Category: In the Garden

Toad Lily

Toad lilies (Tricyrtis hirta) bloom from September to October and have small, lily-like white to pale lilac flowers with heavy purple to maroon spots. They prefer evenly moist, well-drained,...

Jumpstart Healthy Behavior Change

If healthy behavior changes were easy, you would not have clicked this post in hopes of finding a quick solution to becoming a better version of yourself. The truth is, making healthy behavior...

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts are terms used in the news to describe society’s status with food. What is Food Insecurity? Food Insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to adequate...

Be Septic Safe

Septic systems harness the power of microbes and soils to treat wastewater. A well-maintained septic system can last up to 30 years and keep you, your family, and your community healthy! A failing...

Burnout

Burnout is often mentioned, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Burnout comes from prolonged stress over time, whether the stressors are mental, physical, or emotional. You have reached...

Move More, Sit Less

Our bodies are a combination of 206 bones and more than 600 muscles that do everything from pumping blood to helping us carry heavy groceries to the kitchen. Just like any other animal, our bodies...

Cardinal Flower

Want to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your shady garden, and you have too many rabbit or deer visitors? Planting cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is your answer. A Southeastern native...

Controlling Aquatic Weeds in Your Pond

“Help! My pond is covered with scum!” As summertime temperatures creep up, so do the number of calls Extension offices receive from residents concerned with nuisance weeds or algae in their pond....

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