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Bloom Time for Holiday Cacti

AUBURN, Alabama —Holiday cacti, whether Thanksgiving or Christmas, put on quite a show during this time of year. The Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) and the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) are closely related. Plant Care “Care for them is similar, and to many, it’s hard to tell them apart. However, for those who want to know why their Christmas cactus is blooming in November, ... Read More »

Succulents in Container Gardens

Succulents are a new trend in gardening and for good reason; they are unique and practically indestructible. Lucy Edwards, a regional home horticulture agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said, “succulent is a generic term used in reference to plants that have thick, fleshy leaves, stems or roots adapted for storing water.” Read More »