Everyone loves Ruby-throated hummingbirds! I have fond memories of watching these hummingbirds visit the many feeders my grandparents put out each year. You probably have a similar story! Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, with their bold-colored feathers and fast-fluttering wings.
Moles vs. Voles
February 17, 2023
Moles and voles are often confused with one another. They both can cause damage to your lawn and their names sound very similar. You can use the beginning letter of their name to help you remember the difference!
How to Build a Healthy Smoothie
February 14, 2023
Smoothies can be a tasty and healthy on-the-go option. Check out these tips to make sure you build a nutrient-rich mixture that will keep your energy up.
The Food Factor: Parmesan Cilantro Corn
February 7, 2023
Video by Jonathan Parrish
Corn is one of the most versatile vegetables around, and it’s a staple item in my kitchen. Sometimes fresh corn is a must, but I usually use frozen or canned corn for convenience.
This Parmesan Cilantro Corn gets a little kick from the cayenne pepper while the creamy cheese sauce balances the heat.
It’s a good way to get another serving of vegetables for the day, or you can serve this dish as a vegetarian option.
Parmesan Cilantro Corn
Landscape Checklist for February
February 3, 2023
The weather has been brutal lately. Cold and dreary one day, warm the next. Nevertheless, signs of spring are starting to pop up. Yellow daffodils have already started to bloom, providing everyone with a reminder that the cold weather will soon be moving out of the area.
Bird of the Month: House Finch
January 31, 2023
We’re on month two of learning about the different types of birds in Mississippi. For February, we’re discussing the house finch.
How to Prune Crape Myrtles
January 27, 2023
Crape myrtles are popular for their low-maintenance beauty, but they can benefit from some light pruning this time of year.
The Food Factor: Sweet ’n’ Savory Skillet
January 24, 2023
This one-pan Sweet 'n' Savory Skillet recipe is a satifying meal that does not require a lot of cleanup.
Understanding the Different Types of Onions
January 20, 2023
Have you ever visited the grocery store to buy onions for a recipe, only to realize you don’t know which type of onion to buy? We’ve all been there!
5 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget
January 17, 2023
With food prices on the rise, my grocery bill has increased significantly. Healthy eating is a priority for me, but I want to make sure I stay within budget at the store. Check out some of my favorite budget-friendly tips.
How to Garden for Bees
January 13, 2023
Pssst…You know you don’t have to be a beekeeper to help support honey bees, right?
A variety of high-quality, nectar plants that bloom in your yard throughout the year can attract an abundance of bees and other pollinators like butterflies and moths. Winter is a great time to plan for the addition of more pollinator plants to your landscape this spring or to grow an entire pollinator garden this spring. These are the elements you need if you want to bring more bees to your yard.
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