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Carri Walters is the Digital Marketing Coordinator here at WHNT News 19. Carri joined the WHNT News 19 team in June of 2012. She has played a variety of roles at the station. She started off working in the studio, but quickly followed her passion of writing into the newsroom where she worked as a producer. She’s now turned her focus to marketing, and is currently a happy member of our Sales team.

Carri is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she double majored in Communication and Journalism, with an emphasis in Media Studies.

She grew up in West Chicago, IL. She then lived in Boston, MA for a couple years after college before moving to the Tennessee Valley with her husband.

Carri is excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 team and loves that she learns something new each time she comes in to work.

Recent Articles
  • Safely relocating iris plants

    If you have irises in your garden, then you have the potential to have a sturdy perennial that blooms in the summer and will likely be here to stay for years to come. Even so, there may be times when you consider relocating your iris. From time to time irises become overgrown and then don’t flower as much. Perhaps the area your iris is in has become too shaded. Or it could just be that you want to share your […]

  • Landers McLarty donates a car full of school supplies

    MADISON, Ala. – Landers McLarty showed up to our Kids to Love “Pack the Backpacks” Blitz Drive with a Subaru packed to the brim with school supplies. All the backpacks, pencils, crayons, and other school necessities will be donated to foster children across Alabama and Tennessee. All these donations are making it possible to send more than 5,000 children to class prepared for the new school year. The school supply drive has ended, but you can still make a donation online.

  • Growth training your apple tree keeps all fruit within reach

    If you’ve ever wanted an apple tree, but don’t want a large tree that takes up a lot of space and requires climbing a ladder to reach the fruit, then you might like to have a cordon or an espalier apple  tree. A cordon is  a tree that has been trained to only form two to four branches. When you learn how and when to prune it, you can keep it to about eight feed wide and still grow lots of fruit […]

  • Growing more fruit on your muscadine vines

    People who settled in this country in the late 1700’s, especially those in the southeast, found native grape vines that came to be known as muscadines. In the wild, muscadines tend to grow aggressively and grow very long runners. However, they don’t typically produce much fruit. It is possible to regularly have fruit if it has fewer vines. There are a few ways to help you achieve this with your own vines. First, build a wire trellis. Take one of the best […]

  • Holmstrup Arbor Vitae

    Evergreen plants make excellent privacy hedges

    If you want to create a little more privacy in your yard, but don’t want to build a big fence, there are certain plants that lend themselves to screening by creating a hedge or barrier.  Arbor Vitae is an evergreen which makes it the perfect choice for growing a privacy hedge. It comes in several varieties that can be either very narrow or very broad, but most grow to be very tall. The Holmstrup Arbor Vitae grows to about 10 feet […]

  • Kiwi Vine

    Add Kiwi Vines to your landscape

    If you’re looking for an interesting plant to grow around a gazebo or another yard structure, the Kiwi Vine may be what you want. The vine attracts some people’s attention with its unusual looking leaf. It’s rounded with a slight point on the end. The vine has beautiful white blossoms which will produce fruit in May, but then it has a long ripening season before it’s ready to eat. If you want your Kiwi Vine to produce fruit, you’ll need both […]

  • Alternatives to Roses

    A lot of people are looking for things to plant in place of roses in their garden. They want a different type of plant that will bloom all summer.  One alternative is a butterfly bush. The butterfly bush typically grows to be about six feet tall. Blooms are either white, pinkish lavender, or blue. It also comes in a dwarf form which only grow to about three feet tall. Another alternative to roses is one of the different types of Hydrangea paniculata. […]

  • Pink Crepe Myrtle

    Crepe Myrtles can grow in tough conditions

    This is the time of year when Crepe Myrtles start to bloom. Some will bloom for up to a hundred days. Crepe Myrtles come in a lot of different sizes, but they are all shrubs. Some will only grow to be three or four feet tall, while others can be twenty feet tall. On a young Crepe Myrtle you’ll want to select a few of the main canes, maybe three or four canes that point away from each other. Prune away the the growth on […]

  • Bee Purple and Yellow

    Attracting pollinators to your garden

    One third of everything we eat requires a pollinator to make that food. So it’s important to keep pollinators like butterflies, bees, and birds around. If you’ve already planted a pollinator garden, you’ve gotten to know what it takes to successfully attract those winged helpers. Other than plant choice, which is of course the main ingredient in a garden, there are other factors that go into attracting pollinators to your garden. The bees, butterflies, and birds need the pollen and nectar […]

  • Planting a pollinator garden

    Did you know that one third of everything you eat requires some form of pollinator in order to make that food? By “pollinators” of course we’re talking about bees, butterflies, moths, birds, and in some parts of the country even bats.  Whether or not you’re raising fruits and vegetables you still may consider having a pollinator garden in your yard to help the greater good. One of the most important things in a pollinator garden is the plant choice or flowers. […]

  • Petunia

    Petunias are a low maintenance plant

    If the summertime makes you feel a little lazy then you need a plant that doesn’t require a lot of work. If you don’t want to have to go out and prune off all the dead blooms from your plants, then you need a plant that takes care of its own blooms. There are a lot of plants you don’t have the deadhead. One is called a Supertunia – which is a trade name. The plant is a vegetative Petunia […]

  • Best plants to attract Hummingbirds

    One of the great experiences of summer time is when the Hummingbirds come back home. There are several plants you can add to your own yard to help welcome them back. There are three plants in particular that will really get their attention. The Cuphea has a bloom that is closed on the end so most insects can’t get into it and reach the nectar. But a Hummingbird’s beak is able to reach inside and drink it. A butterfly’s proboscis […]


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