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Light up your life
Landscape lumens fit every home style, budget
BY GINNA PARSONS
A decorative light, like this squirrel, runs about $150, but generally only one or two is used in the landscape.
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TUPELO – If you’re thinking about putting some landscape lighting around your home, your first step is not a trip to the home store. Rather, it’s a phone call. “I like to start with a licensed, bonded electrician,” said M.J. Justice, manager of the Lighting Gallery in Tupelo. “He will educate you on what he can do as far as the power you have available. You’ve got to have transformers in place before you can have lighting.” The next thing to determine is the type of lighting you want. “In the back of the house, I feel like you need landscape lighting to show off trees,” Justice said. “In the front, you’re showing off the architecture of the house.” Lighting from the ground up is practical and probably shows everything off to the best advantage, she said. “When you light from above – called moonlighting – you have to think about changing those bulbs,” Justice said. “One lady had to hire a bucket truck to change her bulbs.” The number of lights you need depends on the size of the area and the
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A variety of landscape lighting, from practical to decorative, is available at the Lighting Gallery in Tupelo. size of your house. Justice recommends lights be placed no closer than 3 to 5 feet apart, depending on the wattage of the bulb and the type of fixture. “First, you have your all-purpose, standard, functional lighting,” she said. “Well lights, wall washes and bullets fit in this category. They’re basically functional, so you kind of want to hide them. Bronze is the most popular finish – they need to blend in with the ground. You don’t want to draw attention to these fixtures.” Well lights are the least expensive, starting at about $55 each. Then you have your decorative lights, which can run $150 each or more. “A decorative fixture is nice in the garden, but
they deserve attention,” she said. “So you’re only going to want one to an area.” Justice said chain stores have landscape lighting kits that come with a transformer and three or four lights, for the do-ityourselfer. “The drawback to those, though, is you can’t add lights to it,” she said. “You get what you get.” Kathryn Gatlin, owner of the Lighting Gallery, said LED lighting is becoming more popular in the landscape. “It is more expensive, but you will save money with LED in the longrun,” she said. “You get the most lumens for the least amount of wattage. And one advantage of LED is you don’t have to change the light bulbs very often.”
Neither Justice nor Gatlin recommend solar lighting for the landscape. “It’s a great idea, but they aren’t perfected yet,” Justice said. “Technology hasn’t caught up with them. They’re not for the long term,” Gatlin added. Justice said the biggest mistake people make when lighting the landscape is using too much. “It’s the biggest mistake, even when professionals do it,” she said. “We call it light trespass,” Gatlin said. “It’s when you have too much of a good thing. When you have overdone it and your neighbors are talking about your landscape lighting, that’s light trespass. You’re not aiming for a Disney World effect.” email@example.com
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Blooms for all seasons
Plantersville gardener specializes in flowers for cutting “They’re perennials and very fragrant and I use them mostly as a filler. The PLANTERSVILLE – Mar- lisianthus I started in Noian Fay Maloney’s flower vember because it’s slowgardens don’t look like growing. It almost looks much right now. Some like a rose. They’re great for daffodils and hyacinths bouquets, but they’re not are blooming and camellia perennial.” bushes are loaded with If you don’t have a greenbuds, but much of the house, all you need is a landscape is still brown. controlled situation to start That will all change in a seedlings, Maloney said, few short months, when like a kitchen window or a perennials and seedlings space beneath grow lights. from the greenhouse begin “Then move the plants to show their true colors. outside in the spring to “It will be something to harden off, but don’t put see then,” she said. them in the ground until Maloney’s farm in you think they’ve got a Plantersville, called Mem- good chance of germinatory Orchard, has row after ing,” she said. row of raised beds filled Maloney still has packwith flowers she will sell to ets of seeds she will sow florists or use in her own directly in the ground or home. Some years, when broadcast on top of a bed she has time, she has a when the weather turns stall at the Tupelo Farmers’ warm, including stock, Market. statice, celosia, zinnias, Maloney mainly grows sunflowers, gomphrena flowers that can be cut and and poppies. used in arrangements. Other flowers Maloney Among her perennials likes for cutting are lace are salvia, dianthus, shasta flowers, columbine, sweet daisies, sage, flowering al- peas, helenium, geum, lium, dahlias, foxglove, sweet William, helianthus, clematis, peonies, Asiatic bells of Ireland, calendula, lilies, yarrow, mums, orna- lobelia, nicotiana, kissmental thistle, sea holly, me-over-the-garden gate, coral bells, love-in-a-mist, marigolds, cosmos and solidago, larkspur, coneazuratum. flowers and guara. “I have something grow“I like to grow these in ing all the time,” Maloney raised beds because I find said. “While you’re waiting we can control the wetfor your flowers to come feet problem we have if we up, you can use bulbs and use beds,” she said. flowering shrubs in the In a small greenhouse winter. Then your perenon the property, Maloney nials carry you through has started several trays of the fall. In the fall, replant seedlings, such as agaszinnias, lisianthus and tache, lisianthus, rudrudbeckia. Sunflowers can beckia, gerbera daisies even be reseeded to bloom and tall snapdragons. again in the fall.” “Agastache is in the bigMaloney said the key to ger mint family,” she said. cutting the best flowers for BY GINNA PARSONS
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Marian Fay Maloney shows off seedlings she has growing in her greenhouse at her farm in Plantersville called Memory Orchard. an arrangement is to get them before they’ve matured. “If it’s already formed pollen, you don’t need to cut it,” she said. “It’s not going to last.”
