Falls Best Yellow Tree 09 Nov 0
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Fall Color

Falls Best Yellow Tree

Ginkgo is the brightest color of most fall trees. Also called maidenhair tree, ginkgo almost never misses on delivering great fall color. The one shown above is in my front yard and is sitting on an under bed of rock in about 10 inches of soil at the most. While…

This Weekend Is The Big Sale 17 Oct 0
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To Do Now

This Weekend Is The Big Sale

That is right. I always say the fall tree and shrub planting season starts with the annual Birmingham Botanical Gardens fall plant sale. The rain in the past couple of days and cooler temperatures are a perfect combination for signaling the start of planting perennials, trees and shrubs. Also, it…

Along Came the Spiders… 08 Oct 0 Alabama Extension Q&A

Along Came the Spiders…

Several gardeners have commented on what seems to be very healthy spider populations this fall. Is it weather patterns? Abundant food sources? They really like ‘hanging out’ around our houses, creating those ‘I didn’t see that web!’ moments? As gardeners, we know the vast majority of spiders are categorized as…