Southern Gardening: Plant Senetti pericallis for cool-weather bloom
This winter’s irregular temperatures have been tough on landscape plants all across Mississippi and have given even positive gardeners a case of the winter blues. One sure-fire sign that spring is around the corner is the Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show February 25, 26 and 27 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Pericallis Senetti, such as this one in almost iridescent magenta, are gorgeous, flowering plants that love early spring’s cool temperatures.
Board talks go well
You could say the town’s welling with pride or all’s well that ends well, but no matter how you put it, the bottom line is that Tunica is moving one step closer to installing a new well to serve its customers.
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen hosted a public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 17, to answer questions about a proposed water facilities plan. Ultimately, the board decided to take the comments under consideration and vote on the matter on Tuesday, March 8.
It's the Climb
Tunica Fire Department conducted hands-on training last weekend on the grounds at Tunica Academy. The department is working to upgrade the town’s fire rating and help homeowners and businesses get better insurance rates. Certified instructor Dick Taylor conducted the TFD training sessions.
Wild streak ending
A variety of factors has led Tunica Main Street to cancel this year’s Wild Game Cook-off, set for this weekend.
In its prime, the event drew over 15 teams. This year, only two teams had committed to participate.
“Warmer weather has sent farmers back to the field earlier than usual,” Ryals said. “The expense was more than a few teams could afford. There were a lot of different reasons for it.”
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