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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

5 hours 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

3 days 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

1 week 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

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Cathy Cook.

Native Mississippi trees and shrubs with fall color to plant in your landscape

By Pat Drackett Crosby Arboretum Director Last weekend during our botany field walk at the Crosby Arboretum, participants enjoyed learning about the native trees and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Nutcracker ballet coming to the Brownstone

A magical Christmas gift, a battle with an army of mice, a Sugar Plum Fairy and dancing snowflakes—The Nutcracker ballet is a Christmas tradition that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cathy Cook.

Bring on the berries: Outstanding native shrubs for your wildlife garden

By Pat Drackett Arboretum Director As fall edges closer to winter, more and more shrubs are developing their brightly colored crops of berries and fruit ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

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