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Okra: A True Southern Beauty

‘Candle Fire’ okra can add beauty and interest to the garden with red stems that can reach to between 4 -6 feet tall with abundant seed pods that are also an enticing red color. Photo by J. Reeves of a specimen in the UT Gardens, Jackson, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ …

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Park Shares Highlights of Smokies Hikes for Healing Program

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the release of a video highlighting the Smokies Hikes for Healing program. In response to social unrest across the country in 2020, Park Superintendent Cassius Cash initiated the program to provide a space for people to have open conversations about racism, diversity, and inclusion …

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‘Taylor’ Juniper: A Standout Tall and Narrow Conifer

The Taylor Juniper, seen here in Knoxville, is a great addition to Tennessee landscapes. The plant mimics many characteristics of the Italian Cypress. Photo by A. Pulte, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ January 2021 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Andy Pulte, distinguished lecturer and director, Department of Plant Sciences There are …

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UT Extension Publishes Resource for New or Beginning Farmers

“How to Talk Farming” Agriculture Dictionary Available Online Beginning a new farming venture can be an intimidating move, but a resource from UT Extension hopes to ease the transition into agriculture for those new to the industry. Image courtesy Unsplash. COLUMBIA, Tenn. – What’s the difference between a filly and …

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Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus is a cheery addition to indoor holiday decorations. Photo by M. Albrecht, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ December 2020 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Mary Lewnes Albrecht, professor emerita, Department of Plant Sciences The popular Christmas cactus is native to South American tropical rain forests and is quite different …

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