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A Stone's Throw: From the Greatest Generation

Posted 11/14/2015 in Columns

Tom Brokaw called them "The Greatest Generation," and I am inclined to agree with him.

 

Southern Gardening: Poinsettia season is just around the corner

Posted 11/8/2015 in Columns

We all knew it was going to happen sometime.

 

Being Beautiful: Blow out the candles and make a wish

Posted 11/8/2015 in Columns

Like the old song says, it's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

 

 

Being Beautiful: What makes a house a home?

Posted 11/1/2015 in Columns

Walt Disney said, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Hallowe'en review

Posted 11/1/2015 in Columns

While you are nibbling away at the children's Hallowe'en candy, you might want to give a thought to the origin of the holiday, which in many cultures extends to Nov. 1 and 2 as well.

 

Being Beautiful: Sometimes a picture really is worth 1,000 words

Posted 10/25/2015 in Columns

The birds are chirping outside my window. As I lean in to listen, I wonder what they are saying to each other.

Southern Gardening: Pansy planting time arrives in Mississippi

Posted 10/25/2015 in Columns

The weather could not have better for the Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs this year.

Southern Gardening: Ornamental cabbage, kale make excellent winter color

Posted 10/17/2015 in Columns

Some of the best choices we can make for reliable late fall and winter color are cabbage and kale.

 

A Stone's Throw: Renaissance wedding

Posted 10/17/2015 in Columns

We seem to be undergoing a renaissance lately, a rebirth of the Renaissance period of history.

 

 

Being Beautiful: Reverie of a man and his dog

Posted 10/17/2015 in Columns

Seasons come and seasons go. Years pass by in what seems like no time at all.

 

 

Being Beautiful: I am the product of their sacrifice

Posted 10/10/2015 in Columns

 

Southern Gardening: Educate yourself for better tree pruning

Posted 10/10/2015 in Columns

In my position with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, I tend to look at myself as a problem solver.

 

A Stone's Throw: Clashing cymbals

Posted 10/3/2015 in Columns

Do you remember George Plimpton?

 

 

Being Beautiful: What would Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens say?

Posted 10/3/2015 in Columns

If the runways of New York and Paris were any indication of fall's mood in fashion, women will be falling in love with a 19th Century return to lady-like drama.

 

Southern Gardening: Add new texture to garden by planting Lycoris

Posted 10/3/2015 in Columns

When I was visiting Natchez looking for locations to film the TV version of Southern Gardening this past week, I had a great time enjoying the historic homes and gardens, but the sights that had me doing double takes were all the "naked ladies" parading around town.

 

Being Beautiful: I want to feel Christmas like a child

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columns

 

Southern Gardening: Plan in fall for spring daylilies

Posted 9/26/2015 in Columns

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to the Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society and had a great time doing some garden-sharing.

 

Being Beautiful: Candy corn, pumpkins and touchdowns

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columns

 

 

A Stone's Throw: A different kind of movie

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columns

One morning recently, as I was lingering over my breakfast coffee in front of the TV, I saw a program (maybe "The Today Show") that listed the top movies by attendance for a certain period.

 

Southern Gardening: Use mums for instant fall color

Posted 9/19/2015 in Columns

One the benefits of being a gardener is that most of the time, I'm paying attention to what's going on in the landscape and beyond. I've found that Mother Nature gives us clues, especially around the seasonal transitions.

 

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