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  • Golf Tips: Putting Consistency

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Robert Trent Jones Hampton Cove’s assistant golf professional, Shea Balch, shows us how to make and be more consistent with putts inside five feet.

  • Add foliage to your garden with Powis Castle Artemisia, commonly known as Wormwood

    When choosing and planting perennials for your garden you may be interested in the characteristics of the plants flowers- but many perennials are their showiest, not with flowers, but with their foliage. Powis Castle Artemisia, sometimes called Wormwood, is a great example of a plant with great foliage. For North Alabama, this Artemisia is heat tolerant and winter hardy. Powis Castle grows rapidly reaching two to three feet tall and three or more feet wide. The foliage is fragrant and […]

  • Golf Tips: Left to Right Shots

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Robert Trent Jones Hampton Cove’s Director of Golf, Steve Mack, shows us how to hit the golf ball from left to right.

  • Joe Pye Weed can extend pollinators visiting your garden into autumn

    Are you into attracting pollinators, particularly butterflies to your garden? Are you looking to attract pollinators from mid-summer all the way into fall? Then Eupatorium or Joe Pye Weed may be just right for you. Joe Pye Weed is a durable perennial for your sunny garden. Most varieties grow taller than other perennials yet typically do not need staking. If you want a bushier plant, prune the tips when the plant reaches two to three feet tall. Joe Pye can […]

  • Golf Tips: Right to Left Shots

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Robert Trent Jones Hampton Cove’s Director of Golf, Steve Mack, shows us how to hit the golf ball from right to left or with a little bit of a draw.

  • Bluebeard can attract summer pollinators

    By midsummer many plants and flowers tend to stress quite a bit. The Alabama summer weather can be a real bear on most home gardens. Whether it’s from high heat, lack of water or humidity but there is a plant that doesn’t seem to mind. The caryopteris or commonly; bluebeard, blue spirea, or blue mist shrub is a heat lover and normally drought tolerant. This summer blooming perennial likes part sun to all day sun and can reach two to […]

  • Try easy to grow mint in your garden

    Mint is a very common herb that’s extremely easy to grow. This is why you may want to consider growing mint in your home garden. Mint grown in the right place in your garden can be enjoyable for any gardener. First, realize that mint can grow quickly and can often get out of hand. For this reason, planting mint in their own large container or raised bed is best. They prefer sun but will tolerate light shade and can handle […]

  • Arborvitae can work in almost any landscape

    Are you looking for an evergreen to spruce up the landscaping around your home? Arborvitae are large evergreens that have several varieties to choose from. You may want to look at these three types of Arborvitae that are commonly available. One variety, Green Giant Arborvitae, makes a great choice for a fast growing, upright, evergreen tree. Unfortunately, not everyone has room for such a large specimen. In that case, you may want to look at the very popular Emerald Green […]

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