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Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

What to Do When Your Plant Doesn’t Bloom (Wed, 11 Apr 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. — For gardeners, plants and shrubs that don’t bloom are one of the most common frustrations in gardening. What’s Wrong “Some of the most frequent questions are, Where are my flowers? or Why didn’t my plant or shrub bloom?,” said Nelson Wynn, an Alabama Extension regional home grounds, gardens and home pest agent. There ... The post What to Do When Your Plant Doesn’t Bloom appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Alabama Smoketree: A Beautiful Addition to Your Yard or Garden (Mon, 09 Apr 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – One of Alabama’s treasures is the  Smoketree.  This tree is steadily gaining popularity and can be seen all across the state. “As a result of selective breeding, the Smoketree has become popular in many landscapes throughout the state,” said Eric Schavey, an Alabama Extension regional agent of home grounds, gardens and home pests. Common Names ... The post Alabama Smoketree: A Beautiful Addition to Your Yard or Garden appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Buying and Planting Azaleas in Alabama (Wed, 04 Apr 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. — In Alabama, azaleas and dogwoods are the stars of spring flowers. The two plants look good together, but it is the azalea that brings the most variety and color in its beautiful flowers. Azaleas may be the most popular flowering shrubs in Alabama, said Lucy Edwards, a regional home grounds, gardens and home ... The post Buying and Planting Azaleas in Alabama appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard (Mon, 02 Apr 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Turning a landscape into a place that butterflies love to visit is easy to do. Planting a variety of colorful bushes and shrubs known to attract the beautiful-winged creatures will create a person’s own personal butterfly garden. Butterfly bush, or Budleia davidii, is a popular choice when trying to attract butterflies. “Butterfly ... The post Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Planting Impatiens (Fri, 30 Mar 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama —Impatiens is one of the top bedding plants used by Alabama gardeners.They are great for filling shady parts of the yard with color. Good for Shady Spots Impatiens is a good selection for shady spots for a number of reasons. The plants thrive in both beds and containers. They come in many bloom ... The post Planting Impatiens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Give the Master Gardener Helpline a Ring (Mon, 26 Mar 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama—Does your spring garden have you stumped? Is a question about mulch or daffodils setting you back? The Alabama Master Gardeners (MG) are standing by ready to answer questions on the Master Gardener Helpline. Call 1-877-ALA-GROW The toll-free helpline connects callers with a knowledgeable team of MG who can help answer questions. Armed with ... The post Give the Master Gardener Helpline a Ring appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Dogwoods Bloom, Signal Spring (Fri, 16 Mar 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama— The dogwood tree’s pink and white blooms signal the arrival of spring in the South. Dogwoods trees are features in many Alabama landscapes and celebrated in festivals throughout the region. The white flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), plentiful across Alabama, is an ornamental deciduous tree native to the eastern half of the United States. 10 Things ... The post Dogwoods Bloom, Signal Spring appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Raised bed gardening in the south (Mon, 12 Mar 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama— Raised bed gardens are different from regular gardens. They are an activity for the entire family, and they are a great way to spend time outdoors. “Raised beds have taken gardening to a new level for many people,” said  Tim Crow, a home grounds regional Extension agent located in Cullman County. “It’s a chance ... The post Raised bed gardening in the south appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Are Your Daffodils Blooming? (Fri, 23 Feb 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama—Daffodils are one of the most popular spring flowers. Their beautiful colors are a sign that spring is on its way. Lucy Edwards, an Alabama Extension regional home grounds agent, said daffodils are usually carefree plants.   “In soils that are too moist, bulbs can rot leading to blooming failure. Daffodils need good drainage ... The post Are Your Daffodils Blooming? appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Grow Your Own Salad (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama—Many homeowners grow their own foods at home. Some grow their own because they question what is in or on the products available at the grocery store or curb market. Others grow their own because they have the time and enjoy gardening. What can I grow? According to Bethany O’Rear, a regional Extension agent ... The post Grow Your Own Salad appeared first on Extension Daily.
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