Plants for Pollinators: Recommended Resources

When adding plants to your Alabama landscape, why not choose plants for pollinators? The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Works program provides pollinator gardening resources for teachers and students, assembling helpful educational materials from a variety of national organizations. Resources Recommended by The Nature Conservancy: How to Plant A Pollinator Garden The [...]

Vegetable Gardening in Alabama: When, How and What to Plant

Successful harvests begin with smart planning. Growing your own vegetables is a fun and addictive hobby that can turn into a daily way of life, yielding flavorful food and encouraging you to try growing more plants. You may be feeding the neighborhood in no time! Site + Soil: Whether [...]

Edible Gardening: Top Picks for the Summer Season

Curious about edible gardening options for this summer? You’ve successfully grown a summer tomato and a crisp cucumber. What's next? Aside from the sheer joy of eating something homegrown, there are smart tactics to choosing what seeds and plants to include in your food garden. Select varieties of vegetables, [...]

11 Special Trees for Your Alabama Landscape

Whether you’re looking for a show-stopper or a shade-maker, there are many fine choices to fill the perfect spot in your lot. Forego the builder-grade basic by adding something special for you and your family to enjoy. It’s important to consider the size of your space (both height and [...]

Why Plant Natives?

There is a growing interest in using native plants in landscapes today, in both Alabama and across the United States. Emphasis and enthusiasm is excitedly building for creation or restoration of natural plant habitats. These sustain the birds, pollinators and beneficial insects that so greatly contribute to a healthy [...]

Container Gardening: 6 Basics for Better Results

Growing in containers is a smart choice for any gardener, whether new or novice. Both big yards and small balconies are equally suited for pots tucked away in spots. A thoughtful assortment of containers can grow a surprising amount of plants, whether your goal is cut flowers, decorative color [...]

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