Visiting with one of Mississippi’s Favorite Gardeners — Norman Winter

New Norm 2ccSpring is in the air and if the weather will cooperate, we can get in the yard and create our own “Garden of Eden.”

As the pollen swirls in the air this month, causing either serious allergies or a “hankering” to dig in the dirt, we wanted to visit with one of Mississippi’s favorite gardeners, Norman Winter. (Who has retired since this article was originally published in April 2008). You may remember him from Mississippi Public Radio and local television stations. He is also an author, a columnist in many local newspapers and he tours the state doing guest lectures. But there’s so much more to the friendly Extension Service horticulturist than meets the eye.  We hope you enjoy… Continue reading

A Moment To Visit With Jan Karon


Cynthia tells Father Tim to “go and be like the butterfly… Butterflies have a very short life span. If they’re ever going back to Mississippi to settle certain issues of the heart, they have to hop to it. And enjoy the trip while they’re at it, of course.”

Her book, “Home To Holly Springs” fills in a lot of blanks in Father Tim’s past that was not addressed in her wildly popular Mitford series of Christian fiction based around the life of the lovable Episcopal priest. This series begins in Mississippi and takes fans to Ireland and England as we “settle certain issues of the heart.” Continue reading