Landscaping can speak volumes, and much effort and planning go into the statement our lawns and gardens make. Yet often, that stops at our front door. Few of us skillfully use plants to enhance our interior decor. Often that results from uncertainty about what works. But Oxford has some specialists happy to advise which plants will live happily ever after in our homes and workplaces.
Nothing about this business is what we’ve come to expect from plant shopping. Yes, technically speaking, the OIL Shed is an indoor garden shop. Starting with its name—OIL being an acronym for Oxford Interior Landscaping—the store was meant to be multi-dimensional. The store’s co-owner, Wendy Carmean, explains that their concept was “to create a different experience, an escape.”
The escape starts by locating the Oxford Canteen on Lamar Boulevard. Among other things, the building was once a gas station. Around back was its oil shed, which, in a manner of speaking, it still is—albeit the transformed OIL Shed. The fact that you can even get your hands dirty here hasn’t changed either.
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In the woods of rural Rankin County lies the history of Mississippi’s first medical college.
Four pounds of fortuitous timing
The cheesecake with a story good enough to eat
Oxford's dirty business
A gas station-turned-plant shop is a perfect spot for an OIL change.
A walled and plant-filled courtyard is a private sanctuary for a Madison couple.
The Home Team
Old friends join forces to breathe life into a historic home on HGTV’s hit television series “Home Town.”
On the waterfront
A Jackson home takes full advantage of its lakeside location, swans and all.
Nourishing a community
Jerry Thompson’s heart and love of gardening combine to feed Tupelo children.
Climbing to the top
The Hattiesburg Zoo offers high views and fun times with animals.
CHICKEN COME HOME TO ROOST
Quarantine ignites a need for eggs and a home for feathered friends.
A heart for horses
Mississippi Horse Rescue offers a safe place for at-risk equines.
Warning! AMERICA'S LEAKY BIOLABS ARE A PANDEMIC WAITING TO HAPPEN!
DANGEROUS leaks of deadly toxins and viruses are occurring with shocking regularity in American Biolabs, and critics warn it’s only a matter of time before releases turn catastrophic!
Immune System Supercharger
Vitamin D appears O to help prevent many illnesses, including COVID
CRYSTAL GAIL WELCOME
After a long battle against a rare brain disease, Crystal Gail Welcome, a 41-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida, took up running as a spontaneous celebration of her health and perseverance. Then a friend invited her on a short day hike, where she had a profound encounter with, well, a tree (tale below). She later went on to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail and other cross-country jaunts. Now, Welcome seeks to bring the healing power of hiking to those who need it most.
China's Bet On Homegrown mRNA Vaccines Holds Back Nation
China is trying to navigate its biggest coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted many months ago, the kind of vaccines that have proven to offer the best protection against the worst outcomes from COVID-19.
Tom Cruise: MAN ON A MISSION
THE ACTOR STOPPED AT NOTHING TO MAKE M:1 7 AND 8 AND TOP GUN: MAVERICK. NOW HE'S FEELING THE PRESSURE.
Desire for Face Time Revives Business Travel
Companies are reporting more trips, proving doomsayers from the pandemic's darkest days wrong
A dairy farming father's love for his family lives on in the tools that he left behind.
AIRBNB Allows Employees to Live and Work From Anywhere
Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility.
An Overview of Namibia's Agri Sector
In a recent report, the Namibia Agricultural Union outlined the state of that country’s agriculture sector, and how it has been affected by COVID-19 and other factors.
Left Behind By Long Covid
As the world pretends the pandemic is over, at least half a million children in the U.S. are struggling