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Using nature for fall and holiday decoration

AUBURN, Ala. – Why go out and spend hundreds of dollars on fall and holiday decorations when you could just walk out into your backyard and find them? With Pinterest being more popular than ever, there is a new trend to craft your own unique wreaths, table centerpieces and Christmas decorations. Mallory Kelley, a regional agent in home grounds, gardens and ... Read More »

Fall-Blooming Flowers: Reblooming Azaleas

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AUBURN, Ala. – When thinking of flowers blooming, many think of them blooming in the spring. An exception? Reblooming azaleas. What makes reblooming azaleas different from regular azaleas? It’s in the name. This type of shrub blooms in the spring and again in the fall. “Reblooming azaleas reliably bloom in the spring and fall, but they are never covered with a complete carpet of flowers ... Read More »

What is available at fall farmers markets

AUBURN, Ala. – As the weather gets colder and the fall months push on, farmers market shoppers are left to question what is still available at their favorite markets. Within the last few years, the nearly 200 Alabama markets have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. Due to this increase, farmers are finding new ways to stay competitive and offer shoppers products year-round. ... Read More »

November is Pansy Planting Time

AUBURN, AL—November is known for the fall weather, leaves changing, pumpkin picking and of course Thanksgiving. However, November is also a prime time to plant pansies. With the air getting cooler, pansies can add more variety to any garden. “Pansies are very durable winter annuals, blooming non-stop through snowy blankets and single digit temperatures. The plants can freeze, only to ... Read More »

Fall into Fitness with These 8 Easy Tips

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AUBURN, Ala.—  Research shows that seasons can have a direct effect on your physical activity. For many people, staying active and remaining motivated about fitness during the fall months can be a difficult task. The transition from warm summer days to the cool autumn season often brings about a change in routine for individuals. Whether that change includes going back to school, participating in a team sport, ... Read More »

How to safely reheat chili this October

October is National Chili Month, and while many people know of the tasty hot dish, many people are not aware that it can be frozen for many months and then reheated. While it is convenient to save chili for a later date, there are also safety concerns with cooling and reheating chili. “It will keep a good while in the ... Read More »

Don’t Get Tricked When Trick or Treating

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AUBURN, Ala.–It’s time for pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns, hay rides, colorful leaves–and most exciting for the kids–trick or treating on Halloween! As a parent or as an adult who will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, it is important to know how to keep children safe on Halloween. The following are a few tips for parents and homeowners from Leigh Akins, ... Read More »

Spice Up the Fall with Pumpkin

Auburn, Ala. —In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting a little cooler outside. It’s autumn, and more than just the leaves on the tress are changing. It’s time for fall decorations, recipes and celebrations, and what better fruit to incorporate into all things fall than pumpkins? Pumpkin is a fruit native to America. It was introduced to the pilgrims by Native ... Read More »

Pumpkin Picking and Preserving

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Several months of cultivation and care go into making a pumpkin grow. When October rolls around, these pumpkins will be ready to pick and show off on your porch for Halloween and even in cornucopias into the Thanksgiving season. Harvesting Pumpkins Alabama Extension Horticulturist Dr. Joe Kemble said pumpkins are generally ready for harvest 90 days after planting, depending on the ... Read More »

Preparing Your Garden for Fall

AUBURN, Ala.—Now that fall is here, it is important to know how to take care of your garden and what to plant during the autumn season. It is important to give your garden the same love and attention it gets during the spring and summer months, because the plants finish producing crop in the fall. “Growing a productive fall vegetable garden ... Read More »