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Being Beautiful: Rekindling memories of Easters past

Posted 4/4/2015 in Columns

Easter has long been one of my most decorated holidays. Mama's love for it spilled over onto me, and how could it not?


Southern Gardening: Try columbine as an annual in Mississippi gardens

Posted 4/4/2015 in Columns

After living in the North, I miss some of my favorite spring and summer plants as I now live in coastal Mississippi.

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.


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