Alabama Gardening Basics: USDA Hardiness Zones & Frost Dates

Want to know how to grow in your Alabama landscape? Reading plant labels and choosing from enticing selections at your local garden shop can be overwhelming. When in doubt, ask the passionate plant folks at your local independent garden center to guide you. These clues help simplify the selection [...]

9 Trees Better than a Bradford Pear

What should you plant instead of a Bradford pear? “Anything” is what most landscape designers and horticulturists might exclaim. Once loved as a mid-size tree that kept a rounded shape and wowed with early spring flowers, the Bradford pear has proven to be susceptible to splitting into matchsticks and [...]

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