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Rebecca Bates, Author at Daily Leader

Lifestyles

Camellias are great for Mississippi landscapes

Camellias are a group of plants from the Far East that have been popular in the South for generations. Large-scale production of camellias in Mississippi ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, November 23, 2018 8:36 pm

Opinion

The flowers — and grass — of fall

So often we think about fall for the beauty of the changing leaves and forget about the fall bloomers. There are many plants that wait ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, November 9, 2018 11:53 pm

Opinion

Now is the time to take soil samples

Fall is a great time to take a soil sample. Soil test results tell you how much lime and fertilizer you need to apply, depending ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:23 am

Opinion

Small space yields large rewards

I love my small raised bed dedicated to vegetables and herbs. It is steps away from my kitchen, making it convenient to grab a handful ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:43 am

Opinion

Using shade trees for energy conservation

When you think of shade trees, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside. But trees that shade our homes also help moderate ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, October 5, 2018 10:04 pm

Opinion

Fall webworms can reduce a tree’s quality

Looking up into pecan or sweetgum trees, you may notice webs around the tips of branches as well as defoliation under the web. It’s probably and ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:51 am

Opinion

Know your natives

The great thing about being a horticulturist is there is always a new plant to learn. The industry is constantly releasing new selections, but when ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, September 14, 2018 4:29 pm

Opinion

How to deal with storm damage to trees

Tropical Storm Gordon was not the threat to the area we thought it would be, but being prepared is still the best idea. The hurricane ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:57 am

Opinion

Vacation is a good thing … so is home

I just returned from the longest vacation I have ever taken — three weeks in Sicily. I traveled throughout the region marveling at the stunning views, ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, August 31, 2018 10:10 pm

Opinion

A short road trip proves fruitful, and bitter

Editor’s note: This column first ran in 2015. A few weeks ago, a friend and I took the scenic route to McComb – through Bogue ... Read more

by Rebecca Bates, Friday, August 3, 2018 9:52 pm

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