Mama always had her bottle of Oil of Olay night cream on her vanity keeping company with Estee Lauder's White Linen eau de parfum on her mahogany dresser, beside the Bible.
We tend to put people in boxes these days, usually appending the description "disorder" to our description itself of them.
Two of my nieces are, as the more ladylike members of the Dykes Chapel Road community used to say, "in the family way" or "with child."
A little planning and planting early in the season can really pay off with big color during the dog days of summer that we're "enjoying" right now.
I remember sitting on the hard floors of the porches of my youth listening to old men and women telling stories while swatting flies from wooden rocking chairs.
There is a phenomenon in physics called entanglement.
I have had my fair share of sunglasses -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
During the annual dog days of summer, it's a really good thing to have reliable plants in the garden and landscape.
I am not Cait, but this is my story.
I have said that I was not going to get involved in the issue of the Mississippi flag, but like lemmings rushing to the sea where they drown themselves, I find myself blurting out a few thoughts, although I have no wish to offend anybody.
One of the most frequent calls I get in the summer concerns lawns and ground covers under trees, where sunlight is limited.
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." Charles Dickens was right. Christmas melted even the heart of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Do you remember the old "society columns" in which "Little Miss Precious Plutocrat motored to Birmingham yesterday with her mother, Mrs. Pomposity Plutocrat, for a day of shopping and luncheon with her aunt and cousin, Mrs. Genuine Gotrocks and little Miss Hotcha Gotrocks."
The old adage that men sweat and ladies glisten might hold true for some, but here in the South where it's hotter than blazes, folks of all kinds just sweat.
A long road trip I'm currently on made me realize that our climates may be significantly different, but our plants are often very similar.
Meet Miz Victoria Fiona, and let me tell you how we became acquainted.
It's pretty easy to grow plants when water is plentiful, and that's the situation much of the time in Mississippi.
I have never admired those who preach one sermon and live another, figuratively speaking, which means I try very hard not to be a hypocrite.
Yesterday was July 4, when we as a nation commemorate the act of declaring our independence from what we perceived as oppressive government from Britain under George III.
I'm like most home gardeners when it comes to working in and maintaining my garden and landscape.