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"We have 55,000 tulips in the ground, but as we like to say at Cheekwood, you cannot control the weather," says Cheekwood's Hillary Steinwinder.
We've had plenty of rain. The problem is the sun. We haven't seen enough of it, and that's slowing down the natural order of things.
"Last year we were very, very early, so we think they're gonna be a little bit late this year, but not extremely late," says Botanical Garden Manager Leighanne Lomax. "I'm anticipating right now the tulips will be in full bloom in about 10 days to 2 weeks."
The daffodils are already in full bloom and so are the violas, all 19,000 of them. This season, for the first time, you'll be able to enjoy Cheekwood at night. Crews are putting together the finishing touches on lights in the historic gardens. For now, think warm thoughts and tulips in shades of yellow and red.
"The longer it takes them to bloom, the taller and more beautiful they'll be," says Steinwinder.
Those 55,000 tulips are over twice what Cheekwood had last year. For hours and events, go to Fox17.com, click on FOX LINKS and look for CHEEKWOOD.
Saturday, March 23 2013, 12:01 AM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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