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Alabama Beekeeping Symposium Set for Early February (Wed, 27 Dec 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama—Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host the 23rd Annual Beekeeping Symposium in early February. Set for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, the workshop will be held at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. “A group of outstanding speakers will cover a broad range of topics that will interest keepers from beginners to veterans,” said ... The post Alabama Beekeeping Symposium Set for Early February appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Horticulture Gifts for Christmas (Wed, 20 Dec 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama — With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to seriously think about gifts. Whether it’s for a gardener, from the garden or for the garden, there are many suitable horticulture gifts for Christmas. Horticulture Gifts for Gardeners Gloves A great gift to give a gardener is a good pair of gardening gloves. Gloves ... The post Horticulture Gifts for Christmas appeared first on Extension Daily.
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December is Primetime for Chinese Privet Control (Mon, 18 Dec 2017)
AUBURN, Ala. — Chinese privet is commonly found as an ornamental throughout the southeastern United States, but it is an invasive species in the region’s woodlands. December is an optimal time to control Chinese privet. At this time, hardwoods are dormant and will avoid injury from herbicides. Chinese privet is a single to multi-stemmed shrub ... The post December is Primetime for Chinese Privet Control appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Poinsettias: The Christmas Flower (Wed, 06 Dec 2017)
AUBURN, Ala. – Poinsettias are the most recognizable flower associated with Christmas. It is no surprise that they are also know as the Christmas flower. Every year many people have them scattered around their home as decoration for the  holiday. The Poinsettias Story There is a legend that a little girl in Mexico and her cousinwere ... The post Poinsettias: The Christmas Flower appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree (Fri, 01 Dec 2017)
AUBURN, Ala.- Finding the perfect Christmas tree doesn’t have to be difficult. Christmas, and the holiday season in general, can be a stressful time for many people. There are holiday parties to attend, presents to buy, meals to make and decorations to set out. Finding the perfect Christmas tree for your home should not be ... The post Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Bloom Time for Holiday Cacti (Fri, 24 Nov 2017)
AUBURN, Alabama —Holiday cacti, whether Thanksgiving or Christmas, put on quite a show during this time of year. The Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) and the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) are closely related. Plant Care “Care for them is similar, and to many, it’s hard to tell them apart. However, for those who want to know why their Christmas ... The post Bloom Time for Holiday Cacti appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Preparing Soil for Spring Gardening Begins in the Fall (Wed, 01 Nov 2017)
NORMAL, Ala. -For many people, gardening is a favorite pastime in spring and summer. What many people don’t know is that spring gardening starts with preparation in the fall. Soil Test “A soil test of your garden is always the best way to start,” said Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, an Alabama Extension specialist in home grounds, gardens ... The post Preparing Soil for Spring Gardening Begins in the Fall appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Miniature roses bloom with little space (Wed, 27 Sep 2017)
Auburn, Ala. — For a gardener who has limited growing space, miniature roses can be a dream come true. With one small bush producing dozens of blooms that can last for weeks, it’s no wonder that potted miniature roses are often substituted for cut flowers. Gardeners with less space can enjoy growing these roses on a ... The post Miniature roses bloom with little space appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Citrus Greening Affecting Alabama Citrus (Wed, 27 Sep 2017)
AUBURN, Ala. – Citrus greening, a bacterial disease, has been detected in Alabama. During an Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) annual survey, inspectors identified two trees in a residential landscape in Mobile County with the disease. Now detected in Baldwin County, more surveys are now ongoing by the ADAI to determine the extent ... The post Citrus Greening Affecting Alabama Citrus appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Ornamental Cabbages Offer Fall Color (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Ornamental cabbage is a closely related to the common cabbage that we eat on a regular basis. It is easily grown in rich and consistently moist loam in the sun, but there are other ways to grow it. The post Ornamental Cabbages Offer Fall Color appeared first on Extension Daily.
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