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Being Beautiful: Spreading sparkles from china cabinets to petting zoos

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

I was just a little boy with his mama, and we had driven up Dykes Chapel Road to Miss Jessy Jean's house, Perry County's own petting zoo, because she had at least one of every living thing created by God and known to man.

 

Southern Gardening: Unusual lichen do not damage plant hosts

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columns

Spring is always a busy time in my garden and landscape, as I'm sure it is in yours.

 

Being Beautiful: Of Willie Vee, Victoria Ivy and their unbroken circle of love

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columns

Let me be guilty of many things, but never of ingratitude.

 

Southern Gardening: Heirloom nasturtiums are great choices today

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columns

You may know by now that I like to grow heirloom vegetables in my Ocean Springs garden.

 

Being Beautiful: And the greatest of these is love

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columns

"Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love."

 

Southern Gardening: Medallion winners deserve places in state landscapes

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columns

This is the awards season, and the horticulture community won't be left out.

Southern Gardening: Visit Extravaganzas for garden inspiration

Posted 2/26/2017 in Columns

This past weekend was glorious and I appreciated puttering around my yard and landscape.

 

Being Beautiful: Recalling rides from Fred Flintstone to Fats Domino

Posted 2/26/2017 in Columns

The quick transformation from buggies to Buicks and long walks to Learjets astonishes me.

 

 

Playing in the dirt: Getting the gardening itch? Master Gardeners share timely tips

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columns

I'm Sharon Carrigan, and I am a member of the Lowndes County Master Gardener organization.

 

Southern Gardening: Home gardeners can enjoy garden roses

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columns

I had an opportunity to attend the Gulf District American Rose Society Mid-Winter Workshop in Gonzales, Louisiana, in early February.

 

Being Beautiful: Friends for a season, friends for a reason, friends for a lifetime

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columns

William Shakespeare said it best: "I am wealthy in my friends."

 

Southern Gardening: Nandina offers foliage color through winter

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columns

Except for a couple of cold nights, there's no doubt that I've been enjoying the mild winter we're having this year.

 

Being Beautiful: The scent lingers

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columns

The aroma of spearmint chewing gum just opened, fresh from the wrapper, takes me all the way back.

 

Southern Gardening: Gardeners can grow vegetable transplants

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columns

So far, it's been an interesting spring season in January for our gardens.

 

Being Beautiful: Mining for the pots of gold at rainbow's end

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columns

If I had asked my daddy about William Wordsworth, likely he would have said, "Is he from over in Jones County somewhere? I don't believe I know him."

 

Southern Gardening: Saucer magnolia blooms herald arrival of spring

Posted 1/28/2017 in Columns

Saucer magnolias and other flowering, deciduous magnolias start to peek out of their buds every spring, usually in late February or early March. The rush of colorful pinks is always a welcome sight.

 

Being Beautiful: What would Mary Tyler Moore say?

Posted 1/28/2017 in Columns

 

 

A Stone's Throw: Saying goodbye to a friend

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columns

We met 59 years ago in an employee-employer relationship.

 

 

Being Beautiful: This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine

Posted 1/21/2017 in Columns

I ran away from it all. Sometimes I thought about running forever and never looking back.

 

 

Being Beautiful: What would Peter Pan say?

Posted 1/14/2017 in Columns

Toys are us, and I don't mean the store itself.

 

 

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