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Winter Wonders: Flowers That Bloom in Winter

With winter is in full swing  and spring slowly approaching, many gardeners are wondering what types of plants and flowers bloom during the chillier seasons. Winter’s dreary and colorless tone can make many gardens and homes look gray and dull. But there are beautiful plants and flowers that thrive in the cold and can give you that oomph of much needed ... Read More »

Horticulture Helpline Up and Running

Got questions about your garden or lawn? Master Gardeners throughout the state are manning Horticulture Helpline phones to answer questions from gardeners and homeowners. Master Gardeners provide answers based on current research and best practices under the supervision of Alabama Extension agents. “Generally, the toll-free helpline is manned Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is available ... Read More »

New E-book Improves Gardening in the South

Auburn, AL – It’s hard to beat gardening in the South. Gardeners can have something blooming or ready to eat all year long. But the challenges can be daunting.  Poor soil, insects and plant diseases, heat, and incorrect plant selection can often frustrate gardeners who struggle with questions that are beyond their skill level. Alabama Extension has released a new generation of resources for gardeners called ... Read More »

Forcing Bulbs for Winter

Bulb forcing

Winter can be a dull and dreary season for gardeners, but forcing bulbs can bring life and color back into the home and the hope of spring back into a gardener’s heart. Forcing bulbs is the process of manipulating a bulb into breaking dormancy early in order for the plant to bloom sooner than it would naturally. The process, often ... Read More »

The Homeowner’s Guide to Bringing Houseplants Inside for Winter

Woman Looking After Houseplant

Summer is officially over and cool fall nights are setting in. Just as summer ended for us, vacation time is also over for houseplants. For most plants, the transition is not as simple as moving a pot off the porch and into the kitchen. Taking a few basic steps will help ensure that your plants will survive the move indoors. Below ... Read More »

CONTAINER GARDENING IS VERSATILE GARDENING

If you enjoy the pleasures of gardening but don’t think you have the necessary space, think again. One of the most popular trends in gardening is container gardening. With container gardening, people with limited space can enjoy planting and landscaping normally associated with big outdoor gardens. “One of the most attractive features of container gardening is the versatility,” said Hayes ... Read More »

Rotten Tomatoes

Blossom End Rot on Tomato

Q. I am having trouble with my tomatoes. I have noticed brown spots near the base of the fruit. They start out small but continue to increase in size. What is this disease and how can I get rid of it? A. Well, if it is any consolation, you are not alone. We’ve had several calls from folks that appear ... Read More »