Blue is one of the most relaxing of colors. It is associated with trustworthiness, strength and dependability. People overwhelmingly like blue. Brown is a natural color that evokes a sense of strength and reliability. Brown is a solid color. Much like the earth, brown is soothing, relaxing, and grounding. Together blue and brown remind us […]

One of my goals for this column has always been to promote the planting of ornamental varieties – and to some extent vegetable varieties – in our Mississippi landscapes and gardens. Sometimes, these plants are tried and true favorites of mine; other times, they are new to market and deserve a chance to shine and […]

How good it is to have an allium bed near your kitchen door! What are alliums? Onions, shallots and garlic are members of this amazing plant family. Yet the selection is even wider than these very necessary culinary additions. Ornamental alliums come in amazing colors and sizes. Grown from bulbs planted in the fall, they […]

The Earth Lady is of such an age that some adventures must be experienced vicariously, and that is just what she did while reading Brooks Eason’s book, “Travels with Bobby: Hiking in the Mountains of the American West.” With hiking boots and backpack sequestered in the closet and comfortably situated in an easy chair, her […]

A little planning and planting early in the season can really pay off with big color during the dog days of summer that we’re “enjoying” right now. One of my newest favorite groups of plants for hot summer and fall – yes, I said fall – are ornamental peppers. Ornamental peppers begin setting fruit as […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When the April 2014 tornado dumped a tree in the middle of Lynn and Robin Bryan’s home on Clayton Avenue, they had two choices: They could repair the home or they could rebuild it from the bottom up. They chose the latter. “We salvaged nothing from the original […]

As hard as we work to plan, plant and maintain our outdoor spaces, they should be enjoyed after the blistering sun goes down. By incorporating a range of lighting options, your outdoor living room can be as inviting at night as by day. The final product will look more professional if you pre-plan your installation […]

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Sam Pace and Doyce Deas, members of the property and grounds committee at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tupelo, have worked together on the Stuart Garden that surrounds the columbarium.

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – In the gardens at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tupelo, something is always blooming. On the Church Street side of the church, you might find Knock Out roses, daylilies, lantana and zinnias in the summer. Right now on the Jefferson Street side are swaths of Limelight hydrangeas, sun […]

Simple home staging doesn’t have to be dramatic. If you don’t have time or money for a major makeover, here are some simple, no-cost and low cost strategies you can use to stage your home and help it sell fast. You’ll be moving your belongings anyway, so go ahead and rent a cheap storage facility. […]