“Our Hands Quick to Help Others” was the message to members of Junior Auxiliary of Ruston at the 74th Annual Education Conference held May 1-2 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Over 600 ladies were in attendance at this year’s event.
We are well into the warm season blooming period of many landscape plants. The first flowers have given their all and have faded and dried on the plant. Now is the time to do a little plant housekeeping and one operation which can be beneficial to flowering plants is removing the spent flowers. Removal of the dried flowers is called “deadheading.”
Fig trees, once a must for the home orchard, are again becoming a favorite of homeowners wanting to grow fresh fruit. The increasing popularity is nothing new; figs have been cultivated in the Eastern Mediterranean area for thousands of years and were brought to the United States in 1769 by the Spanish Franciscan missionaries.