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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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