Heavy infestations of evergreen bagworms can cause serious damage to Leyland cypress and other non-pine needle-bearing evergreens like junipers and cedars, and bagworms sometimes damage Indian hawthorn.
Boating in the summertime can seem like the perfect way to escape the heat, but it is important for everyone enjoying outdoor activities to be aware of sun safety.
A short road trip I took into south Mississippi this past weekend included a stop at a popular national restaurant chain where foil-wrapped "campfire" meals are currently a featured special.
I am most definitely not a restaurant critic, although my friends will tell you that I am a critic when we go out to eat.
Okonomiyaki, anyone? A survey released Tuesday for the restaurant reservation site OpenTable showed that style of savory Japanese pancake is the No. 1 most befuddling term among 2,035 diners, with one in five saying they won't order something they don't understand on a menu.
My four daughters all have a sweet tooth, and I blame genetics. I can sidestep French fries, chips and salty stuff pretty easily, but chocolate makes me drool.
When it comes cooking, my father has never really strayed into the kitchen.
The odds of finding a big rig trucker who has a fascination with dainty hummingbirds may be fairly slim, but Ollie Hollis of Columbus fills the bill.
Songwriter and musician Shane Tubbs of Columbus has been singing all his life, but in public for only 10 years or so. His earliest outing on stage, other than church, was a Columbus Arts Council Open Mic program.
I remember sitting for hours turning the white knobs left, then right, on that little red square from my toy box.
Betty Thornbrough modestly insists she has no green thumb. The blooming display of orchids in her office at First United Methodist Church, however, begs to differ.
Like almost every gardener I know, I want a gorgeous looking garden and landscape that is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance.
The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum's SuperUse Pavilion, a part of the museum's rain garden program that has benefitted from the efforts of more than 100 Mississippi State undergraduate and graduate-level students, recently has been selected for exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.
Saturday was a glorious morning to be at Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market. The rising sun in a cerulean sky promised a fine start to the long weekend as a milling crowd greeted one another and shopped up and down the shaded corridor of vendors.
Gardening can be especially rewarding when some of the harvest is given to charity. Contributing just-picked fruits and vegetables not only alleviates hunger but helps develop healthier eating habits.