Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

“Harvest for Health”—Healing Gardens for Cancer Survivors (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
AUBURN, Ala.—Cancer recovery can feel like a long and lonely road. For the 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the United States, daily struggles are a reality. Auburn University’s Department of Horticulture, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Home Grounds Team, Alabama Master Gardeners and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer ... The post “Harvest for Health”—Healing Gardens for Cancer Survivors appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Make Your Valentine’s Day Roses Last (Wed, 14 Feb 2018)
AUBURN, Ala.— Today is Valentine’s Day. Roses will undoubtedly be the flower of choice to show love on this special day. Roses come in a variety of colors, but the most popular colors are red, yellow, pink and white. Fresh cut roses have a limited life span, but with proper care you can enjoy them ... The post Make Your Valentine’s Day Roses Last appeared first on Extension Daily.
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February Not the Time to Prune Hydrangeas (Mon, 12 Feb 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama—February sunshine coaxes hints of green out of the cold ground, welcoming a cheery burst of blooming color to the winter landscape. While daffodils and camellias bloom and brighten, gardeners may find themselves spending more time readying the flowerbeds. Though it may be tempting, February is not the time to prune your hydrangea bushes. ... The post February Not the Time to Prune Hydrangeas appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Selecting Peppers for Spring Gardens (Fri, 19 Jan 2018)
AUBURN, Alabama—Though frigid temperatures may have homeowners stuck inside, late January and early February are prime time to begin researching types of peppers to grow in spring gardens. By growing your own pepper plants, you can enjoy a wide variety of peppers during the summer months. Many gardeners use transplants instead of buying plants at ... The post Selecting Peppers for Spring Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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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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