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The very best gardens include statuesque “woody” plants

Spring flowers are usually easy, with azaleas and other early-blooming shrubs poking us in our color-starved eyes. But it takes a real trouper to hold ... Read more

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Watermelon quality good as harvest gets underway

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service RAYMOND, Miss. — Watermelon production is on track despite cool weather at planting. “I’ve been in our watermelon fields ... Read more

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Problems that come by not reading the instructions

Live and learn, Eh? And sometimes relearn, which happened last week when I made a critical error when applying a natural insecticide. Let me set ... Read more

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Kid-Friendly Summer Snacking

(Family Features) Summer sun means it’s time for warm-weather fun for kids of all ages, and all that activity and playing calls for snacks and ... Read more

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Dairy goats gain popularity with small farmers, 4-Hers

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service RAYMOND, Miss. — Dairy goats make up a niche market of the Mississippi livestock industry, but their popularity is ... Read more

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Little bug turning crape myrtles into ugly lawn blemish

JACKSON, Miss. – Crape myrtles are a common sight. From its colorful flower clusters to spectacular trunk colors, crape myrtles are a favorite in many ... Read more

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Patriots & Pirates this July 4th at USS KIDD

USS KIDD Veterans Museum presents “Patriots and Pirates, a Revolutionary Celebration” for Independence Day this year. The event includes military displays on site, the Marine ... Read more

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A Luscious Lime Smoothie for Hot Summer Days

(Culinary.net) During summer months, it’s common for many people to want to spend as much time outside enjoying the weather as possible. From the minute ... Read more

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Old roses of Sharon are great in modern gardens

By Gary R. Bachman MSU Extension Service I enjoy the last part of May in my home landscape and garden. My small rose garden — ... Read more

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Grill fires can turn dinner into disaster

Local SERVPRO fire and water clean-up professional offers safety tips to help outdoor chefs prevent fires and burn injuries LaPlace, LA (Grassroots Newswire) – As the ... Read more

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