My family was initially very concerned, some even repulsed, when I told them what I was doing. I was preparing a strawberry pavlova for that evening’s dessert. In the bowl of chopped strawberries, I tossed in some chiffonaded basil. Despite their initial doubt, everyone loved it.
Smith’s Nursery in Saltillo is celebrating its 10th year of being in business. Founded in February of 2010, this nursery focuses on setting its customers up for success: Answering any questions, making sure its customers know the best care for their plants, etc.
Tucked away off of County Road 2086 is “Oxford’s best-kept secret.” A flower farm, vegetable patch, soon-to-be beehive, and retreat sanctuary, The Farmstead on Woodson Ridge has a little bit of everything.
There aren’t many citrus trees that can be grown in Mississippi, but according to Gary Bachman, an extension and research professor of horticulture at Mississippi State University and host of Southern Gardening Radio and Television, there are three types that do quite well in Northeast Mississippi’s climate: Satsuma oranges, kumquats and Meyer lemons.