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Southern Gardening: Snapdragons meet winter challenges

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columns

The snapdragon is a longtime favorite flower of mine for the cool-season landscape.

 

A Stone's Throw: Giving thanks

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columns

Thanksgiving approaches. We have had an official national day of thanksgiving ever since Abraham Lincoln's administration.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Three holiday wishes from your fairy godfather

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columns

Disney princesses give us all something to aspire to with their beautiful hair.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Giving thanks, all year long

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columns

The beautiful things that make me pause for a few moments to give thanks, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but most every day, almost always begin and end with women.

 

Southern Gardening: Random garden questions keep gardening interesting

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columns

Through the year, I get quite a few questions concerning landscape issues, plant care and plant identification.

 

A Stone's Throw: See ya later, alligator

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columns

What is it about some perfectly nice people that gives them an affinity for alligators?

 

Southern Gardening: Ornamental cabbage, kale give winter color

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columns

Last weekend, the thermometer in my garden got down to the low 30s and left me wondering if I've seen the last of my tomatoes and peppers.

Southern Gardening: Top plants earn the 2015 Mississippi Medallions

Posted 11/1/2014 in Columns

Many Southerners (in general) and Mississippians (in particular) base their new plant selections on the annual recommendations from the Mississippi Medallion Selection Committee.

 

Being Beautiful: Paint your puckers bold for fall

Posted 11/1/2014 in Columns

One of my favorite toys as a child was my Crayola Caddy.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Channel your inner diva this holiday season

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columns

Everyone loves to sparkle; well, almost everyone.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Can an unreconstructed Yankee find happiness in the South?

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columns

When Trudy Gildea had barely moved to Columbus from New York State, she went uptown to Alford's Drug Store, bought a copy of The New York Times, took it home and began combing the want ads for jobs in New York.

 

 

Southern Gardening: Give gardens gift of organic matter

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columns

Gardens and landscapes work really hard to give us so much beauty and bounty, so sometimes it's nice for gardeners to give something back to the earth.

 

 

Being Beautiful: From corn dogs and funnel cakes to mascara and lip liner

Posted 10/18/2014 in Columns

Last weekend I put on my Nike sneakers and sunblock to enjoy and to battle the Mississippi State Fair with my great-niece. It was hot!

 

 

Being Beautiful: Of egrets and sailboats missed while checking in on Facebook

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columns

Let's face it. Social media, especially Facebook, has changed the way we do almost everything.

 

 

A Stone's Throw: A beautiful garden

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columns

When people drive by Lola Atkins's house in Columbus, they usually slow down.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Hair color goes bold and spicy for fall

Posted 10/4/2014 in Columns

Nothing says fall quite like a spice cake, and my mama's homemade recipe was my favorite.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Chrysanthemums, candy corn, and football mean fall in Mississippi

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columns

The temperatures are falling, along with the pine straw in my front yard, which can only mean it's my favorite time of the year. Chrysanthemums, pumpkins, candy corn -- all mark the season for so many of us here in the South.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Your true colors are beautiful like a rainbow

Posted 9/20/2014 in Columns

I laugh at rules. I am that guy who dances to the beat of his own drum.

 

 

Being Beautiful: If it's collecting dust, it's not a collector's item

Posted 9/13/2014 in Columns

I am a collector. Ask anyone who knows me, and you will find out that I can't throw anything away.

 

 

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