ACES Publications
April 2016 E-Newsletter

April 7, 2016



Growing Perennial Plants in Alabama

With spring quickly approaching, many are rushing to plant their gardens hoping to beautify their yard with flowers. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could plant a garden once and enjoy the flowers for years to come? Perennial plants might be the solution to your problem. There are three types of plants: annuals, biennials and perennials. Annuals and biennials […]   Read More

"Throw Away Day" - a County-wide cleanup - is Saturday, April 23rd

The first ever "Throw Away Day", a Tallapoosa County-wide cleanup, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd. The Tallapoosa County Commission will place dumpsters in 12 locations throughout the county. Residents are encouraged to bring their large items, such as sofas and mattresses, that are too big for curbside garbage cans. There is no charge for using […]   Read More

Common Food Safety Mistakes to Avoid in the Kitchen

Food safety, especially that in restaurants, has been a reoccurring issue. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) tracks all reported cases of outbreaks, the most recent one being earlier this month. Janice Hall, a regional Extension agent in Food Safety and Quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is one of the public’s lines of defense […]   Read More

Native Azaleas Highlight the Spring Landscape

As the beauty of spring continues to come to life, many species of plants are blooming and showcasing their beauty. Driving around the area, one will immediately notice dogwoods, maples, bedding plants, and many other things that are blooming. But unless you get off the beaten path, you might not notice some of the native […]   Read More

So Much Pollen...but why?

When spring rolls around, people’s allergies flare up and pollen is usually to blame. However, pollen is a necessity in nature that people cannot live without. The sole purpose of pollen is to reproduce the plant. “If we don’t have pollen floating through the air, then the ovules in the female part of the flower are not fertilized, […]   Read More

Spring has Sprung, Is your Pond Ready?

When discussing pond management, new growth can be a positive step forward or the start of a seemingly endless nightmare. The positive growth I speak of starts with essential phytoplankton. Plankton serves as the base of the food chain, and just as importantly, if not more so, it serves as a filter of UV rays. […]   Read More


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