When I was in the eighth grade, I was a founding member of a bluegrass boy band. It is a little-known genre. It was 1976, the year of the Bicentennial and the age of velour and macramé. Verona Junior High School staged a talent show that my group was part of. I remember we all […]

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This open terrarium was made in an old wooden chair. JoAnne Kent of Philips Garden Center ripped out the cane, put in chicken wire and built a little ecosystem using ferns, mosses, nephthytis and ajuga.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – JoAnne Kent of Philips Garden Center is determined to make terrariums popular again. “They have become my secret passion,” Kent said. “I’d make them all day long if I could.” Kent was reading a book not long ago in which the subject of terrariums came up. She did […]

April showers have certainly come our way this spring. Yes, the ground is saturated, but there are advantages. For one thing, the roadsides cannot be mowed or sprayed, and as a result, wildflowers abound. And one of the showiest and most spectacular of all of these spring wildflowers is Butterweed, Senecia glabellus. Butterweed, one of […]

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 […]

Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The 20th edition of the Double Decker Arts Festival will dominate Oxford today and Saturday, bringing roughly 50,000 to town. The celebration of food, music and art begins at 10 a.m. today with a preview art market from the Oxford Artists’ Guild on the Square. The market will feature art demonstrations […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – You have 24,601 reasons to get to Tupelo Community Theatre next weekend. The cast and crew of “Les Misérables” have been working on the production since last November, and they’re ready to share the story of Jean Valjean with the audience, after demanding rehearsals and challenging music. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal As with “Bears,” “African Cats” and other Disneynature releases, “Monkey Kingdom” reminds me of watching documentaries on “The Wonderful World of Disney” when I was a child. As far as I was concerned, the movie had a low-grade, nostalgia boost going on before it even started. Just on that […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Steven Byess calls Roberto Plano’s musical performances stunning, showing flawless technique. That technique will be on display Saturday at the symphony’s final concert of the season. “Roberto performed with us a few years ago,” Byess said. “We’ve invited him […]