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Plant a Fall Garden

Keep your grocery bill down and enjoy a bounty of healthy, fresh vegetables by planting a fall garden this …

Growing Kale From Seed

I may not be holding true to my southern roots to admit it, but I greatly prefer kale to …

Figs

If you have never tasted fresh figs, then you are missing out on one of the south’s greatest summer …

Dying Oaks

Please see information below about the reason our oak trees are dying: Oak Issues in Southeastern …

Going to Extremes

Please see the link below for information on our newest Extension Master Gardener℠ Speakers Bureau class, “Going to Extremes: …

Cover photo for Pollinators for Pender

Pollinators for Pender

Food Production Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the production of many of the foods we grow and …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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Peonies for the Home Landscape

Peonies are long-lived, perennial flowers that produce large flowers in the spring. Colors include black, …

Dahlias for the Home Landscape

Dahlias, are a popular addition to the landscape because they have a wide height range …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape

Summer and fall flowering bulbs provide another dimension to gardening. They add beauty and interest …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Nutrients are available based on soil pH.

A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the …