Use Native Plants to Nurture Nature

The benefits of adding native plants to your Alabama landscape grow beyond land value and beautification. If you’re curious about what native plants can do for you, our community, and for the health of our wildlife community, have hope. In fact, author Doug Tallamy believes that we are “nature’s [...]

Edible Gardening: Garden Plans for Pots and Raised Beds

Cooking Light published a kitchen garden column, complete with garden plans and designs that allow harvesting nearly year-round. Find more articles, recipes and inspiring images at cookinglight.com/garden. Want to grow fresh food? Use these plans for gorgeous, productive kitchen gardens in raised beds or containers. [...]

6 Shrubs That Stop Traffic

Looking for a shrub that gets a second look? Take this list to your neighborhood garden center for help finding these show-stopping shrubs for your garden. SHRUB NAME DESCRIPTION Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ This plant deserves all the limelight and will stay in the spotlight for [...]

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 [...]

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