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Liner Notes: ZZ and Billy Bob, oh my

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

Seems I recall a saying floating around in the old days: "Never trust anyone over 30," it went.

 

A Stone's Throw: Beware

Posted 3/28/2015 in Columns

By now most of the spring breaks are over, and students are looking forward to the end of the school year.

 

Southern Gardening: Crape myrtle bark scale has arrived in the state

Posted 3/21/2015 in Columns

It seems that crape myrtles face a lot of dangers this time of year.

 

A Stone's Throw: On giving

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columns

I do not know about you, but I have noticed a shift in my mail.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Ten things I learned from RuPaul

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columns

Beyond the glitter, rhinestones, false eyelashes, wigs that change by the hour, and form-fitting jewel-tone gowns is my favorite drag queen, RuPaul.

 

Southern Gardening: Upcoming MSU garden shows prepare for spring

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columns

Mother Nature has been teasing gardeners lately as the weather flips back and forth from warm, early-spring days to freezing temperatures and winter precipitation.

 

Being Beautiful: You're never too old ...

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columns

Have you ever heard it said: The older we get, the smarter our parents become?

 

Southern Gardening: Plan to include purple coneflowers in gardens

Posted 3/7/2015 in Columns

Through the column and television show "Southern Gardening," I have the chance to share some of my favorite landscape plants with home gardeners all across Mississippi.

Being Beautiful: Bigger is not always better

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columns

Thin is in! Well, at least when it comes to the haircut for spring.

 

A Stone's Throw: The veil

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columns

Two of my grandchildren will get married this spring and summer, a grandson and a granddaughter, cousins.

 

Southern Gardening: Ease spring fever with combination containers

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columns

This past weekend really had me thinking about gardening and landscaping.

 

Being Beautiful: Flipping the switch on your style

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columns

In last week's episode of "Downton Abbey," Lady Mary slipped off to York and shed her long coiffure, trading it in for an haute coif.

 

Southern Gardening: Plan to use Supertunias in summer landscapes

Posted 2/21/2015 in Columns

With the cold winter weather upon us, are you thinking about planting annual color for the summer?

 

A Stone's Throw: Back to Valentine's

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columns

Circumstances occasionally take a strange turn when you write this kind of column.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Rediscovering love beyond a box of chocolates

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columns

Love is a word often used lightly, or is it?

 

Southern Gardening: Saucer magnolia flowers are early signal of spring

Posted 2/14/2015 in Columns

There are a lot of different traditions and customs when it comes to predicting the weather.

Southern Gardening: Use hardy nandina for winter colors

Posted 2/7/2015 in Columns

Cold winter weather causes changes in the foliage of many evergreen plants, including making them express new colors.

Southern Gardening: Virginia sweetspire is a perfect shrub

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

If you're like me and most other home gardeners, you want shrubs to have multiseason interest and be versatile, beautiful and low maintenance.

 

Being Beautiful: And the award goes to ... color

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Bridge work

Posted 1/31/2015 in Columns

My friend, Peggy Cantelou, says she has been playing bridge since she was in junior high school, that the mothers of her set were determined that their daughters would be proficient in the game.

 

 

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