MISSISSIPPI ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Mississippi-specific articles. Enjoy!

HARVEST TIME!

Eating fresh from the garden Story by Rick Snyder, Ph.D. Now that spring is in full swing and summer is knocking on the door, we are ready to harvest some fresh vegetables from our gardens. If you have a perennial planting of asparagus, you would have started picking in March and April. But for everybody …

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BORDER

Non-traditional ways to use annuals in the landscape Story by Jennifer Williams Driving through most neighborhoods across the country, you can see that we have all been told the same thing about annuals – Keep it simple: Plant your annuals near the front of your flowerbeds, pick one or two options and colors, plant en …

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SQUASH IN MISSISSIPPI

Tips for growing this popular summer staple Story by Denise Pugh Once the spring equinox has passed and the gardening catalogs have whetted our appetites for fresh vegetables, summer squash is on the top of my list. Summer squash is a popular summer vegetable and it has many attributes that make it perfect for the home …

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BURNLEY COOK

A gardener with a carnivorous hobby Story by Karen O’Neal Burnley Cook is somewhat of a local legend in Natchez. In addition to being an expert on carnivorous plants, Burnley recently received awards from the Historic Natchez Foundation and the Natchez Historical Society for preserving a theater organ xylophone dating back to 1922. He had …

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Photo by Cindy Shapton.

LARKSPUR

A profile of Consolida regalis Story by Denise Pugh As a young gardener with a blank slate for a garden, I was introduced to larkspur (Consolida regalis). My neighbor was a seasoned gardener and grew these lovely plants. She allowed me to gather a bouquet, and my only disappointment was learning that the seeds had been …

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MOSQUITOES IN MISSISSIPPI

Are they our friends? Story by Rick Snyder, Ph.D. We often hear that every creature was put on Earth for a purpose. Really? What about those pesky mosquitoes? I’m sure I remember from many years ago that mosquitoes were only a problem during the heat of summer. Then, at some point, they were troublesome in …

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THE GARDEN OUT FRONT

Don’t hold back when creating curb appeal Story and Photos by Richelle Stafne One way to know you have curb appeal is when passersby stop to photograph or discuss “what you’ve got going on” or when cars slow down or stop in front of your home to admire or capture an image with their cell …

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MAKING A BETTER GARDEN

A gardener profile of John Monroe Story and Photos by Nellie Neal If you’re lucky enough to be invited, try not to gawk as you enter John Monroe’s backyard. It’s almost certain you’ve never seen a marvel quite like his innovative vegetable garden. This man grows food with great zest, tons of fresh produce that …

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WHY USE NATIVE PLANTS?

A list of lists of great native plants for your Mississippi landscape Gardeners are constantly looking for ways to make gardening easier and more carefree. “Low maintenance” is often the holy grail for most of us. One of the easiest ways to reduce the “work” of gardening is to use plants native to our state. …

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