My little world has been filled with glitches lately. This may be because the planet Mercury has been retrograde for several weeks. Mercury rules travel and communication, and can wreak havoc with our driving, speaking, writing and a myriad of like things.
She loves all shades of blue, quiet times with an English novel, and family holidays.
Every spring the home gardener is bombarded with new and improved petunias for the garden and landscape, making it hard to decide which to bring home from the garden center. In my opinion, you simply can't go wrong selecting any of the Supertunias.
This is not "Survivor" or "Amazing Race," but there are alliances involved and teams working to complete challenges before the clock runs out. On Saturday, March 23, the LINK'd Young Professionals hope to recruit a few hundred volunteers willing to clean, paint and landscape Columbus during Clean Sweep 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is a true story about a slave. He was abducted from his home and family when he was 16 years old. He was taken to a land colder and more brutal than his.
According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you've seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.
Spring is heating up and the barometer of trends is no different.
The Ides of March are somehow more mysterious and more ominous than the middle of any other month.
Did you ever tell your hairstylist a secret or two? Of course you have, because we all know that the person wrapping you up in a luxurious robe and handling your tresses with tender love and care is all ears.
Several years ago, a new group of tropical hibiscus exploded onto the market with vibrant and exciting colors -- a Technicolor dream.
We are once again in the season of Lent -- a somber six weeks, which is observed by many Christians, between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, this time commemorates the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. There he fasted, had a run-in with the devil, and emerged a changed man. Or, you might say, a carpenter went into the desert and the son of God came out.
Back when we went to the "picture show" for our movies, we saw newsreels that ended with "Time Marches On." Today time does not march; it stampedes. I did not realize it had been so long since I had tried to get around the Ole Miss campus until I went there recently. Like Mississippi State University, it has changed dramatically. We recognized a few landmarks, of course, but we could not find half of what we wanted.
Cabin fever seems to hit me earlier each year, and it doesn't help that we haven't had much of a winter the past couple of years. I already have tomato transplants ready to put in the ground even though it's still two months from the traditional last frost date here on the coast. I saw blooming annuals for sale this weekend at a local garden center. I think I'm feeling a little warm.
Do you get the feeling that the Earth is spinning a bit off her axis these days? Strange things are happening, and I'm not talking only about inside of our City Council chambers. It seems that the entire world is crazily out of kilter.
The yellow daffodils have popped up in my neighbor's yard. That must mean spring is on the way, so it's time for some spring cleaning. Of course, I'm not speaking of house cleaning, so don't stop reading. Hopefully this will be more fun.
The South, and especially our little part of the South, is so lush with history that we wear it like a cloak. It is an aura, a soft cloud, most of the time invisible, that envelopes us like a shroud. We cannot remove it any more than we can strip away our own skin.
Many Mississippians are anticipating the first signs of the spring show put on in our landscapes by the popular, but nonnative Southern Indica azaleas. These shrubs hide behind their evergreen foliage, waiting to dazzle us with color.
Now we have made it official. On Friday, Dr. James Borsig was inaugurated president of Mississippi University for Women amid all the pageantry and partying that accompanies such an occasion.
The secret to radiant hair color is no longer hidden behind the swanky doors of your favorite salon -- nope, not with all the innovation awaiting you down the home hair color aisle at the local drugstore. After all, if it's good enough for Beyoncé, well ...
Even though fall is the ideal time, it's still not too late to plant nice trees into our Mississippi gardens and landscapes. Of course I can't list every tree in this column, but I want to draw your attention to a few I'm sure you won't be disappointed to have in your yard.