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Southern Gardening: Plants and flowers bring symbolism to weddings

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columns

Bouquets, corsages and floral arrangements are linked firmly with church weddings, but landscape plants can promote a romantic atmosphere at outdoor nuptials, too.

 

Adele Elliott: Oh, the humanity

Posted 1/18/2014 in Columns

Tuesday was officially "Humanitarian Day," an under-recognized and under-publicized event. On this day, we are encouraged to do something nice for a stranger. The catch is that your kindness must be anonymous, if possible.

 

Southern Gardening: Avoid the seven deadly sins of gardening

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columns

Let's face it; it doesn't take much effort for our gardening minds to wander down imaginary garden paths.

 

Being Beautiful: Beauty tips for multi-tasking moms

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columns

We all know women are the ultimate multi-taskers, especially moms.

 

 

A Stone's throw: After the holidays

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columns

The tumult and the shouting have died. The three kings have departed. The holidays are over. Even epiphany. And I am let down.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Fear of poetry

Posted 1/12/2014 in Columns

I made a list of subjects that I would not write about this week because I am sick of them.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Resolutions for everyone except me

Posted 1/4/2014 in Columns

Welcome to the New Year! I have made it clear that I adopt no resolutions for myself. But, really, don't you know a million people who could use improvement?

 

Southern Gardening: Winter-blooming cyclamen make great indoor plants

Posted 1/4/2014 in Columns

Let me offer a suggestion if you looked around your house this Christmas season and enjoyed the poinsettias but wished for a little variety. Next year, bring home some cyclamen to decorate your living area over the winter.

 

Being Beautiful: Everything old is new again

Posted 1/4/2014 in Columns

The '70s, so I am told, was a groovy era. I was just a kid, but even I remember the bell bottoms, wedge heels and episodes of "The Brady Bunch" in which Marcia was the beauty, Cindy was the baby and, well, there was Jan in the middle. The Bee Gees were on every radio station, Farrah Fawcett was the sex symbol and three iconic haircuts came onto the scene, man.

 

Southern Gardening: Bring a garden gnome home to your landscape

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

Even though the weather in the middle of winter prevents much gardening with plants, dedicated and enthusiastic gardeners find ways to keep fun and interest in the yard all year long.

 

Being Beautiful: Of George Jones, Duchess Catherine and the First Lady's hairdo

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

I sit here wrapped in my favorite cozy scarf, recalling all the New Years I have known, both as a child lighting up the dark country nights with my brothers and a bag of "firecrackers" to elegant dinner parties clinking champagne flutes as an adult. Yes, I am wearing my silver sequined slippers, y'all.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Not so 'new' resolutions

Posted 12/28/2013 in Columns

Welcome 2014! Oh my, is anyone really ready to face another year? I certainly am not.

 

 

Adele Elliott: Celebrating Christmas

Posted 12/21/2013 in Columns

It seems that every holiday has its own traditions. They vary from country to country, even from household to household. Some may have their roots in cultural rituals or folklore, which might seem peculiar to people in other places on the globe. Christmas probably has more than most holidays.

 

Southern Gardening: Rex begonias can bring Christmas cheer indoors

Posted 12/21/2013 in Columns

As much as I like decorating with colorful poinsettias during the Christmas season, I'm always on the lookout for nontraditional plants that can add interest and be just as effective in spreading holiday cheer.

 

Being beautiful: Santa can't do all the work

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

It seemed each day I added something new to my flocked tree -- old world Santas, silver glittered ribbons, ice blue glass balls -- yet something was still missing.

 

 

Adele Elliott: The Christmas clock is ticking

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

We have just a few more shopping days until Christmas. Are you in panic mode yet? Not to worry. I am here with tons of great last-minute gift ideas.

 

Southern Gardening: Oh, (Mississippi) Christmas tree

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

I hope everyone has Christmas traditions that their family looks forward to each year. One of the traditions I enjoyed growing up in the Great White North was going to get the Christmas tree.

Local landscapes: Decorating, gifting with plants

Posted 12/14/2013 in Columns

Thanksgiving has long passed and the holiday season is upon us. You may have noticed this by the tightening of your waistline. As we say in our home, there is no such thing as too much dessert. Anyway, now it is time for indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.

Southern Gardening: Poinsettias pop with color

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columns

In their native Mexico, the bright red flowers of poinsettia are known as Flores de la Noche Buena --or Flowers of the Holy Night -- as they bloom each year during the Christmas season.

 

Being beautiful: Seeing the extraordinary woman in your mirror

Posted 12/7/2013 in Columns

Hair, more than anything else, dictates how a woman feels about who she really is, and I strive to make sure that every client who sits in my chair feels pampered and loved."

 

 

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