Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

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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Fall is Pecan Time (Mon, 18 Sep 2017)
AUBURN, Ala.-Pecans are a staple in many recipes. To ensure you have the best quality nuts for your next dish, harvest pecans as they drop from the trees.  Do not wait and try to harvest them all at one time at the end of the season. “Harvest your pecans promptly for best quality. Don’t let ... The post Fall is Pecan Time appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Grow Vegetables in Container Gardens (Mon, 28 Aug 2017)
AUBURN, Ala. – Two problems young people face are eating a balanced diet and having access to fresh vegetables.  Excuses for this range from too broke, too busy to eat anything that’s not a cup-of-noodles for on-the-go, or too lazy to go grocery. Simple Solution A simple solution to these issues is growing your own vegetables in container gardens.  It’s easier than ... The post Grow Vegetables in Container Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Wildflower Meadows: How to Grow One in Your Backyard (Fri, 11 Aug 2017)
Auburn, Alabama— Wildflower meadows are a rich and colorful habitat full of beautiful flowers and various grasses. They also create a home for biodiversity. “Large or small, the benefits of a wildflower ‘patch’ are numerous. Environmentally, the pollinators will love you. Honey bees and native bees, along with butterflies, and other pollinators will enjoy the continuous ... The post Wildflower Meadows: How to Grow One in Your Backyard appeared first on Extension Daily.
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