Maloney likes to grow yellow jessamine to use in cascading bouquets.
Maloney said her love of flowers started when she was about 9 years old. Her father always had a little garden in a vacant lot and he would let her plant zinnias in it. “I was growing peppermint zinnias and my mother had me make a small arrangement and she took it to the fair and I won a little ribbon for
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Butterfly bush, butterfly weed welcome namesakes
Butterfly weed is a common sight beside Mississippi roadways and a surefire butterfly magnet. This lowmaintenance plant was a Mississippi Medallion Native Plant winner in 2012. eral colors. Treat butterfly bush like a flowering perennial. When new shoots start to appear in the spring, prune last year’s growth back to about 6 inches from the ground. This encourages new growth and allows the flowers to bloom on new wood. Deadheading helps side shoots develop larger flower heads. Butterfly bush has few pests, but it may get spider mites. Use the hose to give the foliage a hard spray to discourage the pests. Butterfly bushes are beautiful and easy to grow. They take hot and dry weather in stride and keep the butterflies coming to your garden. The other surefire butterfly magnet is butterfly weed. Butterfly weed is a com-
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As the name suggests, butterfly bushes such as this Buzz Velvet Buddleia attract butterflies all summer long.
Butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers displayed on the arching, graceful stems of this Flutterby Grande Blueberry Cobbler butterfly bush. Butterfly weed can grow anywhere in Mississippi with good drainage. While this plant does not like to have wet feet, its close relative the swamp milkweed likes it wet. Swamp milkweed has red, pink and white flowers. Several years ago, I had a swamp milkweed that was covered with literally hun-
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Tips to start composting for your garden It doesn’t matter if you’re a gardening novice trying to supplement your dinner table with some home-grown veggies or an entrepreneur that earns a living off the land, composting is a simple way to go green and help save the environment. You don’t have to be an environmentalist to compost, either. Compost, which is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled and used for fertilizing soil, is great for your garden and will help reduce landfill waste. In addition, composting in your home garden will help you save money. “Using compost means your garden will be more cost-effective because you will have to spend less on fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides for a given harvest of any crop,” says Brett L. Markham, author of “The Mini Farming Guide to Composting,” the latest in his Mini Farming book series. Across the country people are embracing the concept of selfsufficiency and preparedness, “mini farming” anywhere, from rooftop urban gardens to suburban backyards to larger land plots. Growing food is easier than ever and composting is a huge part of this movement. Markham, who also has written the bestselling “Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre” as well as mini farming guides to fermenting and vegetable gardening, offers these gardening tips to get started on composting: • Composting is a natural form of recycling, so use food waste, grass clippings, coffee grounds and even paper as compost. Just be sure to shred the paper first to speed up the process. • Start your compost pile in a convenient spot, and make sure it is semi-shaded and welldrained. • Add bulking agents such as wood chips to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials,
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Take the stress out of spring cleaning Throw open those doors and windows – there is no better cure for months of winter than some fresh spring air. But with spring, comes spring cleaning. And if the thought of pulling out mops, buckets and brooms brings on more stress than serenity, remember that a few tricks and some great tunes can make cleaning easier and perhaps even fun.
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With the right techniques, you can make cleaning a cakewalk. earn kitchen appliances everywhere a little tender loving care. While the task of cleaning accumulated splatters and stuck-on food residue from of heavy winter cooking can sound overwhelming, there are cleansers that can make the sprucing process a lot less labor-intensive.
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