MISSISSIPPI ARTICLE ARCHIVE

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

MISSISSIPPI AMORE

A passionate affair of exciting and unusual plants Story and Photos by Richelle Stafne I love visiting other people’s gardens to see what they are growing. It’s especially fun when I find new and interesting plants, or plants that I had forgotten. Even in my own garden it brings joy to hear someone say, “Ooh, …

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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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Photo by Mengmeng Gu.

SUMMER IS SWEET

‘Ruby Spice’ summersweet Story by Denise Pugh If you’re out in the garden sometime in July and smell a sweet aroma and see pink blooms that resemble miniature bottlebrushes, and a plethora of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds attending these blossoms, you might be the owner of the award-winning Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice.’   This shrub …

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Photo by Bob Westerfield.

MISSISSIPPI VEGGIE CHEAT SHEET

A quick guide to growing summer vegetables Story by Jeff Wilson, Ph.D. Mississippi is fortunate to have a long growing season, usually lasting from mid-April to late October. This can even be longer in the more southern and coastal areas of the state. As you prepare for this season’s vegetable garden, here are a few …

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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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