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Southern Gardening: Gardeners can grow vegetable transplants

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columns

So far, it's been an interesting spring season in January for our gardens.

 

Being Beautiful: Mining for the pots of gold at rainbow's end

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columns

If I had asked my daddy about William Wordsworth, likely he would have said, "Is he from over in Jones County somewhere? I don't believe I know him."

 

Southern Gardening: Saucer magnolia blooms herald arrival of spring

Posted 1/28/2017 in Columns

Saucer magnolias and other flowering, deciduous magnolias start to peek out of their buds every spring, usually in late February or early March. The rush of colorful pinks is always a welcome sight.

 

Being Beautiful: What would Mary Tyler Moore say?

Posted 1/28/2017 in Columns

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Saying goodbye to a friend

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columns

We met 59 years ago in an employee-employer relationship.

 

 

Being Beautiful: This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columns

I ran away from it all. Sometimes I thought about running forever and never looking back.

 

 

Being Beautiful: What would Peter Pan say?

Posted 1/14/2017 in Columns

Toys are us, and I don't mean the store itself.

 

Southern Gardening: Extreme cold weather brought plant challenges

Posted 1/14/2017 in Columns

Wasn't the last weekend's cold something else?

 

Being Beautiful: The lessons our mothers and grandmothers taught us

Posted 1/7/2017 in Columns

Where I grew up way out in the country, verses from the Bible were memorized during a summer tradition, Vacation Bible School, at hundreds of rural churches on the hottest days of June and July.

 

Southern Gardening: Tips help keep gift plants going

Posted 1/7/2017 in Columns

Since the Christmas holiday season started last month, gardeners across Mississippi have been giving and receiving plants as gifts: poinsettias, begonias, cactuses and cyclamens -- oh my!

 

Being Beautiful: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columns

It's that time of year again, the moment when I revisit all the things that happened in 2016 -- the good, the bad and the ugly, all before clinking our champagne flutes on New Year's Eve.

 

Southern Gardening: Gary addresses gardening questions for new year

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columns

As we prepare to head into a new year of gardening adventures, I've been thinking about a variety of landscape questions and quandaries that pop up from time to time.

 

Being Beautiful: Love and joy come to you

Posted 12/24/2016 in Columns

An amazing thing happened this year when I was spreading the branches of my artificial trees on the front steps of my home in Colorado.

 

Southern Gardening: Hollies time berry color for Christmas displays

Posted 12/24/2016 in Columns

The Christmas season is a time for decorating, as we put up wreaths, poinsettias and trees.

Southern Gardening: Ornamental cabbage, kale show winter color

Posted 12/17/2016 in Columns

Ornamental kale and cabbage are in a group of my favorite plants for the winter landscape, and I find them to be among the most reliable, as well.

 

Being Beautiful: Honoring the ghosts of Christmas Past

Posted 12/17/2016 in Columns

Each time I turn a lamp off, I think of the man who raised me.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Holiday reflections

Posted 12/10/2016 in Columns

Well, we are now in that festive season as Christmas approaches.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Tidings of comfort and joy

Posted 12/10/2016 in Columns

All my life I have heard it said: "You can't take it with you."

 

Southern Gardening: Consider these gifts for gardening friends

Posted 12/10/2016 in Columns

We're now officially in the Christmas season, and holiday shopping is in full swing.

 

Being Beautiful: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Posted 12/3/2016 in Columns

If you need more proof that Christmas is here than the bright lights flickering from your neighbor's windows or the tinsel snowmen, Santas and angels appearing on lampposts, then just look at the calendar.

 

 

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