Considering the superior flavor of fresh-picked vegetables and the choices you get when you grow your own, it’s a wonder that more people don’t have vegetable gardens.
Summer in Mississippi brings a bountiful buffet of fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs to enjoy — but not just for people.
Among gardens, garden centers, statuaries and yard art, the stone figure of a monk gently holding a bird in open hand is sometimes found. The statue of the robed monk is St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. But what of the monk who holds a spade?
The weather outside is frightful — it has been for weeks, with parts of the country experiencing the worst floods in decades — but it’s positively warm inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory. It’s humid too, tropical in fact.
They float, they flutter, they drift, and sometimes they just ride the wind. Butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors can usually be seen in Mississippi during this month. Creating a garden space to attract these butterflies can be easy if you do a few things right.
The world’s smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person’s spring to-do list: Trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders.
The finishing touches are being put on a new pavilion at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.
When researching Southern history, it is always interesting to find first-person accounts of earlier times, but it is most fascinating to find early images. It is surprising just how many of those early images are around and how they can relate to the present.
One morning a zucchini plant in the middle of the garden was missing its leaves; a few okra tops had disappeared, too.