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Time for Snowdrops

Sometimes a name just fits, doesn’t it? Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, is a small perennial bulb that blooms in late …


Pansies in the Landscape

How fortunate are we to live in a place where we can grow plants with the ability to bloom …

Spot Anthracnose on Dogwood

How Pathogens Survive Winter

Pathogens survive the winter mostly in the soil. Generally the survivors are root and crown pathogens such as the …


Poinsettias as Gifts

Although the Christmas merchandise seemed to pop out around Halloween this year, the colorful and natural living reminders of …



After the holidays come and go, we will all need something beautiful and inspiring to look forward to. Belonging …

Lantana Lace Bug

Lantana Lace Bugs

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Just …

Wreath Making

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

“Make your own fresh and fragrant holiday wreath with Horticulture Agent, Minda Daughtry and the Extension Master Gardeners of Lee …

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly Warning

We received word from Virginia late last week that the Spotted Lanternfly now has an established population in Carroll …

Household Spiders

Household Spiders

Spiders have fascinated me ever since reading “Charlotte’s Web” by author E. B. White. As the barn spider Charlotte …

Mummy Berries

Mummy Berry of Blueberries

Mummies are not just for Halloween. Well actually Mummy Berries. Mummy berry disease is pretty scary. In 2019 the …

Red Camellia

Camellias in the Landscape

There is something to be said about a species of plant that enables us to enjoy a pretty, and …

Cover photo for Praying Mantis – Garden Hunters

Praying Mantis – Garden Hunters

Mantids are ambush predators, the hunting cats of the insect world that sit and wait, surveying their surroundings for …

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20. Wildlife

This Wildlife Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook teaches readers to recognize the value of …

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Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …


This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

Steam is directed to the weeds growing in the cracks of pavement

Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

This publication describes the evaluation of plant survival and vigor on 11 extensive green roofs …

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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Pythium root rot.

Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

Pythium blight foliar stand symptoms.

Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.