If you’d like to show us your garden, send photos, along with a brief description, to “Show Us Your Garden,” Lisa Davis, Features Editor, Anniston Star, P.O. Box 189, Anniston AL 36202, or email ldavis@anniston star.com (please put “Show Us Your Garden” in the subject line). Read the full story
In the first ugly days after the March tornado ravaged “The Avenues,” my neighborhood on the northeast side of Jacksonville, I believed life would never be the same. I doubted that anything could be normal, including me. Read the full story
In the first ugly days after the March tornado ravaged “The Avenues,” my neighborhood on the northeast side of Jacksonville, I believed life would never be the same. I doubted that anything could be normal, including me.
Since the tornado blasted through my neighborhood in northeast Jacksonville, I can barely recognize the streets I have called home for 47 years.
Ron Caldwell of Jacksonville has a large garden divided by a central lawn, planted with some 700 trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, palms and more. Caldwell has friends who lost their homes in Monday’s tornado, but he said that, thankfully, his home was spared. “We did not even lose electrici…
We all know people who have issues (some more obnoxious than others). They may be close loyal friends, and we choose to overlook annoying habits and continue to shower them with affection and attention. Others have such pervasive problems we walk in another direction.
Recently, I posted a question on Facebook asking about other people’s favorite gardening attire. I did not get 1.9 thousand answers as I often see on some pages. Maybe three or four kind souls commented. They were partial to jeans, straw hats and T-shirts; pretty standard choices for folks w…
I am not one to compile a list of New Year’s resolutions about my life and health. I will not keep them, and I soon forget I had ever imagined changing some of my bad habits.
The home of Bill and June Waldrop is one of four on the annual holiday home tour sponsored by the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
This holiday season, consider live plants and flowers for others (and yourself) as a one-size-fits-all gift. A seasonal container of something beautiful on the table can revive a tired body or spirit.
I have always liked this statement that I made up: “Only a gardener understands that something that fits in the palm of your hand can turn into something beautiful in just a few months’ time.”
Fall is a good time to inspect your home’s basic systems. Regular home maintenance is crucial to keeping your house in top shape. An annual checkup can head off any problems before they occur, saving money down the road.
When I first met Anniston’s master plantsman Hayes Jackson, I asked him how long he worked in the garden every day. He told me it was not work.
There’s a warning sign on the side of the steep, winding driveway that leads to the Golden Springs home of Ann and Clayton Angell:
Does it feel to anybody else like Chip and Joanna Gaines are slowly but surely taking over the world? The stars of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” have built a small empire around the rustic, farmhouse style of Magnolia Farms and Magnolia Market, their properties in Waco, Texas.
Yellow school buses rumbling through the neighborhoods are now a common sight. Somewhere in the back of my mind, the question popped up, “Did not the school year just end last week?”
This has been a strange weather year. Strange weather, unfortunately, has an unpleasant impact on the garden and on the psyche of the gardener.