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Dwarf Shrubs in Landscapes (Mon, 13 Aug 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Developing a functional and beautiful landscape can be difficult. When deciding how to build your landscape, there are two factors that come into play: space and expense. Mike McQueen, an Alabama Extension regional agent of home grounds, garden and home pest, said that when choosing plants for a space, remember that the plant should have ... The post Dwarf Shrubs in Landscapes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Common Digging Pests In Yards (Wed, 08 Aug 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Homeowners often find evidence of animals digging in their yards. Squirrels, chipmunks, armadillos and moles are often the culprits. An Extension specialist offers tips on controlling these animals from destroying yards. Identifying Pests Dr. Jim Armstrong, an Alabama Extension wildlife specialist, said the first rule of protecting a yard is identifying the animal. “Once you ... The post Common Digging Pests In Yards appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Freezing Vegetables Provide Fresh Garden Taste Year Round (Mon, 06 Aug 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – One of the best things about summer is eating fresh vegetables. However, summer is not the only time people can enjoy fresh vegetables. You can have fresh vegetables year round by simply freezing them. Janice Hall, an Alabama Extension regional agent in food safety and quality, said freezing vegetables is easy, “When ... The post Freezing Vegetables Provide Fresh Garden Taste Year Round appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Controlling Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes (Fri, 03 Aug 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Tomato plants are some of the most popular things grown in gardens. There are many varieties on the market and each one offers something different. One problem that tomato growers face is blossom-end rot (BER). An Extension professional discusses the causes of BER and some control methods. Chris Becker, an Alabama Extension ... The post Controlling Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Sweet and Hot Peppers Popular in Home Gardens (Wed, 01 Aug 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – There are more than 20 species of peppers in the world and hundreds of varieties. North American growers, however, are most familiar with two kinds – sweet and hot. Sweet and Hot Pepper Varieties Sweet pepper varieties include bell pepper, paprika, pimento, banana and cherry pepper. Their name is a misnomer because ... The post Sweet and Hot Peppers Popular in Home Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Beneficial Insects In Gardens (Mon, 09 Jul 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Most people’s first reaction when they see an insect on their flowers or vegetables is to find a way to get rid of it. Sometimes this is the right thought process, but other times that insect could actually be helping the plant. There are several beneficial insects that help fight against harmful ... The post Beneficial Insects In Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Growing Angel’s Trumpet (Fri, 29 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Named for its physical characteristics, Angel’s Trumpet is an attractive and easy to grow flowering plant. Angel’s Trumpet, scientifically known as Brugmansia, is a genus of seven different species of flowering plants in the Solanaceae family. Other members of the Solanaceae family include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and tobacco. People commonly mistake them with the closely ... The post Growing Angel’s Trumpet appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Use High Quality Seed in Fall Vegetable Gardens (Wed, 27 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – If you missed the chance to plant a spring garden there is still hope to have fresh vegetables. Fall vegetable gardens are popular choices among gardeners. They not only provide nutritious food, they also act as a hobby for a lot of people. When planting a fall vegetable garden, choosing seeds of ... The post Use High Quality Seed in Fall Vegetable Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Ground Covers: Beneficial To Landscapes (Wed, 20 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Ground covers are beneficial and visually pleasing elements to any garden or landscape. They also assist in improving imperfections or filling empty space. There are many kinds of annuals or perennials used in landscapes. An Alabama Extension professional provides information on choosing and utilizing these plants. Ground Covers David Koon, an Alabama Extension regional ... The post Ground Covers: Beneficial To Landscapes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Dollarspot Common Disease on Alabama Lawns (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Dollarspot is the most common disease people find in home lawns in Alabama. This fungal disease causes deep scars in a lawn. This damage can be serious and affects the look on well-maintained lawns. An Alabama Extension professional offers information and control options for this disease. The Disease Dr. Austin Hagan, an ... The post Dollarspot Common Disease on Alabama Lawns appeared first on Extension Daily.
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