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
  • Tree

    Stabilizing a new tree

    When you buy a tree from a nursery there is usually a stake attached to it. That stake is in place to help the tree trunk grow straight. However, the stake also prevents the tree from building stress tissue which gives it strength. So when you’re ready to plant your tree you’ll want to remove the stake, but keep it on hand because it can still be useful. Once your tree is in the ground, grab that stake and push […]

  • Oak Leaf Hydrangea

    The beautiful Oak Leaf Hydrangea is Alabama’s state wildflower

    The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is the state wildflower of Alabama. It’s rightly named because the leaves look like an oak leaf. The bloom is unique because the big, white flowers come out in May and tend to last for a long time. In the fall the foliage turns ruby red. It’s a very versatile kind of plant. In the wild, Oak Leaf Hydrangeas can grow anywhere in the full sun to the full shade. It will bloom in the shade, […]

  • Hostas

    Hostas are great plants for shady areas

    Hostas are plants that live in the shade. They come in a wide variety of sizes, foliage shape, and leaf coloring. Hostas require watering in the summer, but they are very hardy plants. They’ll freeze to the ground over the winter, and will come back up even bigger the next year. Some Hostas have a unique way of making sure they get watered. Certain kinds have furrows, or trenches, across the leaf. When it rains, the furrows channel the water into […]

  • Clematis: A beautiful, climbing plant

    Clematis is a vine that is often seen growing over an arbor or trellis. Different varieties grow to be different sizes. A patio type of Clematis only grows to be about two or three feet tall. Others can grow 12, 15, or sometimes even 25 feet long. You’ll need to plan ahead depending on where you want your Clematis to grow. If you want your plant to spread across an arbor you’ll want to buy the longer ones. Not all Clematis […]

  • Pruning rose bushes

    A rose without any flowers is just another bush. But the rose flower itself could be considered one of the most beautiful things in nature. If you’d like to have flowers regularly on your roses, you need to know that roses only bloom on new growth. Older wood won’t produce any buds. You’ll need to cut those roses back so they come out with all new growth.   Within a rose bloom there are seeds. When a rose is finished blooming and […]

  • Soil volume is key for plant growth

    Soil volume is a key part of helping plants grow big and healthy. You’ll want to work up an area of ground, turn over and break up the soil. Then place an unopened bag of soil mix over that area. First cut some drain holes in the bottom, put a few slices along one side. This will let the water come out of the soil. Then turn the bag over and cut a big X into the bag. That will make […]

  • Best herbs for pest control

    Wild animals can pose a threat to your garden, but if you plant the right kind of herbs you can add to the variety of your garden as well as keep pests away. Deer and rabbits are typically the most bothersome pests to gardens. To keep them away many gardeners use herbs with a minty aroma. Catmint and Ginger Mint are two recommended herbs to use to deter animals. Rosemary also has a fragrance which may help ward off pests. Rosemary […]

  • Coleus

    Coleus plants can grow in shade or sun

    Coleus has been around for ages. You’ve probably seen it used in landscaping. Originally, Coleus was a plant that was always grown in the shade. It was the most dependable plant for shady conditions. More recently, a lot has been done to Coleus and there are now varieties grown to thrive in full sunshine as well as full shade. When you plant Coleus, it’s important to realize the plant likes a lot of water. Water them daily when conditions are […]

  • Apple Blossom 5

    Now is the time to spray your fruit trees

    Warmer weather is settling in and it’s bringing many fruit trees in the area into bloom. The buds on apple trees, peach, pear, and plum trees are all starting to open up into a flower. Each bloom represents a fruit that’s going to be produced. If you plan to spray your fruit trees, right now is the time to get started. Insects and diseases can affect your trees anytime from the time the blooms occur up until the day of […]

  • Blueberries 1

    Growing blueberries at home

    Blueberries grow naturally in the south, but it can also be easy to grow blueberries in your own back yard. Each bloom on a bush will produce a berry. Blueberries are usually harvested during May and June. “Rabbiteye” blueberries can make about 15 to 25 pounds of berries every season. As easy as it can be to grow blueberries, it’s also easy to fail if you don’t plant them properly. Blueberries need to be planted in soil that has high content of […]

  • Bennett_Basil2

    Popular herbs to use in your recipes

    Nurseries are taking a tip from cooking shows and adding more herbs to their inventory. Along with the trees and shrubs for your yard, you can now find hundreds of herbs to use in your kitchen. Add some flavor to your cooking with healthy ingredients like fresh basil. Basil may be one of the most popular varieties of plants in the herbal world. And there is at least one kind of basil to pair with every recipe. Lime Basil is […]

  • Cool Wx Veggies

    It’s a good time to plant cool weather vegetables

    With the weather finally warming up you’re probably getting anxious to plant your first tomatoes and peppers, but it’s still a bit too early for that. The good news is it’s the perfect time to plant some cool weather vegetables! If you want to start your vegetable garden now, it’s important to begin planting  only things that can tolerate frost. Luckily there are a lot of vegetables to choose from. Some vegetables you can safely plant this season include: Cabbage, Collards, Red Lettuce, […]


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