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Plant a Tree!

Back in 1965, the Byrds released a record, written by Pete Seeger entitled, "Turn! Turn!  Turn!" I am sure many... more

Hold on to Your Hat - More Winter on the Way

Question:  When temperatures dropped to single digits recently, I worried about several plants in my yard.  A neighbor advised me to... more

Scale on House Plants

Question: I am having a problem with my Meyer lemon trees. I bought the tree last spring and didn’t seem... more

To Prune, or Not to Prune - That is the Question

It’s January, and still the question posed to me on a regular basis, more frequently than any other I hear, “Can... more

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


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