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Ground Covers: Beneficial To Landscapes

AUBURN, Ala. – Ground covers are beneficial and visually pleasing elements to any garden or landscape. They also assist in improving imperfections or filling empty space. There are many kinds of annuals or perennials used in landscapes. An Alabama Extension professional provides information on choosing and utilizing these plants. Ground Covers David Koon, an Alabama Extension regional agent of home grounds, gardens ... Read More »

Look Out for Poisonous Plants

AUBURN, Ala. – Spring and summer months are perfect for outdoor activities. When camping or hiking, it is important to know what plants to avoid. Some poisonous plants can cause harm to humans and animals. Animals and Humans React Differently Some plants cause reactions or death in humans, but do not have the same effect on animals. Some animals are deathly effected by some plants, ... Read More »

Muscadines-Backbone of Alabama Wine Industry

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AUBURN, Alabama —People make wine around the world, even in Alabama. The state’s wineries are more abundant than some might think, each with their own unique wines and atmosphere.  Dr. Elina Coneva, an Alabama Extension fruit specialist, said which grapes can be grown in Alabama impacts the types of wines that can be produced. Coneva said muscadine grapes, Vitis rotundifolia, grow best in ... Read More »