Asa loves Aunt Melissa’s organic #blueberries


Asa Graham loves gluten-free blueberry cobbler made with his Aunt Melissa’s organic blueberries.

While the last two weeks of June are typically the prime blueberry season, with all of the rain we have had in the past weeks, there are still plenty of blueberries to be enjoyed this summer.
One local farm has produced blueberries, after several years of nurturing 200 bushes. Blue Mimosa Farms in Center Grove is continuing to sell fresh organic blueberries through July.
Ricky and Melissa Reed, along with Melissa’s son Brandon Aultman, are having a great time meeting people and selling their organic, pesticide-free blueberries. They have made it into a family project that is bringing them a little closer together this summer. Continue reading

Enjoying #blueberry season this #summer


For the Powell’s, blueberries have been a family tradition for over 20 years.

Blake Powell said his grandfather “was a genius.” Powell said when he established the blueberry trees he installed a special irrigation system that has kept the blueberry farm in business regardless of the rainfall conditions. But rain is a good thing for blueberries and extends the growing season through July. Continue reading

#GardenGoals — Snooky Lee’s daffodils


img_2311Snooky Lee of Carrollton is a daffodil guru.

In a typical winter, the early blooming daffodils would be starting to fade and the rest would be just starting to bloom, peaking the last week in February and the first week in March. But 2017 has not proven to be a typical Mississippi winter.

Pam Lee said they usually start blooming the last of January and something blooms until May, although most are typically blooming in February and March.

But this year, Snooky and Pam Lee have been enjoying the first flower of Spring in Mississippi for about three weeks, with many blooms already starting to fade. It is a strange year for winter weather. img_2306img_2315 Continue reading

My daffodils 


I always think about Snooky Lee this time of year. He has at least 35 varieties of daffodils in his yard in Carrollton. I have eight varieties, but have #gardengoals to add many more. Here are a few from my yard–some have already faded this year– I want to learn the type of daffodils –anyone know the names of mine?


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Outdoor Living with Elevated Style


Traxler 1Good design and an eye for detail can make any backyard into a luxurious retreat.

And that luxurious retreat is precisely what David and Dana Traxler of the Eastover community of Jackson were looking for as they worked with Mike Marler, landscape architect with Outdoor Solution of Mississippi, LLC, in Brandon. Continue reading