By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal Spring has sprung in Northeast Mississippi and during the month of April there’s no shortage of home and garden events to attend. Here’s a look at some of the events planned. Pilgrimage weekend HOLLY SPRINGS – Holly Springs will host its 78th Annual Pilgrimage today through Sunday with tours of […]

An easy way to surround yourself with many of the things you hold dear is to gather the reminders that are close to your heart and display them on open shelving. A wall with tastefully decorated open shelving is comforting. It helps you tell your story while adding an additional layer of beauty to your […]

Plant some versatile herbs in your garden this spring and enjoy their many benefits. Take pleasure in the beauty of the plants and enjoy the flavor they add to your favorite recipes. One advantage to growing your own herbs is their freshness. If you plant them near your kitchen, they can easily be cut, washed […]

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Pam and Jim Edwards of Aberdeen bought Prewett Place in 1986 and are opening it for pilgrimage tours the weekend of April 1-3.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal ABERDEEN – When Pam and Jim Edwards moved to Aberdeen in 1986, they didn’t plan on staying for a lifetime. In fact, they didn’t even plan on living in Aberdeen. “Jim’s a chemical engineer and we moved here for his job with Vista,” Edwards said. “We thought we’d live in […]

When the fragrance of woodland phlox wafts the Earth Lady’s way, spring has officially arrived and for one brief moment all seems right with the world. This spring ephemeral wildflower, phlox divaracata, that is so very beautiful and welcome after the winter doldrums is also a perfect example of nature’s marvelous timing. This lovely lavender […]

All gardeners welcome the spring colors that come to their flower gardens at the beginning of a new growing season. Additional colorful plants are always impressive and add diversity for the flower garden. One choice for gardeners who want to include colors such as red, pink and white is the caladium plant. This tropical, lush […]

There are many time-tested ways of combining color. If I wanted to impress – or more likely bore you – I’d tell you about monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, triadic, tetradic and square color schemes. Are your eyes glazing over? Don’t worry, this “color combination cheat sheet” lets you skip the boring lecture and cuts […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – Starting plants from seeds is as easy as following the directions on the packet, but a little advice from the pros never hurts. To start, you need three things: the seeds, something to plant the seeds in and a potting medium. “Make sure you buy seeds from a […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When it comes to home renovations, the kitchen is often the first thing homeowners want to tackle. More and more, the kitchen has become the gathering place in the home and an updated space can add tremendous value to it when you decide to sell. But where do […]