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Southern Gardening: Landscape plan helps guide spring shopping

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columns

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and early summer is visit my local garden centers.

 

Being Beautiful: Revision, reunion and the joy of second chances

Posted 4/22/2017 in Columns

My favorite prefix is "re."

 

Southern Gardening: Superbells Supertunias offer summer beauty

Posted 4/15/2017 in Columns

One thing I dig about the summer season is the selection of annual color available for the garden and landscape.

 

Being Beautiful: Far across the distance and spaces between us

Posted 4/15/2017 in Columns

I grew up with brothers, three of them, not a single girl child in our house when we were children.

 

Playing in the dirt: April tips for home gardeners

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

Well, March roared in and tiptoed out. At least it was less breezy at the end than the beginning.

Southern Gardening: Some bugs also like to play in the garden

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

I don't claim to be an entomologist, but I do find the insects and spiders we see in our gardens to be engaging.

 

Being Beautiful: From Air Supply to ZZ Top, Ricky Schroeder to John Stamos

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columns

Some of the things I did as a youngster make me laugh now.

 

Southern Gardening: Supertunias make excellent landscape, container choices

Posted 4/1/2017 in Columns

Now is the time to start planting annual color for summer.

 

Being Beautiful: Food for the body and food for the soul

Posted 4/1/2017 in Columns

Why are we so nostalgic?

 

 

Being Beautiful: What ever happened to Baby Jane?

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columns

Imagine with me, if you can, saving up your spare coins for a long time, heading off to an anniversary or birthday dinner at The Brown Derby, one of old Hollywood's most celebrated restaurants.

 

Southern Gardening: Indian hawthorns give spring blooms

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columns

Azaleas have been magnificent this spring.

 

Being Beautiful: Spreading sparkles from china cabinets to petting zoos

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

I was just a little boy with his mama, and we had driven up Dykes Chapel Road to Miss Jessy Jean's house, Perry County's own petting zoo, because she had at least one of every living thing created by God and known to man.

 

Southern Gardening: Unusual lichen do not damage plant hosts

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours.

 

Being Beautiful: Of Willie Vee, Victoria Ivy and their unbroken circle of love

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columns

Let me be guilty of many things, but never of ingratitude.

 

Southern Gardening: Heirloom nasturtiums are great choices today

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columns

You may know by now that I like to grow heirloom vegetables in my Ocean Springs garden.

 

Being Beautiful: And the greatest of these is love

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columns

"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love."

 

Southern Gardening: Medallion winners deserve places in state landscapes

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columns

This is the awards season, and the horticulture community won't be left out.

Southern Gardening: Visit Extravaganzas for garden inspiration

Posted 2/26/2017 in Columns

This past weekend was glorious and I appreciated puttering around my yard and landscape.

 

Being Beautiful: Recalling rides from Fred Flintstone to Fats Domino

Posted 2/26/2017 in Columns

The quick transformation from buggies to Buicks and long walks to Learjets astonishes me.

 

 

Playing in the dirt: Getting the gardening itch? Master Gardeners share timely tips

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columns

I'm Sharon Carrigan, and I am a member of the Lowndes County Master Gardener organization.

 

 

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