How To Make A Mobile Garden Box

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. In the South, we’re not all blessed with a huge yard or deck to cultivate […]

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Blackberry Farm’s Fall Anniversary Event Lineup

Photo: Blackberry Farm 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of Blackberry Farm, a cherished Southern Living Hotel Collection member in Walland, Tennessee. The picturesque, 4,200-acre estate combines rustic and refined effortlessly, making it a favorite retreat for an escape to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. This fall, Blackberry Farm has a jam-packed calendar of events to celebrate their “Blackberry […]

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New Threat To Crepe Myrtles

Faithful reader, Charles, writes, “I have a problem with my crepe myrtle that started about three weeks ago. There are long worm-like things of a sawdust consistency coming out from the trunk. The trunks with these things are losing their leaves. I believe they are due to a kind of Asian beetle. I have not seen anything that cures the […]

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Wild Turkey Hires Matthew McConaughey as New Creative Director

We bet 10 years ago Wild Turkey distiller Jimmy Russell didn’t think he would be hiring actor, philanthropist, his royal chillness Matthew McConaughey to be the distillery’s “Creative Director.” Then again, 10 years ago no one could have predicated the American bourbon boom. You might be thinking, alright alright alright creative director? What does that mean? According to McConaughey, who is […]

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Exclusive: Hillary Scott Shares the Story Behind New Song ‘Beautiful Messes’

While Hillary Scott is a well-known member of Grammy-winning country trio Lady Antebellum, she returned to her roots for her most recent project. Hillary Scott & The Scott Family released their album “Love Remains” on July 29th. The family came together and used music to bring them through a difficult season after the passing of Scott’s grandfather in 2011, and the journey eventually led […]

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Eat Local in Virginia

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Jessica van Dop DeJesus of The Dining Traveler. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   If you love eating local, Virginia is the state for you! Given its blessed geographical position, it […]

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Mini Guide to Little Palm Island Resort and Spa

Last week, Kelli and I had the opportunity to head south to the Florida Keys. Our destination was Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a private island oasis that is only accessible by seaplane or boat. It truly was a special treat and I can’t wait to share our experience with you! If you’re planning a trip to Little Palm Island Resort […]

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Why It Never Rains At Your House

These are the times that try gardeners’s souls. Fearsome August will take possession of our weather for a dreadful 31 days. Hydrangeas will melt. Tomato plants shall shrivel. Lawns will combust. Not everywhere, though. Just where you are. To understand why, you must do as Grumpy did. You must talk to the clouds.

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Don’t Forget! Enter to Win a Road Trip from Southern Living!

There is less than a week left to enter our Hotel Collection giveaway, so don’t miss your chance to win: A 9-DAY TRIP FOR TWO including accommodations at up to three Southern Living Hotel Collection properties of their choice throughout the South, and a $500 GIFT CARD! Make sure to visit southernliving.com/roadtrip before August 1, 2016. Our Hotel Collection members […]

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Why Red-Tips Die in the South

Jeremy, a faithful reader from Nashville, writes, “When we moved into our house two years ago, our driveway was lined with 6 enormous red-tip photinias. Since they were taking up driveway space, we had them pruned in the early spring of 2015. That summer they were covered by their signature red leaves and looked healthy. However, this summer has been […]

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