Homegrown vegetables have always had an appeal, but as the economy slows home vegetable gardening is picking up in popularity. I have even been receiving more calls than average for this time of the year from people that have never grown a garden asking questions about how to get started. Planning a new garden has many considerations such as where to place the garden and what to plant. The working part involves preparing the soil, fertilizing, planting, mulching and harvesting.
Summer has officially begun in Ruston, bringing us sunshine and fun times. We are kicking off a summer of art with two new gallery exhibitions. Gary Zumwalt’s colorful landscape and wildlife photographs are on display at Parish Press through July 21. The Dixie Center for the Arts will be showcasing a retrospective of posters of various productions from Ruston Community Theater.
This week has seen a flurry of activity here in the Dixie Center for the Arts, and it gets me excited for fall when the new “season” of programs will begin.
One of the best things about having our NCLAC office inside the Dixie Center is that we are able to stay abreast of so many cultural activities that take place here. This historic theatre gets a lot of use throughout the year, and if you have never been to an event at the Dixie, you’re missing out!
Ruston Community Theatre, who last night opened their summer musical, “The Sound of Music,” has set its lineup for the upcoming year.
Recently, I asked my dear friend, Beth, to help me redecorate and clean out the main living spaces in our home. I completely trust her, so I told her to have fun and do whatever she wanted, which included rearranging furniture and pictures, as well as clearing out unnecessary items and clutter. I was actually out of town at a retreat while she was being creative, so it was wonderfully fun for my husband, Michael, and our kids to come home every day to see what was changed, moved out or repurposed while they were at work and school! For starters, Beth removed everything, purging the space, so she could have a clean slate in order to see new possibilities for each room — including the kitchen, dining room and living room. She moved everything into the office and put lots of things away in boxes in case she could use them later or perhaps not use them at all.