonderful variety to your garden. Some work beautifully in small places and can add vertical or horizontal interest. Plant them on a fence, a trellis, a pergola or arbor and watch them grow and give color, fragrance and texture. An added bonus is some of these vines can be used […]

When I was visiting Natchez looking for locations to film the TV version of Southern Gardening this past week, I had a great time enjoying the historic homes and gardens, but the sights that had me doing double takes were all the “naked ladies” parading around town. Now, you may be thinking that I’ve been […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Community Garden on South Spring Street will be a buzz of activity Saturday morning. The Fall Garden Celebration will be hosted Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. In addition to discussing the fall planting schedule, officials will also demonstrate lawn decorations that are not only […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – You may look at an attic full of old furniture and see a coffee table, a chest of drawers or a bench. But Vanessa Hodges sees Princess Dreamer, Paw Palace and Jungle Den. Since 2013, Hodges and her business partner, Linda White, have been making custom beds for […]

If you love fantastic floors, fabrics, furnishings and accessories, there’s a new place you’ve got to shop. It’s the 12,000-square-foot SUEDE Design Resource Center in Tupelo. Before, Mid-South designers had to shop Atlanta’s Decorative Art Center to find truly gorgeous materials, accessories and awe-inspiring furniture. Now, Memphis designers are traveling here to shop!. While scouting […]

Many homeowners consider it a point of pride to have a nicely manicured landscape. Southern Gardening is one of many sources of information to help gardeners with maintenance tips and plant selection. But sometimes, especially at the end of a long, hot summer, the home gardener loses landscape momentum. As I admitted in an earlier […]