Category: Gardening

Mississippi’s Arbor Day 2016

Since 1926, every second Friday in February, Mississippi has officially observed Arbor Day. This year, 2016, it falls on February 12th; therefore, in honor of this day, let’s plant a tree or shrub to enjoy for years to come. Many Arbor Day events are happening throughout the state. For a list of locations and times…

GE versus GMO – What’s the difference?

I read an interesting article titled EWG’s 2014 Shopper’s Guide To Avoiding GE Food. I have to admit I am confused about the difference between GE and GMO, so I decided to do a little research on the matter. Click here to check out EWG’s Genetically Engineered Food Guide. Why should I care if the…

Mississippi’s Arbor Day!

It’s Arbor Day in Mississippi. Per Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week Proclamation by Governor Bryant, we Mississippians are encouraged to participate in “Tree Planting Week” from the February 8th to February 14th. I plan to check out the woods on my relative’s property and dig up a few sprouting trees and transplant them to my…

Snakes In My Garden

I’ve lived in my home for over two years and today was my first snake sighting. I live in a somewhat rural area near a large body of water, so snakes are to be expected. I guess I’ve been in denial of their presence in my own backyard. From my quick glimpse of the snake,…

Fresh Herb Salad Dressings

I love walking out to my garden and picking fresh lettuce for a spring salad and whipping up a fresh dressing to accompany it. Here are three of my favorite salad dressing. The first recipe is a ranch dressing made with fresh herbs and milk instead of mayo. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs   …

Sowing Seeds and GMOs

Let me say, I love, love sowing seeds. It is so rewarding to plant a little seed, water it and watch it spring up and grow almost in front of my eyes. It’s amazing. Not only do I enjoy seeing growth in plants, I also enjoy seeing it in people. I know I may embarrass…

My 2013 New Year’s Resolution!

Composting! Heck, I guess it’s my New Year’s resolution? The whole idea of composting is overwhelming to me. I do feel composting is an important component in my quest to recycle, reuse and sending less refuse to a landfill. Incorporating it into my day to day life will be an adjustment. Here a few of…