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Annual Flower Beds Add Excitement to Home Landscape

AUBURN, Ala. -Planting annual flower beds can bring bright color and sweet fragrances to your yard. Homeowners looking to enhance their landscape have several choices of annual flowers to do the job. Since annuals last only one season, you can redesign the color and arrangement of your flower beds each year. This constantly gives homeowners new and bold colors in ... Read More »

Spring flower garden guide

Auburn, Alabama—Warm weather and sunny skies are quickly approaching and the time is nearing to prepare for spring plants, flowers and gardens. With a wide variety of beautiful plants and flowers soon to be in season, it can be difficult to choose which ones to plant in your garden. Plants in season during spring and early summer can vary depending ... Read More »

Gardening in the Summer

As spring comes to an end, the fear of what summer means for home gardens can cause many to worry. However, by taking advantage of the use of annuals and perennials in flowerbeds, summer does not necessarily mean the end of a good-looking garden. Sallie Lee, an urban regional Extension agent with Alabama Extension’s Home Grounds, Gardens and Pests team, said, “annuals are ... Read More »

Spruce Up Gardens with Annual Color

The onset of spring weather has homeowners excited to get into the yard and garden, anxious to push away the drab colors of winter. Before rushing to the store or digging in, there are several important things to consider. Seeds vs. Transplants Regional Extension Agent Bethany O’Rear said the first decision to make when preparing to plant is whether to ... Read More »

Annuals Add Color, Fragrance to Fall Landscapes

colorful annuals for fall

Fall is a great time to plant flowers, and there are plenty of colorful annuals to choose from, says Sallie Lee, a regional agent in Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “There are a variety of annuals that flower from fall through winter,” she says.  As gardeners become aware of flowering plants for cool season ... Read More »