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Winter discoveries at the Arboretum

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director What will you see on a winter walk at the Arboretum? Although the weather can often be chilly, there ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Winter blooms at Pearl River Central

Pearl River Central High School students added a new layer of beauty to their campus Wednesday through the construction of a new garden. Sarah Olson, ... Read more

1 month ago by Cathy Cook.

Welcoming the quiet beauty of winter

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director The first day of winter will be here in just a few weeks, on December 21. While the arrival ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Getting creative with a needle and thread

To express herself creatively Chelsea Atchison uses needle and thread. Her hand-embroidered pieces feature bright sunflowers, leafy green letters, fall leaves with swirling patterns and ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Mississippi’s Southern magnolias take center stage in winter

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director As the deciduous trees in the Crosby Arboretum exhibits continue to shed their leaves, evergreen trees and shrubs in ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Building birdhouses at the Arboretum

Attendees created bird feeders and painted birdhouses at a craft workshop at the Crosby Arboretum held Nov. 21. “I think it’s important to be creative,” ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Let’s talk turkey and native plants that support Mississippi wildlife

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Visitors to the Crosby Arboretum sometimes inquire about the kinds of wildlife we see on our property, such as ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Bringing new life to old statues

Concrete statues are brought to Angela Rogers missing a leg, having a broken beak or displaying large cracks; she is then tasked to put her ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Give your yard a face-lift for the holidays

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Have you been thinking about spending some time in your yard to spruce things up for your holiday visitors? ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Back in the classroom

It has been months since line dancing instructor Ruby Wise was able to teach a line dancing class. As a result, she navigated through a ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

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