Have your plants, and eat them, too!
With the recent explosion of spring green, and a constant parade of blooms, another act is about to begin. Yes, after the flowers, we’ll be looking forward to the magnificent bounty of native fruits that will follow.
- 2013 Spring Street Fair has much to offer with new vendors and entertainment Item staff reports Picayune Main Street’s biannual Street Fair is set for April 6 and 7, and it will feature all the items visitors have come to expect, funnel cakes, fun jumps, handmade items for sale and as always, a good time.
- Rotary Clock is newest landmark in Picayune Picayune’s newest landmark has been put in place at the new City Hall thanks to the Picayune Rotary Club. The 11 ft., 2 sided, old world style street clock has been installed in front of the new City Hall Plaza Garden on Goodyear Boulevard.
- Picayune on Stage presents: “The Ladies of Harmony” Picayune On Stage will be presenting “The Ladies of Harmony” by Ron Hill at two different venues. A dinner theater production at the Hide-A-Way Lake Lodge (HAWL) will be April 12, and 13, at 6:30 p.m. Encore performances will be held at the theater located at 322 E. Canal Street on April 19, and 20, at 8 p.m. and on April 21, at 2 p.m.
Every spring the home gardener is bombarded with new and improved petunias for the garden and landscape, making it hard to decide which to bring home from the garden center. In my opinion, you simply can’t go wrong selecting any of the Supertunias.
Spring is now in full swing at the Crosby Arboretum, and the show is well on its way toward a crescendo. The blooms of native purple Iris can be seen along the edge of the Piney Woods pond, pink “honeysuckle” azalea is flowering near the Pinecote Pavilion, and the yellow blooms of the pitcher plants — called “buttercups” by local residents — are beginning to carpet the south Savanna Exhibit.
USM set to host Children’s Book Festival
One of the most anticipated events celebrating children’s literature, the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi, will be held April 10-12 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.
Amber Bounds breaks six-year-old state swimming record
The Southern MS Aquatic Club (Mantarays) participated in the Santa’s Best Swim Invitational in Biloxi Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The Mantarays finished 6th out of 22 teams competing from LA, AL, FL, and MS.
- Capitol Pages Jonathan Fail of Picayune, and Lorrie Warren of Poplarville recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate.
Yellow jasmine brightens yards
According to the calendar, we are just a few days away from the official start of the spring season. But if you have been watching the garden and landscape like I have, you’ve seen signs of spring for at least several weeks. The plants are starting to wake up.
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