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Lantana: Hard Working Shrub for Home Landscapes

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AUBURN, Ala.—If you’re looking for a blooming powerhouse, lantana is your answer. This perennial flowering woody deciduous plant, not only thrives with little moisture, but it does so with low effort. As summer settles in full force, lantana brightens yards and landscapes across the Southeast.  Neal Hargle,  an Alabama Extension home grounds says most people find it easy to grow lantana. Easy ... Read More »

Planting a Butterfly Garden

AUBURN, Ala.- Spring invites wildlife, large and small, to come out and enjoy the warmth that the season brings, including butterflies. For those interested in doing their part to help the environment in an aesthetically pleasing way, planting a butterfly garden in their yard is a good place to start. Alabama Extension Regional Horticulture Agent Mike McQueen recommends beginning the process of ... Read More »

Attracting Garden Pollinators

Pollination is one of the most common concerns when planting late spring and early summer gardens. How do gardeners know if the cucumbers and squash are really getting pollinated? Alabama Extension Horticulturist, Dani Carroll, said there are several ways to ensure pollinators are active in a growing space. By simply observing a garden or flowerbed for a short period of time, one ... Read More »