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Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

How to Grow and Maintain Elephant Ears (Tue, 23 May 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama—Elephant ears are indigenous to Southeast Asia and feature large, thick leaves reminiscent of their namesake. The plant is used in many home gardens as an eye-catching focal point or in contrast to smaller plants. Although elephant ears are typically green, there are varieties created by breeders that add pinks, blues, yellows and black ... The post How to Grow and Maintain Elephant Ears appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Fruits for the Home Garden (Fri, 19 May 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama— With summer on the way, fruits are a perfect snack. Growing your own fruits at home can be a way to make them more easily available and less costly. Blueberries Blueberries are easy to grow at home because they are very low maintenance. There are many different types of blueberries that include: Northern highbush, ... The post Fruits for the Home Garden appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Planting Indian Hawthorn (Wed, 17 May 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama — Spring is here and many people across the state are working in their gardens and yards. One plant that seems to be particularly popular this time of year is Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis species). Indian hawthorn is a small  shrub or ground cover native to southern China and Japan and cultivated across U.S. Department ... The post Planting Indian Hawthorn appeared first on Extension Daily.
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How to Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Neighborhood (Tue, 16 May 2017)
Auburn, Alabama – With temperatures continuing to rise and summer only a few weeks away, people are beginning to break out the work gloves to start the process of lawn management. As nice as it is to have a lawn with beautiful green grass, the job of maintaining such a landscape can be difficult and ... The post How to Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Neighborhood appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Backyard Bird Sanctuary (Thu, 11 May 2017)
Auburn, Alabama — Turning a backyard into a bird sanctuary can be accomplished with a few simple additions. Homeowners often enjoy the sounds of songbirds in the spring and hummingbirds create flits of color as they feed on bright flowers. FOOD SOURCES According to Alabama Extension Specialist Nancy Loewenstein, consistent food sources are an important element ... The post Backyard Bird Sanctuary appeared first on Extension Daily.
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