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collage of cornucopia designs
Cornucopias serve as a reminder to be thankful. They are an easy do-it-yourself project that can be refreshed for each season.
October 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design, Flower Gardens

The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is most often associated with Thanksgiving. It is generally depicted with the fruits of harvest overflowing its horn-shaped form and serves as a reminder to be thankful and grateful. If you like do-it-yourself projects, making your own cornucopia is an easy project.

A bouquet of flowers.
Always follow the instructions for flower food to extend the life of your flowers. (Photo by Canva)
October 21, 2022 - Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants

I love filling my home with fresh flowers. I always have to browse the floral section at my local grocery store to see if there is a bouquet that must come home with me.

October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design

Floral enthusiasts can learn about the basics of floral design and create home holiday decorations in one of six upcoming Deck the Halls workshops.Jim DelPrince, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, will lead the class, introducing participants to basic floral design. Class members will also learn about the Extension Master Floral Designer Program, a certificate program that teaches the foundations of floral design in return for volunteer service in the community.

Blue and purple hydrangeas.
Adjust the pH of your soil to change the colors of hydrangea flowers. (Photo from Canva Pro)
April 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture

Hydrangeas are a favorite among many Southerners. Their colorful blooms are a classic staple in many landscapes. They typically come in a variety of colors, including blue, purple, white, and pink. But did you know you can change the color of certain hydrangeas? With a little work and a lot of patience, you can change the color of bigleaf and mountain hydrangeas by adjusting the soil pH. How cool is that?!

paperwhite narcissus
(Photo by Canva)
December 17, 2021 - Filed Under: Cut Flowers and Houseplants

When people think of holiday houseplants, poinsettias usually come to mind. Rightfully so! They’re one of the most popular plants on the market during the holidays. One plant many people overlook for decor during winter months is the paperwhite narcissus. 

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A gray-haired man wearing overalls and glasses sits beside a raised salad table, and a black-haired woman stands behind him, wearing a blue T-shirt, with her hand on his shoulder.
Youth Livestock, Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 4 Number 2

As Jimmy Henry’s health began to decline, his wife, Shirley, wanted him to remain comfortable, safe, and happy. When the time came for Jimmy to enter a nursing home, Shirley was determined to stay right by his side, so she went with him.

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Late Season Color
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 7:00am
Hanging Ferns
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:00am
Poinsettia Revival
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 7:00am
Colorful Poinsettia
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:00am

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