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Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

Gladioli for garden borders (Sun, 22 May 2016)
Auburn, Ala.- This spring and summer while planning and planting your garden, consider adding Gladioli as a garden border. Gladioli, sometimes referred to as a “sword lily”, make a great addition to any garden because of their color and easy maintenance. “During the summer, mulch gladiolus with pine needles, straw or grass clippings to help with ... The post Gladioli for garden borders appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Daylilies: Easy to Grow and Maintain (Sat, 14 May 2016)
AUBURN, Alabama—If you are a beginner gardener, the first plant you might want to try is the daylily. They are perennial plants that easily adapt, grow vigorously and can even survive winters. Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and are not true lilies. This Greek word is made up of two parts: hemera meaning day ... The post Daylilies: Easy to Grow and Maintain appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Hive to Home (Thu, 12 May 2016)
How the honey you enjoy gets from the hive to your home Auburn, Alabama—Beekeeping is an age-old craft that has changed through the years with new methods and technology. The process of harvesting honey, which is fascinating in itself, is actually not even the most important benefit of honey bees. “Honey bees’ primary purpose is ... The post Hive to Home appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Community gardens offer a sense camaraderie (Wed, 11 May 2016)
AUBURN, Ala.— There are immeasurable benefits to having community gardens. Fresh and locally grown produce becomes available to those in the local area. Regional Extension Agent Bethany O’Rear, said there is also a sense of camaraderie that is established among the volunteers in the community. The garden can be used as a learning tool for adults ... The post Community gardens offer a sense camaraderie appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Patio strawberries: Fast food on your doorstep (Sun, 08 May 2016)
Auburn, Alabama—If the calendar and weather weren’t reminder enough, the pollen reminds us all that spring has finally begun in the South. With spring comes the chance to recommit to eating healthier. Maybe you forgot about your New Year’s resolution, maybe you just haven’t been incorporating fresh foods into your diet. Roosevelt Robinson has advice ... The post Patio strawberries: Fast food on your doorstep appeared first on Extension Daily.
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