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Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

Lantana: Hard Working Shrub for Home Landscapes (Thu, 15 Jun 2017)
AUBURN, Ala.—If you’re looking for a blooming powerhouse, lantana is your answer. This perennial flowering woody deciduous plant, not only thrives with little moisture, but it does so with low effort. As summer settles in full force, lantana brightens yards and landscapes across the Southeast.  Neal Hargle,  an Alabama Extension home grounds says most people find it ... The post Lantana: Hard Working Shrub for Home Landscapes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Crapemyrtles–A Southern Favorite (Fri, 09 Jun 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama — Crapemyrtles are among the South’s favorite trees. With vivid blooms of pink, red, purple and white, and a unique bark, these plants are ideal to include in your landscape. Although they are not native to the South, crapemyrtles flourish in warmer regions such as the South, Southwest and the West Coast. Crapemyrtles ... The post Crapemyrtles–A Southern Favorite appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Adding Houseplants to Your Spaces Successfully (Mon, 05 Jun 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama — Made popular in the 19th century, houseplants come in many shapes and sizes and usually do not take up too much space in your home.  Most people use them  to lighten up a space or give a cozy appearance to a room. What are houseplants? First, let’s distinguish between houseplants and outdoor plants. Rhonda Britton, ... The post Adding Houseplants to Your Spaces Successfully appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Slime Molds, Nostoc Appear in Yards after Heavy Rains (Wed, 31 May 2017)
 AUBURN, Ala.—Many Alabama homeowners felt the effects of torrential downpours in the garden and in their yards. Dr. Dave Han, an Alabama Extension turfgrass management specialist, said homeowners may see a plethora of strange-looking organisms popping up in the yard. “Besides the usual mushrooms, moss and algae, two strange-looking things are popping up: slime molds ... The post Slime Molds, Nostoc Appear in Yards after Heavy Rains appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Ready, Set, Grow: Heirloom Tomatoes (Tue, 30 May 2017)
AUBURN, Ala.— Whether consumers choose to purchase their food or grow it themselves, many are interested in moving away from mass-produced items—including commercial tomato varieties. Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Hunter McBrayer said the trend brings consumers looking for more natural and sustainable foods. “Many believe heirloom tomatoes are more ‘natural’ and sustainable,” McBrayer said. “While ... The post Ready, Set, Grow: Heirloom Tomatoes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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