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All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Resumes on February 6

​Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  Topics will include... more

So Much to Do With All Those Leaves

As I drive through the neighborhoods in and around Birmingham during late fall, I see piles of leaves that have... more

CARE OF FLOWERING HOLIDAY PLANTS

     If you purchased or received a poinsettia, cyclamen, or other flowering potted plant for the holidays, there's no need... more

Time for Tinsel and Trees

​Question: Growing up we always had a “real” tree at Christmas, so after several years of artificial trees, we’re going... more

How to Read Seed Packets

The colorful pictures and fanciful names on the seed packets at your garden center and in seed catalogs entice you... more

Getting Ready for Your New Garden?

Fall is the time to begin preparing and planning for next year’s (or next season's) garden. More and more people are... more

Mythbusters, Fall Really is the Best Planting Time

​Q: I am planning on adding some trees and shrubs to my yard and would appreciate some planting tips to... more

​Providing for Our Pollinators

About a year ago, I wrote an article about planting a cover crop in our gardens to improve soil health... more

​The Chemistry of Colors

“There’s a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun, a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.... more

Nature’s Harvest

As September closes out most of our gardening season here in Birmingham, I have been hearing a usual sound of... more


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