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Bring Spring Inside During the Winter with Paperwhite Bulbs

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s evident that spring has arrived when the smell of flowering paperwhite narcissus is in the air. However, people can bring this smell in their home this winter. During the dreary winter months, people can for…

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Stop Committing Crape Murder

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This time of year, too many crape myrtles are slaughtered. Homeowners go wild pruning these trees, possibly damaging and stunting their growth and beauty.

Crape myrtles are a popular choice because of the brig…

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25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Set for Feb. 1

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A lot of people are buzzing about the 25th Annual Beekeeping Symposium. At this year’s symposium, beekeepers with all levels of expertise have the chance to expand their knowledge.
Registration
The symposium is…

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Annual Bedding Plants

The term bedding plant is not a botanical classification, but a term that describes a method of commercial production and marketing. Bedding plants are produced in a greenhouse and marketed in garden centers and mass-market businesses as a …

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A Tree of Hope

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Hope. It takes all forms. When a monster storm destroys a community, hope can be as simple as a tree planted to show future generations the meaning of resilience.

The Hallmark Channel wanted to plant a tree of…

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Collecting Soil and Root Samples for Nematode Analysis

Learn how to properly collect soil and root samples to test for nematodes.

Why Sample for Nematodes?

Several kinds of plant parasitic nematodes attack Alabama’s field crops, gardens, and landscape plantin…

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Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden

Most gardeners are familiar with problems caused by diseases and insects because such problems are easily recognized. Few gardeners, however, are aware of the damage nematodes can cause.

Nematodes are microscopic (less than…

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Master Gardeners Deck the Halls at Farley-Hill House

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— While Santa’s elves are busy working at the North Pole, Montgomery, Alabama has elves of its own working to decorate the Farley-Hill House next door to the Governor’s Mansion. Okay….they aren’t actually elve…

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Master Gardeners Make a Difference in Autauga County

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many have the giving spirit around the holidays, but the Autauga County Master Gardeners keep that spirit alive all year. For more than 15 years, this group has been growing vegetables to share.

Every  Tuesday…

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Grow a Backyard Wildflower Meadow

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A wildflower meadow bursting with blooms may seem like a spring dream, but now is the time to plant if you want one as part of your garden.

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension home grounds agent, said these col…

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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens catch, filter, and hold stormwater. They are simple gardens designed in pocket-like depressions to capture rainwater from your rooftop, driveway, and upland areas. They allow the rainwater to then slowly soak into the g…

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The Factors of Fall Leaf Color

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many parts of Alabama are known for their wonderful fall leaf color. People drive from all around to see the bright red, burnt orange and vibrant yellow colors. Many factors determine how beautiful the show of le…

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Fall: Time for a Garden Refresh

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As autumn brings cooler temperatures to Alabama, it looks as if summer heat is on the way out. Pleasant weather has drawn many southern gardeners out to make lawn and garden updates.

Whether it is general mainte…

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Composting This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Composting, or the process of converting plant debris into useful soil additives, is a great option for supplying key nutrients to the soil while also recycling yard and kitchen waste. As organic matter in the so…

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Alabama Beekeepers Symposium

The Alabama Beekeepers Symposium is one of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s most widely anticipated programs.  Now in its 25th year, the Symposium provides comprehensive education to both beginning and veteran beekeepers alike.

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